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Other titles The Journal of clinical pediatric dentistry, Clinical pediatric dentistry
ISSN 0145-5508
OCLC 22606133
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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    ABSTRACT: Although the enamel defects of low birthweight prematurely-born children have been well investigated clinically the ultrastructure has not been studied in detail. Using scanning electron microscopy this investigation examined the enamel surface of 4 representative teeth from a group of exofoliated teeth from prematurely-born, very-low birthweight children compared to an equal number of control teeth from normal birthweight children. The results showed that all 4 teeth from the prematurely-born group had enamel defects at the ultrastructural level even though the defects were evident only macroscopically in 2 teeth. By contrast all the control teeth from normal children did not show abnormalities of surface structure. Thus this investigation further confirms that birth prematurity and low birthweight adversely affect the activities of ameloblasts. Previous clinical investigations have reported that prematurely-born children show high prevalences of enamel hypoplasia of around 20-100%. The etiological factors involved in the pathogenesis of enamel defects are unclear, but are likely to be related to many systemic illnesses occurring during the neonatal period. These include respiratory distress syndrome, hyperbilirubinemia, maternal diabetes as well as neonatal rickets. Furthermore, Seow et al. (1989) showed recently that deficiency of calcium and phosphate mineral in the neonatal period is related directly to enamel hypoplasia in very-low birthweight, prematurely born children. In addition to systemic factors, local factors such as laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation have also been implicated in the etiology of enamel hypoplasia in these children. While the enamel defects have been well studied at the clinical level, there is a paucity of information on the ultrastructural nature.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
    The Journal of pedodontics 02/1990; 14(4):235-9.
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    ABSTRACT: The phosphorus concentration and alkaline phosphatase activity in saliva may be related to the susceptibility to dental caries and supragingival calculus. Hence, the unstimulated mixed saliva of child patients were assayed by biochemical methods to determine the phosphorus concentration and alkaline phosphatase activity in such salivary samples. It is very interesting to note that higher phosphorus concentration and alkaline phosphatase activity were found in patients with rampant caries as compared to that with non rampant/control group.
    The Journal of pedodontics 02/1990; 14(3):144-6.
  • The Journal of pedodontics 02/1990; 14(4):184-99.
  • The Journal of pedodontics 02/1990; 14(4):202-13.
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    ABSTRACT: Diet and sugar eating habits, in particular sweet preference levels, are gradually nurtured over time by culturally accepted dietary norms. The dietary habits of Malaysia's three main ethnic groups are distinctively different from each other and expectedly, many studies have discovered significant ethnic variations in caries experience. In order to guide further research work into the causes of these variations, this pilot study was designed to establish whether ethnic variations exist in sweet preference levels. This study found that although the difference in sweet preference between boys and girls in this sample was not statistically significant, the ethnic variation was statistically significant. The implications of this study and suggestions for further research in this field are discussed.
    The Journal of pedodontics 02/1990; 14(3):147-9.
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    ABSTRACT: One hundred and twenty primary maxillary and mandibular extracted teeth were collected to study the occurrence and nature of pulp calcifications. The teeth were serially sectioned, stained with hematoxylin and eosin, examined by light microscope. Pulp calcifications were observed in 31 (25.8%) teeth. Two types of pulp calcifications were noticed i.e., diffuse calcifications and free/attached type denticles. The occurrence of pulp calcification appears identical in all teeth except in the first primary molar which is statistically not significant (P greater than 0.05). The low prevalence of pulp calcifications in the primary teeth support the view that pulp calcification increases as the age advances.
    The Journal of pedodontics 02/1990; 14(2):93-6.
  • The Journal of pedodontics 02/1990; 14(3):130-1.
  • The Journal of pedodontics 02/1990; 14(2):63-72.
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    ABSTRACT: In one region in the state of Kuwait children in first grade have been offered a systematic dental health care program. The purpose of this study was to assess (1) dental knowledge, attitudes, and health behavior among the mothers of children in first grade, and (2) dental knowledge and attitudes of schoolteachers, and their involvement in health education. Before the children were enrolled in the program 187 mothers (response 76%) were interviewed. Self-administered questionnaires were used to collect data on schoolteachers (n = 135, response 695). Most of the mothers (74%) answered that dental caries is caused by sweets/candy; the role of bacteria was mentioned by 9%. Half of the mothers were aware of the harmful effect of sugary drinks, and 50% knew about the preventive effect of fluoride. Knowledge about causes and prevention of periodontal disease was diffuse. According to the mothers, 68% of the children were in need for dental treatment; 37% were seen by a dentist once a year for symptomatic reasons, and 49% brushed their teeth at least twice a day. Sixteen-percent of the mothers helped their child in brushing every day. Sugar consumption among mothers and children was high, e.g. 66% of the children had chocolate bars and 44% had soft drinks several times a day. The level of dental knowledge was higher among teachers than mothers; the mothers were mostly informed through television/radio, while teachers had received information from various sources, including the dentists. The teachers responded positively to prevention of dental diseases among children and should be considered key persons in dental health education. For the Kuwaiti children and the mothers the active involvement principle, group presentations, and one-to-one communications are recommended for the school based dental health program.
    The Journal of pedodontics 02/1990; 14(3):158-64.
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to conduct a survey of Colorado pediatric and general dentists concerning attitudes toward and use of sealants. The survey results indicated that sealants were used in the following manner by pediatric vs. general dentists, respectively: 1) Routinely 73.4% vs. 40.1%; 2) Occasionally 15.6% vs. 32.6%; 3) Seldom 6.6% vs. 10.0%; 4) Do Not Use 4.4% vs. 17.3%. Reasons for limited or non-utilization of sealants by both groups included: 1) Not covered by insurance; 2) Inadvertent sealing in caries; 3) Do not last; 4) Not cost effective. Delegation of primary responsibility for sealant placement differed as follows between pediatric and general dentists, respectively: 1) Dentist 73.3% vs. 64.8%; 2) Hygienist 0% vs. 17.8%; 3) Assistant 26.7% vs. 17.4%. Continuing education courses on sealants had been attended by 62% of pediatric dentists and 16.9% of their auxiliaries and by 29.1% of general dentists and 6.3% of their auxiliaries. Approximately 50% of pediatric and general dentists expressed an interest in attending sealant courses. This study indicates that: 1) Colorado dentists report a relatively high sealant utilization rate. 2) Pediatric dentists place sealants more frequently than general dentists. 3) The most frequent reason for restricting sealant placement was lack of insurance coverage. 4) A need for continuing education of dentists and auxiliaries exists.
    The Journal of pedodontics 02/1990; 14(2):97-102.
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    ABSTRACT: Caries incidence and activity in general are not linear functions, but show several intensity peaks at different stages of life. The purpose of this study was to evaluate, whether the transition from the primary to the permanent dentition is accompanied by any significant changes in several clinical and microbiological parameters commonly used as predictors of caries activity. Sixty children and adolescents, aged 3 to 16, participated in the study and according to age were assigned to 4 different dentition groups (primary, early mixed, late mixed, permanent). The results indicate, that there is a significant decrease in salivary Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus spp. counts in the late mixed dentition group compared to the primary and the early mixed dentition group. Furthermore, in the permanent dentition group the stimulated salivary flow rate was significantly higher than in all other groups. Differences regarding plaque score and salivary buffering capacity were not significant for all groups examined. It is concluded, that the transition from the primary to the permanent dentition in general is accompanied by significant, yet temporary decline in the numbers of caries-associated microorganisms, reflecting marked differences in caries incidence and activity, previously reported by other authors.
    The Journal of pedodontics 02/1990; 14(3):141-3.
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    ABSTRACT: Various alloplastic and autogenous tissues have been used in attempts to restore facial height and reconstruct temporomandibular articulation. A case is presented where an ectodermal rib graft was used to reconstruct the temporomandibular joint after arthroplasty in a young child.
    The Journal of pedodontics 02/1990; 14(3):136-8.
  • The Journal of pedodontics 02/1990; 14(3):165-9.
  • The Journal of pedodontics 02/1990; 14(3):150-1.
  • The Journal of pedodontics 02/1990; 14(2):113-6.
  • The Journal of pedodontics 02/1990; 14(4):181-3.
  • The Journal of pedodontics 02/1990; 14(4):214-8.
  • The Journal of pedodontics 02/1990; 14(3):152-7.
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    ABSTRACT: Twenty-four bottled waters were tested for fluoride ion concentration. The results showed the fluoride content of spring and mineral waters ranged from a low of 0.10 ppm to a high of 1.25 ppm. Knowledge of the fluoride content is important when recommending fluoride supplementation to avoid fluorosis of the dentition.
    The Journal of pedodontics 02/1990; 14(2):103-7.
  • The Journal of pedodontics 02/1990; 14(4):200-1.