Dharnappa Poojary

Dharnappa Poojary
Manipal Academy of Higher Education | MAHE · Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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Introduction: Compared to the general population, older adults living in long-term care facilities have poorer oral health. Also, they seldom have access to dental care services. Given that, a dental health program was initiated by Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore (MCODSM), to deliver dental care to the residents of St. Antony Home (S...
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Purpose: To critically assess the unmet oral health needs and oral health-related quality of life among old age home inhabitants in Karnataka, India. Methods: A total of 96 older adults (males=32, 33.33%, females=64, 66.67%) aged 60 years and above, residing in old age homes were included in this cross-sectional study. The mean age of the partic...
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To recognize the perceived causes of substance abuse among the dental students and to look out for practical solutions. Undergraduate dental students of the second year took part in the study. Qualitative study with the methodology of free listing and pile sorting was implemented to determine, the reasons for the initiation of substance abuse and p...
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Objectives: To explore the various perceived causes and solutions for substance abuse among the nursing students in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Methods: Group of nursing students belonging to second year participated in the study. A method of free listing and pile sorting was employed to discover the causes and solutions for substance abuse. The o...
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ABSTRACT Aims: To elucidate whether exploratory behaviour changes following Orexin B infusion in NAc is mediated through catecholamines in male Wistar rats. Methods: Inbred male Wistar rats (n= 24) were divided into three groups. Control, Treated 1 (Orexin B) and Treated 2 (Orexin B antagonist) groups. Using stereotaxic method, guide cannula was se...
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Diabetes Mellitus [DM] is a metabolic disorder characterised by relative or obsolete insufficiency of insulin and resultant disturbances of carbohydrate metabolism. People with poorly controlled DM are at greater risk for dental problems. They are more likely to affect with oral infections. High and low blood sugar may also be able to cause many...
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The absence of a tooth in the oral cavity may be the result of some obstruction with the process of tooth eruption. Physical obstruction can result from many different causes, such as supernumerary teeth, mucosal barrier, scar tissue, and cysts or tumors. Their removal will usually permit the affected tooth to erupt. This case report describes the...
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Radicular cysts are among the most commonly occurring cystic lesions of the jaw, but are relatively rare in the primary dentition. This report presents a case of radicular cyst associated with a grossly carious primary molar. The treatment consisted of enucleation of the cystic sac and extraction of the involved primary teeth with preservation of t...
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Foreign objects present in root canals and surrounding areas are troublesome incidents in endodontics. Chances of these objects getting impacted are more when the chamber is open either due to caries or traumatic injury. Moreover, when pushed apically, retrieval becomes complicated and apical surgical procedures unavoidable. A young male patient pr...
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Oral pre cancer is a lesion found in the oral cavity and oropharynx. Sialic acid (N-acetyl neuraminic acid) and L-fucose (6 deoxy-L galactose) are the monosacharides present in the mammalian cells. Literature review has showed a clear link between these monosaccharides and various carcinomas. Objectives of the present study is to estimate and compa...
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Dermoid cysts are malformations that are rarely seen in the oral cavity. An intraoral dermoid cyst grows slowly, but may enlarge and interfere with deglutition and speech, or can pose a critical risk to the airway and therefore require immediate surgical intervention. Dermoid cysts may develop above or below the mylohyoid muscle, causing a submenta...
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To study the accuracy of intraoperative frozen section diagnosis in assessing margins in oral cancer resection and to evaluate the role of frozen section diagnosis as a guide in resection of oral cancer lesions. The fresh tissue samples from the margins of lesions of patient with preoperative diagnosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma were used. The...

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