Vanaja Krishna Naik

Vanaja Krishna Naik
University of Leeds · Department of Periodontics (part of Restorative Dentistry), School of Dentistry

BDS, MDS [Periodontics], MFDSRCPS [Glasg, UK], FHEA [UK]

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Introduction
Vanaja Krishna Naik currently works at the Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Leeds, UK and Visiting Professor at SRM Dental College, Chennai, India. Vanaja does research in Periodontics and education. Her current project is in the field of Periodontics - Risk factors for chronic Periodontitis.

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Previous research has identified the evidence from case–control studies, cross-sectional studies and prospective clinical studies on the influence of psychological stress on periodontal diseases. This systematic review explored and discussed the various psychometric tools used to assess psychological stress levels in patients with periodontitis.
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AIM: To compare and evaluate the expression of Transforming Growth Factor-β (TGF-β) in the Gingival Crevicular Fluid (GCF)following minimally invasive periodontal flap surgery under macro and microsurgical approach during early wound healing in Type II Diabetics with generalised chronic periodontitis (GCP).METHODS: Thirty diabetics with GCP underwe...
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Introduction: Inflammasomes are multiprotein complexes, which regulate proinflammatory cytokines, Interleukin-18 (IL-18), and Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) that are associated with periodontal breakdown. This study investigated the expression of NOD-like receptor pyrin domain-containing-3 (NLRP3) and NOD-like receptor family CARD domain-containing protein...
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Background: Diabetes and periodontitis are chronic inflammatory diseases characterized by a dysregulated inflammatory response involving oxidative stress (OS). Nonsurgical periodontal therapy (NSPT) eliminates bacterial load followed by reduction in inflammatory burden due to reduced levels of proinflammatory mediators. Aim: The study aimed to eval...
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Objectives Maxillary gingival recessions can be managed by both semilunar coronally repositioned flap (SLCRF) and coronally advanced flap (CAF). The objective of this study was to compare SLRCF and CAF in terms of wound healing and periodontal parameters in the presence of magnification. Materials and Methods Thirty patients with Miller’s class I...
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The current review aims at narrating the existing knowledge and understanding about psychological stress and periodontal wound healing. Periodontal disease is a complex multifactorial disease. Psychological stress is known to alter at both behaviour and physiological levels, influencing the disease course and the response to treatment. Many animal,...
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Background The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare preprocedural dental anxiety levels and postprocedural pain perception in chronic periodontitis patients during conventional-staged root surface debridement (RSD) and single-stage RSD. Materials and Methods Thirty-seven adult generalized chronic periodontitis patients requiring RSD were...
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Background The purpose of this descriptive study was to observe the distribution of four different classes of non-carious cervical root surface discrepancies in teeth with gingival recession. Additionally to explore the different treatment modalities in the literature for each of these defects. Material and Methods A total of 150 subjects with at...
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Objective Periostin is a matricellular protein highly expressed in periosteum, periodontal ligament and is essential for tissue integrity and maturation. It plays a role in collagen fibrillogenesis and is downregulated in periodontal disease. Biostimulation utilizing low-level laser therapy (LLLT) influences periodontal ligament fibroblast prolifer...
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Bisphosphonates are drugs with high affinity to bone, which accumulates in the bone matrix for a longer time and affects bone turnover. These are commonly prescribed in the management of malignant metastatic bone disorders and for several benign conditions such as osteoporosis and Paget’s disease. The objective of this review is to provide a compre...
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Background: Periodontitis is more prevalent in diabetic patients which can worsen diabetes. Periodontal disease alters the glycemic status in diabetic patients. In non diabetic adults periodontitis results in impaired glucose tolerance which is a prediabetic state and they are at a higher risk of developing diabetes. Aim: To examine the association...
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Abstract Root sensitivity is a common clinical presentation which can be a challenge to clinicians to manage it effectively. The management of this requires a good understanding of the complexity of the problem and appropriate therapeutic strategies. This review intents to discuss root sensitivity in detail including aetiology, theories, assessment...
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Dental practitioners routinely use gloves made of latex while treating patients. Latex is also seen in masks, eye wear, clinic gowns as well as a constituent of many house hold products and medical devices. Exposure to latex proteins and chemicals associated with these materials can give rise to allergic responses in individuals who are sensitive t...
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Incorporates a clinical overview of the various topics in each chapter to highlight the clinical applications of the concerned topics. Includes numerous easy to understand schematic diagrams. A visual representation of step-by-step tooth carving techniques in the ancillary CD and instructions in the Tooth Morphology chapters will assist the student...
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BACKGROUND: Lasers have been used in dentistry for more than two decades. The use of lasers for periodontal treatment has become more complicated because the periodontium consists of both hard and soft tissues. However scientific literature offers knowledge regarding the use of specific lasers approved for soft or hard tissue applications. The purp...
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Phenytoin-induced gingival overgrowth is a recognized side effect in many cerebral palsy patients using diphenyl hydantoin for the control of seizures. Severe gingival overgrowth in these patients can affect normal masticatory function, lead to poor occlusal development, and compromise esthetics. This report addresses the complex nature of treating...

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Dear All,
Can anyone tell me what does 'JP' stand for in JP2 clone strain of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans.
Many Thanks
Vanaja

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