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2009 | May-August | Volume 3 | Issue 2

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Sripriya Nagarajan

Ethical Aspects In Clinical Research

[Year:2009] [Month:May-August] [Volume:3] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:26 - 28]

   DOI: 10.5005/johcd-3-2-26  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 



Manish Jain, Purav Mehta, Anmol Mathur, D Prabu, Suhas Kulkarni, B. Goutham

A Relation Between Dental Anxiety, The Parental Family and Regularity of Dental Attendance in India

[Year:2009] [Month:May-August] [Volume:3] [Number:2] [Pages:5] [Pages No:29 - 33]

   DOI: 10.5005/johcd-3-2-29  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Aims and Objective

The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between dental anxiety and regularity of dental attendance.


A survey was carried out among 25-30 years old 150 inhabitants of Udaipur in order to study between regularity of dental attendance and dental anxiety, dental upbringing of respondents, dental behaviors of the parents, education, sex, socioeconomic status, and interaction between these independent variables, on the others. Data were analyzed with Chi square and Multiple Logistic Regression analysis.


Education, dental upbringing, regular dental attendance, socioeconomic status and interaction between education and anxiety were found to be importance for the prediction of regularity of dental attendance.


it has to concluded that other factor must be included to achieve and improvement of the classification of irregular attenders. Dental anxiety, although of importance, can not account for adequate differentiation between regular and irregular attenders.



Amit Tirth, BK Srivastava, Ramesh Nagarajappa, TL Ravishankar

An Investigation into Black Tooth Stain Among School Children in Chakkar Ka Milak of Moradabad City, India

[Year:2009] [Month:May-August] [Volume:3] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:34 - 37]

   DOI: 10.5005/johcd-3-2-34  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 



Tooth discoloration is a frequent dental finding associated with clinical and esthetic problems. It differs in etiology, appearance, composition, location and severity. During routine school dental camps we found that there is black discoloration of tooth in children in a particular area of Moradabad city.


To assess the prevalence and to investigate the reasons for the black stains among school children of Moradabad city.


Three schools present in the municipal ward were selected for the study. All the children studying in the above schools were subjected to Type III investigation to identify the black stains. Out of 780 children 156 students showed black stains. Among them a sample of black stain scraping was taken from 5 students and it was subjected to analysis for trace elements. Trace elements analysis was done by (ICP) Inductively Coupled Photo spectrometry.


Out of 5 scrapings 3 showed presence of ferrous ions of about 2.56%, calcium ions 17.15% and magnesium ions 0.72%, while the remaining 2 samples showed calcium 14.86%, magnesium ions 0.82% and no presence of ferrous ions.


Black extrinsic tooth stains were shown to be a form of dental plaque. The stains examined contained a black insoluble ferric compound.



Rohilla Monika, Goel Mahesh, Marwah Nikhil

Bilateral Mandibular Canine Impaction: A Rare Case Report

[Year:2009] [Month:May-August] [Volume:3] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:38 - 41]

   DOI: 10.5005/johcd-3-2-38  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Retention that is a permanent tooth which is unerupted more than a year after the normal age of eruption is a relatively rare event, except in the case of the third molars and the upper canines. We report the case of a 17 year old female presenting with bilateral mandibular canine impaction. This rare condition usually requires extraction of the involved tooth because orthodontic forces are seldom successful at erupting these teeth into their proper location. Henceforth, the canines were extracted.



Verma Leena, Passi Sidhi, Agnihotri Archna, Singh Navjot

Mesiodens with an Unususal Morphology - A Case Report

[Year:2009] [Month:May-August] [Volume:3] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:42 - 44]

   DOI: 10.5005/johcd-3-2-42  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Supernumerary tooth is one that is additional to the normal series and can be found in almost any region of the dental arch. They may be single, multiple, unilateral or bilateral erupted or unerupted and in one or both jaws. Mesiodens is the most common type of supernumerary tooth found in the premaxilla between two central incisors. Presented here is a case of ten year old male child with supplemental mesiodens with talons cusp erupted in the oral cavity causing malocclusion and another horizontally impacted mesiodens near the nasal floor.


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