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Conference: May 05-06, 2017
Hands-On Courses: May 01-08, 2017
56 CE Credits attainable during 8 days

Conference Accreditation: 14 CE Credits | HAAD 17 CME | DHA 14 CME               8 DAYS! Dubai Dental Conference/Exhibition & Continuing Dental Education (01 May - 08 May 2017)

Poster Presentations

Assoc. Prof. Angelina Vlahova, Bulgaria
Assoc. Prof. Angelina Vlahova, Bulgaria
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    Assoc. Prof. Angelina Vlahova, DDM, PhD works in the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry in the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She was born in 1981 and graduated Dentistry in 2005. From 2007 is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, FDM – Plovdiv and finished her specialization of Prosthodontics in 2010. The same year became a PhD Student and had her final PhD defense before its term set after 2 years, in 2012. In 2013 she became a Chief Assistant Professor and in 2015 – an Associate Professor. She had wrote one monograph in English and another one in Bulgarian, three students textbooks – one in Bulgarian and two in English, more than 71 full text publications and has more than 70 oral and poster presentations, theoretical and practical educational courses. Assoc. Prof. Angelina Vlahova, DDM, PhD works with students in practical and clinical exercises and in student study circle in the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry – Plovdiv. She is the person responsible for the English speaking education in the Department and reads lectures of Preclinics (for I and II course students) and Clinics (for IV and V course students) of Prosthetic Dentistry in English. Assoc. Prof. Angelina Vlahova, DDM, PhD also has lecture course “CAD / CAM Technology in Dentistry” with Vth course students – in English and in Bulgarian and works in collaboration with another colleagues in the CAD / CAM Center in the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry in FDM, MU – Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She has experience with TRIOS, 3Shape Intraoral Scanner; 3Shape Dental System Software; Wieland Digital D 800 Laboratory Scanner and CAM 5 – S 2 Impression, VHF. Assoc. Prof. Angelina Vlahova, DDM, PhD also has her own private dental practice in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
  • Poster Presentation: Preparation differences for CAD / CAM monolithic and veneered fixed restorations made of zirconia ceramics: A literature review
    Preparations for crown and bridge restorations made of ZrO2 ceramics depend on the preferred CAD/CAM milling protocol – in full contour (monolithic) or a framework, that is additionally, veneered with ceramic masses. Purpose. The aim of the current literature review is to summarize the best practices for abutment teeth preparation differences for CAD/CAM monolithic and veneered fixed restorations made of ceramics based on zirconium dioxide. Materials and methods. A literature search was conducted in the PubMed data base entering the query items: „dental, preparations, zirconia ceramics”, combined by the Boolean operator “OR”, with no limitation in the publication dates. Selection criteria: Only studies focusing the preparation requirements for fixed monolithic and veneered ZrO2 restorations were considered. Results and discussion. Minimal invasive chamfer or even knife-edge preparations with axial and occlusal reduction of 0, 3 - 0, 5 mm are needed for teeth restored with monolithic ZrO2 restorations. For veneered frameworks the classical all-ceramic preparation protocol is preferable - radial shoulder or chamfer with axial reduction of 1 – 1, 5 mm and occlusal reduction in the range of 1, 5 – 2 mm. For monolithic restorations the only additional material on the top of the crown or bridge is the glaze, its fracture resistance is extremely high and this fact defines minimal required thickness. For veneered frameworks, more space is necessary for decreasing the risk of adhesive and cohesive fractures of the additional ceramic layers. Conclusion. Monolithic ZrO2 constructions offer more versatile preparation protocol, which makes them more sparing to the hard dental tissues of the abutment teeth. Key words: CAD/CAM, preparations, monolithic, veneered, zirconia ceramics
Dr. Walaa El Gamal, UAE
Dr. Walaa El Gamal, UAE
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    Dr. Walaa since March 2017 is a member of the joint dental faculties of Royal College of Surgeons, London, UK. She received her Master Degree in Dental Science M.D.Sc. in the specialty of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, Ain Shams University in May 2016. Dr. Walaa was Chief of cosmetic, restorative and diagnostic dental team at Dr. Salah Eddin Morsi’s Cosmetic Dental Center "Professor of Fixed Prosthodontics" from 2010 to 2015.
  • Poster Presentation: Comparative study of the effect of gum arabic and sodium fluoride on enamel white spots
    Gum Arabic (GA) is edible, gummy exudate of Acacia trees. It is the oldest and best known of all natural gums and it is considered to have an ability to enhance remineralization, due to its high concentration of Ca. Aim of the study: Evaluate and compare the effect of topical application of GA versus and the effect of NaF• on the surface topography, Ca content and surface micro-hardness of enamel WSL•. Materials and methods: 21 caries-free recently extracted premolars were randomly divided into 3 groups, 7 premolars each, according to the treatment solution used as follows: Group I (10mg/ml GA), Group II (1000ppm NaF) and Group III (DW*). First, all samples were examined to act as a baseline and were named as subgroups A (IA, IIA & IIIA). Then all the samples were subjected to artificial WSL creation by immersion in a demineralizing solution and they were examined again as subgroups B (IB, IIB & IIIB). Samples were subsequently subjected to the three different treatment solutions previously mentioned in the form of pH demineralization- remineralization cycles and were examined again as subgroups C (IC, IIC & IIIC). Results: Surface topography evaluation using ESEM• showed signs of remineralization similarly after treatment with GA and NaF. Ca content and micro-hardness evaluation using EDXA• and Vicker’s tester respectively showed significant increase in Ca wt% and micro-hardness values similarly after treatment with GA and NaF, while DW group showed no significant difference. Conclusions: GA has a remineralizing effect on WSL similar to NaF indicating that GA is a potential remineralizing agent. KEYWORDS: • NaF: Sodium Fluoride. • WSL: White spot lesions • DW: Distilled water. • ESEM: Environmental scanning electron microscope. • EDXA: Energy dispersive X-ray microanalyzer
Prof. Liliana Porojan, Romania
Prof. Liliana Porojan, Romania
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    Liliana Porojan - Professor at the "Victor Babeș" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara, Faculty of Dentistry, Specialization Dental Technology, Department of Dental Prostheses Technology, PhD in dentistry, Primary dentist in General Dentistry specialty, Specialist in the specialty of Orthodontics and Dental-Facial Orthopedics , Specialist in specialty Dental Prosthodontics. The areas of research are focused on: tridimenional reconstructions of dental structures and prosthetic restorations, three-dimensional modeling, computer aided design in the field of dental prosthodontics, numerical simulations (finite element analysis) in fixed prosthodontics, removable and combined restorations, design optimization, modern welding procedures of dental alloys in shielding gas, structural aspects of base metal alloys, design concepts of removable partial dentures, attachments used in combined prosthetic restorations, ceramic systems used in dental technology, CAD / CAM systems used in dental technology. They were evidenced by coordination of 6 research projects in this areas of interest. The dissemination of research results was done by: 13 published books and monographs, 10 published courses and practical work handbooks, 164 scientific papers published in extenso, 160 papers published in summary, 221 papers presented at scientific meetings, 92 participation in conferences and symposia, 33 courses and training programs.
  • Poster Presentation: Characteristics of Co-Cr dental alloys processed by digital technologies
    The potential for fabricating metallic dental components with a complex geometry directly from digital data using automated equipment and appropriate materials is very significant. The recent introduction of digital technologies in dental field has marked a turning point in the prosthesis production methodology, from the traditional hand made to the innovative automated approach. These technologies can be classified as based on subtractive manufacturing, such as the milling of premanufactured materials assisted by computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) systems or on additive manufacturing (AM), such as the recently developed laser-based methods, like selective laser sintering (SLS) and selective laser melting (SLM). The objective of the study was to identify the different structural and morphological characteristics of Co-Cr dental alloys processed by alternative manufacturing techniques in order to understand the influence of microstructure on restorations properties and their clinical behavior. The structural information of the samples was obtained by X-ray diffraction, the morphology and the topography of the samples were investigated by Scanning Electron Microscopy and Atomic Force Microscope. Even if there is little difference between the chemical compositions of the Co-Cr alloys used for different manufacturing technologies, the structural and morphological characteristics of Co-Cr dental alloys processed by alternative manufacturing techniques are different. Taking into account the many benefits of digital technologies, and the findings regarding the studied structural and morphological characteristics of dental alloys processed by alternative manufacturing techniques, more research is required in order to understand the influence of microstructure on restoration properties, further veneering procedures of the frameworks, and last but not least the clinical behavior. (This work was supported by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation CNCS-UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-0476.)
Dr. Anas Ghawanmeh, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Anas Ghawanmeh, Saudi Arabia
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    Dr. Anas received his Bachelor Degree in Dental Surgery (2009) from Jordan University of Science and Technology. He also received certificate 3 and certificate 4 in Aged Care from TAFE- Ultimio College- Sydney in Australia. Additionaly Dr. Anas has a diploma in Oral and Maxillofocial Implantology from Toulouse University- in France. Currently Dr. Anas works as dental implantologist at Dr. Bader Dental Center in Saudi Arabia.
  • Poster Presentation: Evaluation of clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction of digital and conventional impression techniques: A comparative study
    The objective of this research was to compare between two different impression techniques from the perspective of patient preferences and treatment comfort. Materials and Methods Thirty eight individuals with no past experience with either conventional or digital impressions were incorporated in this study. Conventional impressions of maxillary and mandibular dental arches were obtained with a polyether impression material and bite registrations were made with polysiloxane bite registration material. After two weeks the digital impressions and bite scans were carried out with an intra-oral scanner. Immediately after the impressions were obtained, the participants’ attitudes, preferences and perceptions regarding impression techniques were assessed by a questionnaire. The perceived source of stress was assessed by the State-Trait Anxiety Scale. Processing steps of the impression techniques (tray selection, working time etc.) were registered in seconds. Statistical analyses were performed with the Wilcoxon Rank test, and p < 0.05 was considered significant. Results A significant differences between the groups (p < 0.05) in terms of total working time and processing steps were observed. Participants reported that digital impressions were more comfortable in comparison to conventional methods. Conclusions Digital impressions resulted in a more time-efficient technique when compared to conventional impressions. Patients favored the digital impression technique rather than conventional techniques.
Dr. Ahmad Aid, Iraq
Dr. Ahmad Aid, Iraq
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    Dr. Ahmad Aid in 2016 received his certification (MFDS) from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Currently working at the New Sadd Maareb Medical Center (NSMMC) in Abu Dhabi. Dr. Ahmad participated in several continuing education workshops across UAE. He also has several Clinical Instructor Memberships.
  • Poster Presentation: Vital Pulpotomy as an Alternative to Root Canal Treatment in Permanent Teeth. Future and Challenges
    The Aim is to explore the outcome of alternative pulpal treatment in permanent teeth. Several clinical studies have been conducted to evaluate the outcome of vital pulp therapy performed in permanent teeth with carious pulp exposure, these study assists the outcome of pulpotomy in permanent teeth with open or closed Apex. The preliminary results of these studies were very promising, with a success rate over 90%. This is after a thorough understanding of dental pulp biology, histology and its reparative process and apply these understandings to create materials with excellent sealing ability, antimicrobial effect, ease handling and Biocompatible with vital dental pulp (MTA, CEM, Biodentin) that would help in conservative approaches to treat pulpal inflammation. By applying these techniques, plenty of benefits in the side of the operator as well as the patient like: less post op pain, more patient compliance (especially young patients), less treatment time and cost and the main point is we keep the radicular pulp tissue vital in order to maintain their protective stress bearing effect and mechanoreceptor features which might reduce future tooth fracture. Further clinical and histological studies with long term observations needed in order to establish a conclusive guideline for case selection, operative procedure and materials to be used.
Hayaa Abdulqader Zaki, Saudi Arabia
Hayaa Abdulqader Zaki, Saudi Arabia
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    Hayaa Abdulqader Zaki Makkah is a 6th year dental student in Umm Al-Qura University. Her main objective is to learn new skills in different specialties and become a skillful restorative dentist. She has attended various dental conferences internationally.
  • Poster Presentation: Would Nano-Ormocer be the new esthetic filling material replacing Nano-Composite?
    Would Nano-Ormocer be the new esthetic filling material replacing Nano-Composite? Abstract Background: The increased demand for esthetic restorations and need of improvement of the esthetic properties of composite resins contributed for the development of these materials, which have been improved to adequately meet the clinical requirements of direct and indirect restorations in anterior and posterior teeth. Aim of the study: This study was conducted to assess the influence of commonly used types of drinks in Saudi Arabia, on color stability of nano-ormocer bulk filling material compared to nano-hybrid resin-composite Materials and methods: two types of materials were used nanohybrid composite (Filtek Z250) and Nano-Oemocer (VOCO admira fusion x-tra). A total number of 40 cylindrical specimens with dimensions of (4 mm in thickness and 6 mm in diameter) were divided into two equal groups according to the material used. Then each group was subdivided into 4 equal subgroups according to storage media (Arabiana coffee, Nestle classic instant coffee, Pepsi and distilled water as control). For both materials: the initial color was recorded. After three weeks of storage, the deviation from initial color was recorded. Results: there was significant color change of nano-ormocer compared to nano-hybrid composite in Pepsi and Arbiana coffee storage media.
Dr Amany Moussa, Egypt
Dr. Amany Moussa, Egypt
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    Dr. Amany graduated from MUST university in 2004. She has received Master Degree in Periodontology, Oral Medicine, Implantology at the Faculty of Dentistry in Cairo University in 2013. Dr Amany participated in fellowship in LASER in dentistry from Genova University in 2016. Additionally, she is an official team member at DSD (Digital Smile Design). Dr Amany is Periodontist and LASER Dentist at Air-Force Specialized Hospital since 2015 and Clinical Advisor at Compass Company (PLANMECA & Biolase agent in EGYPT) since 2016.
  • Poster Presentation: Role of Digital Dentistry in Rehab of Patients Seeking Esthetic treatment
    Role of Digital Dentistry in Rehab of Patients seeking Esthetic Treatment (A Clinical Case Report). Abstract: Dental treatment planning it's very important as it help in visualizing the desired outcomes. And it helps too in formulating the steps required to achieve this result and the recent advances in digital dental technologies provides many features and advantages that helps a lot in the diagnostic and dental treatment planning. We represented a case of 22 years old woman who suffered from missing anterior after a car accident and besides she was never satisfied with her smile. We started our first clinical treatment two years ago we did a traumatic extraction for the upper centrals using Perio toned. And then we did immediate implant placement for one central in addition of putting bone grafting around the implant, and for the other central we did a socket preservation using a PRF and collagen membrane placement. After 9 month we did the following: CBCT, 2D& 3D smile Design, Mockup, computer guided implant surgery, CADCAM dental prosthetics and LASER technology. Outcome: the esthetic rehab was successful because of the predictability of the outcomes of the digital dentistry which helped in increasing patient satisfaction and her involvement of the decision making. Keywords: case report, digital dentistry, CBCT, CADCAM, smile design, periodontal surgery, computerized guided surgery, LASER
Dr. Varvara Adrian Mihai, Romania
Dr. Varvara Adrian Mihai, Romania
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    Dr. Varvara Adrian Mihai has graduated in 2011 from University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hatieganu” Cluj Napoca, Romania. He obtained his specialist title in Endodontics in 2014, and the competence in Dental Implantology in 2015. From October 2015 he is a PhD student at the same university. Dr. Varvara is currently assistant professor at Dental Propedeutics and Esthetics discipline, Prosthetic Dentistry and Dental Materials department at Faculty of Dentistry, University of Medicine and Pharmacy - Cluj-Napoca, and he works in a private clinic as well. He is interested in areas such as: CAD CAM technics and materials, 3D printing, Digital dentistry, Dental photography and Esthetics rehabilitation.
  • Poster Presentation: Radiopacity of CAD CAM milling materials
    In the last 3 decades, exciting new developments in dental materials and computer technology have led to the success of contemporary dental computer-aided design - computer-aided manufacturing (CAD - CAM) technology. The radiopacity of these new materials is very important in the evaluation of secondary dental decays. The aim of this study was to evaluate the radiopacity of the most used CAD - CAM milling materials. Materials and method. 5 different types of CAD CAM milling materials: feldspar ceramic (Vita Mark II- Vita), hybrid ceramic (Vita Enamic- Vita), lithium disilicate glass-ceramic (e.max CAD- Ivoclar), zirconia-reinforced lithium silicate ceramic (Vita Suprinity - Vita) and a resin nano ceramic (Lava Ultimate- 3M) were used for this in vitro study. Specimens of 7 different thicknesses (0.5mm, 0.75mm, 1mm, 1.25mm, 1.5mm, 1.75mm, and 2mm) were cut from the respective blocks as well as specimens of enamel and dentine from a human tooth. Digital radiographs were obtained with a CCD sensor using an aluminum step wedge, each image containing a specimen of a tooth slice and 3 specimens from each material. The radiopacity was determined using dedicated software. The equivalent thickness of aluminum for each material was then calculated. Results. Lava Ultimate and Vita Suprinity blocks were fond as having higher radiopacity than the hard dental tissues, whilst Vita Mark II, Vita Enamic and E.max CAD blocks were lower in radiopacity in comparison with the dental structures. Conclusions. In the limit of this study, the radiopacity of CAD CAM milling materials was different than that of the human dentin and enamel. For a tooth reconstructed with these materials, the possibility to compare their radiopacity with the dental structure, allows for a thorough diagnosis of adjacent pathology. Key words: CAD CAM, milling materials, radiopacity, Acknowledgments - This study was supported by the Research Project Proiect de Cercetare Doctorală (PCD 2016) Nr.7690/115 from 15.04.2016
Dr. Mohammed Zakiullah, UAE
Dr. Mohammed Zakiullah, UAE
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    Dr Mohammed Zakiullah is a general dentist graduated from Rajiv Gandhi University of health sciences in the year 2013.since then he has been working in a multispecialty dental clinic in India until he joined Euro Arabian Hospital in Sharjah in 2016.

    He is well experienced in all general dental procedures with special interest in laser dentistry. He has acquired training and certification in laser dentistry along with sedation dentistry.

    Overtime he has developed interest in regenerative dentistry. With vast applications of stem cells in various fields he was keen in applying stem cell therapy in dentistry and hence carried out a study of various researches on regenerative dentistry by collaborating with scientists around the world. In his desire to be a part of stem cell research in the field of dentistry he is pursuing stem cell biology course from university of Athens, Greece. He believes that regeneration is the future of dentistry and hence is striving hard to acquire more knowledge and skills required to be a part of this research.
  • Poster Presentation: Stem Cells in Regenerative Dentistry
    Deep carious lesions have always been restored by inorganic cements based on calcium based mineral aggregates which never disintegrates and thus normal mineral volume is never completely restored. Recent progress in stem cell research shows promising future of regenerative therapy that can be applied in dentistry to treat dental caries without compromising with the vitality of teeth. This study is based upon the data collected from research work done in regenerative dentistry in various prestigious institutions around the world. This study describes two different approaches carried out in two separate researches to achieve a common goal of regenerating dentin by stimulating the resident stem cells of dental pulp in physically damaged rat teeth.
Dr. Ajay Pala, India
Dr. Ajay Pala, India
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    Dr Ajay has an experience in Clinical Training at Mauras College of Dentistry and Hospital from 2012-2015. Currently Dr Ajay is looking for an opportunity to work with a forward thinking and highly regarded dental organization. He is a confident communicator who can relate well to dental patients. Having a proven ability to ensure that dental practices are continuously updated to provide first rate care to patients and their families. Confident healthcare professional successfully diagnosing and treating patient’s dental conditions. Able to work as part of the dental team, and has a flexible approach to work.
  • Poster Presentation: Digital Prosthodontics
    Digital dentistry will play a very important role in the upcoming years for dentists and patients. It will increase accuracy save time and efforts for dentists and will be accepted more by the patients. It will also make things very easy for the dentist in terms of communication with the lab.

    I will be mainly focusing on digital impressions and digital dentures by CADCAM technology and will also focus on few other important aspects of digitalization in prosthodontics in my poster.
Dr. Rami Maurice Mikhail, Egypt
Dr. Rami Maurice Mikhail, Egypt
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    Dr. Rami has graduated in 2006 from Faculty of oral and dental medicine Cairo University, Egypt. Since 2011 he is maintaining his dental office in Egypt. Dr. Rami is currently assistant researcher at fixed and removable prosthetic department at the National Research Center of Egypt. He is interested in digital dentistry with great knowledge of different Cad Cam systems and intra oral scanners. He is currently giving training to customers who buy AmannGrrbach CADCAM systems and Carestream Intraoral scanners in Egypt.
  • Poster Presentation: Fracture resistance of inlay-retained fixed partial denture with varying span lengths and construction techniques
    Restoring a missing tooth has always been a challenge to conservatism. As complete coverage fixed partial dentures causes approximately 63–73% of the coronal tooth structure to be removed when teeth are prepared which is non conservative. The inlay retained bridge considered as conservative treatment has been widely used with fiber reinforced resin with the problem of debonding, delamination and discoloration and fracture in long span length or metallo ceramic with the disadvantage of metal appearance with grayish staining to the gingiva, The use of monolithic zirconia inlay retained bridge is another alternative that may provide conservative, esthetic and durable restorations with no delamination or fracture. objective:The purpose of this prospective study was to investigate the effect of different edentulous span lengths as well as different construction techniques on the fracture resistance of monolithic zirconia inlay retained fixed partial dentures under cyclic loading. Methods: Two artificial teeth received the intracoronal preparation design for inlay retained fixed partial dentures (IRFPDs) in accordance with general preparation principles for intracoronal ceramic restorations.The two prepared artificial teeth were embedded in a softened compound material placed in a ready-made resin mold with edentulous span length of 7mm corresponding to a missing second premolar.for standardization, after taking impression with polyether and poured in gypsum type IV, The same previous steps were carried out to produce the second cast with a span length of 11mm. The two models were scanned using extraoral scanner, the design was milled using monolithic zirconia blocks to produce 10 IRFPDs and the IRFPD milled by CAD/CAM were used in the copy mill machine as mockup frame to standardize the copy milled bridges. All IRFDPs were luted adhesively with composite resin to duplicated epoxy resin models. The samples underwent cyclic loading by means of a universal testing machine. Statistical analysis was performed using descriptive statistics Independent student “t” was used for comparison between both groups and thicknesses. Results: the study showed that the fracture resistance of zirconia-based IRFPDs under cyclic loading with different tested span lengths and construction techniques was greater than the maximum masticatory forces with no significant difference when using both construction techniques CAD/CAM and copy milling. Conclusions: The monolithic zirconia IRFPDs could be considered clinically acceptable aesthetically and conservatively to restore missing premolar or molar with no effect on its fatigue resistance whether copy or machine milling is used.
Dr. Dalia  Hisham Kokash, Jordan
Dr. Dalia Hisham Kokash, Jordan
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    Dalia is in her 5th year of completing her Doctor Degree of Dental Medicine (DMD) from Gulf Medical University (GMU) in UAE. She is a Member of Gulf Dental Students & Young Dentists Association (GDSA). Dalia’s career objective is To start a career with a well-known hospital / clinic where I could serve people and grow with the organization.
  • Poster Presentation: Full mouth rehabilitation, Case presentation
    The all-ceramic crowns when they are properly planned and fabricated have proven to have satisfactory esthetic results superior to other restorative materials with long term duration, so as the PFM bridges. This case was done in order to improve the esthetics of the patient anterior teeth and to restore missing teeth in the posterior side of the patient’s mouth using laminate veneer porcelain and fixed prosthodontics appliance respectively. A 23-year-old male patient was treated in the dental clinic for complaining about the appearance of his anterior teeth and difficulty in mastication in the lower right posterior area. Periodontal procedures were done to treat the upper anterior surfaces buccally, to bring out the esthetic appearance in the anterior region in a satisfactory manner. Periodontal procedures were performed in other areas wherever required to bring out the necessary recommendations. Before the fabrication of new restorations, a mock-up was conducted to verify the patient's satisfaction. A ceramist conducted all the fabrication process so that surface characterizations could be visually verified and the appearance of natural tooth could be reproduced. After the cementation procedure, the patient reported being satisfied with the appearance of the new restorations. Based on the clinical findings of the present case report, it can be concluded that the Periodontal procedures has improved the esthetic appearance of the patient, and reproduction of the esthetic appearance of natural teeth and the visualization of the final results before definitive procedures are essential to obtain the clinical success.
  • Poster Presentation: Rehabilitation of a dental patient: A Case Report Esthetic Appearance of All-Ceramic Restorations on Anterior Teeth
    The porcelain laminate veneers and all-ceramic crowns when they are properly planned and fabricated, have proven to have satisfactory esthetic results superior to other restorative materials with long term duration, so as the PFM bridges. This case was done in order to improve the esthetics of the patient anterior teeth and to restore missing teeth in the posterior side of the patient’s mouth using laminate veneer porcelain and fixed prosthodontics appliance respectively. A 29-year-old male patient was admitted to the dental clinic complaining about the appearance of his anterior teeth and difficulty in mastication in the lower right posterior area. Before the fabrication of new restorations, a mock-up was conducted to verify the patient's satisfaction. A ceramist conducted all the fabrication process so that surface characterizations could be visually verified and the appearance of natural tooth could be reproduced. After the cementation procedure, the patient reported being satisfied with the appearance of the new restorations. Based on the clinical findings of the present case report, it can be concluded that the reproduction of the esthetic appearance of natural teeth and the visualization of the final results before definitive procedures are essential to obtain the clinical success.
Dr. Rana Almusallam, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Rana Almusallam, Saudi Arabia
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    Dr. Rana graduated dentistry in 2013 as a general practitioner in special needs department at Prince Sultan Medical Military Hospital.
  • Poster Presentation: Influence of Orthodontic Treatment on Oral Hygiene Routine
    Patients with orthodontic appliances are at risk of acquiring periodontal disease and caries Although these patients main purpose for seeking treatment is improving their esthetics it is the orthodontists responsibility is to provide them with healthy functional occlusion Our aim is to improve oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment with instructions given before and during brackets appliance with special techniques used to clean their teeth. Five hundred questionnaires has been distributed to patients undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment in order to investigate oral hygiene habits and diet analysis before and during the treatment. Statistical analysis was carried out Result: The data was analyzed by comparing the responses of study subjects towards the influence of orthodontic treatment on their brushing pattern, dietary habits, teeth & gingival problems, and oral hygiene care. Auxiliary such as mouth wash and interproximal brushes shows increase use. By reducing harmful dietary substances, the study subjects had changed their dietary habits during orthodontic treatment when compared to before treatment. There is a significant difference in the number of subjects who have responded that they have given proper oral hygiene instruction on the day of bonding, when compared at before (62.7%) and during (87.4%) treatment ( p<0.0001). Conclusion: Patients who have been given orthodontic instructions for oral hygiene routine showed improvement in their cleaning habits. We recommend giving patients proper oral hygiene instructions and reinforcing it on each visit by the orthodontist or hygienist.
Dr. Nouf Saud AlShaalan, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Nouf Saud AlShaalan, Saudi Arabia
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    Dr. Nouf S. AlShaalan is a dental intern who received her Bachelor Degree in Dental Surgery with first class honor from King Saud University, Riyadh.
  • Poster Presentation: The effect of Salivary pH on Color Stability and Surface Roughness of Different Acrylic Resin Material
    CONTEXT: With acrylic being one of the main materials used commonly in the field of removable prosthodontics, it is susceptible to many environmental factors, which may compromise its properties. These factors include temperature changes, humidity, and saliva. Salivary pH changes had been one of the main concerns in field of removable dental prosthesis. Since prosthodontic superstructures (dentures and implant-supported hybrid fixed prosthesis) are often subjected to oral saliva with alternating states of alkalinity to acidity, studying the potential effect of the salivary pH on the properties of the acrylic resin is essential. Therefore, this study aims at evaluating the effect of different salivary pH values on the color stability and surface roughness of various types of acrylic resins including the newly developed CAD-CAM acrylic materials. AIM: To evaluate the effect of different salivary pH values on the color stability and surface roughness of various types of acrylic resin materials. METHODS: Three groups of thirty discs each were fabricated. Reflectance spectrophotometer (color-Eye 7000A®, Gretag Macbeth, NY, USA) was used for color measurement of all the samples before and after soaking the discs in three different pH values of artificial saliva. The surface roughness of the acrylic resin samples was determined with anon-contacting profile-meter (3D Opticalmicroscope contour GT-K1®, Bruker, United State). The mechanical brushing test was performed following the recommendations of the International Organization for Standardization. Thermocycling using SD Mechatronik GmbH thermo-cycler (SD Mechatronik, Germany). RESULTS: The results of the current study indicate that both acrylic material type and salivary pH value have a significant effect on ΔE and surface roughness. Regardless of the acrylic material type, highest deterioration in color stability is found when soaked in acidic saliva. CONCLUSION: The results from this study showed that color and surface roughness changes of CAD\CAM and heat cure acrylic materials were considered clinically acceptable after subjected to 30 days of emersion in different salivary pH. This did not apply for light cure acrylic after being subjected to acidic saliva pH. KEYWORDS: Acrylic, prosthesis, salivary pH, color, surface roughness.

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