Category Archives: Dentistry

Pulp necrosis and asymptomatic apical periodontitis

An 18-year-old female presented at the outpatient department of operative dentistry with esthetic concern and want fillings of fractured incisal edges. History reveals trauma to the anterior region 5 years ago. Clinical examination showed a fracture of the incisal edge involving tooth no.11,12. Vitality test reveals negative pulp response. The periapical radiograph showed an open… Read More »

Ectopic eruption of permanent canines

A 24-year female presented to the outpatient department of operative dentistry with a chief complaint of pain and mobile left mandibular canine. Clinical examination revealed mobile retained deciduous canine and Ectopic eruption of both permanent mandibular canines.   This particular dental phenomenon involves the anomalous positioning and eruption of permanent canine teeth within the oral… Read More »

Streamline Your Dental Radiography Analysis with dentalXrai Pro

Are you tired of manually analyzing dental radiographs for pathologies and restorations? Look no further than dentalXrai Pro, an AI-powered software that streamlines the process with high reliability and accuracy. Developed by dentalXrai Ltd. in collaboration with dentists, data scientists, and programmers at the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, dentalXrai Pro uses fully convolutional neural networks to… Read More »

AssistDent: AI-Powered Dental Software

AssistDent is an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered dental software that helps dental professionals in the diagnosis of proximal surface caries, which are carious lesions that are present in the enamel and have penetrated the dentin. It was launched in 2019 by Manchester Imaging Limited and is currently being used by community dentists to find signs of… Read More »

100 mnemonics for oral surgery

1. ABCD: Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability – A quick assessment for emergency situations in oral surgery. 2. WATCH: Wound assessment (type and location), Analgesia, Tetanus status, Cleansing, and Hemostasis. 3. C-CALM: Communication, Consent, Anesthesia, Local Anesthetic, and Monitoring. 4. STOP: Skin preparation, Time out, O2 saturation check, Patient identification – A checklist before starting a… Read More »

100 clinical scenario questions for oral surgery

1. A 50-year-old patient presents with a symptomatic impacted mandibular third molar. How would you approach the extraction procedure? 2. A 30-year-old patient requires extraction of a partially erupted maxillary canine. What considerations are important in this case? 3. A 45-year-old patient with a history of smoking needs extraction of a non-restorable mandibular molar. How… Read More »

Clinical scenario questions for operative dentistry

A 40-year-old patient presents with a fractured amalgam restoration on a molar. How would you approach the restoration replacement? A 65-year-old patient requires a Class II composite restoration on a mandibular premolar. What considerations are important in this case? A 25-year-old patient complains of tooth sensitivity after a recent composite filling. What could be the… Read More »

100 clinical case scenarios for endodontics

1. A 35-year-old patient presents with severe tooth pain in the lower left quadrant. The tooth has deep caries, and there is a history of sensitivity to cold and hot. On clinical examination, there is localized tenderness to percussion and palpation. The tooth does not respond to pulp vitality testing. What is the most likely… Read More »

Oral Radiology This website offers a comprehensive database of oral radiology images and cases. It covers various topics in oral radiology, such as cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging, dental caries, and periodontal disease. American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR): This is the official website of the AAOMR, a professional organization dedicated to advancing the… Read More »

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry, 6th Edition

Authors:  David Mitchell , Laura Mitchell  Pages: 816 Edition:  6th, 2014 ISBN-13: 978-0199679850 ISBN-10: 0199679851 Description:  Just like Oxford handbook of clinical medicine is must for medical students and doctors, this book is also must for dentistry postgraduates and interns during their clinical rotation for a quick reference. Book is written in a very concise and… Read More »

Dental case reports

Case Reports in Dentistry Peer reviewed open access journal. Acceptance rate is 24%. So submit your interesting case reports in this journal. Journal of case reports and images in dentistry International, peer reviewed, open access journal. British Dental Journal A case report section of the BDJ. Pediatric Dentistry Case Reports Open access, peer-reviewed journal publishes… Read More »

Aeronautic Dentistry

Aeronautic or space dentistry is the new branch of dentistry that deals with the application of dentistry in an aeronautical environment. There is a profound effect of microgravity on human health which also includes the oral cavity. Few trials have been done to see the impact of space on the oral cavity. The field was… Read More »

Operative dentistry BCQs

Q no 1: following are risk factors for root caries except Exposure of root surface Physical impairment Cognitive impairment Female gender Low educational level Answer (d)   Q no 2: first step in treatment protocol for patients at risk of root caries Implement preventive measures Eliminate active infection Evaluate salivary flow rate Examine at 3… Read More »

Operative dentistry

Radicular cyst Radicular cyst or Odontogenic keratocyst Interesting case report of 55 year old patient, which on clinical examination seems to be Odontogenic cyst but on histological examination was radicular cyst. Article published in Indian Journal of Multidisciplinary Dentistry, Vol. 3, Issue 3, May-July 2013 Cysts of the Jaws Cysts are the space occupying lesions and share some common features… Read More »

Dental materials

Dental Materials and Their Selection A 3rd edition of textbook by William J. O’Brien. Materials in dentistry By Doc. Dr. Ivan M. Malbohan, and Dr. Jan Pláteník Dental Materials Science A lecture by Dr. Graham Cross. dental biomaterials Summary notes in PDF Mechanical properties of materials A comprehensive lecture by Dr.… Read More »

Orthodontics books

Textbook of orthodontics By Samie E Bishara, University of Lowa, 2001. Book hosted at University of Technology, Iraq website. TIP-EDGE Orthodontics By Richard Parkhouse. Published by Mosby. A clinical guide to orthodontics Bonding and Adhesives in Orthodontics A free sample chapter from Evidence-Based Clinical Orthodontics book. Orthodontics SEQs By University of health sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan… Read More »

Cosmetic dentistry

Diastema What is diastema? Space or gaps between two teeth mostly occur in anterior segment of teeth. Causes of diastema Undersized teeth in larger jaw. Very large labial frenum that causes midline diastema(Gap between two maxillary central incisors) Habits such as lip biting (mostly lower lip), thumb sucking, tongue thrusting. Supernumerary teeth and heredity Large tongue that may push… Read More »


CROWN FRACTURE Treatment options in Complicated crown root fracture (Case report article in PDF)  Archives of Orofacial Sciences (2009), 4(1): 25-28 Management of Horizontal and Multiple Crown-Root Fractures( case report in PDF) World journal of dentistry 2011 Guideline on Management of Acute Dental Trauma The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) Dental trauma guidelines 2011 International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT) Vertical… Read More »

Dental Anatomy

Wheeler’s dental anatomy, physiology and occlusion Ninth edition in pdf. Hosted on Shadlab site. Dental morphology A free chapter from biological anthropology of the human skeleton book. Hosted on University of Nevada, Reno Oral Health A comprehensive lecture notes on oral health for medical officers by Carter centre. Dental Anatomy/Occlusion A summary presentation… Read More »

Oral Pathology

Adel M. Abdel-Azim Oral pathology professor at King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah, KSA has maintained a website of his articles and lectures. Some of the topics are General Pathology for Dental Students: A Concise Text  A 50 pages handbook Cleft lip and cleft palate (presentation with historical background and pictures) Developmental Disturbance of Hard Dental Tissues… Read More »