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Online Dental Magazine


Welcome To Guident

Welcome To Guident

Welcome to Guident our online dental magazine. Guident is a globally well-known online international dental journal/publication that is circulated in India as well as globally. The journal is designed to help dentists to build long-term dentistry career success by providing them knowledge to optimize their practice performance during changing times. The field of dentistry has gone through a phase of transformation from in the last century with many new advances and technologies coming up. The complete dental profession is on the verge of many new innovations. To keep all the people associated with this profession we provide our dental magazine ‘Guident’. Our magazine upgrades the knowledge of professionals with information about the latest achievements and advances in the field. Our journal is an online international dental journal which is internationally indexed. The Journal is globally acclaimed in terms of dentistry Knowledge and information; it has been reviewed by many professional dentists of all over the world. Despite the advances in healthcare segments, the Indian population continues to be affected by numerous oral diseases. These dental problems have encouraged people to search and opt for professional dental healthcare services including Endodontic, Prosthodontics, Orthodontic, Periodontics, Implantology, Pedodontics, and Cosmetic dental services etc. Young professionals and experienced dentists skilled in these and many more advanced dentistry services need to constantly keep themselves updated in order to deliver the best treatment to the seekers of such facilities. GUIDENT Indexed by globally known hosts like ProQuest, EBSCO Host and Ulrichsweb Global Series Directory, the journal has been reviewed by numerous professional dentists practicing across the world. This rich storehouse of dental data is easy to access and can be referred to any minute, even when you are mobile. Serving as your ready reckoner, Guident aims to bring the global dental information at your fingertip to add an ultra-modern touch to your dental practice so that you can help your patients smile forever.

Dr. Parvez A. Khan

Dear readers,
Everything is possible when you just believe in yourself!

It’s my great pleasure to inform you that our GUIDENT is six years old now. With a lot of Congratulations I would like to thanks our advertisers first, with which GUIDENT was able to meet all the financial challenges. Thanks to our mentors, our editorial and review board members for inspiring the GUIDENT team to such a successful outcome, our writers for their contribution, dedication, enthusiasm and insight which made a real difference. And in the last but not the least thanks to all of you our dear readers for your love without which this achievement would not be possible. Your support is behind us all the way.

Pancreatic cancer is a malignant neoplasm originating from transformed cells arising in tissues forming the pancreas. The most common type of pancreatic cancer is adenocarcinoma arising within the exocrine component of the pancreas. A minority arises from islet cells, and is classified as neuroendocrine tumors. Early pancreatic cancer often does not cause symptoms, the later symptoms are usually nonspecific and varied. Therefore, pancreatic cancer is often not diagnosed until it is advanced. Most patients with pancreatic cancer experience pain, weight loss, or jaundice. Pain is present in 80% to 85% of patients with locally advanced or metastatic disease. The pain is usually felt in the upper abdomen as a dull ache that radiates straight through to the back. It may be intermittent and made worse by eating. The researchers stated that gum disease and pancreatic cancer may be associated with one another. The study stated that the bacteria present in the formation of gum disease are linked to two times higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer. The new optimism centered around saliva tests begins with the basic premise that the human mouth is a virtual bacterial zoo with more than seven hundred species. There are good bacteria that help with digestion and immunity. There are bad bacteria linked to gum disease that also turn up in artery-clogging plaque associated with heart disease. The researchers stated that bacteria ‘Granulicatella adiacens’ was present in the spit of cancer patients than in the spit of healthy comparison subjects. The cancer patients had significantly lower levels of Streptococcus mitis and Neisseria elongata bacteria than the healthy controls. The research is still going on as to whether different combinations of bacteria are a cause or an effect of pancreatic cancer. The study suggested that saliva is a scientifically feasible and credible biomarker source for diseases outside the mouth and is potentially attractive because it’s non-invasive and inexpensive.

Osteoporosis is a disease of bones that leads to an increased risk of fracture. In osteoporosis, the bone mineral density is reduced, bone micro architecture deteriorates, the amount and variety of proteins in bone are altered. It is often called a "silent" disease because it has no discernable symptoms. Dental X-rays can indentify osteoporosis risk years before condition develops. The dental X-ray software should not been seen as a replacement for DEXA. British study has shown that bone deterioration in the jaw which is routinely X-rayed prior to dental treatment, can reveal if bone deterioration is occurring in other parts of the body too. The approach is to analyze specific traits in bone patterns, such as thickness, amount of fragmentation and the main orientation of trabecular bone. A spongy mesh at the end of bones that becomes thinner and more porous with age. The measurement of mandibular cortical width using active shape modeling is capable of diagnosing skeletal osteoporosis with good diagnostic ability and repeatability. By analyzing a small area depicting the trabecular bone on the ordinary dental radiographs, dentists can predict the osteoporotic condition of the patient. It may be advisable to integrate other factors into this kind of screening system. Clinical features such as gender, age, use of hormone replacement therapy, familial history of osteoporosis, race and other X-ray measurements could be used. Meanwhile, the use of dental X-rays as a screening tool is low-cost and poses almost no extra radiation. Those found to be at a higher risk can be referred for more thorough exams.

Dental caries is an infection that is bacterial in origin. It causes demineralization and destruction of the hard tissues by production of acid and bacterial fermentation of the food debris accumulated on the tooth surface. A research was conducted in Ireland, on the action of coconut oil on the tooth surface. Coconut oil is an edible oil, that is extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts harvested from the coconut palm. Digested coconut oil is a natural antibiotic. The scientist tested the antibacterial action of coconut oil in its natural state and coconut oil that had been treated with enzymes, in a process similar to digestion. The researchers found that the enzyme-modified coconut oil strongly inhibited the growth of most strains of Streptococcus bacteria including Streptococcus mutans (An acid-producing bacterium that is a major cause of tooth decay). Additional testing found that enzyme-modified coconut oil was also harmful to the yeast Candida albicans that can cause thrush. The researchers concluded that the coconut oil is able to attack the bacteria that causes tooth decay. Enzyme-modified coconut oil can be incorporated into dental hygiene products. It can be an attractive alternative to chemical additives, as it works at relatively low concentrations.

Gummy smile is considered as a normal variation of human anatomy. Some people are very self-conscious of this aesthetic disorder. Correcting a gummy smile can be accomplished by one of two possible simple surgical procedures, depending upon the amount of gum reduction necessary, gingivectomy or gingival crown lengthening. Both of these surgical procedures reduce the amount of gum tissue displayed. To avoid surgeries, two injections of botulinum toxin can cure this gummy smile. Botulinum toxin is injected into the levator labii superioris nasalis muscle. This muscle is attached to the upper frontal process of the maxilla and dilates the nostril and pulls the upper lip upwards during a smile. It is also brought into play when someone snarls. A study claimed that the treatment lasts for a minimum of three months. According to the research injection can also be used to treat lopsided smiles, by varying the amount of toxin injected into the muscle on either side of the nose. American singer Elvis Preseley is famous for his use of this facial expression, earning this muscle his nickname. Botulinum toxin is an easy way to cure a gummy smile.

This month Guident is going to participate in 4 major dental events, Expodent Bangalore, Delhi Dental Show, Famdent Chennai, and AOI Implant conference Jaipur. I hope all the events will get success and will help to increase Guident readership more.

Lastly I would like to congratulate Dr Anil Shah and his organizing committee for the grand success of SOLA Conference-2012 Delhi.

Dear Readers,

facebook is one of the major revolution of our time. There are many social networking sites but facebook is doing its job in a better and smarter way. Facebook has over 900 million active users, more than half of them using Facebook on a mobile device.

Do you know, how do some dentists use Facebook for dental marketing? New survey from TheWealthyDentist.com tells the story.

A recent survey of practicing dentists by TheWelathyDentist.com gives the breakdown of how many dentists use Facebook for dental marketing, and the ways they use that site to promote their practices.

Two thirds (67%) of the dentists who responded said they have a Facebook page for their practice, while only one third reported that they do not. Most of the dentists using Facebook pages practice in suburban locations.

The high percentage of dental practices on Facebook is not necessarily surprising, since the site has become a household word, it has close to 160 million monthly visitors and is second only to Google in total web traffic.

According to the survey, close to 90 percent of the practices that have a Facebook page use it for basic "business card" information – address, phone number, doctor names and services provided, etc.

When it comes to using the pages for dental advertising i.e. discounts extra, the numbers are much lower. Most dentists know that social media is here to stay, but have not yet actively and strategically incorporated Facebook into their marketing plans.

In summary, the majority of dentists surveyed have either taken the first steps of setting up their Facebook business page, or are willing to do so if they could easily ascertain what to do and how to do it.

So if you have created your web page, it times to upload it on facebook.

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