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Community drinking water fluoridation in the Southern Cape and Karoo Region: a feasibility study
(University of the Western Cape, 2002)
The prevalence of dental decay is high among lower socio-economic groups in the Southern Cape and Karoo region. 70 - 80% of State employed dentists' time in this region is spent on attempting to reduce the pain and sepsis ...
The retentive strength of bonded amalgam restorations
The purpose of this in vitro study is to compare the relative retentive strength of conventional amalgam restorations and bonded amalgam restorations using resin adhesive, glass ionomer cements and resin cements.
An in-vitro study assessing the effect of smear layer on root canal microleakage
The aim of this study was to compare the sealing ability of AH Plus sealer to the canal wall in the presence and absence of the smear layer.
An in-vitro study assessing the color stability of different provisional crown and bridge restorative materials
The aim of this study was to investigate the color stability of two provisional restorative materials used in crown and bridge cases upon exposure to different tea staining solutions and to evaluate the effectiveness of a ...
Antibiotic prophylaxis in third molar surgery
(University of Western Cape, 2007)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the need for prophylactic antibiotic treatment in third molar surgery and to establish specific guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis in the department of Maxillo-Facial and Oral ...
Tuberculosis in the head and neck – experience in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Tuberculosis is the world’s leading cause of death from a single infective agent. The World Health Organisation has declared the disease a “global emergency”. Extrapulmonary presentations form a major proportion of new ...
A descriptive analysis of oral lichen planus from tertiary diagnostic centres in the Western Cape
(University of Western Cape, 2009)
Lichen planus is a systemic disease that follows a chronic course. The exact aetiology remains unknown but an immune mediated pathogenesis has been implicated. Oral lichen planus is a common form of this disease and can ...
Orofacial sepsis and HIV at maxillo-facial surgery units in the Western Cape: a prospesctive study
The World Health Organisation estimated that in 2002 more than 13,772 000 deaths in developing countries were caused by infections. This accounted for more than 45% of all deaths, making up 7 of the top 10 causes of death ...
Dental maturation of the permanent mandibular teeth of South African children and the relation to chronological age
Age estimation of the skeletal remains of children can be accomplished by examination of the ossification centres and the fusion of the epiphyseal plates of long bones. Dental age estimation is done by examining the ...
Oral lesions in hiv/aids patients before and after haart treatment
The initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy has shown to result in successful suppression of viral replications followed by an increase in CD4 lymphocytes, a partial recovery of T-cell specific immune responses ...