Indian Journal of Contemporary Dentistry <p><strong>Indian Journal of Contemporary Dentistry</strong> is a double blind peer reviewed international journal which has commenced its publication from January 2013. The journal is half yearly in frequency. The journal covers all aspects of odontology including Forensic Odontology. The journal has been assigned ISSN 2320-5806 (Print Version) and ISSN 2320-5962 (Online Version). The journal is covered by many international data bases.</p> <p>This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.</p> en-US (Dr R K Sharma) (Dr R K Sharma) Thu, 12 Nov 2020 06:45:49 +0000 OJS 60 Comparative Analysis of the Influence of the Type of Cementation of Co-Cr Alloy Cast Core <p>There is little in the literature on retention of Co-Cr (cobalt-chromium) cast metal pins cemented with resin <br>or conventional alloy and, although many methods have been tested and used, there is no specific technique <br>or material indicated in all clinical cases. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the retention of <br>the molten metal pins cemented with zinc phosphate and resin cement after the root impregnation/treatment <br>with chitosan. Methods: A Pull Out was used with a universal test machine, with a speed of 0.5mm / Minute <br>and with a 50kgf load cell. Results: The obtained results were submitted to the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test <br>to verify the homogeneity of the data, and it was verified that the values were normal. Conclusion: It was <br>concluded that the cementation of the molten metal pins of Co-Cr with resinous cementations agent is more <br>efficient than the action of the zinc phosphate cement when the chitosan is used as an irrigating agent. </p> Bruna de Cássia Ávila1, Eder Luiz Martins Junior1, Gabriela Rocha Gomes1, Dhelfeson Willya Douglas-de- Oliveira1, Rodrigo Galo1 Copyright (c) 2020 Fri, 16 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Lymphangioma of Lip: A Case Report <p>Lymphangiomas are congenital benign tumors of lymphatic system commonly found in the head and neck<br>region but they are extremely rare entity in the oral cavity. The common site of occurrence for lymphangioma<br>in the oral cavity is the anterior dorsum and lateral border of tongue but has been reported in other parts<br>of oral cavity such as the palate, cheeks, floor of the mouth, gingiva and lips. The most accepted treatment<br>option for lymphangioma is complete surgical excision. There is only a minimal chance of recurrence. In<br>this article we report a rare case of lymphangioma of the lower lip of 55-year old male patient.</p> Mohammad Ehtisham1, Sheeba Nissar2, Sonia Gupta3, Shahla Khan4, Rehan Khan5 Copyright (c) 2020 Fri, 16 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Modifi ed Use of Quad Helix to Correct Scissor Bite in Growing Child: A Case Report <p>Molar scissor?bite is a common finding in orthodontics and many times, it can be found as a sole malocclusion<br>in a patient. Alignment of such buccally erupted molars is a challenging task. This article describes a modified<br>use of conventional quad helix appliance to correct scissor bite in a growing child.</p> Sanjeev Vaid1, Aditi Malhotra2, Dimple Chainta3, Kehar Singh Negi4, Atul Singh5 Copyright (c) 2020 Fri, 16 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 The Efficacy of Three Different File Systems in Removal of Root Filling Residue that Remains in Oval Root Canal after The Use of Protaper Retreatment Files: An In-Vitro Cone Beam Computed Tomography Study <p>Aims: To evaluate the efficacy of supplementary file system in removal of gutta-percha and sealer from root<br>canal system.<br>Methods and Material: Forty five oval single rooted mandibular premolars were prepared upto size<br>F2(Dentsply Protaper)and obturated with Guttapercha and sealer and randomly divided in group I, Group<br>II and group III (n=15). Each group were retreated with Protaper Retreatment files and then additionally<br>retreated with Supplementary files, XP EndoFinisher R file, Protaper F3 And F4 and Wave One Large<br>respectively. The Cone Beam Computed Tomographic Scans(CBCT) were taken after Obturation, during<br>First stage retreatment and Second stage retreatment to compare volume of root filling residue that remained<br>after different stages of retreatment.<br>Statistical analysis used: ANOVA and Tukeys Multiple comparision test were used to compare the data<br>Results: Group I exhibited least root canal residue (p&lt;0.01) as compared to Group II and Group III that were<br>Statistically similar (P&gt;0.05)<br>Conclusions: The Protaper retreatment files, coupled with XP Endofinisher R file, results in better removal<br>of the root canal fillings.</p> Satish Sane1, Sharad Kokate2, Ajinkya Pawar3 Copyright (c) 2020 Fri, 16 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Comparitive Evaluation of Antimicrobial Efficacy of Ocimum Sanctum, Tridax Procumbens and Mango Kernel Extracts With Sodium Hypochlorite and Chlorhexidine as Rootcanal Irrigants - An Invitro Study <p>Enterococcus faecalis and Candida albicans have a major role in the etiology of retreatment cases. It<br>is frequently found in high percentage of root canal failures and can be seen as single organism or as a<br>major component of the mixed flora.Various investigations have demonstrated that thorough and complete<br>debridement of rootcanal system is impossible with mechanical driven or hand instrumentation to eliminate<br>the microorganisms and their byproducts. Hence, endodontic preparation should be supported by irrigants<br>for enhanced disinfection. The use of conventional irrigants especially sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) is<br>highly efficient in eliminating E.faecalis biofilm. But its major disadvantage is its tissue toxicity and in<br>addition it doesnot remove all of the smear layer, for which reason plant products that are consumed orally<br>for varied medicinal purpose are assayed for their antibiotic properties.<br>The present study resulted in a conclusion that combination of 2% chlorhexidine and mango kernel shows<br>superior antimicrobial efficacy to that of 5.25% NaOCl,&amp; 2 % Chlorhexidine against strains of E.faecalis &amp;<br>C.albicans and also shows that the new bio irrigant has good shelf life and rapid onset of action.</p> Sruthi Viswanath1, George Thomas2, Sunil Jose3, Madhukiran Mk3 , Sona Joseph4, Tinu Thankachan1 Copyright (c) 2020 Fri, 16 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Understanding the Basics of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS- CoV-2) Infection from a Dentist’s Perspective: A Review <p>Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is still on rise and is affecting the most of the world population.<br>It is causing a widespread public health concerns, thus making it necessary to take proper infection control<br>measure. The transmission risk of COVID -19 infections is higher amongst the healthcare professionals<br>including dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants. Dental professionals are at high risk due to face to<br>face communication and getting exposed to saliva , blood and other body fluids and can be potential carrier<br>of COVID-19 .Undoubtedly COVID-19 has affected the dentistry like never before and directing dentistry<br>in a whole new direction. Though the dental professionals are at high risk, their role is vital for the screening<br>and also in controlling the spread of infection through their clinical set up. The dental professionals need to<br>have a basic understanding of the corona virus and also on COVID 19 infection. The importance of saliva<br>in both the transmission and in diagnostic perspective need to be elaborated to the dental professionals. Also<br>the dental professionals may be involved in studying the disease specific oral manifestations of this newly<br>emerged disease. This article is designed in order to provide information regarding COVID-19, possible<br>methods of diagnosing COVID-19 through oral manifestations and also specific recommendations for dental<br>practice.</p> Prathi Patel1, Khushali Shah2, Sima Odedra3, Jayasankar Pillai4, Shreya Thakkar5, Parth Modi6, Mansoorkhan Pathan6 Copyright (c) 2020 Fri, 16 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000