Indian Journal of Contemporary Dentistry 2022-08-23T06:50:01+00:00 Dr Sachin Sinha Open Journal Systems <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> Mucormycosis with Covid-19: A Review on Clinical Manifestations and Treatment 2022-08-18T06:12:56+00:00 Avineet Kaur Mohnish Kumar Gaganpreet Singh Aaron Sarwal Parminder Kaur Harnoor Singh Sandhu <p>Mucormycosis is a dangerous fungal disease caused by a group of moulds identified as mucormycetes.<br />Mucormycosis is more commonly observed in patients with underlying medical conditions such as; diabetic<br />acidosis, acute leukemia and patients under corticosteroids or cytotoxic drugs. Depending on the patient’s,<br />mortality rates can be up to 100%. Initial diagnosis and rapid treatment can decrease the mortality and morbidity<br />of this dangerous fungal disease.</p> 2022-08-18T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Retrospective Study: Evaluating the Positioning Errors in Digital Panoramic Radiographs 2022-08-18T06:18:30+00:00 Sanjeet Singh Inderpreet Singh Farooq Ahmed Arshid Baba <p>To produce a panoramic cardiograph with a constant image quality common errors must be kept to a minimum.<br>This study is conducted with an objective to analyse the most prevalent positioning and technical errors in<br>panoramic radiographs.<br>300 Orthopantomograms(OPGs) were taken from January 2020 to December 2021 in the Maxillofacial Imaging<br>centre and they were assessed by three maxillofacial radiologists for analysing positional errors.<br>Using the OHP sheet, all radiographs were viewed on a computer monitor to demarcate the ‘’6’’ Zones. Results<br>showed that around 52 radiographs were error free (17.3%) and 248 radiographs had errors (82.6%). The<br>radiographs having single positional error were 205(82.66%). The radiographs having two positional errors were<br>35(14.1%). The radiographs having three positional errors were 8(3.2%).<br>The outcome of analysis reveals that percentage of positioning errors in panoramic radiographs is fairly high<br>which reduces its diagnostic value. The Technicians are made aware of the errors and are instructed to double<br>check the patient’s position before taking radiographs.</p> 2022-08-18T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Dermatoglyphics: An Indicator of Dental Caries in Humans 2022-08-18T06:32:54+00:00 Gagan Raj Dhananjay Kumar Suma B.S. Garima Mangal Ashok kumar Akela <p>Background: We all know that fingerprints are found in human and some animals and they are unique to all<br>individuals and remain unchanged over the life time. Today the study of the fingerprints has crossed its traditional<br>realms and is being widely used as an adjunct in medical and dental fields to diagnose conditions with a suspected<br>genetic base.<br>Aim &amp; Objective: 1. To record and evaluate the Dermatoglyphics pattern in subjects attending OPD of Buddha<br>Institute of Dental Sciences &amp; Hospital, Patna, Bihar. 2. To identify and compare the type of Dermatoglyphics<br>pattern associated with dental caries. 3. To find association (if any) between different Dermatoglyphics patterns<br>and Dental caries.<br>Methodology: A descriptive cross sectional study was conducted in OPD of Buddha Institute of Dental Sciences<br>&amp; Hospital, Patna among simple random sample of 76 OPD Patient in the age group of 18-40 years after satisfying<br>the inclusion &amp; exclusion criteria. The data was collected using a proforma consisting of demographic details,<br>oral hygiene practices, Sugar consumption, fingerprints format and WHO ORAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT FORM<br>(2013) was used to assess the Dentition status of the individual. Dermatoglyphic (Fingerprints) of the study subject<br>were recorded using the Ink Method described by Cummin and Midlo &amp; dermatoglyphic patterns were analyzed<br>with the help of a magnifying glass (10×) under guidance of fingerprint expert. Data were collected, compiled<br>&amp; tabulated using Microsoft excel &amp; analyzed by Chi-square test &amp; independent sample T test with p &lt; 0.05 as<br>statistically significant.<br>Result: Prevalence of dental caries was highest among subjects with whorl pattern (3.59±2.18) followed by Loop<br>pattern (2.73±1.56) whereas the subjects with Arch pattern shows lowest prevalence of dental caries (1.39±1.28) &amp;<br>this result came out to be statistically significant (P &lt; 0.05).<br>Conclusion: From this study it is clear that Dental caries susceptibility of an individual increases in the subject<br>having Whorl pattern &amp; thus there is a definite correlation between fingerprint patterns and dental caries.</p> 2022-08-18T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 3-D Printing: Its Applications in Pediatric Dental Practice: A Review of Literature 2022-08-23T06:50:01+00:00 Yashodhora Hazra Arathi Rao Suprabha BS <p>Background: Over the last few years, Three-dimensional (3-D) printing, and prototyping has gained popularity<br>within medical and dental profession and among patients alike. 3-D printing is an additive manufacturing<br>technique in which objects are formed by deposition of material layer by layer. 3-D printers are machines that<br>produce representations of objects either planned with a CAD program or scanned with a 3-D scanner. This<br>article highlights the evolution, benefits and application of 3-D printers in pediatric dentistry.</p> 2022-08-18T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022