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) Mon, 12 Jul 2021 04:43:39 -0500 OJS 60 Osteoclastic Activity in Orthodontic Tooth Movement- A Review <p>It is a well-known concept that bone remodeling occurs during orthodontic tooth movement. The orthodontic<br>literature is vastly full of information about the changes occurring on the periodontal ligament level.<br>However, changes occurring in the alveolar bone are being elucidated. What we know about bone resorption<br>has changed a lot in the last few decades. The osteoclast is the only cell to nibble and breakdown the bone,<br>and also aids in formation and resorption of bone tissue. In this review, we briefly describe the phases and<br>theories of tooth movement and also the changes involved during orthodontic tooth movement.</p> Arulvizhi. M, Nandini, Muralidhara. B V, Bastian T.S, Jithesh Kumar. K, Selvamani. M Copyright (c) 2021 Mon, 12 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0500 Post Covid-19 Mucormycosis (Black Fungus) and Its Prosthodontic Considerations <p>While our country battles with COVID-19, the issue of post COVID-19 mucormycosis termed as black<br>fungus has emerged as a significant problem. India bears the dubious distinction of being both the diabetes,<br>as well as the mucormycosis, ‘capital’ of the world.<br>Mucormycosis is one of the several opportunistic fungi that becomes invasive and pathogenic in patients<br>with altered metabolic status in those who are immunologically compromised.It is of particular interest to<br>the dentists because of the presenting symptoms and the oral and facial defects that result from the course<br>of the disease and the treatment.</p> Gayatri Deokar, Babita Yeshwante, Nazish Baig, Vivek Jadhav, Rasika Patil Copyright (c) 2021 Mon, 12 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0500 Prevalence of Oral Lichen Planus in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: Study <p>Aim: To determine the prevalence of oral lichen planus (OLP) in population of patients with diabetes<br>mellitus compared with a control population.<br>Material and Methods: A Total of 196 patients over the age of 35 years, who were diagnosed as insulindependent<br>diabetes mellitus and identical number of age, gender and race – matched controls, were examined<br>for clinical evidence of OLP. Patients with diabetes mellitus of any other type were excluded from control<br>group.<br>Results: Nine diabetic patients (4.6%) and six control patients (3.1%) had clinical evidence of OLP.There<br>was no overall difference between the diabetic and non-diabetic patients with lichen planus (P=0.430) and<br>no statistically significant difference in terms of gender, race and age.<br>Conclusion: There was no apparent association of diabetes and OLP in this population</p> Inderpreet Singh Oberoi, Altaf Hussain Chalkoo Copyright (c) 2021 Mon, 12 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0500 Role of C-reactive Protein, Total Leukocyte count and Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate as a Diagnostic and Prognostic Indicator in Maxillofacial Infections <p>Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of C-reactive protein (CRP), Total Leukocyte Count<br>(TLC) and Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) levels as diagnostic and prognostic indicators in patients<br>diagnosed with maxillofacial odontogenic infections.<br>Materials and Methods: A prospective study was done among 30 patients with maxillofacial odontogenic<br>infections. Blood samples were collected at 3 intervals to detect the level of the study parameters followed<br>by incision and drainage for all the patients under Local anesthesia.<br>Results: The mean CRP, TLC and ESR levels gradually reduced on 5th post-operative day as compared to<br>day 1 and 3 suggestive of resolution of the infectious state.<br>Conclusion: We conclude that CRP is required only in selective cases of maxillofacial infection where<br>monitoring under intensive care will be required, else TLC alone is sufficient to indicate the presence of<br>infection along with adequate medical and surgical care.</p> Sivakumar Beena, Shaji Thomas, Darpan Bhargava, Suyash Dubey Copyright (c) 2021 Mon, 12 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0500 A Survey on Knowledge of Medical Emergencies and Its Management among the Under-Graduate (UG) Clinical Students of a Dental College in Pondicherry, India <p>Introduction: Dentist can encounter a medical emergency during any phase of the dental treatment. It is<br>essential for the clinician to accurately identify and manage a life threatening situation in patients undergoing<br>dental treatment. The aim of the present study is to assess the knowledge on medical emergencies and its<br>management among dental clinical students of a dental college in Pondicherry.<br>Materials and Methods: A retrospective questionnaire study was conducted among 135 under-graduate<br>(UG) students to assess their knowledge on various medical emergency conditions and its management from<br>their level of perception in clinical postings.<br>Results: The overall knowledge regarding identification and management of medical emergencies among<br>the study population was found to be inadequate.<br>Conclusion: Every dentist must be prepared for an emergency and believing it can be a real possibility<br>is of paramount importance. It cannot be completely prevented but efficiently managed with appropriate<br>knowledge of signs, symptoms and management techniques.</p> Kuldeep Singh Shekhawat, Sivakumar Beena Copyright (c) 2021 Mon, 12 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0500