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Clinical Reports

Dr Kevin Ng and Dato' Dr How Kim Chuan discuss the use of photobiomodulation (PBM) device with 42 LED cores producing 650nm wavelength light in shortening treatment time and improving surgical outcome.Maxillary bone resorption after extraction of posterior teeth could cause severe bone loss and greatly reduce bone height...
Dr Francesca Daye See-Santos presents a coronally-advanced flap with subepithelial connective tissue graft to address periodontal attachment loss due to aggressive toothbrushing.A 45-year-old female came to the periodontics department of the University of the East-Manila, complaining about how her maxillary canines appear longer than before. The patient has an...
Dr Denzil Albuquerque and Dr Jojo Kottoor discuss the management and prevention of endodontic perforations to increase the success rate of root canal treatment.Tooth perforation is an artificial communication between the root canal system and the supporting tissues of teeth or to the oral cavity. They can either occur...
To achieve better marginal adaptation to the gingival floor and long-term aesthetic of posterior composite restoration, Dr Christopher Ho presents a novel technique which replaces the lost tooth structure by layering from the periphery towards the centre of the cavity.There has been the emergence of nano-hybrid composite resins that...
A comprehensive treatment approach to address severe midline diastema associated with mesiodens and malocclusion by Dr Emil Angelo Santos.A 10-year-old male patient was referred to our private office (Figs. 1a-c). His chief complaint was the presence of a large midline gap accompanied by an unidentified structure in between the...
By Dr Alan Kwong Hing DDS and Dr Alpdogan Kantarci DDS, PhDImplant stability may be affected by the initial resorption of bone at the implant surface. This may dictate the timing of implant loading and if the implant will osseointegrate. Since the discovery of osseointegration, scientists and clinicians have been...
By Dr Cheng-Hsiang HsuA 58-year-old male patient had lost his lower-right first molar one month ago. It was extracted due to severe mobile and discomfort. He was told that second premolar was to be taken to restore the posterior dentition with dental implants. He came to my clinic for...
Garnering positive feedback and support across various literature, photobiomodulation can serve as an effective aid to help patients with reduced pain and discomfort during treatment.By Dr Kevin Ng and Dr How Kim ChuanOrthodontic tooth movements cause pain and discomfort. It also takes a long time to complete, the average...
A rare and benign bony lesion in the oral maxillofacial region, osteomas may lead to facial deformity and other debilitating issues which causes pain and discomfort to individuals.By Dr Lordjie Marr O. MorillaIn 1935, Jaffe described osteoma as a specific entity. Since then, there are hundreds of published cases...
The evolution of restorative materials plays a huge role in simplifying and streamlining dental procedures, which have become a priority in modern-day dentistry.By Prof Brian Millar, pictures and case by Dr Stephen DennyThere has been a sustained move from conventional cementation to adhesive luting as clinicians move away from...