Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Anand, Vipul


Evaluation of various methods of assessing residual alveolar ridge before implant insertion

Dr. Ashish Choudhary; Dr. Muktesh Mahajan; Dr.Priyanka Roy; Dr. Anu Vashish; Vaishali .; Vipul Anand

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 4648-4653

Background: Treatment planning for implants includes a through radiographic and clinical examination. This study compared ridge mapping, direct surgical exposure and CT scan for alveolar ridge assessment before dental implant insertion. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 60 patients who were selected for dental implants placement of both genders. Patients were divided into 3 groups of 20 each. In group I, direct surgical exposure, in group II CT scan and in group III ridge-mapping procedure was performed at 3 mm and 6 mm from alveolar crest.
Results: The mean measurement of alveolar ridge at 3 mm in group I was 3.92 mm, in group II was 4.02 mm and in group III was 3.90 mm. The difference between groups was non- significant (P> 0.05). The mean measurement of alveolar ridge at 6 mm in group I was 6.46 mm, in group II was 6.54 mm and in group III was 6.44 mm. The difference between groups was non- significant (P> 0.05).
Conclusion: Authors found that all the methods revealed similar results hence any of these methods may be used in alveolar ridge assessment before inserting dental implants.

Knowledge, Awareness And Practice Of Dental Practitioners Regarding COVID-19 Pandemic- A Cross-Sectional Study

Anmol Bagaria; Shivam Bhardwaj; Ritu Sharma; Vaishali .; Vipul Anand; Pratik Prakash Bumb

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 4625-4630

Background: The present study was conducted to assess knowledge, awareness and
practice of dental practitioners regarding COVID-19 pandemic.
Materials & Methods: 240 dental practitioners of both genders were provided with a
questionnaire regarding knowledge and practice regarding COVID-19 pandemic.
Results: 80% showed that SARS-CoV-2 is the cause of COVID- 19. 85% replied that 2-14
days is the incubation period of Covid- 19, 75% correctly replied that 6.8 % is the
incubation period for COVID- 19 and 82% replied that rRT-PCR is the laboratory test
available for detection of COVID- 19. 80% replied yes in order to provide treatment to
infected patients and 10% replied no. In response to question whether masks, head cap and
sanitizer protect against virus, 74% replied yes, 18% replied no and 8% replied don’t know.
The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Dental practitioners had sufficient knowledge, awareness and practice
regarding COVID-19 pandemic.