https://ijdrd.com/index.php/ijdrd/issue/feed International Journal Of Drug Research And Dental Science 2021-10-19T08:27:47-04:00 Yogesh Kumar editor.ijdrd@gmail.com Open Journal Systems <p><strong>International Journal of Drug Research And Dental Science&nbsp;</strong>is an official peer-reviewed journal published Quarterly, with a total of 4 issues a year. The journal aims to publish high-quality articles in the field of Drug Research and Dental science. Original articles, review articles, short communications, and letters to the editor in Drug and Dental are accepted. All articles published in this journal represent the opinion of the authors and not reflect the official policy of the International Journal of Drug Research and Dental science (IJDRD). All papers are subjected to double-blinded peer-review.&nbsp;</p> https://ijdrd.com/index.php/ijdrd/article/view/105 Mental Health of Dental Professionals during the Second COVID‑19 Pandemic -A Brief Review 2021-09-06T01:33:44-04:00 Dr. Tarun Vyas tarunvyas14@gmail.com <p>N/A</p> 2021-09-03T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 International Journal Of Drug Research And Dental Science https://ijdrd.com/index.php/ijdrd/article/view/104 Analysis of Marginal Bone Loss and Residual Ridge Resorption in Conventionally Loaded Single and Two Implant Supported Overdentures 2021-09-03T22:47:54-04:00 Harvindersingh Gill gill.harvindersingh86@gmail.com Archana Nagpal gill.harvindersingh86@gmail.com Sharad Vaidya gill.harvindersingh86@gmail.com Vikas Jindal gill.harvindersingh86@gmail.com Pratibha Sharma gill.harvindersingh86@gmail.com <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> The aim of this study was to analyze the marginal bone loss and residual ridge resorption in patients wearing single and two implant-supported overdentures.</p> <p><strong>Materials and methods:</strong> This study was conducted on 20 edentulous patients between 50-75 years of age who have been completely edentulous for a period of at least one year or more. Patients were divided into two groups: Group-A in which two implants of size 3.75x13mm were placed in B and D position and ball abutments were attached to make an overdenture; in Group-B patients, a single implant at position C was placed and overdenture was made with ball abutments. Crestal bone loss was recorded around the margins in both the groups and residual ridge resorption was calculated in the mandibular posterior region using Wical And Swoope method. The data collected were compared for analysis using the Man-Whitney U test.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> For 2-IOD overall mean crestal bone loss for one year was 0.15± 0.03cmand for S-IOD it was 0.14 ± 0.03cm. The significance value was calculated to be 0.518 and U=41.5 which was found to be non-significant. Difference in residual ridge resorption was also found to be non-significant in both the groups with the significance value of 0.284 and U=36.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> The scope of the single implant-retained overdentures can be a promising alternative for patients with an atrophic mandible, systemically compromised patients with financial difficulties.</p> 2021-09-03T21:32:19-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 International Journal Of Drug Research And Dental Science https://ijdrd.com/index.php/ijdrd/article/view/106 Comparative Study of Rebamipide & Betamethasone in Managing Stomatopyrosis in Oral Submucous Fibrosis (OSMF) Patients 2021-09-30T07:45:59-04:00 Md. Asdullah drasadalig123@gmail.com R. K. Tiwari rktaligarh@gmail.com Pradhuman Verma pradhuman_verma@rediffmail.com Kauser J Khwaja khwajakauser@yahoo.in Anshul Aggarwal draggarwal.xray@gmail.com Nasir A Salati nasalati@gmail.com <p><strong>Background:</strong> Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) is commonly seen in the Indian subcontinent affecting individuals of all age groups. It is a potentially malignant disorder caused almost exclusively by the use of smokeless forms of tobacco products. The malignant transformation rates vary from 3 to 19%. The standard of care (SOC) in managing OSF includes habit cessation, intralesional steroid and hyaluronidase injections, and mouth opening exercises.</p> <p><strong>Objectives:</strong> To evaluate the efficacy of rebamipide to reduce the oral burning sensation associated with OSMF as compared to coventional Betamethasone intralesional injection.</p> <p><strong>Materials and Methods:</strong> After providing information about the study and obtaining consent, these individuals were divided into two groups of 15 each using random sampling method. Patients in the rebamipide group (group I) were prescribed 100 mg tablets of rebamipide thrice a day for 21 days. The other 15 patients (group II) were given SOC, intralesional betamethasone injection 4 mg/mL once a week for 4 weeks. Visual analog scale (VAS) with 11 points (0–10) was used to assess burning sensation in the first visit, and change in the burning sensation was assessed after every 7<sup>th</sup> day on VAS in both the groups.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> The improvement in the VAS score in each visit was significant (p &lt; 0.05) in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th visit. The VAS score between the 4<sup>th</sup> and 5<sup>th</sup> visit failed to reach a statistically significant level (p&gt;0.05). The VAS score was significantly different between the rebamipide and betamethasone group (p &gt; 0.05) in the third &amp; fourth visits.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> Our results showed that rebamipide was equally efficacious if not better than the betamethasone intralesional injections.</p> 2021-09-30T06:22:57-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 International Journal Of Drug Research And Dental Science https://ijdrd.com/index.php/ijdrd/article/view/107 Teledentistry- Dentist A Call Away: A Review Article 2021-10-19T08:27:47-04:00 Ravina soroutravina@gmail.com Mansi Mehta soroutravina@gmail.com Sachin Mittal soroutravina@gmail.com <p><strong>Abstract:</strong> Dentistry involves close face-to-face interaction with patients, hence during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has mostly been suspended. Teledentistry can offer an innovative solution to resume dental practice during this pandemic. In this review, we provide a brief overview of the applications of teledentistry. Methods: Articles on teledentistry, relevant to this review, were searched and consulted from PubMed, Google Scholar, and Cochrane databases.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> Teledentistry is the remote facilitating of dental treatment, guidance, and education via the use of information technology instead of direct face-to-face contact with patients. Teleconsultation, telediagnosis, tele-triage, and telemonitoring are subunits of teledentistry that have important functions relevant to dental practice. There are many challenges for the acceptance of teledentistry by dentists as well as patients, which need to be addressed urgently.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> Teledentistry can offer a novel solution to resume dental practice during the current pandemic, hence, the need of the hour is to incorporate teledentistry into routine dental practice. If not fully replace, at least teledentistry can complement the existing compromised dental system during the current pandemic.</p> <p>Teledentistry is the remote facilitating of dental guidance, treatment, and education through the use of information technology instead of direct face-to-face contact with patients. Teleconsultation, telediagnosis, tele-triaging, and telemonitoring are subunits of teledentistry that have important functions relevant to dental practice. There are many challenges to acceptance of this technology by the dentists as well as patients, which need to be addressed urgently. Teledentistry can offer an innovative solution to resume dental practice during this pandemic in our Asian population. This article reviews the origin, rationale, scope, basis, and requirements for teledentistry, along with the current evidence that exists in the literature, and illustrates how the digital transformation will strongly aid oral medicine specialists and their patients.</p> 2021-10-19T08:27:47-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 International Journal Of Drug Research And Dental Science