Journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy (India Section) <div id="i-scholarabout"><img class="media-object" style="width: 222px; float: left; margin: 0px 16px 15px 20px;" src="" /> <p><strong>Editor :</strong> Prof. O. P. Karbanda<br /><strong>Online ISSN :</strong> 2405-772X<br /><strong>Print ISSN :</strong> 0970-2199<br /><strong>Frequency :</strong> Quarterly<br /><strong>Publisher/s :</strong> Informatics Publishing Limited and Journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy (India Section)</p> <p>The Journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy is the official peer reviewed journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy - India Section and is published quarterly (March, June, September and December).</p> The Journal is Indexed in Index Copernicus, i-Scholar, J-Gate Plus.. Index Copernicus Value - ICV 2018 = 85.67<br /><a href="" target="blank"><img src="" alt="" width="160" height="77" /></a><a href="" target="blank"><img style="font-size: 0.875rem;" src="" alt="" width="160" height="77" /></a><a href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="" alt="" /></a><a href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="" alt="" /></a></div> en-US All the articles published in JPFA are distributed under a creative commons license. The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright of their work (all usages allowed except for commercial purpose). (O. P. Kharbanda) (Journal Coordinator - Mala KG) Tue, 26 Jul 2022 16:42:02 +0000 OJS 60 A Comparative Measurement of Edentulous Bone Between Cone Beam Computed Tomography vs. Dentascan CT in Implant Patients: In Vivo Study <strong>Aim:</strong> To compare the linear and mesiodistal measurement of alveolar edentulous bone between CBCT and Dentascan CT. Vivo-comparative study. <strong>Materials and Methods:</strong> 30 implant patients were selected among the partially edentulous ridge in pre-maxillary region. After using a radiographic stent splint (3×3 mm square), a CBCT and Dentascan was scanned. Linear and mesiodistal radiographic evaluations were performed from a built-in software tool. The student unpaired t-test was used for finding significant difference in between and within group. P-value less than 0.05 was considered to be statistically significant.<strong> Results:</strong> Linear Radiographic Evaluation by Dentascan was 20.75 ± 2.14 and by CBCT was 20.86 ± 2.18, Mesiodistal Radiographic Evaluation by Dentascan was 6.71 ± 0.70 and by CBCT was 6.79 ± 0.70. <strong>Conclusion:</strong> The linear assessment of the implant site taken on Dentascan was almost similar to that recorded on CBCT and P-value is not significant (&gt;0.05). Mukesh Kumar Singhal, Sankey Kumar Baidya, Astha Khurana, Mehjabeen Kouser Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy (India Section) Tue, 26 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Comparison of Tensile Bond Strength of Permasoft® and GC Reline Soft® Resilient Liners after Denture Base Surface Pretreatment <strong>Objectives:</strong> The surface treatment of intaglio denture base surface by sandblasting followed by Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) monomer might enhance the bond strength of resilient liners. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare Tensile Bond Strength (TBS) of two resilient liners after surface treatment of Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) resins by sandblasting and MMA monomer. <strong>Materials and Methods:</strong> One hundred and sixty PMMA resin blocks were randomly divided into eight groups of 20 blocks each based on type of resilient long term liner used (P=PermaSoft and G=GC Reline Soft) and the surface treatment performed (C=untreated Controls, S=Sandblasted, M=MMA monomer treated and SM=Sandblasted and MMA monomer treated: Group PC (PermaSoft untreated Controls), PS (PermaSoft Sandblasted), PM (PermaSoft MMA monomer treated) and PSM (PermaSoft Sandblasted and MMA monomer treated, GC (GC Reline Soft untreated Controls), GS (GC Reline Soft Sandblasted), GM (GC Reline Soft MMA monomer treated) and GSM (GC Reline Soft Sandblasted and MMA monomer treated). Each specimen was prepared by joining two PMMA resin blocks having standard dimensions of 10 × 10 × 40mm with either of the resilient liner of thickness of 10 × 10 × 3mm. The prepared 80 specimens were subjected to testing of TBS by universal testing machine. Also, the types of failure, whether adhesive, cohesive or mixed, were determined by stereomicroscope. One-way ANOVA followed by Tukey post hoc test was used to compare TBS of different surface treatment group with similar resilient liner. Student T-test was used to compare TBS of different resilient liner with similar surface treatment. The level of significance was set at 0.05. <strong>Results:</strong> There was highly significant difference in mean TBS of four surface treatment subgroups within both the groups (P&lt;0.001). The Tukey post hoc test showed significant difference (P&lt;0.05) between group PC=0.837 ± 0.120MPa and PSM=1.104 ± 0.234MPa; and GS=1.304 ± 0.261MPa and GM=2.053 ± 0.784MPa and highly significant difference (P&lt;0.001) between group PS=0.741 ± 0.103 MPa) and PSM=1.104 ± 0.234MPa); and GS=1.304 ± 0.261MPa) and GSM=2.176 ± 0.262MPa. The mean TBS of GC Reline Soft was significantly higher (&lt;0.001) than PermaSoft in various surface treatment groups. The overall modes of failures were predominantly cohesive type (63.75%) followed by mixed type (18.75%) and adhesive type (17.50%). <strong>Conclusions:</strong> All groups tested had mean bond strength values greater than the minimum acceptable standard (0.44MPa) for clinical application. MMA monomer treatment alone or in combination with sandblasting resulted in increase of the mean TBS whereas sandblasting resulted in decrease of the mean TBS of both PermaSoft and GC Reline Soft specimens. Fatema Sodawala, Javed Sodawala Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy (India Section) Tue, 26 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Comparison Of Peri-implant Bone Level Changes In Immediate Implant With Functional Versus Non- Functional Loading In Mandibular Posterior Region <strong>Introduction:</strong> Traditionally, teeth that are absent are substituted by partial dentures or by complete dentures. Many prefer a dental implant as it tries to imitate the natural tooth. Though the notion of immediate loading reduced the time of prosthetic treatment, debate arose whether the loading should be functional or non-functional. The objective of this study was to compare the Peri-implant Bone Level (PIBL) deviations in immediate implant placement with instantaneous functional versus non-functional loading in the mandibular posterior region. <strong>Material and Methods:</strong> Fifty patients were incorporated in the study and distributed by random sampling into two groups of equal members each. Group A had patients in whom implant was placed followed by immediate functional loading. Group B were those who had non-functional loading. After bone implant integration, temporary crowns were replaced with metal ceramic prosthesis. PIBL change (in mm) of each implant was assessed by periapical radiograph which were taken at immediate post op, after one month and then on three and six months follow up. Statistical analysis was done using software SPSS v 21.0. Comparison between the groups (Mann Whitney U test), intragroup (Friedman’s) and Wilcoxon Signed rank test for pairwise comparison were done. <strong>Results:</strong> There was PIBL gain mesially and distally of the implants in both the groups in all time intervals of one, three and six months follow up. <strong>Conclusions:</strong> To conclude immediate implants restored instantly yielded affirmative result as far as survival of the implants, bone level changes and aesthetics of the soft tissues are concerned irrespective of the type of loading. Gajendra Bagri, Sankalp Mittal, Anjali D. Tiwari, Vinay Kumar, Saurabh Jain, Vineet Nair Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy (India Section) Tue, 26 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Vertical Biologically Oriented Preparation Technique (BOPT) <p>The abutment tooth preparations for fixed prosthesis can be tried by a variety of methods, with the most common being the specified margin preparation and the vertical preparation or feather edge preparation. The second one was first utilised for prosthesis on abutment teeth that had periodontal disease and had been treated with resective surgery. In vertical preparation, we can alter gingival tissues to our desired contours using a rigorous, phased approach that includes preparation, provisionalization, and final prosthesis. The technique of vertical preparation in which finish line is absent, is a method in which the abutments are prepared by using a diamond rotary instrument into the sulcus to remove the existing cement-enamel junction and to make a new prosthetic cement-enamel junction controlled by the margin of the prosthesis.</p> Harsimran Kaur, Shivam Singh Tomar, Pankaj Dhawan Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy (India Section) Tue, 26 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Andrews Bridge Fixed Removable System: A Clinical Case Report <p>The aesthetic zone presents a dilemma for prosthetic rehabilitation. Prosthetic restoration of significant alveolar bone loss in the aesthetic zone is often challenging. The Andrews Bridge fixed removable system can be used in such cases as it combines the benefits of a Fixed Partial Denture (FPD) with the aesthetics of a Removable Partial Denture (RPD) to restore lost teeth and gingiva while addressing the aesthetic challenge of significant alveolar bone loss. It reduces the denture bulk and provides good retention and patient comfort. There is no need for palatal or lingual flange covering, as in a regular RPD.</p> Vineet Sharma, Jyoti Paliwal, Kamal Kumar Meena, Ramjee Lal Lal Raigar, Priyanka Yadav Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy (India Section) Tue, 26 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000