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p20

1. p20-ARC One of the subunits of ARP2/3. 2. p20-CGGBP (CGG-binding protein1) A protein that binds to the unmethylated form of the trinucleotide repeat ...

dental formula

dental formula  

A method of describing the number and arrangement of teeth in man and animals using letters and figures. It is written as an expression of the number of each type of tooth in one side of the upper ...
probe

probe  

(prohb)a thin rod of pliable metal with a blunt swollen end. The instrument is used for exploring cavities, wounds, fistulae, or sinus channels. ultrasound p. see transducer, ultrasonography. See ...
dental unit water lines

dental unit water lines  

(DUWLs)Part of a dental chair unit (DCU) used to provide water to cool and irrigate a variety of DCU-supplied instruments (i.e. turbine and conventional handpieces, ultrasonic scalers, and ...
bonding

bonding  

The joining or attaching of two substances together by means of a chemical reaction or an adhesive, now extensively used in restorative dentistry. A bonding agent is a chemical agent used to provide ...
vein

vein  

A blood vessel conveying blood towards the heart. Only the pulmonary veins carry oxygenated blood. Small veins (venules) drain blood from the capillaries and unite to form a vein. The walls of a vein ...
ultrasound

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
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... gland masses. An important advantage of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool is that it is non-ionizing. Ultrasound Further Reading: Kotecha S. , Bhatia P. , Rout P. G. J. Diagnostic ultrasound in the head and neck. Dent Update ...

dental formula

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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2020
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...P = Premolar, M = Molar). Humans have two dental formulae—one for the primary dentition and one for the permanent dentition. The dental formulae for different animals vary according to diet and function. Dental formulae of humans and some animals Species Dental formula Total number of teeth Human (primary dentition) I 2/2 C1/1 M2/2 20 Human (secondary dentition) I 2/2 C 1/1 P 2/2 M 3/3 32 Dog I 3/3 C 1/1 P 4/4 M 2/3 42 Horse I 3/3 C 1/1 P 4/4 M 3/3 44 Sheep I 0/3 C 0/1 P 3/3 M 3/3 32 Rat I 1/1 C 0/0 P...

systemic inflammatory response syndrome

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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...systemic inflammatory response syndrome ( SIRS ) Severe systemic sepsis . The diagnosis requires two or more of a group of signs: temperature greater than 38ºC or less than 36ºC; heart rate over 90 beats per minute; respiratory rate of over 20 breaths per minute or P a CO 2 of less than 4.3kPa; and white cell count of over 12x10 9 /L or under 4x10 9 /L. There is some debate as to whether this terminology is...

warfarin

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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2020
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...) below 4.0 should continue warfarin therapy without dose adjustment. Trade names: Marevan, Panwarfin, Coumadin, Sofarin . Further Reading: Randall C. Surgical management of the primary care dental patient on warfarin. Dent Update 2005;32(7):414–16, 419–20, Perry D. , Noakes T. , Helliwell P. Guidelines for the management of patients on oral anticoagulants requiring dental surgery. Br Dent J ...

Hall technique

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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2020
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...than conventional restorations . Further Reading: Deery C. The Hall technique: a paradigm shift in our care of children with caries. Dent Update 2015;42:903–4. Innes N. P. , Evans D. J. , Stirrups D. R. The Hall technique is an effective treatment option for carious primary molar teeth. Evidence-Based Dentistry 2008;9:44–5. https://dentistry.dundee.ac.uk/files/3M_93C%20HallTechGuide2191110.pdf More information on the...

child abuse

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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2020
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... 2018;45:973–6. Harris J , Sidebotham P , Welbury R , Townsend R , Green M , Goodwin J , Franklin C. ‘Child protection and the dental team: an introduction to safeguarding children in dental practice’. Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND UK) , Sheffield, 2006. http://www.aapd.org/media/Policies_Guidelines/G_Childabuse.pdf The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry guidelines on child abuse. http://bspd.co.uk/Portals/0/Public/Files/PolicyStatements/Dental%20Neglect%20In%20Children.pdf British Society of Paediatric...

tooth notation

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
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...right Primary teeth (deciduous teeth) upper left upper right J I H G F E D C B A K L M N O P Q R S T lower left lower right Alternative system for primary teeth upper left upper right 10d 9d 8d 7d 6d 5d 4d 3d 2d 1d 11d 12d 13d 14d 15d 16d 17d 18d 19d 20d lower left lower right...

ABCDE approach

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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... Remove any foreign bodies. • Consider inserting airway adjunct. • Give oxygen (10–15 litres per minute). B Breathing • Look, listen, and feel for signs of respiratory distress. • Count the respiratory rate (normally 10–15 breaths per minute in adults and up to 20–30 in children). • Check for bilateral chest expansion and tracheal deviation. • Undertake auscultation and percussion of the chest if trained to do so. • Use bag and mask (if trained) or pocket mask. • Ventilate with supplemental oxygen. • Attach a pulse oximeter...

dental unit water lines

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
463 words

... 2007;35:701–11. Pankhurst C. L. , Coulter W. A. Do contaminated dental unit waterlines pose a risk of infection? Journal of Dentistry 2007;35:712–20. Pankhurst C. , Scully C. , Samaranayake L. Dental unit water lines and their disinfection and management: a review. Dental unit water lines and their disinfection and management: a review Dent Update 2017;44:284–92 Walker J. T. , Marsh P. D. Microbial biofilm formation in DUWS and their control using disinfectants. Journal of Dentistry 2007;35:721–30 http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/dental-my...

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