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Tropical Dental Journal - N° 185 - March 2024

N° 185

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Nigerphoto_auteurOdontogenic myxoma: A report of three cases and review of the literature

I. Boubacar, B. Efared, A.K. Kadre, A.B.A. Balaraba, B.H. Salifou, S. Mahamane, K.H. Halidou, C.I. Seriba, H. Nouhou - Niger
Published in French in Tropical Dental Journal N° 185 - Volume 47 - Mars 2024 - 5-12   Article Open access  


Introduction: Odontogenic myxoma is a benign mesenchymal tumor with locally infiltrative and destructive features. It was first described in 1863 by Virchow. This tumor is rare, representing 3% of odontogenic tumors and commonly affecting young adults. Its diagnosis relies on clinical, radiological, and histopathological confrontation. Our objective herein, is to report epidemiological, clinical, radiological, histopathological, therapeutic, and prognostic features of this rare tumor.
Observation: We report herein 3 patients whose age ranged between 13 and 15 years, presenting with maxillary (2 cases) and mandibular tumors. After a radiological diagnosis of benign neoplasms, 2 patients underwent tumor enucleation, and the remaining patient has undergone mandibulectomy. The 3 resected specimens had ...

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TunisiaUnderstanding endo-periodontal lesions for a better treatment: case report   Article Open access  
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SenegalDemographic, clinical, and histopathological aspects of benign maxillomandibular cysts and tumors: about 64 cases collected at the Odontostomatology department of the Idrissa Pouye General Hospital in Dakar   Article Open access  
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Ivory CoastEpidemiological and diagnostic profile of facial fractures in the stomatology and maxillofacial surgery department of the Treichville University Hospital, Abidjan, Ivory Coast   Article Open access  
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Ivory CoastConcept of evidence-based dentistry applied to direct composite resins restorations: a scoping review from routine practices of surgeon-dentists   Article Open access  
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couv_rapportPrevention and treatment of dental caries with mercury-free products and minimal intervention

This WHO oral health briefing note series focuses on prevention and treatment of dental caries (tooth decay) with mercury-free products and minimal interventions.

Dental caries is a major public health problem globally as the disease affects all age groups, with an onset in early childhood and continued increase over the life course. Read the report


African press

Plombage dentaire - Des soignants sensibilisés aux effets nocifs du mercure

7/21/2023 - Les dépêches de Brazzaville - Congo

Les dentistes congolais continuent de recourir au mercure pour boucher les dents affectées par la carie, en dépit de la toxicité du métal liquide. En vue de réduire ce problème de santé publique, les soignants des établissements sanitaires de Brazzaville ont été édifiés, le 20 juillet, sur les risques, notamment chez les enfants de 15 ans, les femmes enceintes et allaitantes.

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Scientific articles

Oral health

OMS - (March 15th, 2022)

. Oral diseases, while largely preventable, pose a major health burden for many countries and affect people throughout their lifetime, causing pain, discomfort, disfigurement and even death.
. It is estimated that oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion people.
. Untreated dental caries (tooth decay) in permanent teeth is the most common health condition according to the Global Burden of Disease 2019.
. Treatment for oral health conditions is expensive and usually not part of universal health coverage (UHC).
. Most low- and middle-income countries are unable to provide services to prevent and treat oral health conditions..
. Oral diseases are caused by a range of modifiable risk factors, including sugar consumption, tobacco use, alcohol use and poor hygiene, and their underlying social and commercial determinants.

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“COVID tongue”—dentists urged to remain alert to symptoms in the oral cavity
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Présentation de la pompe PCA Morphine Gemstar

Un film du Centre National de Ressources de lutte contre la Douleur (CNRD) constituant un support de formation particulièrement pour les professionnels et les étudiants en soins infirmiers. Dans cette vidéo, Chantal Kahn, cadre de santé au service de Pédiatrie du CH Poissy-St Germain en Laye, détaille l'utilisation de la pompe PCA Morphine Gemstar.

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