Iris Vaid

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Iris Vaid is a graduate from University of Manchester. Since qualifying, Iris has consolidated her Dentistry via working predominantly in the NHS, including in practice and as an Oral and Maxillofacial DCT at a hospital, as well as working for a 7 day a week emergency clinic. With a recent growing interest in research in Dentistry, Iris is looking for more opportunities to get involved in the academic world.

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Comparison of topical antifungal agents for oral candidiasis treatment

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This review comparing the efficacy and safety of topical antifungal drugs for oral candidiasis in children and adults included 11 RCTs 9 of which concerned adults and 2 children. The findings support the use of fluconazole and amphotericin B for adults.

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Adverse effects of E-cigarettes on head, neck, and oral cells

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Iris Vaid takes a look at this review of whether e-cigarettes have a negative impact on the cells in the head, neck, and mouth. 16 in-vitro studies showed that oral cells exposed to e-cigarettes showed aberrant cell morphology, reduced cell viability, and increased apoptosis and/or necrosis.

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Salivary lactate dehydrogenase in oral and potential malignant disorders

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In her first Dental Elf blog Iris Vaid looks at a review of salivary lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) as a potential diagnostic marker for oral cancer and oral potentially malignant disorders.

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