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.
In this review Iris Vaid looks at a systematic review of the dental pulp response to silver diamine flouride (SDF) treatment. Only a small number of studies focused on the biological effects of SDF on the dental pulp and none of them were clinical trials.[read the full story...]
In this blog Iris Vaid looks at a review of chronic ulcerative stomatitis (CUS) a rare mucous membrane condition that presents clinically as non-specific ulcerated or erosive lesions. The review included 81 cases reported in 25 papers.[read the full story...]
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.[read the full story...]
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.[read the full story...]
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.[read the full story...]