Aseel Haidar MJ Al Haidar

Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research Article   
    Evaluation of Some Salivary Characteristics in Relation to Dental Caries among Children with Beta-Thalassemia Major
    Author(s): Shaymaa Rasheed Ali* and Aseel Haidar MJ Al Haidar

    Background: Thalassemia can cause obvious systemic as well as oral health problems so that clinicians must be concerned about the impact of this genetic disorder among those patients. A significant risk of dental cavities and poor oral hygiene can be noted among children with β-thalassemia major. This could be due to that among those patients there is a reduction in the salivary flow rate as well as the pH of the saliva. Objective: This study was undertaken to determine some of salivary characteristics in relation to dental caries among children with beta-thalassemia major. Materials and methods: A total of 80 children their age ranged from 10 to 12 years were enrolled in this study (40 thalassemic children who were previously diagnosed with β-thalassemia major as a study group compared to 40 healthy children.. Read More»

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