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2015

Maina SW, Dimba E, OJOMJWKSTK.  2015.  Antimicrobial Efficacy ofAzadirachta indica (Neem)Twigs Aqueous and Ethanol Extracts on Tooth Root Canals Biofilms. . Inter. J. Pharmco. Phytochem.. 7(4):735-739.
Maina, SW, DOMJWKSKDTMEJO.  2015.  Elimination of Biofilms in root canal system. J. Oral Health Sci. . 3:19-25.

2013

da Hescot P, China E, BMMSJLSHDSOE.  2013.  The FDI African Strategy for Oral Health: Addressing the Specific Needs of the Continent.. Inter. Dent. J.,. 63:113-120.

2012

Muriithi NJ, Maina SW, OGLWJ.  2012.  Internal Root Morphology in Mandibular First Permanent Molars in a Kenyan population. East Afr. Med. J., . 89(5):166-171.

2011

and Nyaga JM, Maina SW, OGJL.  2011.  Internal Root morphology in maxillary first molars in a Kenya population.. East Afr. Med. J., . 88(3):86-92.

2010

Ng’an’ga R N, Masiga MA, MSW.  2010.  Internal Root Morphology of the Maxillary first Premolar tooth in Kenyans of African descent.. East Afr. Med. J., . 87(1):20-24.

2009

Ng’an’ga R N, Masiga MA, MSW.  2009.  External Root Morphology of the First Maxillary Premolars of Kenyans Africans. . East Afr. Med. J., . 86(12):539-544.
Kihara, EN, Mutara L, Maina SW, Kisumbi B.  2009.  Pit and fissure sealants: knowledge, attitude and use by dentists in Nairobi. Abstract

To study the Knowledge, Attitude, and Use of Pit and Fissure Sealants by Dentists in Nairobi. Materials and methods: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study which was done between May and June 1999. Questionnaires were distributed to 115 dentists who were sampled through convenience sampling. Setting: Nairobi Subjects: Dentists in public and private practice. Results: Sixty nine dentists (60%) responded. (50.7%) of the dentists had average knowledge on PFS. Majority of the respondents (92.7%) agreed that Pit and fissure sealants should be part of preventive measures for dental caries. (65%) claimed to use Pit and fissure sealants with only a third using them regularly. The Pediatric dentists used sealants frequently. Conclusion: Application of PFS was not practiced much in Nairobi and sealant usage was associated with dentist's knowledge about them. There is need to disseminate knowledge on PFS to the dentists and sensitize the public about prevention of dental decay using sealants.

2000

W, DRMAINASUSAN, Arithi M, Kerich E, M'mwongem M.  2000.  Success rate of pulp capping. J Dent. Research 2000 May abst.. : IBIMA Publishing Abstract

The conventional cavity preparation in deep caries leslonsmav result in iatrogenic or caries exposure of the pulp. The treatment modalities may therefore be either direct or indjre~t pulp capping depending on the presenting symptoms. The objective of the study was to determine the success rate of pulp capping done over 1989-1993 period in the Department of Conservative and Prosthetic Dentistry of thp I tnilfPr<;ity of Nairobi. One thousand' and three hundrJ.~iles we're retrieved, out of "":hich ninety nine formed the sample of ages 20-45 years. Sixty three cases had direct pufp c3Ppulg'done, while thirty six had indirect pulp capping done. 78% of pulp capping were success¬ful with the highest success rate (81%), being among the 20 to 30-year aids. Conclusion: More direct pulp capping procedures were done than indirect pulp capping with a higher success rate for the former. Young patients showed better response to pulp capping

W, DRMAINASUSAN.  2000.  Maina S.W. The Practical Application of ART-Journal of Dental Research 14th Congress of the East and Southern Africa Division of the IADR AUGUST 30- 2 SEPTEMBER 2000. HARARE, ZIMBABWE.. Journal of Dental Research 14th Congress of the East and Southern Africa Division of the IADR AUGUST 30- 2 SEPTEMBER 2000. HARARE, ZIMBABWE.. : IBIMA Publishing Abstract
Joint exhibition of paintings and sculptures
W, DRMAINASUSAN.  2000.  Maina S.W, Arithi M, Kerich E, Kihama J and M'mongera M. The Success Rate of Pulp Capping. African Journal of Oral Health Science, Vol.1 (2) Oct. 2000 Pg; 5-7. African Journal of Oral Health Science, Vol.1 (2) Oct. 2000 Pg; 5-7. : IBIMA Publishing Abstract
Joint exhibition of paintings and sculptures

1999

W, DRMAINASUSAN.  1999.  Maina S.W and Wonlinsky L. E The Plaque Inhibiting Proterties of Aqueous Extracts of Neem. J Dent Res. 1999 May; 78(5):1094 abst.. J Dent Res. 1999 May; 78(5):1094 abst.. : IBIMA Publishing Abstract
Joint exhibition of paintings and sculptures

1996

1993

1991

W, DRMAINASUSAN.  1991.  Maina S.W and Ng'ang'a P.M. Root Canal Treatment and Pulpotomy in Kenya.East Afr. Med J. 1991 Apri; 68(4):243-8. East Afr. Med J. 1991 Apri; 68(4):243-8. : IBIMA Publishing Abstract
This study was carried out to evaluate the practice and depth of knowledge of root canal treatment and pulpotomy by dentists in Kenya. Questionnaires were prepared and mailed to 114 dentists whose addresses were available. Sixty seven (58.8%) dentists responded. Of these, 67.2% carried out root canal treatment (RCT) and 43.3% carried out pulpotomy. The main reasons given by most dentists in the public hospitals for not carrying out these procedures routinely were lack of facilities and materials. Furthermore, it was found that amongst those who carried out these procedures, some used outdated techniques and materials. In order to reduce the large number of teeth lost through extraction, materials and equipment should be made available to enable dentists carry out root canal treatment and pulpotomies routinely. It is also necessary to have continuing dental education amongst dentists to update their knowledge of these procedures.

1990

W, DRMAINASUSAN.  1990.  Maina S.W and Waigaiyu C.K. The Average Human Tooth Lengths for Black Kenyan Population. East. Afr. Med J. 1990 Jan; 67(1):33-8. East. Afr. Med J. 1990 Jan; 67(1):33-8. : IBIMA Publishing Abstract
Measurement of tooth lengths was carried out on 537 extracted human teeth. The teeth were collected from adults aged 17 years and above and preserved in formalin. The tooth lengths were obtained by taking measurements off calibrated graph paper. The lengths obtained in this study were comparable to previous data reported in the literature. However, this new data will provide useful guidelines in Kenya for the management of endodontic patients especially in the purchase and stocking of the most appropriate endodontic instruments.

1988

W, DRMAINASUSAN, M DRWAKIAGAJOHN.  1988.  Wakiaga J.M., Maina S.W and Kisumbi B.K. Incidence of the Second Canal the Upper Second Premolar. Journal of Dental Research 13th Annual Scientific Conference of the East and Southern Division of IADR. East Afri. Med J. 1988 May; 65(5):330-4. : IBIMA Publishing Abstract
Measurement of tooth lengths was carried out on 537 extracted human teeth. The teeth were collected from adults aged 17 years and above and preserved in formalin. The tooth lengths were obtained by taking measurements off calibrated graph paper. The lengths obtained in this study were comparable to previous data reported in the literature. However, this new data will provide useful guidelines in Kenya for the management of endodontic patients especially in the purchase and stocking of the most appropriate endodontic instruments.
W, DRMAINASUSAN, R PROFLESANWILFRED.  1988.  Maina S.W and Lesan W.R. Dental Plaque and Gingival condition of Mentally Handicapped Children in Mathare Special Training Centre Nairobi, Kenya. East Afri. Med J. 1988 May; 65(5):330-4. East Afri. Med J. 1988 May; 65(5):330-4. : IBIMA Publishing Abstract
Measurement of tooth lengths was carried out on 537 extracted human teeth. The teeth were collected from adults aged 17 years and above and preserved in formalin. The tooth lengths were obtained by taking measurements off calibrated graph paper. The lengths obtained in this study were comparable to previous data reported in the literature. However, this new data will provide useful guidelines in Kenya for the management of endodontic patients especially in the purchase and stocking of the most appropriate endodontic instruments.

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