Hammia Zanzabiela is a dental student (6th year) in Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta. As she studies in an islamic university, she is interested in qur’anic study and she believes that it could be effectively applied in dental practice. She is also active in some dental activities such as dental voluntary project, being a committe of Dental National Month, and organizing dental seminars.
Anxiety is a normal development pattern in a child’s growth. At the age of eight, children tend to be more anxious about some specific things or certain events, especially in dental clinics. There are so many things affecting minor anxiety during treatment. Sound is one such factor. Murottal Al-Qur’an is a kind of audio distraction method. Its sound has an ability to boost delta waves in order to make people feel relaxed. The aim of this study is to determine the differences in anxiety levels of minor dental patients after applying murottal Al-Qur’an intervention. This study used an interventional analytic method of giving a pre-test and a post-test to one group. The measuring tool was the Venham Picture test. There were 16 minor dental patient respondents ranging from 8 to 12 years old. Firstly, the operator gave them the tooth preparation treatment for five minutes, and then patients were given a pre-test to determine their initial anxiety levels. After that, they had their tooth preparation continued while listening to murottal Al-Qur’an. Finally, the patients took the post-test. Results showed that all respondents experienced varied decreasing levels of anxiety. The Wilcoxon signed-rank test proved that there was a significant difference between pre and post-test anxiety levels from murottal Al-Qur’an intervention in dental restoration treatment, pointed by 0,000 (sig <0,05). It can be concluded that there was a difference in anxiety levels after using murottal Al-Qur’an with minor dental patients, and murottal itself may be chosen as a method of children’s behavioral management in a dental clinic.
Andikha Dara Asmara Putri is a dental student (6th year) in Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta. As she did the study, she is interested in periodontics dental material and she believes it could be useful for dental knowledge in the future. She is also active in some dental activities such as dental voluntary project, being a committe of International Dental Summer School and organizing dental seminars.
Tamarind Seeds and Fruit (Tamarindus indica L.) have some useful active substances that inhibit bacterial activity and can decrease the level of calculus hardness. Active compounds contained in seeds and fruit of tamarind, such as albuminoid and tanin. Tanin is a compound that can inhibit microbial growth by inhibiting the action of enzymes. Albuminoid is a common name of a group of proteins in the form of colloid solutions that play a role in binding calcium and phosphate ions, which are responsible for the formation of calcium phosphate salts (calculus-forming minerals). In the event of a bond between the albuminoid and the minerals, the process of calculus formation is impaired. This study aims to determine the effectiveness of tamarind seeds and fruit extract toothpaste as antibacterial agent and calculus softener. This research was a pure laboratory experimental with tamarind seeds and fruit toothpaste as a research subject. The toothpaste combination made according to composition of Volk & Ash with 3 comparison of concentration combination, seed extract 50% - 50% fruit extract, 75% seed extract - 25% fruit extract, and 25% seed extract - fruit extract 75%. Microbial test materials were using Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923 and hardness test materials were using post-scaling calculus. Minimal Inhibitory Level (KHM) and Minimal Kill Content (KBM) of tamarind seeds and fruit extract toothpaste showed the antibacterial activity against the germ with Mueller Hinton method. The hardness test was using Micro Vickers Hardness Tester.