Management of Residual Clefts in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics: A Clinical Case
Wijdane EL HAWARI, DMD, Mohamed AZHARI, DMD, Hasnae ROKHSSI, Nadia MERZOUK, DMD and Oussama BENTAHAR, MDM
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 30, 2021
Velopharyngeal dysfunction interest the closure of the velopharyngeal valve, it does not properly close during the production of oral sounds. It is due to velopharyngeal mislearning, velopharyngeal incompetence or velopharyngeal insufficiency. This dysfunction is treated surgically with pharyngeal flaps or pharyngoplasties, this surgical intervention is not always successful, it can cause scarring and deficiency in mobilizing the flaps. Indeed, when the surgery is not an indication or inadequate...
Association of Porphyromonas Gingivalis, a Major Periodontopathic Bacteria, in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease
Relvas Marta, DDS, PhD, López-Jarana Paula, DDS, Vinhas Ana Sofia, DDS, Pacheco José Júlio, MD, DDS, PhD, Barbas Amaral, JM MD, DDS, PhD and Salazar Filomena, MD, DDS, PhD
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: June 28, 2021
In the past few years, a link between periodontitis and Alzheimer’s disease was established by a growing number of clinical studies. But one question remains to be answered: How can the periodontitis be implicated in the Alzheimer’s disease? The aim of this work is to make a systematic integrative review of published literature to assess a possible association between Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) and Alzheimer’s disease. A research was realized on PUBMED and PUBMED CENTRAL. Of ...
Management of the Palatal Donor Area after Harvesting a Connective Tissue Graft: A Case Series
João Carnio, DDS, MS and Anna Tereza Carnio
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 10, 2021
The manipulation of the palatal flap after harvesting a connective tissue graft (CTG) plays an important role when the palatal donor area is intended to be used more than once. The palatal flap can be handled in one of two ways. One option is the coaptation of the borders, to facilitate healing by the first intention. The second option is the compression of the palatal flap against the bone, which is allowed to heal by secondary intention. Sixteen non-smoking patients who participated in the cur...