Prosthodontic Rehabilitation of a Cleft Patient with Andrews Bridge: A Case Report
Rachana Chaudhary, Dinesh Kumar, Amit Khattak, R K Yadav, Anup Gopi and Dhruv Sharma
Article Type: Resear ch Article | First Published: February 19, 2020
Complete aesthetic surgical replacement of the lost tissues is difficult and unpredictable, particularly when a greater degree of the residual ridge has been lost due to trauma, congenital defects or other pathologic process. When treating cleft-palate patients with congenital or acquired defects, the Andrews bridge permits rehabilitation with a fixed-removable partial denture when conventional methods are contraindicated. This system permits the replacement of the lost teeth as well as supporti...
Epstein-Barr Virus in Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Chilean Patients
Gina Pennacchiotti, Camila Alvarez, Rodrigo Montes, Marcela Carcamo, Raul Saez and Maria Jose Martinez
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 01, 2020
Squamous cell carcinoma is the most frequent malignancy in the oral cavity. Although the role of tobacco and alcohol in the process of carcinogenesis is widely considered, viral participation in carcinogenesis is scarcely studied. Our aim was to detect the Epstein-Barr virus presence in fresh tissue samples from adult patients with oral cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma and its relationship with clinical and socio-epidemiological variables. A cross-sectional study was carried out for two years in a...
Amnion-Chorion Strips in the Treatment of Peri-Implantitis, Report of a Case
Mohamed A Maksoud, DMD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 04, 2020
Dental implant disease described as Peri-implantitis is bacterial inflammation of the implant surrounded soft and hard tissue that can lead to bone loss and eventual failure of the implant fixture. Several protocols have been introduced to treat implantitis including the use of systemic and local antibiotics in addition to bone grafting in advanced cases. Although the treatment outcome is effective in the early to moderate cases its unpredictable in cases with severe bone loss. Human placental t...
Clinical Evaluation of a Dentifrice Containing Nhap for the Reduction of Dentin Hypersensitivity
Kondyurova Evgenia V, Lisevtsova Julia V Eliseykina Elena V, Vilikotskiy Anatoliy E and Zakirova Svetlana A
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 04, 2019
Open single-center comparative randomized clinical study in two parallel groups. 60 volunteers at the age of 18 to 65 years participated in the research. This was a 4-week, single-centre, open-label, two-treatment, parallel- group, exploratory study in healthy adult volunteers with self-reported and clinically diagnosed Dentin hypersensitivity. Evaporative, chemical and thermal stimuli were used to measure pain. Measurements were obtained at baseline, 2 weeks and 4 weeks. The assessment of effic...
Systematic Review with Meta-Analyses of Natural Products in the Treatment of Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis
Katherine S Phillips, DDS, DABDSM, Wallace C Carrillo Medina, DMD, Joeseph M Potter, BA, DDS, Kamal Al-Eryani, DDS, PhD and Reyes Enciso, PhD
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 27, 2019
Conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of natural products in the treatment of recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) and their effect on the size and pain levels compared with placebos. Randomized placebo-controlled trials were identified up to January 2019 in PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane Library. Cochrane Risk of Bias tool was used to assess the risk of bias. The search yielded 248 unduplicated references. After evaluation, 11 studies with 694 subjects with RAS were include...
Alternative Technique for Suture in Surgeries of Mandibles
Geninho Thome, Thomas Berry, Larissa Carvalho Trojan, Carolina Accorsi Cartelli, Marcos Boaventura de Moura and Sergio Rocha Bernardes
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 28, 2019
The surgical procedure for dental implants presents predictable long-term results. An important part of the surgical procedure is suture, which plays an important role in healing, reconstructing and remodeling soft tissue and promoting hemostasis of the region. The purpose of this case report is to introduce an alternative technique for performing suture in implant surgery of lower total arch. Four implants were placed in the patient’s jaw, all with a minimum torque of 60 Ncm. A small perforat...
Clinical Trial on the Influence of the Consumption of Dyes during Supervised and Domestic Tooth Bleaching
Natalia Maria Velozo dos Santos, Fernanda Buccolo Losada and Renata Pedrosa Guimaraes
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 21, 2019
The demand for a harmonious smile and with whiter teeth is currently one of the main reasons that lead the patient to look for a dental treatment, since the appearance of the smile has great relevance on the psychological and interpersonal aspects. The chromatic change of teeth happens due to extrinsic and intrinsic factors. Changes in intrinsic origin may happen due to systemic diseases, changes in tooth formation, dental trauma, pulpal necrosis, drug use, fluorosis and by the dental aging proc...
Cognitive Functioning in Relation to Occlusal Imbalances among Older Korean Adults
Aaron Besana, DMD, Yoon Gi Lee, Youn Sun Choi, MD, PhD, Bok Ja Jung and Eui Seok Lee, DDS, PhD
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 20, 2019
Tooth loss is a risk factor for dementia. This study aimed to compare the occlusal imbalances in cognitively impaired elderly patients to those with normal cognitive function. Dementia, as defined by the World Health Organization, is a syndrome that affects memory, thinking, behavior, and the ability to perform daily activities. Approximately 47.5 million people are affected by dementia worldwide, and this number is projected to double or triple by 2050. The two most common types of dementia are...
Clusters According to Anxiety Phenotypes Impact on Pain Perception and Muscular Fatigue in Temporomandibular Disorders
Melissa de Oliveira Melchior, MS, Marcelo Oliveira Mazzetto, DDS, MS, PhD and LaIs Valencise Magri, DDS, MS, PhD
Article Type: Cross-sectional Study | First Published: March 11, 2019
Anxiety has a great influence on the painful experience related to Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD), but the association between clusters of anxiety phenotypes and the subjective perception of signs and symptoms was few explored in the scientific literature. The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of anxiety level on the pain perception experience and fatigue of masticatory muscles in subjects with chronic TMD according to clusters of anxiety phenotypes....
An Inverted Impacted Mesiodens Perforating the Nasal Floor with an Impacted Canine
Eman Bin Saleh and Manju Roby Philip, MDS, FDSRCSEd, MOMS RCPSG
Article Type: CASE REPORT | First Published: March 04, 2019
Ectopically erupting supernumeraries constitute one of the common anomalies of the maxillofacial region. The most frequently impacted teeth in the maxilla are the maxillary canines, when the third molars are excluded. The mesiodens is the most well-known supernumerary tooth and is located between the maxillary central incisors. However, inverted impacted mesiodens is a rare finding. Herein, we report a case of impacted maxillary right canine and inverted impacted mesiodens encroaching the nasal ...
Some Important Facts about the Periodontal Disease
Ambarkova Vesna, PhD, MSc, DDS
Article Type: REVIEW ARTICLE | First Published: March 04, 2019
The periodontal disease is the most common chronic inflammatory disease of microbial origin, which acts on the supporting tooth tissues, including the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone. The most common form of periodontal disease is the mild form of gingivitis, which is the precursor of periodontitis as the most severe disease in this group and is defined as the apical extension of gingival inflammation, affecting parodontium. The parodontium is a specialized connective tissue that surround...
Dental Caries in Geriatric Dentistry: An Update for Clinicians
Rapp L, Maret D, Diemer F and Lacoste Ferré MH
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 20, 2019
Caries is a progressive infectious disease that, without treatment, leads to the destruction of the dental organ and can damage the surrounding tissues. According to the WHO, it is the third global scourge affecting all ages of life. Over the past 40 years, prevention campaigns for children and adolescents have led to a decline in the prevalence of caries. The CAOD index for children aged 6 to 12 years decreased from 4.20 in 1987 to 1.23 in 2006 and there is an increase in the number of children...
Analysis of Protocols of Bucal Hygienization in Patients in the Intensive Therapy Unit (ICU)
Gleycielly da Mota Oliveira Souza, Carolina de Lima Borges, Rosa Natalia Rendall dos Santos Ratis and Vivian Kelly Leite Pedrosa
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 09, 2019
Constant care should be adopted for the treatment of patients hospitalized in Intensive Care Units (ICUs). It is necessary to cover the proper oral hygiene habit given to the interrelationship between oral and systemic diseases, in the development of nosocomial pneumonia. Considering these deficiencies and elucidated problematizations, the present study aimed to evaluate the oral hygiene protocols in patients hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit. National and international protocols and studi...
Evaluation of the Effects of Monoblock and Twin Force Appliances on the Dentofacial System
Abdurahman Kucukonder and Cenk Doruk
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 28, 2019
Twenty patients who were referred to our clinics were selected for our study. These patients were randomly allocated to each of the two functional appliance groups. Of these, 10 were treated with Monoblock and the remaining 10 were treated with Twin Force appliances. The inclusion criteria were as follows: Class II division 1 malocclusion, retrognathic mandible, peak growth period, normal or low-angle growth pattern and increased overjet. Pre-treatment and posttreatment cephalograms were obtaine...
Repair versus Replacement: A Questionnaire Examining the Repair Preferences of Turkish Dentists in Dental Restorations
Omer Hatipoglu and Banu Aricioglu
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 12, 2019
To investigate the preferences of Turkish dentists in repairing dental materials. 344 Turkish dentists participated the survey. The questionnaire consisted of 3 sections. In the first part demographic features were asked. The case was presented in the second part; How treatment plans change was asked in the cases such as partial loss of restoration, discoloration, loss of hard substance, secondary caries, marginal discoloration, and marginal gap. In the third part, the most frequently used mater...