Hemimaxillofacial Dysplasia/Segmental Odontomaxillary Dysplasia (HD/SOD): An Updated Review of 65 Cases and Report of an Unusual New Case
Kıvanç Kamburoğlu, Nurver Karslı, Ayşegül Köklü and Ömer Günhan
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: December 31, 2020
The aim of the present review was to analyze the literature and describe the clinical and radiographic features of HD-SOD. In addition, an unusual new case which was thought to be a subtle type of HD-SOD, involving a girl, was presented with detailed characteristics of HD-SOD. All HD-SOD cases published between 1987 and 2020, along with the present case, making a total of 66 cases, were evaluated according to criteria which included gender, age, and location of the lesion, clinical and radiologi...
Rapid Palatal Expanders: A Review of Their Impact on Speech Sound Production
Ali S Alrumikan, Aref M Althobity, Yazeed K Alfraih and Mohammed S Aldossary
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 10, 2020
Rapid palatal expanders are a widely used orthodontic supplement treatment of posterior cross-bites. Rapid palatal expanders may interfere with sufficient tongue movement and linguo-palatal contact. The aim of this review article was to determine what specific impact rapid palatal expanders have on speech sound production and development in children and early adolescents who had such an orthodontic intervention. Only a few studies have investigated this issue in the literature, generally showing...
Multiple Idiopathic External Apical Root Resorption: A Case Report
Mohanad Alsaedi, M Takriti and Ch Splieth
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 23, 2020
Idiopathic root resorption of the permanent dentition is a very rare condition which can be diagnosed during routine dental examinations. A 13-year-old German female was referred to the Unit of Pediatric Dentistry regarding fistulas of all her 1st permanent molars as the patient did not have any specific symptoms with regard to her teeth. All the first molars have been affected in a symmetrical pattern due to a massive idiopathic external root resorption. Clinically, the oral hygiene was very go...
Determinants of Dental Caries among Preschool Children in Dessie Town, 2019: A Case-Control Study
Moges Workneh Ayele and Muluken Amare
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 12, 2020
The burden of childhood caries in developing countries is continued to be a significant problem and negatively affects the growth of the child. Despite, dental caries is substantially distressing children, there was the paucity of study on associated factors of dental caries in pre-school children in the study situate. A total of 130 cases and 260 controls were integrated into the study. A systematic random sampling technique was used to select schools. Structured questionnaires were used to col...
Association between Pathogens and Periodontal Status of Chinese Women during Pregnancy and within One Year after Delivery
Zhen Huang, Zhibin Chen, Lu He, Yueqin Sha and Jun Kang
Article Type: Clinical Research Article | First Published: May 29, 2019
The aim of this study is to compare the detection of periodontal pathogens in the oral cavity of pregnant and non-pregnant women in the childbearing age and to understand the influence of pregnancy status on the ecology of periodontal pathogens. Non-stimulated whole saliva samples were collected from a total of 84 pregnant women (including 29 during the first trimester, 29 in the second trimester, 26 at the end of pregnancy), 33 postpartum women, who were chosen randomly. The plaque index (PlI),...