International Journal of

Oral and Dental HealthISSN: 2469-5734


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510022

Assessment of Dentofacial Effects of Lower Incisor Versus 4 Premolar Extractions

BurCak Kaya, Omur Polat-Ozsoy, Seda Erken and Faik Serhat Ozsoy

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: November 18, 2015

Tooth extraction is often preferred to obtain a satisfying functional and esthetic result in orthodontic treatment and its effects on dentofacial structures has been searched for years. Until the late 50's the term extraction almost meant the removal of all four first premolars. Later, alternative extraction sequences such as upper and lower second premolars or second premolars from one arch and first premolars from the other were accepted....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510021

Third Molar Transplantation: A Case Report

BENTO Gabriela, HADDAD Marcela Filie and Mariano Ronaldo Celio

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 25, 2015

Nowadays, implant-supported prostheses has been evidenced and shown to have excellent results. One of the reasons for dental treatments is to maintain natural healthy functional teeth throughout the lifespan. However, when this is not possible, dental autotransplantation can be an option. This method has some advantages when compared with other ways of oral rehabilitation such as avoiding jaw development changes, representing a conservative treatment. It could be called "biological prosthesis".....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510020

Prevalence of Taurodontism in Mandibular Molars among Patients at a Dental Care Institution in Nigeria

Yemitan Tolulase Abosede and Adediran Virginia Efunyemi

Article Type: Original Research Article | First Published: November 18, 2015

Taurodontism involves enlargement of the body of the tooth and shortening of the roots. This anomaly could be an isolated trait, or could be in association with other anomalies or may be a component of a syndrome. This study aims to determine the prevalence of taurodontism in mandibular molars of a Nigerian sample. The objectives are to test the hypotheses that there is no gender preference in taurodontism, and that there is no preference for either left or right side of the mandible....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510019

Indications and Frequency of Orthognathic Surgery in Sweden - A Questionnaire Survey

Max Andrup, Jesper Elenius, Eusebio Ramirez and Mats Sjostrom

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 18, 2015

Orthognathic surgery, a standard procedure used to improve intermaxillary relationship, surgically moves either one or both jaws. However, statistics for frequency and indications for orthognathic surgery in Sweden are non-existent. This study examines indications, frequency, and surgical techniques for orthognathic surgery performed in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) clinics in Sweden. In 2011, a questionnaire survey was sent to all OMFS clinics in Sweden to collect data on gender and age...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510018

Hygienic and Dietetic Guidelines for Implant-Supported Full-Arch Immediate Loading Prostheses

Menini M, Dellepiane E, Pesce Paolo, Zunino P, Bevilacqua M, Drago C, Baldi D and Pera P

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: November 09, 2015

Introduction: Proper oral hygiene and diet are important considerations for success in implant prosthodontics. However, detailed hygienic and dietetic guidelines for patients rehabilitated with implant-supported, immediate loading prostheses are lacking in the literature. Methods: The authors have developed a dietary and hygienic protocol for patients rehabilitated with implant-supported, full-arch, immediate loading prostheses in order to avoid occlusal overloads during osseointegration and opt...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510017

The Challenge of Measuring Viscoelastic Properties of Human Whole Saliva to Fit Clinical Purpose

Diogo Lofgren C, Johansson D, Bohlin L, Sahlstrom A and Christersson C

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 03, 2015

To understand the protective functions of saliva secreted from different glands in the masticatory process, it is of interest to study its viscoelastic properties. Characterization of saliva samples are not that easily performed in a clinical setting, since most of the experimental techniques and instruments available are developed for research purposes. The aim of this study was to characterize how the viscoelastic properties of saliva can be measured and monitored using two laboratory instrum...

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