International Journal of

Oral and Dental HealthISSN: 2469-5734


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510123

Intraoral Tissue Expander: Tissue Augmentation for Deficient Alveolar Ridge by Mechanotransduction - A Systematic Review of Literature

Raghavendra S Medikeri, Marisca A Pereira and Manjushri Waingade

Article Type: Systematic Review | First Published: December 31, 2020

Rehabilitation of edentulous ridges with implants is becoming so popular. However, it becomes onerous for a dentist to place implants in severely resorbed ridges which requires tension free primary wound closure. Instead of using invasive and extremely tedious methods to augment soft tissue, an intra-oral soft tissue expander is an ideal option. Soft tissue expander can be used as a very effective treatment option for increasing the soft tissue volume before ridge augmentation. There are insuffi...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510122

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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510121

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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510120

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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510118

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...

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