International Journal of Oral and Dental Health is an open access journal that highlights the advances in oral health in detail. IJODH is an archive for the information on Biomechanics and Clinical Dentistry, Dental Anesthesia, Dental Pulp Stem Cells and Replacement Therapy, Digital Dentistry, Odontology, Forensic Odontology, General Dentistry, Implant Biomechanics, Operative Dentistry, Oral Biomechanics and Implantology, Oral Health , Oral Mucosal Diseases, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontol Diseases, Prosthodontics, Restorative Dentistry, etc. It publishes the researches, reviews, cases, commentaries, short communication in all the fields of dentistry and oral health.

International Journal of Oral and Dental Health is a reliable source of information for the researcher and practitioners in the field of dentistry. Two independent review comments followed by editor's decision will be considered to publish the article. IJODH is a permanent archive of oral and dental Health information which under open access category provides its global readers with free access to its content, thus serving the scientific community.

 
Journal Information

Title: International Journal of Oral and Dental Health

ISSN: 2469-5734

Editor-in-chief: Yanfang Ren

NLM title abbreviation: Int J Oral Dent Health

ISO abbreviation: Int J Oral Dent Health

Other titles: IJODH

Category: Dentistry and oral health

DOI: 10.23937/2469-5734

Peer review: Double blind

Review speed: 3 weeks

Fast-track review: 10 days

Publication format (s): Electronic and print

Publication policy: Open Access; COPE guide

Publication type(s): Periodicals

Publisher: ClinMed International Library

Country of publication: USA

Language: English

Contact email: contact@clinmedjournals.org

 
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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510068

An Exploratory Study of the Knowledge, Perceptions, Confidence Levels, and Practices of Oral Implantology

Jana M Pierce

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 03, 2018

The All-On-4 (AO4) oral implant process positively impacts oral health related quality of life for edentulous individuals. The purpose of this study was to identify the knowledge level, perceptions, confidence levels, and self-reported practices of oral professionals regarding AO4. A convenience sample of 324 dentists and 237 dental hygienists licensed in the state of Oregon were invited to participate in a self-administered electronic questionna...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510067

Childhood Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: Oral Manifestations and Dental Care

Rafaela Brito Vasconcelos, Gabriela Brito Vasconcelos, Michele Gomes do Nascimento and Viviane Colares

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: November 01, 2018

Oral manifestations may be the first clinical signs of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) diagnosed by a pediatric dentist. The aim of the present study was to describe oral manifestations and dental care for patients with ITP. A narrative review of the literature was performed, involving a search in the MEDLINE (PubMED) electronic database for relevant articles published in English using the following keywords: "Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic", "Hematologic diseases" and "Dental c...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510066

Microbiological Evaluation of Biofilm Formation on the Fixed Twin Block Appliance: A Clinical Trial

Vanashree Vilas Takane, Roopa Jatti, Kishore Bhat, Divya Keshan, Kanhoba Keluskar and Amit Jaisinghani

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 31, 2018

Fixed twin block-a fixed functional appliance, used in orthodontic therapy serves as a surface for microbial colonisation. The microorganisms organised as biofilms are protected from harmful environmental factors and an increased risk of disease may be its direct consequence. The employment of fixed acrylic based Twin Block appliance can represent a factor promoting the colonisation of the oral cavity by various micro-organisms and stresses the n...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510065

Novel Multi-Functional Dental Cement for Enamel Remineralization and Anti-Cariogenic Bacteria Activity

Yukari Shinonaga, Kenji Arita, Rie Imataki, Michiko Takemura, Chikoto Nagaishi, Keiichi Kagami, Takako Nishimura, Yoko Abe, Sho Aoki, Masae Okuno and Kyoko Harada

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 24, 2018

This experimental study evaluated the release of fluoride and several minerals related to remineralization from a novel functional cement, apatite ionomer cement (AIC), and its anti-bacterial properties compared with glass ionomer cement (GIC) and surface pre-reacted glass-ionomer filler containing composite resin (giomer). Conventional GIC (Fuji III, GC Co., Tokyo, Japan) was used as the control and fundamental materials. In the AIC powder, 28% ...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510064

Intratracheal Dental Prostheses as a Rare Cause of Chronic Stridor and Dyspnea

Osvaldo Araujo Ramirez

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 20, 2018

The human larynx is a complex organ, playing a major role in the protection of the lower airway; It's unusual for a foreign body to be inhaled rather than swallowed and when it happens constitutes a real life-threatening emergency. We present a case of a middle age female with a 13-month history of stridor and dyspnea, managed and treated as an asthma patient. After the airway was secured a direct microlaryngoscopy was performed removing the obst...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510063

Itching Gingiva: An Early Sign of Pre-Inflammatory Pulp Necrosis or Unsuccessful Endodontic Treatment - A Case Series

Fendi Alshaarani, Imad Barngkgei, Easter Joury and Kanaan Elias

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 12, 2018

Pulp necrosis or unsuccessful endodontic treatment may be a painful process or be completely asymptomatic, regardless of their radiographic features. However, there is no report in the literature regarding the presence of an early sign of pulp necrosis preceding pulpal pain, incomplete endodontic fillings or radiographically complete endodontic fillings performed under unsterilized conditions. In this case series, we described four cases who had ...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510062

The Association between Chronic Periodontitis and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - A Review

Dongxue Zhang and Zuomin Wang

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: October 11, 2018

Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease, which is characterized by the destruction of the tooth-supporting structures resulting from an overreaction of the inflammatory process. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a prime pulmonary disease characterized by a limitation in the airflow. The possible relationship between chronic periodontitis and COPD has become an increasing focus of research. The aspiration of oral pathogens into the lung is considered to be the major factor, because...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510061

Acidity and Dental Erosion from Apple- and Grape-Juice (An in vitro and in vivo Report)

Louis ZG Touyz and Leonardo M Nassani

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 17, 2018

Analysis reveals apple and grape juices have pH below 5.5. Statistics consistently show significant (p < 0.01 Student-t paired data) increases in Calcium and Phosphorous leeched from dentate (WITH TEETH) subjects after swishing with apple and grape juices tested. Results provide strong evidence that rinsing with Apple or Grape juices will erode teeth. Grape is more erosive than apple juice. Apple and grape juices have acidity below critical pH 5....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510060

Does the Autologue Fibrin Glue Enhance the Regeneration of Intrabony Defects in Aggressive Periodontitis?

Omer Alperen Kirmizigul, Mustafa Ozay Uslu and Filiz USLU

Article Type: CASE REPORT | First Published: September 13, 2018

Aggressive periodontitis is a rapid periodontal destruction that develops in early and affects systemically healthy individuals. As in all periodontal diseases, the main purpose of aggressive periodontitis treatment is to enable the patient to maintain his function and aesthetics with her natural teeth in optimal health conditions. The most appropriate treatment for this purpose is periodontal regeneration methods. In this case report, regenerati...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510059

Orthodontic with Miniplates in the Correction of an Adult Case with Class II Malocclusion and Anterior Open Bite

Ali S Aljhani, Maryam Alhindi and Khalid H Zawawi

Article Type: CASE REPORT | First Published: September 03, 2018

This case report illustrates an orthodontic treatment of a 23-year-old female patient presented with an Angle Class II malocclusion, open bite, bimaxillary dental protrusion and incompetent lips with the aid of titanium miniplates. After extraction of her maxillary first bicuspids and mandibular second bicuspids, fixed pre-adjusted bi-dimensional Edgewise appliances were placed. After alignment, titanium miniplates were surgically placed into the...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510058

Managing Dental Patient with Auditory Deficit: Literature Review

Fabiana C Martinez H, Frederick Segura R and Jacqueline C Herrera M

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 01, 2018

Hearing is the usual way of acquiring language, which is one of the most important attributes of man. Language allows human beings to communicate with each other and has had a decisive participation in the development of society and its many cultures. Auditory deficit carries personal and social consequences, such as difficulties and/or conflicts when receiving care from the doctor or dentist....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510057

Lingual Orthodontics Appliance, An Overview

Rand Bin Salloum, Lama AlRassan, Nouf Almukhaizeem, Amira Albluwi, Reem Alfayez and Deema Al Shammery

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 08, 2018

As the numbers of adult patients who seeking orthodontic treatment are increasing rapidly, the demand of aesthetic orthodontics has been increased, many appliances have been introduced to the market. The ultimate of which are appliances bonded to the lingual surfaces of the teeth. The current mini review is provided on the historical development of lingual appliances, advantages as well as disadvantages and cases selection....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510056

Awareness and Knowledge of Oral Cancer among Dental Practitioners of Bhopal, India - A Cross-Sectional Study

Mudita Rawal, Pratik Chandrakant Malusare and Bhakti PatilSoman

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 03, 2018

Oral and pharyngeal cancers are largely preventable and can be successfully treated when diagnosed at an early stage. Lack of dental practitioner knowledge has been shown to contribute to delays in referral and treatment. Early detection of oral cancers makes them more amenable to treatment, thus reducing morbidity and allowing the greatest chance of cure. The malignancy is often detected at advanced stages, when more aggressive therapies, often ...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510055

Periodontal Diseases in Children and Adolescents Affected by Systemic Disorders - A Literature Review

Triantafyllia Vagdouti1 and Georgios Tsilingaridis

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 13, 2018

The purpose of this study was to review the current literature concerning periodontal disease in children and adolescents associated with the most common systemic disorders. The etiology of the systemic diseases, prevalence and incidence, microbiology, manifestations of the disease, oral symptoms and the possible therapeutic approaches will be discussed....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510054

Effectiveness of Remineralization Treatments on Incipient Lesions: A Controlled Clinical Trial

Said Karabekiroglu, Emire Aybuke Erdur, Zehra Ileri and Nimet Unlu

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 13, 2018

Incipient lesions (ILs) are a common iatrogenic effect seen in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances. Although the labial surfaces of the teeth are generally not susceptible to caries, orthodontic brackets increase the risk of caries by increasing plaque retention in that area....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510053

Radix Paramolaris in a Second Mandibular Molar: A Case Report of an Unusual Finding

Marta Alonso, Oliver Valencia de Pablo, Roberto Estevez, Jorge Vera and Rafael Cisneros

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 07, 2018

Chemomechanical preparation of the root canal system is extremely important during root canal therapy and, in order to achieve this goal, location of all entrances into the root canal system must be accomplished. The mandibular second molar usually has two roots and three root canals; However, there can be variations both in the number of roots as well as in the number of canals. ...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510052

Evaluation of the Adhesive Interface of Resin Cements Using Scanning Electron Microscope

Ana Paula Gebert de Oliveira Franco, Osnara Maria Mongruel Gomes, Sergio Vieira and Rui Fernando Mazur

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 14, 2018

Sixty human premolars were extracted and endodontically treated and glass fiber translucent posts (White Post DC1) were cemented to the root canal using three luting systems: RelyX ARC; AllCem; and RelyX U-100. Thirty control teeth were not subjected to load application. The other half of the specimens were coronally reconstructed with composite resin (Filtek Z250) and subjected to a compressive force of 220 N at 1 mm/min....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510051

Anatomy of the Inferior Alveolar Nerve in Rabbits and its Block Anesthesia

Yong-Di Li, Zheng-Long Tang, Jian-Qin Tan, Dong-Xiang WANG and You-Li Chen

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 04,2018

This study performed an anatomical investigation of the mandible and inferior alveolar nerve in rabbits to provide an anatomical basis for the establishment of animal models for mandibular experiments and the implementation of block anesthesia in the inferior alveolar nerve....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510050

Occlusion: What's behind a Bite? Study of the Knowledge and Attitude about Principles of Occlusion among Dental Professionals

Moksha Nayak and Drisya Soman

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 02, 2018

General dental practitioners and non-orthodontic specialists can play an essential role in education and motivation of their patients about the principles and practice of orthodontic treatment; which can be very beneficial to the patient's lifestyle. It is, therefore, important to identify their level of knowledge and attitude toward orthodontic treatment. This study was planned to study this aspect in the form of comparative analysis in general dental practitioners and other specialists includ...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510049

Bond Strength to Primary Teeth Dentin Following Disinfection with 2% Chlorhexidine

Faika Y Abdelmegid

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 15, 2018

To assess the influence of 2% chlorhexidine gluconate applied for 20 or 40 seconds on the Shear Bond Strength (SBS) of a nanohybrid resin-composite Filtek Z350XT with Single Bond Universal Adhesive and Photac Fil resin-modified glass-ionomer with Ketac conditioner to Caries Affected Dentin (CAD) of primary teeth....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510048

Upper Airways Modification Following Mandibular Thrust Treatment

Bisconte P, Fusco E, Farronato M, Farronato G and Lombroni LG

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 30, 2017

15 patients treated with mandibular thrust have been selected and the digital images of later-lateral teleradiographs prior to treatment and subsequent treatment have been retrieved. Cephalometric analyzes were performed using the Delta-Dent software....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510047

Effect of Rheumatoid Arthritis on the Masticatory Muscles' Thickness, Bite Force, Mandibular Mobility and Quality of Life of Adult Women

Laíse Angélica Mendes Rodrigues, Selma Siéssere, Graziela De Luca Canto, Oswaldo Luiz Stamato Taube, Edson Donizetti Verri, Leonardo Giovannetti Palinkas, Isabela Hallak Regalo, Simone Cecilio Hallak Regalo and Marcelo Palinkas

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 01, 2017

Chronic degenerative diseases modify the function of the human organism, altering the quality of life. These diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, which is considered progressive, autoimmune, chronic and inflammatory systemic disease. Rheumatoid arthritis is usually identified by swelling, stiffness and destruction of synovial cartilages, and can promote joint deformities and muscle fatigue....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510046

Therapeutic Strategies in Dental Origin Mediastinitis: Cases Report

Socha Agnieszka, Niedzielska Iwona and Lyko-Morawska Dorota

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 21, 2017

Descending Necrotizing Mediastinitis (DNM) can be dangerous complication after infection in the head and neck region. In spite of possibilities of using wide range of antibiotics, with isolated DNM, mortality approaches 40-50%, and when associated with comorbidities, rates as high as 80% has been reported respectively....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510045

Some Facts about Climate, Air Temperature and Geographic Length and Water Supply in the Republic of Macedonia

Ambarkova Vesna and Manu Batra

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: July 24, 2017

The optimal amount of fluoride in drinking water is just one of the factors that positively influence the occurrence of dental caries and has an effect on the oral health of the population of the Republic of Macedonia. The correlation existing between dental fluorosis and fluorine concentration in water is based on average water consumption, a condition that depends directly from air temperature and local climate conditions....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510044

Effect of Antibiotic Prophylaxis on Serum CRP Level Immediately Following Periodontal Treatment: An Experimental Clinical Study

Basak Boduroglu, Nilsun Bagis, Cem A Gurgan and Hamit S Bostanci

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 08, 2017

The immediate rise in serum C-reactive Protein (CRP) levels associated with the delivery of the subgingival instrumentation and the associated bacteremia and tissue damage was shown shortly after periodontal treatment was delivered....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510043

An Alternative Strategy to Manage a Large Perforation of the Schneiderian Membrane by Staged Re-entry into the Maxillary Sinus: Observed Clinical and Histological Changes of the Regenerated Schneiderian Membrane

Cameron YS Lee

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: June 07, 2017

Maxillary sinus membrane perforation or tear is the most common complication of the sinus grafting procedure. Repair of the sinus membrane is usually accomplished at the time of the sinus graft procedure and often results in uneventful postoperative complications....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510042

Treatment Experiences of Individuals Born with Cleft Lip and/or Palate in the UK

Aidan Searle, Shabnum Ali, Scott Deacon and Andrea Waylen

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 15, 2017

Despite receiving treatment by specialist services in childhood and adolescence some individuals report ongoing cleft-related issues that impact on their self-confidence and quality of life due to both aesthetic and functional reasons....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510041

Modified Laterally Flap Technique for Root Coverage of Thin Gingival Phenotype: A Case Report

Davi da Silva Barbirato, Natalia Rodrigues Manes, Victor de Macedo Varela, Otto de Oliveira Magro, Mariana Fampa Fogacci and Maria Cynesia Medeiros de Barros

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: April 07, 2017

The aim of this study was to propose a new modified lateral positioned flap for root coverage of unfavorable gingival phenotype. The patient reported a dentine hypersensitivity and esthetic complaint in tooth 41 related to the gingival recession: "U"-shaped gingival contour, class II and type IV periodontium of "Miller" and "Maynard & Wilson" classifications, respectively....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510040

CT Imaging in Congenitally Healed Microform of Primary Cleft Palate

Dorota Cudzilo, Teresa Matthews-Brzozowska and Monika Bekiesinska-Figatowska

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 17, 2017

Diagnostic radiology is essential in the planning of multidisciplinary treatment for cleft defects. The aim of this study is to present the merits of performing computed tomography in the case of a patient with a suspected cleft defect on the left side and its spontaneous healing in intrauterine life....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510039

Early Prosthetic Treatment of Children with Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia: Six Case Reports

Sijie Li, Xue Xiao, Ruixue Wu, Binghui Zeng, Dongsheng Yu and Wei Zhao

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 14, 2017

Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED) is a rare hereditary disorder characterized by defects of two or more ectodermal structures. Partial or complete absence of deciduous and permanent dentition is one of the more frequently occurring oral symptoms; a few teeth may be present but with conical shape. Other oral symptoms include decreased salivary secretion and atrophic alveolar ridge. Thus, the prosthetic treatment of HED, especially for the yo...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510038

Prevalence and Genotypes of Candida Albicans from Necrotising Periodontal Disease and the Tongue

Elaine Blignaut and Reality Phiri

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 13, 2017

Microbiological specimens were taken from NPD lesions and the tongue of 87 patients and cultured on Sabouraud Dextrose and CHROMagar, followed by treating patients according to a standard protocol. DNA fingerprinting, using restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) with a 32P-labelled Ca3 probe, was performed on paired isolates of C. albicans simultaneously isolated from NPD lesions and the tongue....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510037

Human Papillomavirus Infection in Pregnant Adolescentes: Is There an Association Between Genital and Mouth Infection?

Cavalcanti, Silva, Ferreira, Neves, Vanderborght, Luiz and Torres

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 12, 2016

The microarray assay was more sensitive to detect HPV infection in the cervix, when compared to clinical exam and cytological analysis. There was no association of the HPV infection in the genitalia and the mouth, in the studied population of pregnant adolescents....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510036

Use of Midazolam Mixture as Premedication for Children Undergoing General Anesthesia for Dental Care

Ozgul Baygin, Tamer Tuzuner, Ipek Erdemir and Nagehan Yilmaz

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 23, 2016

Oral midazolam is one of the most frequently used agents for the preceding anesthesia induction. The injectable form of midazolam can also be given orally. However, the bad taste of it has negative effects on ingestion of the drug. In this study, it is aimed to evaluate the effect of drinks which were added to mask the bitter taste of midazolam on drug acceptance and inducing a trouble free anesthesia....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510035

Stability of Temporary Orthodontic Implants after Dynamic Load Cycles

Flavia Almeida Barbosa, Alexandre Barboza, Daniel Jogaib Fernandes and Carlos Nelson Elias

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 22, 2016

Depending on application, different materials can be addressed for screws, including commercially pure titanium when osseointegration is desired or different other types of titanium alloys when just a temporary implantation period is planned. Because in most cases, these devices are outlined for limited time, primary stability is prioritized instead of osseointegration potential....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510034

Case Report: Ultraconservative Cad/Cam Ceramic Restorations for the Treatment of Developmental Enamel Defects

Pita A, Dimosiari G, Marinou G and Tsitrou E

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 03, 2016

Developmental enamel defects can cause a number of problems to patients. Tooth sensitivity, loss of aesthetics and functionality of the involved teeth are some of the many problems reported by patients. This clinical report aims to present a treatment modality for developmental enamel defects following a very conservative approach to restore functionality and aesthetics....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510033

Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw with the mTOR Inhibitor Everolimus in a Patient with Estrogen-Receptor Positive Breast Cancer: A Case Report

Cameron YS Lee, Kristin L Lee, Kirk Y Hirata and Jon B Suzuki

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 17, 2016

In the treatment of bone metastases from breast cancer, bisphosphonates are considered the cornerstone of treatment to prevent adverse skeletal related events. Intravenous bisphosphonates reduce bone resorption by inhibiting osteoclast function. However, osteonecrosis of the jaws is a commonly reported side effect with intravenous bisphosphonates to treat malignancies, such as breast cancer and restricts their clinic use. New targeted therapies h...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510032

The Potential of Human Dental Pulp Stem Cell from Deciduous Teeth in Bone Regeneration: An Experimental Study in Rabbits

Gustavo C Belmonte, Leandro A Holgado, Roger William de Labio, Patricia Sammarco Rosa, Rosimeire Segato, Josianne T Fukasawa, Bruno Solano de Freitas Souza, Ricardo Ribeiro dos Santos, Oswaldo Baffa, Spencer L M Payao and Angela Kinoshita

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 24, 2016

In recent decades, the search for better techniques and materials for the treatment of bone defects in dentistry has been intense. As a result of several studies, many techniques have been described, and a wide variety of filling materials have been suggested to enhance and accelerate bone regeneration. Such materials, known as graft materials, may be obtained from individuals themselves (autologous) or from an external source of natural or synth...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510031

Trends in Recurrence of Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumor

Ianculovici C, Blinder D and O Peleg

Article Type: Case Series | First Published: July 12, 2016

The recurrence rate of 112 cases of Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumor (KCOT) were analyzed with regard to their location, size, locularity and treatment. 36 patients (32.1%) presented recurrence. Multilocular KCOT measuring more than 3.5 cm presented higher rate of recurrence. When the initial treatment was enucleation with peripheral ostectomy the recurrence was located in the periphery of the initial tumor. When the treatment was marsupialization ...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510030

Late Diagnosis of CGCL in a Noonan Syndrome Patient

N AlAsseri and M AlSaeed

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 05, 2016

Noonan syndrome is an autosomal dominant condition with variable phenotypic expressions including short stature, distinct craniofacial features, congenital heart anomalies, and developmental delay. The main craniofacial features include hypertelorism with a downward slanting of the palpebral fissures, ptosis, low-set posteriorly rotated ears, deeply grooved philtrum and a high arched palate....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510029

Treatment of Different Types of Bone Defects with Concentrated Growth Factor: Four Case Reports

Ceren Gokmenoglu, Mustafa Cihan Yavuz, Elif Sadik, Varol Canakci and Cankat Kara

Article Type: Case Series | First Published: June 03, 2016

Various techniques have been attempted in the past to truly regenerate the lost bone structures. Owing to its stimulatory effect on angiogenesis and epithelialization, concentrated growth factor (CGF) is an excellent material for enhancing bone healing. The purpose of these case series is to document the beneficial role of CGF in the healing of different bone defect areas. This report describes four female patients presented with (lateral cyst on...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510028

Comparısıon Success Rate of Immedıate Implants at Fresh Extractıon Sockets and Conventıonal Implants

Elif Oncu

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 29, 2016

Immediate implant placement has gained popularity because it can reduce treatment time, number of surgeries and post-extraction bone loss. Following tooth extraction, socket area shows series of physiologic processes, during the recovery time that passes between tooth extraction and the placement of the implant, the majority of the amount of bone resorption and gingival remodeling is confirmed, which is usually the cause of biological, aesthetic ...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510027

Oral Hygiene Practices among Fixed Orthodontic Patients in a University Dental Setting

Lee Jin Han, Asma Alhusna Abang Abdullah and Nurul Asyikin Yahya

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 12, 2016

A self-administered questionnaire was answered by 261 fixed orthodontic patients. The questionnaire addressed two aspects: socio-demographic characteristics and oral hygiene practices. Socio-demographic variables included age, gender, race, level of education, and smoking status. Oral hygiene practices were assessed through questions on the type and frequency use of toothbrush, other cleaning measures used daily and professional mechanical tooth ...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510026

Unusual Necrosis of the Lower Lip Following a Varicella Zoster Recurrence

Adam P McCormick, Robert J Kanas, Mark Orton and Ted Rice

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 24, 2016

Recurrence of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) or herpes zoster (HZ) is a relatively common cutaneous eruption among the elderly (> 60 yrs.) or immunocompromised patients. It usually presents as an exanthematous pruritic rash that becomes vesicular, pustular or ulcerative. HZ commonly involves a unilateral thoracic dermatome. When the trigeminal nerve is involved, a unilateral eruption in the oral cavity and ipsilateral side of the face may occur fol...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510025

Partial-mouth Periodontal Examination Protocols for Population-based Surveillance of Periodontitis

Duong T Tran, Isabel C Gay and Muhammad F Walji

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 16, 2016

Using the CDC/AAP definition, the ranges of relative bias of moderate and severe periodontitis prevalence were 6.8% to 18.1% and 28.4% to 41% in absolute value for the PMPE protocols, respectively. With half-reduced CDC/AAP definition, half-mouth four-site protocol provided small absolute bias (4.2%) and relative bias (11.4%) for the estimates of moderate periodontitis prevalence; corresponding biases for severe periodontitis were -1.1% and -8.2%...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510024

Oral Health, Dysphagia, Distress, and Health Service Needs of Head and Neck Cancer Survivors 5 Years Post-Chemoradiotherapy

Bena Cartmill

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 11, 2016

Evidence suggests that oral health effects and dysphagia remain chronic conditions for patients who undergo radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy ([chemo]RT) following diagnosis of head and neck cancer (HNC), however, there is limited outcome data beyond 1-2 years post-treatment. The aim of the current study was to investigate the long term patient outcomes at 5-6 years post- (chemo)RT using patient-reported functional measures. A secondary a...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510023

An Analysis of Student Percutaneous Injuries at Dalhousie Dental School

Peggy J Maillet, Denise H Zwicker, Shauna M Hachey, Lindsay N Mason and Martha GS Brillant

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: February 03, 2016

The objective of the study was to determine circumstances under which student clinician injuries occur at the Dalhousie University Dental Clinic. Necessary policies and procedures may then be recommended and implemented to decrease the frequency of such occurrences. This study reviewed student injury reports collected from 1999-2013. Data collated included: student gender, program of study, instrument causing injury, location of injury, year, mon...
 

 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 treat...
 

 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 eit...
 

 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 c...
 

 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 ...
 

 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 m...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510016

The Use of Technical "Standard All-on-Four" in the Maxilla

Henri Kazuo Nakamura, Guilherme Piragine Contador, Jose Arthur Mauricio de Oliveira, Humberto Oswaldo Schwartz-Filho, William Cunha Brandt and Caio Vinicius Roman-Torres

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 16, 2015

Among the factors that should be considered for the rehabilitation of atrophic jaws is mainly the anatomy of edentulous jaw, which offers trouble installing fixtures in view of the proximity to the maxillary sinus and nasal cavity. There are several possibilities to rehabilitate atrophic arcs, autogenous grafts, distraction osteogenesis, angled and short implants have been widely used in clinical practice. Thus, advanced surgical techniques are d...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510015

Hydroxyapatite/Nanodiamond Hydrogels as Potential Materials for Temporomandibular Joint Disfunction: from Design to Performance in vitro

V. Tamara Perchyonok, Shengmiao Zhang, Tatiana Souza, Nickolas Basson, Desigar Moodley and Sias Grobler

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 12, 2015

In the last few decades, tissue engineering has emerged as a promising multidisciplinary approach for the repair and regeneration of damaged bone tissue. The craniofacial structure consists of bone, cartilage, soft tissue, nerves, and blood vessels. The major materials used in craniofacial tissue engineering are natural and synthetic polymers, ceramics, composite materials, and electrospun nanofibers....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510014

Doxycycline and Coenzyme Q10 Treatment Modalities for Chronic Periodontitis: A Preliminary Study

Mahmoud Darweesh, Hesham El-Sharkawy, Omar N Fadhil and Ola M Maria

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 13, 2015

Periodontal diseases are inflammatory disorders that affect 10-15% of the population worldwide and represent one of the major causes of tooth loss. Such diseases result from complex interactions between periodontal pathogens and the host immune response. Owing to the high prevalence, scientists have been attracted to research aimed to treat periodontal diseases; however, treatments are always challenging. Conventional treatment of periodontitis f...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510013

Effects of Different Curing Unites on Bulk Fill Composites

Koray Soygun, Murat Unal, Ali Ozer, Evrem Gulnahar and Giray Bolayir

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 09, 2015

The aim of this study was to investigate three aged (with thermocycling and distilled water) bulk fill composites' (X-tra base, Surefil SDR flow, Tetric EvoCeram) surface microhardness levels. 4mm diameter and 2 or 4mm thickness composites' samples were polymerized by a halogen light and a blue-light emitting diode (n = 10). A Vickers microhardness tester was used to evaluate the microhardness at the top and bottom surfaces of every specimen. Whe...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510012

Kissing Molars: A Report of Three Cases and Literature Review

Luis Miguel Gonzalez-Perez, Pedro Infante-Cossio, Marta Sanchez-Sanchez, Carlos Valdivieso-del-Pueblo and Marta Robles-Garcia

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 07, 2015

The existence of two mandibular impacted molars with confronted occlusal surfaces is extremely rare. When the two mandibular molars are surrounded by a single dental follicle, an entity called 'kissing molars' (KM) is formed. After the first description of KM by Van Hoof in 1973, very few cases have been reported in the literature. Therefore, knowledge about the etiopathogenesis, clinical features, and diagnostic and therapeutic options for KM is...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510011

Plasmacytoma Located in the Posterior Mandible: A Case Report

Yavuz Findik, Timucin Baykul and Ummugulsum Alkis

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 03, 2015

Plasma cell neoplasm is characterized by a monoclonal neoplastic proliferation of plasma cells and solitary plasmocytoma of bone (SPB) is a localized form. SPB is most frequently seen in vertebrae and secondarily in long bones. Its presence in jaws is extremely rare. Here we report a unique case of plasmacytoma in the left side of mandible, a chronology for diagnosis of the lesion is also reviewed along with clinical, and radiographic evidence......
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510010

Immediate Implant Placement in the Infected Site with Presence of a Pre-Existing Cyst: Report of Two Cases

Binbin Yu, Chun Fan, Ximei Xiao, Jiajia Song, Chenglong Ji and Chunyang Zhang

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 24, 2015

This report showed that the placement of immediate implants in presence of a pre-existing infected cyst may not be necessarily contraindicated if appropriate clinical procedures like antibiotic administration, meticulous cleaning, and alveolar debridement are performed before implant surgical procedure. Immediate placement of implants for replacement of teeth with the pre-existing infected cysts is a predictable treatment and can be indicated for...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510009

Combined Technique for Bleaching Non-Vital Teeth with 6-Month Clinical Follow-Up: Case Report

Ana Claudia Santos de Azevedo Izidoro, Gislaine Cristine Martins, Cristian Higashi, Christiana Zander-Grande, Lidia Yileng Tay, Joao Carlos Gomes, Nara Hellen Campanha and Janaina Habib Jorge

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 23, 2015

Aim: The aim of this case report is to demonstrate the efficacy of the combination of two techniques of dental bleaching (inside and outside) to deal with the aesthetics of the smile. Material and methods: The intra-bucal examination showed the presence of a fistula in the vestibular region of the tooth 11 and a darkening of the tooth crown....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510008

Effectiveness of Shade Measurements Using a Scanning and Computer Software System: a Pilot Study

Gotfredsen K, Gram M, Ben Brahem E, Hosseini M, Petkov M and Sitorovic M

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 25, 2015

The esthetic result has become more attention and one important aspect to obtain a good esthetic result is to obtain the most optimal shade of the prosthetic reconstruction. The shade is of greatest importance when patients judge the quality of the restoration especially in the anterior region. The ideal shade is the shade from the natural, neighboring teeth....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510007

Ectopic Third Molar in Mandibular Ramus: Report of Two Cases and Literature Review

Aysegul Apaydin and Muhammed Salahattin

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 13, 2015

Ectopic mandibular third molar is a rare condition, and information about its causes and characteristics is limited. Its etiology has not yet been completely clarified. This article reports two cases of ectopic mandibular third molar and reviews the literature on the clinical signs and symptoms and management of this condition....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510006

Effect of Placement Techniques on Sealant Efficacy

Apa Juntavee, Niwut Juntavee, Jiranan Paleekoup, Phillip Millstein and Behrouz Abedian

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 11, 2015

It is shown that sealant bondage to occlusal areas, a key factor in success and effectiveness of dental sealants, can be greatly influenced by the placement technique used in such operations....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510005

Ethical Issues in Oral Sciences

Liliane Lins

Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: March 26, 2015

The pressure for scientific production, the allowances of the modern cybernetic world, and insufficient ethical research training of researchers have led to an increasing number of retractions, including in the area of oral sciences. In 2006, a famous oncologist admitted that he had falsified data in three published papers; consequently, he was investigated for other misconduct in science....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510004

Recurrent Osseous Choristoma Involving the Mandibular Buccal Vestibule: A Case Report

Curtis Gregoire, Clayton Davis, Martin Bullock and Thomas Steeves

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 19, 2015

This case report is the third ever reported of a recurrent intraoral osseous choristoma. The lesion had manifested twice in the left mandibular buccal vestibule of a 63-year-old Caucasian female. The patient was treated with wide local excision on both occasions. We believe that the lesions may have arisen as a result of previous trauma, although the exact etiology of the lesions is unknown. Interestingly, the recurrent lesion contained satellite...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510003

Dental Implant Therapy in Patients Affected by Oral Mucosal Diseases

Sertan Ergun

Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: March 02, 2015

Dental implants are increasingly used for the treatment of complete and /or partial eduntulism. Related literature search revealed that dental implants are associated with high survival rates of close 92-98% after 10 years. The success of implant therapy is very close associated with the appropriate patient selection....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510002

Minimally Invasive Endodontics: A Fancy Trend or A Clear Road for the Future?

Damiano Pasqualini

Article Type: Editorial | First Published: February 28, 2015

Endoscopic surgery began to progressively replace a more invasive open surgery, with minimal or no damage to surrounding healthy tisssues, and a more favorable post-operative period. Since then the concept has been influencing many other medical disciplines, including dentistry and consequently endodontics....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510001

Editor's Note: Inaugural Issue of the International Journal of Oral and Dental Health

James L. Borke

Article Type: Editorial | First Published: February 23, 2015

It is my distinct honor and pleasure to have my remarks included in the inaugural issue of The International Journal of Oral of Dental Health. With the accelerated rate of change brought on by global connectivity and the rapid advance of new technologies, the birth of this 21st century journal addressing current issues in oral and dental health is a welcome addition to the field for clinicians and researchers alike....

Editor-in-chief


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