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.

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Title: International Journal of Oral and Dental Health

ISSN: 2469-5734

Editor-in-chief: Yanfang Ren

NLM title abbreviation: Int J Oral Dent Health

ICV: 86.93

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

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510163

Additive Manufacturıng Techniques Used in Prosthetic Treatments

Bedia Sert and Sibel Dikicier

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: 2024/04/21

With recent technological advancements, manufacturing methods in dentistry have undergone significant transformations. Digital methods are now preferred over traditional techniques. Subtractive manufacturing involves obtaining the desired form by milling the material from a block through computer programs. This process is time-consuming, and due to the generation of a considerable amount of waste material compared to the desired product, it is cost-intensive. On the other hand, additive manufact...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510162

Influence of Artificial Aging on the Vickers Hardness of Milled and 3D Printed Provisional Materials

Ana Luiza C Souza, DDS, Jorge Luiz de Oliveira Cruvinel Filho, DDS, MSc and Sicknan Soares da Rocha, DDS, MSc, PhD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: 2024/02/01

Three resins were tested: Evolux PMMA (milled resin), Cosmos Temp (3D-printed resin) and Structure 2 SC (bis-acrylic resin, as a control). Specimens were prepared in a disc shape (n = 9) and the Vickers hardness was measured under a load of 20 N for 10 s at two time points: 24h and 60 days after storage in distilled water at 37 ℃ in an incubator. The data were analysed using the Shapiro-Wilk test followed by the non-parametric Kruskal-Wallis test (p < 0.05)....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510161

7 Essential Elements for Successful Hard- and Soft-Tissue Regeneration in Immediate Implants with TERUPLUG®Collagen

Li-Hua Hu, Xiao-Hui Han, Dong-Sheng Zhang, Le Xu and Sheng-Yun Huang

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: 2024/01/18

The 7 essential elements for successful single immediate implant placement with TERUPLUG®collagen include 1 treatment-planning, 4 surgical, and 2 prosthetic keys, aiming to minimize soft- and hard-tissue complications for an optimal implant restoration both in the anterior and the posterior zone. All those keys are summarized to aid clinicians in the treatment planning of immediate implant placement cases....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510160

Infiltration of Plasma Rich in Growth Factors for the Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders: A Comprehensive Review

Werner Flores Sebastian, Herrera Juan José and Badilla Monasterio Rodrigo

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: 2023/12/30

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are a common cause of pain and dysfunction in the orofacial region. In recent years, there has been growing interest in the use of Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRFC) as a potential therapeutic option for the management of TMJ disorders. This comprehensive review aims to provide an overview of the biology and current status of PRFC as a therapy for symptomatic internal derangements and inflammatory pathology of the TMJ. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510159

A Call to Address the Persistence of Barriers to Oral Health Care for Low-Income Groups in America

Sara Mojtahedi, MS, DMD, AsherLev T Santos, PhD, MPIA

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: 2023/12/17

According to a study by Jang, et al. [1] on the Korean population, virtually all barriers barring low-income groups from accessing dental care can be resolved through increased insurance coverage. The authors considered all other critical aspects that may influence the frequency of oral care access, such as education, social trends, and Korean population growth. Still, the findings indicated that dental insurance coverage is essential in determining access to precautionary periodontal maintenanc...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510157

Unusual Pathogen Isolated in Patient with Ludwig's Angina

Sabrina Bernardo

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: 2023/10/19

Physical exam will reveal a tender, woody, and indurated submandibular area. The lingual area may also be erythematous and swollen. The tongue may be displaced posteriorly secondary to inflammation and the outer neck may be tender and edematous with or without focal lymphadenopathy....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510156

Evaluation of the Stability of Permanent Teeth of Students of the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Yaoundé I

Jules Julien Ndjoh, Metogo Ntsama Junie Annick, Romaric Onana, Zilefac Brian Ngokwe, Sandra Lydie Akena Ndeng, Réné Ngoulma, Lawrence Essama Eno Belinga and Vicky Ama Moor

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/10/19

Stability in implantology and periodontology can be assessed by both subjective and objective means. As the use of subjective measures can be biased, objective means such as the periotest and Ostell have been developed. However, its application in normal clinical therapy is ineffectual due to the absence of dental reference values. The objective of this study was to provide stability values for natural permanent teeth that could serve as benchmarks in periodontics and implantology....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510154

Incidence of Mouth Cancer in Iraq

Hala Nadhim Kadhim, BSc, MSc and Nadham Kadham Mahdi, MSc, PhD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/07/26

Adults and children of both sexes are infected. All authors in Iraq indicated that tongue is the most common site for mouth cancer among Iraqi people. Implementing a national control program should include a primary health care, health education, well-balanced diet, environmental sanitation and health education to stress the important of the hazard of tobacco and alcohol. The knowledge about mouth cancers considerably increased when the subjects received information from their dentists....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510155

Incidence of Tricomonas tenax in Diseased Mouth

Hala Nadhim Kadhim, BSc, MSc and Nadham Kadham Mahdi, MSc, PhD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/07/26

Its frequency was 9% among the examined swabs. There were 50% infection rates for both males as well as females. The highest incidence (11.25%) was found among 21-40 years-old while the lowest (6.66%) in 41-60 years-old. There were no significant variations in relation to residency. The association between T. tenax infection and dental caries was noticed at a rate of 66.7%. In addition, different rates for T. tenax were observed among patients with some other oral diseases as bleeding gum, gingi...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510145

Immunohistochemical Expression of Bcl-2 in Fibro Epithelial Polyp, Oral Epithelial Dysplasia and Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Hajar Alazemi, Bobby K Joseph and Devipriya B Sundaram

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2022/06/17

Increased expression of Bcl-2 protein has been demonstrated in various cancerous and precancerous lesions. The B-cell lymphoma-2 gene is a proto-oncogene that inhibits apoptosis, therefore keeping the cell alive. Bcl-2 Mutations leads to an overexpression of Bcl-2 products leading to apoptosis impairment resulting in neoplastic changes as a consequence. Hence, the objective of the study was to investigate the expression of Bcl-2 in fibro epithelial polyp (FP), oral epithelial dysplasia (OED) and...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510153

Prior Treatment for Tuberculosis is Associated with Salivary Gland Dysfunction in People with HIV

Precious Kefilwe Motlokwa, Billy M Tsima and Robert Gross

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/05/03

Cross-sectional study was conducted from February 2021 to June 2021 at an HIV clinic in Botswana to determine the prevalence and risk factors of salivary gland hypo function among people with HIV. Salivary hypo function was defined as whole unstimulated saliva of < 0.1 ml/minute using the University of California School of Dentistry guidelines for saliva collection....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510152

Factors Influencing Oral Health-Seeking Behaviour among Adult Dental Patients at the Dental Training School, in the Lusaka District of Zambia

Lukulula Enock Mwanza, Ronald Fisa and Bassim Birkland

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/05/03

The burden of oral diseases has been identified as one of the major public health problems globally. Like many other African nations, Zambia faces a high burden of oral diseases. This study aimed to identify factors that influence oral health-seeking behaviour among adult dental patients at the Dental Training School in the Lusaka District of Zambia....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510151

Self-Reported Systemic Diseases and Periodontal Status: A Cross-Sectional Study from Turkey

Özlem Daltaban, DDS, PhD and Zhala Vatankha Sain, DDS

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 25, 2023

A total of 800 randomly selected dental files were evaluated among patients who had attended the periodontology department of a university hospital between January 2021 and January 2022. Demographic data (age and gender), self-reported medical history, smoking habits, daily tooth-brushing frequency, periodontal status, and the number of missing teeth were recorded....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510148

Magnetic Therapy of Tooth Diseases

Manfred Fahnle

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 28, 2022

In my paper I describe the magnetic therapy of tooth problems, occurring after extraction of a tooth, and I explain the physical processes underlying this therapy. The objective of my paper is to describe the magnetic therapy of tooth diseases. The methods are theoretical investigations, and the materials are magnetic processes. The results are that there is a very effective magnetic therapy of tooth diseases....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510147

Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis as a Complication of Cerebro- Rhino Orbital Mucormycosis Associated with Covid-19: A Case Report

Nicolás Solano, DDS, Enmanuel Parra, DDS, Betsabe Sarcos, DDS and Patricia Lopez, DDS

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 24, 2022

Cavernous sinus thrombosis is a life-threatening condition that arises as a complication of facial infection, sinusitis, orbital cellulitis, pharyngitis, or otitis of fungal or bacterial origin or after traumatic injury or surgery. Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is an aggressive infection that, depending on its level of extension, affects nasal passages, paranasal sinuses and the orbital region and, in the worst-case scenario, invades the brain....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510146

Prevalence of Dentoalveolar Trauma in Patients at Barros Luco Trudeau Hospital

Hilda Moris Vidal, Joaquin Vazquez de Ponson Du Terrail, Alfio Secchi Alvarez, Nicolas Reyne Silva, Felipe Astorga Mori, Jorge Moreno Vasquez and Pablo Amorin Torres

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 22, 2022

Dentoalveolar Trauma is a condition that requires immediate emergency management. The revision of its prevalence is the basis for the allocation of resources focused on its management, which differs between health centers....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510144

Localization of the Mandibular Foramen for Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block In a Sample of Egyptians Using Cone-Beam Computed Tomographic-A Retrospective Study

Aya Elsaid Abou Elfetouh Metwaly, BDS, Fatma Mostafa Elbadawy, BDS, MD, PhD and Mary Medhat Farid, BDS, MD, PhD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 15, 2022

In the present study, statistically significant differences in the location of the MF were found between males and females. However, there is no need to change needle insertion in IANB because females have overall smaller mandibles....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510143

Level of Oral Hygiene Practice and the Association with Socio-Demographic Characteristics among Middle School Students in Low-Income Countries

Tecleab Okubai Gebregiorgis, Alhassen Saleh Humed, Beraki Mael Tekle, Bereket Tesfamichael Ghebremedhin and Letebrhan Habtemariam Haile

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 15, 2022

Good level of oral hygiene practice (OHP) keeps the oral cavity clean and prevents most oral and systemic diseases, especially for children who live in lowincome countries. This research aimed to evaluate middle school student's level of OHP and the association with socio-demographic characteristics in the capital city of Eritrea, Asmara....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510142

Dental Caries among Pregnant Women in Basrah

Hala Nadhim Kadhim

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 18, 2022

Two hundred pregnant women were invited to participate in this study. Their ages ranged between 18-40 years. They were inspected at Maternal and Child Hospital as well as the College of Dentistry during the period from January to October 2021....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510141

Long-Term Retrospective Survival of Dental Implant Therapy

Didem Özkal Eminoğlu, Sema Nur Sevinç Gül, Tuğba Aydin and Gurbet Alev Öztaş Şahiner

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 31, 2022

The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of implants with progressive bone loss after a 5-year follow-up. A total of 437 patients with 1814 dental implants placed at XXX University Dentistry Faculty, YYY, ZZZ; between 2014-2019 has included to study. Implants with radiographic bone loss of 2 mm or more were assessed as peri-implantitis (PI). Longitudinal data were collected retrospectively from digital dental records. SPSS 20.0 package program was used to analyze the collected data. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510140

Assessment of the Perception of Aesthetics and Smile Attractiveness among Dental and Health Students

Nayef H Felemban and Bhari Sharanesha Manjunatha

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 14, 2022

The attractiveness and aesthetics of a good smile is the main reason to seek the orthodontic treatment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the perception of smile aesthetics and attractiveness among dental students and health students aged 20-22 and 23-25 years groups. A modified intraoral smile image of an orthodontic patient having seven different clinical cases along with the questionnaire to among dental students and other health collages at Taif University, Kingdom of Sau...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510139

Skeletal Facial Pattern Usually Associated With Congenitally Missing Upper Lateral Incisor in Saudi Orthodontic Patients Jeddah, KSA

Mona Al Motairi, Rua Jalal and Ahmed Afify

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 14, 2022

The aim of this study was to investigate any correlations between the skeletal facial patterns and the congenital absence of upper lateral incisors in Saudi orthodontic patients. The files of 960 orthodontic patients who presented seeking orthodontic treatment at King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia between 1995 and 2014 were reviewed. Selection was done by a trained orthodontic resident based on the presence of full patient record that includes a pretreatment lateral cephalo...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510137

Clinical Effectiveness of Diode Laser as an Adjunct in the Treatment of Periodontitis

Bra’ah D Al Shbool, Rola A Habashneh, Dafi S Ta’ani and Majdi M Alzoubi

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 31, 2021

This randomized clinical trial aimed at evaluation of the clinical effects of a 810-nm diode laser as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP). Twenty-eight patients with 37.5 years as mean age with periodontitis were selected for the split-mouth clinical study. Two treatment cohorts for SRP alone and for DL and SRP (810 nm, 2 W, pulsed mode 20 Hz, for 20 seconds) were used for random assigning of patients through a split mouth design. Measurement of clinical parameters that included plaque ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510136

Comparative Analysis of the Lip’s Soft Tissue by Using 3D Stereophotogrammetry: Age and Gender

Mirela Cristina da Silva, Juliana Rodrigues Rozatto, Ana Maria Bettoni Rodrigues da Silva, Marco Antônio Moreira Rodrigues da Silva and Laís Valencise Magri

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 31, 2021

The facial identification of each human being is performed by analyzing individual characteristics related to dental occlusion, harmony, musculature, shape and the anatomical configuration of structures. The identification is related to the set of procedures and techniques to individualize a person or an object. This form of identification must be carried out by professionals trained in Legal Dentistry and Legal Medicine. One of the areas of study of Legal Dentistry is the facial identification ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510135

Adherence of Dentists to the Instructions of Health Regulations during COVID-19 Pandemic

Mervat Khoury Absawi, DMD, Kholoud Fahoum, BDS, Sarnat Haim, DMD, MSc, Daniel Oren, DMD, Fares Kablan, DMD and Samer Srouji, DMD, PhD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 30, 2021

large percentage of medical personnel including dentists, acquired COVID-19 while treating patients. Worldwide health regulatory authorities have devised and distributed guidelines and information for dental staff, to prevent transmission of the virus. This study aimed to assess the degree of dentist adherence to these recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey was completed by 144 dentists; it was found that dentist adherence to all of the recommendations was 69.83%. Many dentists...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510134

Multidisciplinary Approach to Management of a Large Cyst in the Mandible - A Case Report

Fatima Shoaib, Leena Al Salihi, Fatema Alsulaiti, Fadheela Haider, Nadia Ebrahim Al-Sikri, Mohammed Helal and Gowri Sivaramakrishnan

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 29, 2021

Most jaw cysts originate from odontogenic epithelium and they may be associated with vital or non-vital tooth. Cysts are classified into developmental, neoplastic and inflammatory. There is overall predominance in males, and the mandible is three times affected more than the maxilla. The aim of this case report is to describe a multidisciplinary conservative approach to manage mandibular cystic lesion confined lingually to the anterior region. The clinical, radiographic, and histopathological ex...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510133

Attitudes and Awareness of Diabetic Patients in Kuwait Towards Their Oral Health

Monera Alhuwais, Afnan Alkanderi and Bobby Jospeh

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 06, 2021

The main aim of this study was to demonstrate the awareness and attitudes of diabetic patients in Kuwait towards their oral health and to educate these patients to maintain a better oral health-related quality of life. This is a cross-sectional study done through an anonymous questionnaire randomly distributed to adult diabetic patients attending the Ministry of Health (MOH) diabetic clinics and Kuwait University Dental Center (KUDC). The questionnaire included socio-demographic characteristics,...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510132

Management of Residual Clefts in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics: A Clinical Case


Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 30, 2021

Velopharyngeal dysfunction interest the closure of the velopharyngeal valve, it does not properly close during the production of oral sounds. It is due to velopharyngeal mislearning, velopharyngeal incompetence or velopharyngeal insufficiency. This dysfunction is treated surgically with pharyngeal flaps or pharyngoplasties, this surgical intervention is not always successful, it can cause scarring and deficiency in mobilizing the flaps. Indeed, when the surgery is not an indication or inadequate...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510131

Association of Porphyromonas Gingivalis, a Major Periodontopathic Bacteria, in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

Relvas Marta, DDS, PhD, López-Jarana Paula, DDS, Vinhas Ana Sofia, DDS, Pacheco José Júlio, MD, DDS, PhD, Barbas Amaral, JM MD, DDS, PhD and Salazar Filomena, MD, DDS, PhD

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: June 28, 2021

In the past few years, a link between periodontitis and Alzheimer’s disease was established by a growing number of clinical studies. But one question remains to be answered: How can the periodontitis be implicated in the Alzheimer’s disease? The aim of this work is to make a systematic integrative review of published literature to assess a possible association between Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) and Alzheimer’s disease. A research was realized on PUBMED and PUBMED CENTRAL. Of ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510130

Management of the Palatal Donor Area after Harvesting a Connective Tissue Graft: A Case Series

João Carnio, DDS, MS and Anna Tereza Carnio

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 10, 2021

The manipulation of the palatal flap after harvesting a connective tissue graft (CTG) plays an important role when the palatal donor area is intended to be used more than once. The palatal flap can be handled in one of two ways. One option is the coaptation of the borders, to facilitate healing by the first intention. The second option is the compression of the palatal flap against the bone, which is allowed to heal by secondary intention. Sixteen non-smoking patients who participated in the cur...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510128

Evaluation of External Root Resorption of Endodontically Treated and Vital Teeth during Orthodontic Treatment: A Systematic Review

Goda Bilvinaitė, Greta Patkauskaitė* and Vilija Berlin

Article Type: Systematic Review | First Published: April 21, 2021

External root resorption is a common side effect of orthodontic treatment. Although endodontically treated teeth respond similarly to vital teeth to the application of force during orthodontic therapy, studies show conflicting results. Researcher’s present different results that endodontically treated teeth are less affected, equally affected, or more affected than vital teeth. It is important for clinicians to know whether teeth treated with endodontics exhibit more, less or the same amount o...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510127

Oral Biofilm and Its Impact on Oral Health, Psychological and Social Interaction

Gedif Meseret Abebe

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: March 12, 2021

Oral health can be act as “mirror” that indicate and reflect the overall health condition, life style and oral hygiene. Oral cavity harbours arrays of microorganisms that interact with diet, oral environment, and host. This complex dynamic interaction results in microbial colonization and the subsequent oral biofilm formation. Oral biofilms are highly ordered, surface-associated assemblages of microorganisms embedded in an extracellular matrix. These surface-attached microbial communities ar...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510126

Two Case Reports of C-Shaped Mandibular Premolars with Three and Four Root Canals

Mohammed Sarhan Alzahrani

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 11, 2021

Commonly, the mandibular premolars’ root canal system is complex and usually requires special management skills in root canal treatment. The occurrence of three root canals in the mandibular first premolar is relatively uncommon. Furthermore, the four root canals in the second premolar are extremely rare and clinically quite challenging to manage. Proper knowledge of the root canal anatomy and delicate radiographic interpretation and clinical inspection is essential for successful root canal t...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510125

Influence of Access Cavity Design on Fatigue Resistance of Reciproc Blue: Conservative vs. Truss Access

Giacomo Corsentino

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 10, 2021

Several factors including the access to the root canal systems could influence the fatigue of rotating or reciprocating endodontic instruments. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of conservative (CAC) and truss access cavity (TAC) preparation on the cyclic fatigue resistance of endodontic nickel-titanium (NiTi) files. A total of sixty extracted human intact mandibular molars were selected and assigned to CAC or TAC group (n = 30). All samples received root canal treatment. A total of...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510124

The Importance of Reducing the Viral Load in the Oral Cavity

Michelle Moron Araújo

Article Type: Short Report | First Published: February 06, 2021

Coronavirus infection has been considered by the WHO (World Health Organization) as a global pandemic. Since its origin, it has posed a threat to global health, not so much because of its symptoms, but because of its rapid spread, contagion and the respiratory complications that it produces in patients with other chronic underlying conditions. The oral cavity has a high viral load, which is very important for oral hygiene and all biosafety protocols. In this year 2020, the world population has b...

 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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510117

Carica Papaya Mouthwash for Reducing Dental Plaque

Méndez J, DDs, Msc and Villasanti U, DDs, Msc

Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: September 30, 2020

Paraguay is a country that uses a lot of herbal products containing plants as active ingredients. The use of herbs is popular mainly to the reason that is safe and easy available. In the case of the mouthwash which is a complement to brushing, the use of Carica papaya has been studied. Nowadays the trend is to use natural health products due the quest for suitable and affordable alternatives. This is especially common in Paraguay, which is a country that uses a lot of herbal products containing ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510116

Comparison of Oral Findings of Common Variable Immune Deficiency and Nephrotic Syndrome Patients with Hypogammaglobulinemia to Healthy Individuals

Hulya Cakır Karabas, Ilknur Ozcan, Ozlem Guler, Muhlis Cem Ar, Arif Atahan Cagatay and Aydın Turkmen

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 28, 2020

A group of disorders featuring lower serum immunoglobulin levels is called hypogammaglobulinemia. Being a primary immune disorder, Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is characterized by primary hypogammaglobulinemia. Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is an entity associated with secondary hypogammaglobulinemia. Lower concentrations of immunoglobulins in saliva may attenuate oral health. The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of salivary immunoglobulin concentrations on oral health in pati...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510115

Evaluating the Retention of Resin-Based Sealant and a Glass Ionomer Sealant among 7-10 Year-Old Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Ankita Gupta, MDS, Amit Agrawal, MD, Ami Rawal and Surendra Gujarkar

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 28, 2020

Over the past three decades, there has been a substantial improvement in the oral health of children as evidenced by declines in the prevalence and severity of dental decay because of the outstanding scientific advances in restorative materials and techniques as well as in the understanding of its principles. The fissures of permanent molars are usually the first tooth surfaces to be affected by caries in younger age groups as young permanent teeth have specific occlusal morphology with deep and...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510114

Temporomandibular Joint Disc Displacement with Reduction: A Narrative Review

Luis Gabriel Ladino, Andrea Valentina Saavedra, Sharon Rondón and Efrain López

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 14, 2020

Disc displacement with reduction is one of the most common intra-articular disorders of the temporomandibular joint, it is characterized by the progressive displacement of the articular disc against the mandibular condyle and the articular eminence, accompanied by clicking sounds or crepitus, pain, and in some cases presents a limitation of mandibular movement. Some treatment proposals include physical therapy and occlusal splints; if it is not treated in some cases it can become disc displaceme...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510113

Intra-Oral Approach of Giant Cheek Lipoma Excision Guaranteed Aesthetic Outcome: A Case Report

Muath Mamdouh Mahmod Al-Chalabi and Wan Azman Wan Sulaiman

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 13, 2020

Lipomas are the most common benign soft-tissue tumour arising from mature adipose tissue “composed of mature adipocytes”, mainly from subcutaneous tissues and usually surrounded by a thin fibrous capsule. Still, the underlying cause of lipomas remains unclear. In literature, different theories described the pathogenesis of adipose tissue tumours, and also different histological variants have mentioned. It can occur anywhere in the body, its incidence being 0.1-5% of all head and neck tumours...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510112

Influence of Retention Procedures on the Percentage of Occlusal Loads for Single Implant-Supported Crowns and Tooth-Supported Crowns

Gao Wu, DDS, Lizong Liang, DDS, Jie Ran, DDS and Jianxiang Tao, PHD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 31, 2020

The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of retention procedures on the percentage of occlusal loads experienced by single implant-supported crowns and tooth-supported crowns within the mouths of carefully selected human test subjects. Thirty subjects were selected: 20 received a single implant and full crown restoration; and 10 received a single crown restoration on a natural tooth. The percentage of occlusal loads on crowns was recorded before and after cementation or after h...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510111

Immediate Implant Placement in the Aesthetic Zone: A Multidisciplinary Management - Case Report

Lovo María Tadea, Zárate Héctor, Rodríguez Karla and Martínez Daniel

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 16, 2020

Immediate implant placement in the esthetic zone, represents one of the biggest challenges in dentistry. It implies a multidisciplinary approach involving prosthetic and periodontal aspects to obtain long term stability, esthetic and functional results. A clinical case report is presented below, taking into consideration periodontal and prosthetic management of an implant in the anterior zone, starting from the diagnosis, treatment plan, periodontal surgical procedures, provisionalization, and i...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510110

Prosthetic Dentistry Treatment Capabilities in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Greta Rutkauskaitė and Aušra Baltrušaitytė, PhD

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: June 29, 2020

Parkinson’s disease is one the most widespread illnesses in the world, affecting up to 1% of the whole population above 60 years. It is also considered the most frequent movement disorder and the second most common degenerative disease of the central nervous system. The main goal of prosthodontists should be to guarantee a good quality of life for patients ill with Parkinson’s disease (PD)....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510109

Exploring the Factors Influencing the Choice of Oral Care Products: A Review on Personalized Approach

Amit Agrawal, MD and Ankita Gupta, MDS

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: June 29, 2020

Oral care products are the products that are used to cleanse the oral cavity, freshen the breath, and maintain good oral hygiene. Since the dental industry is expanding day by day, numerous types of oral care products are available in the market which makes the selection process very difficult. There are different approaches which influence the choice of oral care products. Among them, personalized approach ranks at the top and should be used by the people to identify the best formulation of ora...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510108

Review: Differential Diagnosis of Drug-Induced Gingival Hyperplasia and Other Oral Lesions

Einhorn Omer Moshe

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: May 04, 2020

Chronic medication usage is a major component of the medical diagnosis of patients. Nowadays, some of the most common diseases such as cancer, hypertension, diabetes and etc., are treated with drugs which cause a variety of oral side-effects including gingival over growth and appearance of lesions on the tissues of the oral cavity. As such, drug-induced oral reactions are an ordinary sight in the dental practice. This review will point out the main therapeutic agents causing gingival hyperplasia...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510107

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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510106

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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510105

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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510104

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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510103

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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510102

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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510101

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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510099

Gingivectomy Approaches: A Review

Millena Mathias Peres, Tais da Silva Lima, Idiberto Jose Zotarelli Filho, Igor Mariotto Beneti, Marcelo Augusto Rudnik Gomes and Patricia Garani Fernandes

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 08, 2019

Many patients seek dental offices for a beautiful, harmonious smile to boost their self-esteem. At present, there is a great search for oral aesthetics, where the harmony of the smile is determined not only by the shape, position, and color of teeth but also by the gingival tissue. The present study aimed to establish the etiology and diagnosis of the gingival smile, with the alternative of correcting it with very safe surgical techniques such as gingivectomy. The procedure consists in the elimi...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510098

Impact of Cannabis on the Port of Entry-Oral Tissues: An Overview

Harpreet Singh, Joseph Katz, Wafaa Saleh and Seunghee Cha

Article Type: Systematic Review Article | First Published: September 04, 2019

While there is a recent surge in the publications describing the beneficial effects of cannabis in chronic pain control and anti-seizure effects there is a dearth of reporting on the potential side effects of marijuana particularly in the oral cavity. Since the oral cavity is the main port of entry of cannabis, the aim of this review paper is to inform and educate importance to the dental professionals and public about the negative effects of chronic cannabis use in the oral cavity. The continuo...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510097

Prevalence of Dental Amalgame in Uninassau School of Dentistry Clinic

Ana Kaline da Silva Pereira and Lívia Andrade Rodrigues

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 02, 2019

The dental amalgam is any alloy consisting of mercury, in which we can also find silver (Ag), tin (Sn) and copper (Cu) in its conventional filings. This type of restorative material is the focus of discussion in several countries, raising a great discussion about the continuity or elimination of its use, the reasons are: For the sake of offering little aesthetics or for providing possible risks for the dentist and the patient, due to the presence of mercury in its composition, since it is a vola...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510096

Use of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Autogenous Bone Graft in Implantology

Gleycielly da Mota Oliveira Souza, Carolina de Lima Borges, Rosa Natalia Rendall dos Santos Ratis and Vivian Kelly Leite Pedrosa

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 02, 2019

The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in implantology has potentiated bone regeneration and the healing process, reducing postoperative period, inflammatory process and blood loss. The objective of this study is to verify, based on the literature, the use of PRP in bone regeneration in autogenous grafts, to show its indications and benefits in bone formation and techniques used. A literature review was performed on the efficacy of PRP in autogenous bone grafts in implantology. The databases used...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510095

Methotrexate Effects at High Doses in the Progression of Inflammatory Periapical Lesions in a Murine Model: Histological and Imaginological Analysis

Silvana Freitas de Souza Leao and Danyel Elias da Cruz Perez

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 26, 2019

Treatment for cancer patients can cause significant side effects in the maxillofacial region. The type and intensity of side effects will depend on the mechanism of action of the drugs used. Among these drugs, there are those that cause predominantly cytotoxic acute effects, such as methotrexate. Methotrexate (MTX), 4-amino-N10-methyl pteroylglutamic acid, a synthetic drug also known as amethopterin, is an antimetabolite that is structurally similar to folic acid. MTX interferes with the synthes...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510094

Pharyngeal Airway Changes Following Extraction versus Non-extraction Treatments of Class II Division 1 Growing Patients

Pariyakorn Sukniyom and Smorntree Viteporn

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 12, 2019

There are several treatment modalities for Class II division 1 malocclusion, but there are only few studies exploring the treatment effect upon pharyngeal airway. The study aimed to compare the effects of extraction versus non-extraction mechanics on pharyngeal airway after treatment of Class II division 1 malocclusion. Before treatment, the extraction group exhibited lower skeletal maturation, less retrognathic mandible, more protrusive incisors, wider oropharyngeal and hypopharyngeal airway, s...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510093

Cheiloplasty in Functional Aesthetic Treatment for Bilateral Double Lip: Case Report

Taysnara Ismaeley de Andrade, Danilo de Moraes Castanha, Joelma Silva de Andrade, Diogo de Oliveira Sampaio and Carlos Frederico de Farias Batista

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 29, 2019

The double lip is a rare and benign developmental alteration characterized by increased lip tissue, specially of the upper lip. Its etiology is linked to congenital factors, such as Ascher Syndrome, or being acquired by labial trauma. The main related complaint is the aesthetic, and the diagnosis is predominantly based on the clinical aspect. The hormonal exams are part of the differential diagnosis. Regarding the treatment, there are several techniques of surgical excision but the elliptical in...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510091

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),...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510090

Case Report: Molar Intrusion with Temporary Anchorage Device

Israel K, Gonzalez N and Ximena Toledo Pinto

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 29, 2019

A clinical case report of the 2 mm. intrusion of tooth 1.6 and the rehabilitation of the space left by the extracted tooth 4.6 with a single implant and crown. Four micro screws were installed in relation to tooth 1.6, two buccal and two in the hard palate. The tooth was intruded in a period of six months with two power chains anchored to cross-shaped micro screws. The chains were replaced every 21 days. The implant to replace tooth 4.6 was also placed and after six months tooth 1.6 was in posit...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510089

Treatment of Edentulousness by Combined Implantation and Reduced Dentures: A Case Report

Slavoljub Tomić

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 27, 2019

Finding the optimal solution for total numbness, which would satisfy all the principles of the modern dental profession, and thus the patient itself, is still a matter of the skills of a surgeon and prosthetist, but also a compromise with the patient, which should in no way compromise with the postulates of dental implantology. This is a presentation of the care of a 65-year-old patient who appeared in a private dental clinic for the solution of total heartlessness, among which the implant-prost...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510088

Assessment of Dental Caries and Oral Health Challenges of School-Age Children in Rhino Camp Refugee Settlements in Arua, Uganda

Robert Kagabo, PhD, MSW, MPH, Tejinder P Singh, BDS, MDS, MPH, Caren J Frost, PhD, MPH and Lisa H Gren, PhD, MSPH

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 09, 2019

Oral health remains a global public health concern. Limited available research indicates there is a link among poor oral health, socio-economic status, and other health disparities. However the oral health challenges among refugee children in African refugee camps has had negligible exploratory attention. Two primary schools were selected from Rhino Camp Refugee Settlements in Arua, Uganda. Participants were from only one class at each of the selected schools. This cross-sectional study was comp...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510087

Comparing the Effect of Reciproc, ProTaper Next and R-Endo in the Removal of Gutta-percha/Sealer and GuttaFlow during Retreatment

Kaveh Nasiri and Karl-Thomas Wrbas

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 01, 2019

Sixty palatal roots of extracted first maxillary molars were selected. The samples were prepared with ProTaper Universal and then randomly divided into two groups (n = 30). In groups A and B, the root canals were filled employing lateral compaction of gutta-percha/AH Plus and GuttaFlow2, respectively. The samples in each group were randomly divided into three subgroups (n = 10). Groups A1 and B1 were retreated using Reciproc. ProTaper Next (PTN) was used in groups A2 and B2, whereas groups A3 an...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510086

Classification of the Methods of Local Anesthesia and Special Features of Vascular-Diffuse Injection

Petrikas AZ, Medvedev DV, Yakupova LA, Efimova OE, Chestnyh EV, Kulikova KV and Sazonova KA

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: April 19, 2019

The main feature of modern injection methods of dental anesthesia is in the local venous spreading of the anesthetic in the near-toothed spongy substance of the bone and dental pulp. The vascular mechanism is controlled by the epinephrine anesthetic solution and patient vegetal system. Spongy dental anesthesia is universal, highly effective, relatively safe, easy to implement and increasingly widespread. Classification proposed by us is the division of injection methods of anesthesia into tradit...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510085

Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of White Spot Lesions Related to Orthodontics

Sitki Sarper Temel and Burcak Kaya

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: April 05, 2019

The purpose of this review article is to examine the etiology, incidence and classification of white spot lesions in association with their prevention and treatment methods. White spot lesions are opacities that occur by demineralization of enamel under the surface and cause esthetic problems. Orthodontic treatment increases the risk of white spot lesion occurrence by creating areas difficult to clean and prone to plaque accumulation around orthodontic attachments. Therefore, application of suit...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510084

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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510083

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....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510081

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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510080

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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510079

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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510078

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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510077

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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510076

Evaluation of Synergetic Antibacterial Effect of Gaseous Ozone and Ozonated Water against Enterococcus Faecalis in Human Root Canals

Banu Uygun Can, Gizem Ozbay, Hatice Altundal, Parla Meva Durmazpinar, Burak Kitiki, Sertac Peker, Tanju Kadir and Betul Kargul

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 28, 2018

Elimination of the microorganisms in root canals is one of the most important stages for a successful endodontic treatment. Several techniques and agents have been tested to find an alternative option to sodium hypochloride for effective root canal disinfection. The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of gaseous ozone and ozonated water in order to establish their potential as endodontic root canal disinfectant....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510075

The Dental Surgeon Profile of Centers of Dental Specialties for the Evidence of Burnout Syndrome

Stephanie Albuquerque de Souza Brandao, Gabriel Silveira Pinto Brandao, Luciane Albuquerque Sa de Souza and Camila Santos de Mattos brito

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 26, 2018

The persistence and intensity of stressors, in addition to the characteristics and functions of each person, associated with efforts and failures to deal with stress and its consequences, can lead the worker to develop chronic labor exhaustion, reaching the most severe form of stress at work, the burnout. The dental surgeon is a victim of stress sources in the public sector. Identify the dentists who work in the Centers of Dental Specialties (CDSs) in the municipalities of Joao Pessoa and Cabede...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510074

Resin Composite Pre-Heating - A Literature Review of the Laboratory Results

Nikolaos-Stefanos Kampanas

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 21, 2018

Resin composite pre-heating is a recent innovative method that could be clinically beneficial by improving handling and marginal adaptation of the unset material paste. The aim of this study was to gather all the laboratory trials regarding resin composite pre-heating and investigate how this technique affects the material. An electronic search was carried out in PubMed and Google scholar databases, covering the period from January 2003 to May 2018. Specific criteria were set in order to define ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510073

Multiple Teeth Extractions, Confection and Installation of Total Prostheses in Patients with Renal Insufficiency: Case Report

Stephanie Albuquerque de Souza Brandao1, Thayse Targino Morais, Gabriel Silveira Pinto Brandao and Rafael Guedes de Paiva

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: December 21, 2018

Patient F.A.M.S had several teeth extractions after medical authorization. To do this, forceps #150 and #151 were used and amoxicillin and dipyrone were prescribed. It is important to maintain oral health in patients with CKD since these are potential candidates for kidney transplantation. Due to the patient's dissatisfaction, it is indispensable, in complex cases like this, the elaboration of a term of consent, written that the patient is aware of the situation and expectation of his/her treatm...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510072

Fibrous Dysplasia in Maxillary Bone: Case Report

Marcelo Domingues Pinto, Gustavo Gaffree Braz, Roberto Gomes Santos, Diego Polido, Jonathan Rodopiano Paixao and Hugo Sole de Melo

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 26, 2018

Fibrous dysplasia is a benign lesion, congenital, recurrent character and etiology unknown, caused by a bone modeling disorder with constant alterations of the normal bone being replaced by immature fibrous tissue. The lesion may involve one or more bones being the maxilla the facial bone more affected. We report a case of polyostotic fibrous dysplasia in a male patient complaining of increased volume in the right genital region. In this case, Computed Tomography (CT) was the main radiographic e...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510071

Successful Treatment of Persistent Bleeding from Gingival Ulcers in an Adolescent Patient with Irsogladine Maleate

Atsushi Masui, Yoshihiro Morita, Takaki Iwagami, Masakazu Hamada, Hidetaka Shimizu and Yoshiaki Yura

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 17, 2018

Gingival ulcer is often accompanied by severe pain and bleeding and prevents the practicing of appropriate oral hygiene. Most inflammatory and immune-mediated gingival ulcers can be successfully treated with topical corticosteroids, but those refractory to corticosteroids are difficult to treat. An 18-year-old female visited our clinic with a complaint of gingival bleeding. Since topical corticosteroids and oral antibiotic were not effective for gingival ulcers of the patient, an anti-gastric ul...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510070

Conservative Treatment of Primary and Nonsyndromic Odontogenic Keratocyst: An Overview of the Practice

Yuri Slusarenko da Silva and Maria da Graca Naclerio-Homem

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 16, 2018

Odontogenic Keratocyst (OKC) is a locally aggressive odontogenic cyst with a high recurrence rate after treatment. Several conservative surgeries have been suggested in the treatment of Keratocysts but working with an overview of the practice may render better outcomes. We conducted a literature review in the databases MEDLINE, Web of Science, Scopus, Cochrane Library and Google Scholar as well as in the gray literature (books and thesis) for studies reporting on the pathogenesis, clinical prese...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510069

Marginal Resection of Mandible for Treatment of Central Giant Cell Granuloma

Tatiane Fonseca Faro, Gabriela Madeira Araujo, Jose Rodrigues Laureano Filho, Ricardo Jose de Holanda Vasconcellos and Emanuel Dias de Oliveira e Silva

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

Central giant cell granuloma (CGCG) is an uncommon benign bone lesion that occurs in the mandible and maxilla and accounts for approximately 7% of all benign tumors of the jaws. The clinical behavior of CGCG is classified as aggressive or non-aggressive based on clinical and radiographic features. CGCG usually occur in patients less than 30 years of age. The radiological findings are diverse, ranging from small unilocular to large multilocular lesions. Treatment can be non-surgical (alpha interf...

 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 questionnaire. Data were analyzed using frequencies, percent...

 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 need of a careful monitoring of orthodontic patient...

 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% wt of GIC powder was replaced with spherical-shape...

 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 obstruction resulting to be a dental prostheses 50 mm ...

 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 a common complaint of itching gingiva. The gingiva...

 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 5.5; Both have strong buffering capacities and will ...

 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, regenerative treatment of intrabony defects with xenograft a...

 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 zygomatic buttresses bilaterally. Anterior retrac...

 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 with poor and devastating outcomes for the patient...

 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 young kids is still a big challenge for the pediatri...

 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:10.23937/2469-5734/1510035

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 have recently been introduced to improve progressio...

 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 synthetic origin (heterogeneous), which can be used in ...

 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 followed by enucleation and peripheral ostectomy, ...

 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 tooth 22; periimplantitis on mandibular left firs...

 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 and functional damage....

 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 cleaning (PMTC) during the orthodontic treatment p...

 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 following a division of the trigeminal nerve. In rare...

 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 aim was to examine the extent of services accessed,...

 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, month, day, and time....

 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...

 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 disclosed in the literature, such as the all-on-fou...

 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 focused on reducing the pathogens by standard scali...

 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. When the measurements of bottom parts were evaluated,...

 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 limited. The present study is based on a literatu...

 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 replacing teeth lost. This report regards the imm...

 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 nodules of bone, which suggests that the osseous ...

 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....


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