Mylohyoid Flap and Platelet Rich Fibrin in the Treatment of Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws
Michael Erlichman, DDS, Pooja Gangwani, DDS, MPH and Sneha Shah, DMD
Article Type: Case Series | First Published: November 07, 2019
Bisphosphonate medications are widely prescribed for the treatment of osteoporosis and cancer metastases to bone. However, these medications are among a list of agents which are implicated in medication related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ). A variety of non-surgical and surgical approaches are indicated in the treatment of this condition, depending on disease severity. This case series demonstrates the success of the mylohyoid flap in combination with platelet rich fibrin (PRF) in achieving ...
Dental Rehabilitation in Class III Anomaly with Oligodontia after Palatal Distraction and Osteotomy under Cone-Beam CT Assistance
Manfred Nilius, MD, DDS, MSc, Günter Lauer, MD, DMD, PhD and Matthias C Schulz, DMD, PhD
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 28, 2019
Rehabilitation of angle class III deformity concomitant with oligodontia with great functional, esthetic and social impairment for the patient needs a combined orthodontic-surgical treatment. To achieve secure, quick and stable dental and facial rehabilitation, backward planning with cone-beam CT navigation best supports the multidisciplinary approach. Here we show longtime stability of more than 5 years after thoroughly planning, bimaxillary osteotomy with an implant guided transpalatal distrac...
Evolving Role of Liposomal Bupivacaine in Managing Post- Surgical Analgesia in Oral Surgery
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: October 05, 2019
According to the report from Department of Health and Human Services, dental caries is the most common chronic condition in childhood. But the prevalence of tooth decay is high in the adult population as well. Ultimately, untreated non-restorable decayed teeth require oral surgery. Additionally, surgical removal of impacted third molars (wisdom teeth) is a routinely performed procedure on a younger patient population. Approximately, 5 million people undergo extraction of third molars annually in...
The Use of Cytoplast Titanium Reinforced Membrane for Horizontal Guided Bone Regeneration Case Report
George Master, DMD, Eric Wood, DDS, Travis Scholer, DDS, Doug Beals, DMD, MS, Robert Carpenter, DMD and H Dexter Barber, DDS
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 20, 2019
Successful implant osseointegration is dependent primarily upon adequate bone quantity and quality at the desired implant site. But often times the implant candidate, after proper clinical examination and evaluation of the patient’s diagnostic information, lacks adequate bone quantity or volume for implant placement. Often times, the patients has adequate height of bone but lacks bone width. The ability to predictably generate horizontal bone or bone width in preparation for dental implants, o...
Complex Maxillofacial Trauma with Wide-Spread Soft-Tissue Defects
Nguyen Hong Loi, MD, PhD, Tran Xuan Phu, MD, Hoang Le Trong Chau, MD and Nguyen Huu Son, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 29, 2019
The management of soft tissue injury after complex facial trаumа poses unique chаllenges to the plаstic surgeon, given the speciаlized nаture of fаciаl tissue аnd the аesthetic importаnce of the fаce. We report 8 cаses with wide-spreаd soft-tissue defects due to complex fаciаl trаumа who presented аt Odonto-stomаtology center - Hue centrаl hospitаl during the yeаr 2018. Of these cаses were surgicаlly mаnаged by fixаtion аnd fаciаl reconstruction аt Odonto-stomаto...
Biomechanical Factors That Influence the Bone-Implant-Interface
Mohamed Darwish Elsayed
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 26, 2019
Osseointegration or osteointegration refers to a direct bone-to-metal interface without interposition of non-bone tissue. This concept has been described by Branemark, as consisting of a highly-differentiated tissue making "a direct structural and functional connection between ordered, living bone and the surface of a load-carrying implant. Through his initial observations on osseointegration, Branemark showed that titanium implants could become permanently incorporated within bone that is, the ...
Myositis Ossificans Traumatica of Bilateral Medial and Lateral Pterygoid Muscles: A Case Report
Andre Vitor Alves Araujo, Lorenzzo De Angeli Cesconetto, Antonio Dionizio De Albuquerque Neto, Daniel De Assuncao Cerqueira, Rodrigo Calado Nunes E Souza and Almiro J Machado Junior
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 20, 2019
Myositis Ossificans is characterized by the heterotopic formation of bone inside a muscle, tendons and ligaments. This pathology is traditionally classified into two groups: Myositis Ossificans Progressiva and Myositis Ossificans Traumatica. The pathogenesis of Myositis Ossificans Traumatica is still not well established. Because it is uncommon in the maxillofacial region, there are no consolidated treatment protocols. The purpose of this study is to present a case of a patient who evolved with ...
Craniofacial, Tongue, and Speech Characteristics in Anterior Open Bite Patients of East African Ethnicity
Meng-Zhao Deng, Daniel F Leotta, Greg J Huang, Zhi-He Zhao and Zi-Jun Liu
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: February 09, 2019
The role of the tongue in the pathophysiology of anterior open bite (AOB) is poorly understood. This study characterized tongue morphology and functional motion, craniofacial skeletal pattern and upper airway space, and speech function in East African children with and without AOB. Ten 9-12 year-old children of East African descent were recruited, five with AOB and five as control. Cone-beam CT scans, ultrasound imaging of the tongue during chewing and swallowing, and inter-labial pressure and l...
Clinical Inspection and Image Exams Evaluation of Traumatic Wounds: A Case Report
Vitor Jose Fonseca, Renata Silveira Sagnori, Gabriel Albuquerque Guillen, Marcio de Moraes and Alexander Tadeu Sverzut
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 14, 2019
The face is in a position exposed to trauma, which often leads to soft tissue rupture, favoring the penetration and retention of foreign bodies. The present paper is a case report which aims to clarify some pitfalls in the evaluation of traumatic wounds. A 28-year-old female who was a victim of an automobile accident, presenting lacerations in the face already sutured during our evaluation, with suspicion of bone fractures. Computed tomography evaluation showed comminuted fractures in the anteri...