Balancing Facial Muscle Forces in Surgical Procedures with Botulinum Toxin: A New Vision
Hermes Pretel, Daniel Nastri de Luca, Déborah Laurindo Pereira Santos, Luiz Henrique Torres, Renato Torres Augusto Neto, Yuliana Del Pilar Vega Chacón and Raphael Capelli Guerra
Article Type: Short Commentary | First Published: November 30, 2020
Although the discovery of Botulinum Toxin is not recent, its application with functional and aesthetic purpose in the dental environment is considered new, and presents itself as an effective tool in treatments. One of the main highlights has been the assistance to pre-surgical preparations, as a way to improve the effectiveness of treatment, attenuating local muscle forces that may lead to a relapse or the failure of treatment. This topic is widely discussed, and suitable for all types of surge...
Reconstruction the Postablative Lower Jaw Defects with Vascularized Free Fibula Flap with Further Endosteal Implants
Gagik Hakobyan, DMSc, PhD, Grigor Khachatryan, MD, PhD, Levon Khachatryan, MD, PhD and Armen Hovhannisyan, MD, PhD
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: November 09, 2020
To evaluate of the effectiveness of rehabilitation in patients following mandibulectomy and free fibula flap reconstruction with further endosteal implants. The patient cohort consisted of 27 patients years (14 males and 13 females) with lower jaw defects due to resection for tumors, were reconstructed with fibula-free flaps in a 6-year period (2015-2020). All patients underwent a thorough clinical laboratory, radiological examination according to a generally accepted scheme. Patients were evalu...
Immediate Placement and Provisionalization of Maxillary Incisors Implants in an Adolescent Patient: A Case Report
Vilma Umanzor, Mayra Pineda, Hugo Romero and Luis Gabriel Ladino
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 13, 2020
The evidence of implant-supported restoration on patients in physical development stages is scarce and controversial. The loss of permanent teeth in children and adolescents, usually caused by trauma or agenesis, can have a negative impact on aesthetics, function, and even social acceptance. The patient presented the need for replacement of both maxillary incisors due to increased mobility and recurrent infection. Cephalometric analysis, hand, and wrist radiographs were analyzed to identify the ...
L-PRF Associated With Bio-Oss® As an Optional Treatment for Radicular Cyst: Case Report
Amanda F Araujo and Lucas M Castro-Silva
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 21, 2020
In order to regenerate bone and soft tissue, multiples types of treatment were developed including the use of bone grafting, membranes and growth factor/cytokines/host modulating agent. Leukocyte-platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) is a second-generation platelet concentrate that forms a natural fibrin matrix with immune regulation node and inflammation retrocontrol proprieties, which can be useful in healing of apical defects. In the present case, bovine bone substitute graft was associated with L-PRF...
The Technique of Nasal Lift in Children undergoing Primary Cleft Lip Repair : Novel Concepts and Review
Badr M I Abdulrauf, MD, FRCSC
Article Type: Surgical Techniques | First Published: August 10, 2020
Cleft lip associated Nasal deformity is a challenging area, a topic of controversies, theories and a diversity of techniques. The aesthetic outcome have historically been below expectation to barely acceptable. Cleft lip associated Nasal deformity is a challenging area, a topic of controversies, theories and a diversity of techniques. The aesthetic outcome have historically been below expectation to barely acceptable....
An Infected Ectopic Wisdom Tooth in the Ascending Ramus
Rajeevan Sritharan, BDS (Bris), MFDS RCSEd, Zainab Sarwar Shaikh, BDS (Lond), MFDS RCS (Glasgow) and Steven John Liggins, BDS, MBBCh, FRCS (OMFS), FDSRCS (Ed), BSc
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 10, 2020
Ectopic wisdom teeth are a rare occurrence. Furthermore, it is highly unusual to see lower wisdom teeth in the ascending ramus of the mandible. This case report is about a 41-yearold male patient with right sided facial swelling. Presenting initially as suspected right sided parotitis, the source of the infection was quickly identified as an ectopic wisdom tooth located in the ramus of the mandible. This report describes the associated investigations, management (pre-, peri- and post-) and appro...
Multiple Mandibular Osteomas Not Associated with Gardner Syndrome: Case Report and Literature Review
Cristopher Mayer Olivares, Francisco Pampin L, Claudio Huentequeo M and Francisco Pinedo H
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 03, 2020
Osteomas are benign neoplasms that produce well-differentiated mature bone tissue. There are three clinical varieties: Central, peripheral, and extra-skeletal osteoma. In the craniofacial region, cases have been reported in different bones, with its location in the mandible being less prevalent, especially at the condylar level. Generally, they present in isolation, however, when their presentation is multiple, they can be associated with Gardner´s Syndrome. The presence of symptoms is rare, an...