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Acta Stomatologica Croatica

Petar Đanić, Ivan Salarić, Darko Macan
In modern times, all procedures in oral surgery need to be painless and management of postoperative pain needs to be adequate. The surgical extraction of the third molar or alveolectomy of the wisdom tooth is one of the most common surgical procedures carried out in oral surgery and it includes rising a flap, bone removal and suturing. These surgical procedures usually cause swelling, trismus and moderate to severe pain. Third molar surgery is often used as a model in clinical trials that are directed toward reducing postoperative pain and improving its management...
December 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
José Alcides Almeida de Arruda, Emanuel S Andrade, Richard A Andrade, José Ricardo D Pereira, Gerhilde Callou
Objective: Vascular malformations are structural anomalies in the blood vessels. They are present at birth and persist throughout life. These malformations can be classified according to the type of vessel involved. A port-wine stain is a vascular malformation characterized by an increased number of ectatic vessels in the dermal vascular plexus, which can be found in any part of the body, including the head and neck region. Over time, most of these stains result in soft tissue hypertrophy and this growth can cause severe facial deformity...
December 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Vanja Vučičević Boras, Dragana Gabrić, Ljiljana Smiljanić Tomičević, Sven Seiwerth, Krešimir Gršić, Božena Šarčević, Božana Lončar Brzak, Emilija Marunica, Ana Glavina
Introduction: The aim of this case report was to discuss an extremely rare oral lesion as a result of primary pulmonary tuberculosis. Case report: In this case report, the patient with refractory painless ulceration at ventral surface of the tongue was described. Detailed medical history was taken followed by clinical examination of the oral mucosa and palpation of regional lymph nodes. Clinical examination revealed ulceration on the patient's ventro-lateral surface of the tongue, approximately two centimeters in diameter...
December 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Ines Musa Trolić, Gianluca Turco, Luca Contardo, Nikolina Leona Serdarević, Helena Otmačić, Ćurković, Stjepan Špalj
Objectives: The aim of the study was to examine how probiotic supplements affect the corrosion stability of orthodontic archwires made of nickel-titanium alloy (NiTi). Materials and Methods: NiTi archwires (0.508x0.508 and having the length of 2.5 cm) were tested. The archwires (composition Ni=50.4%, Ti=49.6%) were uncoated, nitrified and rhodium coated. Surface microgeometry was observed by using scanning electron microscope and surface roughness was measured by profilometer through these variables: roughness average, maximum height and maximum roughness depth...
December 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Nick Polychronakis, Aspasia Sarafianou, Alcibiadis Zissis, Triantafillos Papadopoulos
Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of thermocycling on the flexural strength of a polyamide base denture material. Materials and methods: A polyamide denture base material (Valplast) was tested, whereas a PMMA material (Vertex) was used as a control. Thirty specimens of each material were fabricated for flexural strength testing according to ISO 1567. They were prepared and stored in water at 37°C for 48 hours. The specimens of each material were divided into three equal groups (n=10)...
December 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Ahmed Abulwefa, Hrvoje Brkić, Zvonimir Kaić
Objective: To investigate the eruption angle of maxillary canine in patients with Klinefelter syndrome (KS) in which high prevalence of palatally displaced canine anomaly (PDC) has been found by clinical assessment. Subjects and Methods: The sample consisted of 37 KS males aged 20-34 years (mean 27 years) and the control group which consisted of 78 healthy males aged 20-27 years (mean 23 years). A pioneer method was used to measure the eruption angle. It was based on determining the topographic construction of mandibular gonion line called GO-GO method on panoramic radiograph...
December 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Jozo Badrov, Goran Gaspar, Antonija Tadin, Tea Galic, Danijela Kalibovic Govorko, Lidija Gavic, Robert Badrov, Ivan Galic
Background: Congenitally missing permanent teeth (CMPT) was recognized as a clinical and public health problem in pediatric dentistry. Aim: To determine the prevalence of CMPT among orthodontic patients in Southern Croatia. Materials and Methods: In a retrospective study, we analyzed CMPT in patients from three different regions in Southern Croatia (SC). Two orthodontic practices from each region were selected and a total of 4649 records of patients aged 6 - 15 years, who were clinically examined for orthodontic treatment between 2008 and 2015, were evaluated...
December 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Nayef H Felemban
Background: The aim of the present study was to compare the cervical vertebra maturation stages method and dental maturity using tooth calcification stages. Methods: The current study comprised of 405 subjects selected from orthodontic patients of Saudi origin coming to clinics of the specialized dental centers in western region of Saudi Arabia. Dental age was assessed according to the developmental stages of upper and lower third molars and skeletal maturation according to the cervical vertebrae maturation stage method...
December 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Nikša Dulčić, Vlaho Brailo, Valentina Rezo, Marina Rukavina, Vedran Sablić, Ivica Pelivan
Objectives: The aim of the study was to establish the subjective perception of dental medicine students' knowledge and skills in prosthodontics and to determine both how their perception changed during their study, by gaining clinical experience. Also, the aim was to investigate if there were any socio-demographic factors that influenced students' perception. Methods: The research, based on an anonymous survey for dental medicine students was carried out at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb in 2015...
December 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Kobkan Thongprasom
Topical steroids have been widely used in the treatment of symptomatic oral lesions to reduce pain and inflammation. Potent topical steroids such as clobetasol propionate, fluocinolone acetonide (FA), and fluocinonide have been widely used in the treatment of severe oral mucosal lesions. Many reports have demonstrated that these steroids were effective in treating oral lesions with only minor side-effects. This review describes the effectiveness and side-effects of using FA 0.1% in the treatment of symptomatic oral lichen planus (OLP), oral lichenoid drug reaction (OLDR), oral pemphigus, and herpes associated erythema multiforme (HAEM)...
September 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Ema Vrbanović, Iva Z Alajbeg
This paper describes a case of a young patient who sought help because of pain in the right temporomandibular joint (TMJ). She also reported increasing of pain during chewing. Clinical examination revealed limited mouth opening with uncorrected deviation to the ipsilateral side. Palpation of the lateral pole of the right condyle discovered crepitus, and maximum assisted opening elicited a report of "familiar pain". The diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the TMJ (RDC / TMD criteria, Axis I, Group III) was confirmed by CBCT of TMJ...
September 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Rhonan Ferreira Silva, Fernando Fortes Picoli, Tessa de Lucena Botelho, Roberta Gomes Resende, Ademir Franco
Objective: The aim of this paper is to report on a case of positive human identification of a decomposed body after the comparison of ante-mortem (AM) and port-mortem (PM) computed tomography images of frontal sinus. Case report: An unknown, highly decomposed human body, aged between 30 and 40 years, was found in a forest region in Brazil. The dental autopsy revealed several teeth missing AM and the presence of removable partial prostheses. The search for AM data resulted in a sequence of 20 axial images of the paranasal sinuses obtained by Multislice Computed Tomography (MSCT)...
September 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Joško Grgurević, Ana Ivanišević Malčić, Arjana Tambić Andrašević, Goranka Prpić Mehičić, Sania Kuzmac, Silvana Jukić
Objectives: To determine the percentage of persistant apical lesions positive for bacterial nucleic acids, to detect microorganisms difficult to cultivate in persistant apical lesions by PCR and relate them to endodontic failure, clinical symptoms and diabetes mellitus. Materials and methods: The samples of persistent apical lesions were collected during apicoectomy. Bacterial ubiquitous primer 16S rRNA was used to detect 16S ribosomal RNA in 36 samples. A species-specific PCR was performed with primers targeted to the bacterial 16S rRNA genes of Prevotella Nigrescens , Pseudoramibacter alactolyticus , and Propionobacterium propionicum ...
September 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Jorge Rubio, José Ignacio Zarzosa, Antonio Pallarés
Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the cutting are, root canal anatomy preservation and non-instrumented areas of F360®, F6-SkyTaper®, Hyflex-EDM®, iRACE®, Neoniti®, O.Shape®, P.Next®, Reciproc®, Revo-S® and Wave-One-Gold® size 25 files. Materials and Methods: 300 teeth with a single straight root and a circular or elliptical root canal were divided into 10 groups (1-F360®, 2- F6-SkyTaper®, 3-Hyflex-EDM®, 4-iRACE®, 5-Neoniti®, 6-O.Shape®, 7-P...
September 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Gloria Staka, Flurije Asllani-Hoxha, Venera Bimbashi
Background: The development of an anthropometric craniofacial database is a necessary multidisciplinary proposal. Aim: The aim of this study was to establish facial anthropometric norms and to investigate into sexual dimorphism in facial variables among Kosovo Albanian adults. Materials and Methods: The sample included 204 students of Dental School, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pristina. Using direct anthropometry, a series of 8 standard facial measurements was taken on each subject with digital caliper with an accuracy of 0...
September 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Martina Laktić, Krešimir Kuftinec, Asja Čelebić, Ines Kovačić, Mohamed Nasser Alhajj, Sanja Peršić Kiršić
Objective: To develop the Croatian version of the 41-item Dental Environment Stress questionnaire (DES) for stress assessment of dental students in both, preclinical and clinical years of study and to test its psychometric properties in Croatian dental student population. Materials and Methods: The English version of the 41-Item DES questionnaire was first translated into the Croatian language. Subsequently, it was set on the google drive and filled out by a total of 202 students from the School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb and 30 additional students from other Faculties...
September 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Syed Rashid Habib, Mohammed Ginan Al Ajmi, Mohammed Al Dhafyan, Abdulrehman Jomah, Haytham Abualsaud, Mazen Almashali
Objective: The aim of this in vitro study was to investigate the effect of Shoulder versus Chamfer margin design on the marginal adaptation of zirconia (Zr) copings. Materials and Methods: 40 extracted molar teeth were mounted in resin and prepared for zirconia crowns with two margin preparation designs (20=Shoulder and 20=Chamfer). The copings were manufactured by Cercon® (DeguDent GmbH, Germany) using the CAD/CAM system for each tooth. They were tried on each tooth, cemented, thermocycled, re-embedded in resin and were subsequently cross sectioned centrally into two equal mesial and distal halves...
September 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Eduardo Anitua
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing number of scientific evidence supporting the clinical use of short dental implants. However, few studies have evaluated the long-term outcomes of immediate loading protocols in short implants. This study aims to evaluate immediate loading of short dental implants in the posterior regions of the maxillae. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients having short implants in maxillae posterior areas inserted before December, 2010 and immediately loaded were selected...
June 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Christina Efthymia Souliou, Fotios Tzermpos, Prokopios Argyris, Konstantinos Tosios
BACKGROUND: Myoepitheliomas are uncommon salivary gland neoplasms consisting entirely or predominantly of cells with myoepithelial phenotype. They commonly involve the parotid gland and the minor salivary glands of the palate. AIM: A case of plasmacytoid myoepithelioma of the hard palate is described. CASE DESCRIPTION AND RESULTS: A 55-year-old woman presented to her oral surgeon with a tumor on the hard palate. Microscopic examination showed a well-circumscribed but non-encapsulated tumor, consisting mostly of plasmacytoid cells in a loose fibrovascular stroma...
June 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Ana Ivanišević Malčić, Đurđica Sivić, Jurica Matijević
Here, we report on a patient who presented with extensive oral lesions. The treatment with lamotrigine is described.The patient presented with bilateral facial swellings and mental space swelling with actively draining extra oral sinus tract in the central chin area. Dental medicine professionals should be aware of the risks involved with using this medication, and should recognize the population at risk among patients suffering from epilepsy, bipolar and neurologic disorders.
June 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
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