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Acta Stomatologica Croatica

Kobkan Thongprasom
Erythema Multiforme, (EM) is an uncommon, acute inflammatory disease of the skin and mucous membranes characterized by ulcerations caused by hypersensitivity to drugs, microbial agents or other allergens. An EM outbreak can result in more severe forms of EM involving the skin, and there are several types of EM manifestations. A hemorrhagic crust on the lip is a pathognomonic sign of this disease. Target lesions may or may not be present in EM cases. When target lesions are not present on the skin, it is very difficult to make a differential diagnosis of EM...
September 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Josip Kranjčić, Nikola Džakula, Denis Vojvodić
The treatment of patients with oral cancer is complex: a multidisciplinary approach needs to be taken and maxillofacial and oral surgeons, an oncologist, a prosthodontist should be included, and a psychologist is often needed. This case report describes the prosthetic rehabilitation of a patient after surgical removal of oral cancer with obturator prosthesis. Resection cavity was located in central part of the hard palate and the condition belonged to Aramany class 3 maxillary defects. The two-step impression technique of denture bearing area was used and the resection of cavity was performed...
September 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Fotios Tzerbos, Fotios Bountaniotis, Nadia Theologie-Lygidakis, Dimitrios Fakitsas, Ioannis Fakitsas
Zygomatic implants have been used for rehabilitation of the edentulous atrophic maxilla as an alternative to bone grafting for almost two decades resulting in satisfactory clinical outcomes. However, the patients with edentulous atrophic maxilla treated using this technique may present serious complications that could put the prosthetic restoration at risk. Four cases are reported in this paper, one case with a cutaneous fistula in the left zygomatic-orbital area caused by aseptic necrosis at the apical part of the implant, which was treated with the surgical removal of this part, a second case with loss of the right zygomatic implant due to failure of osseointegration and two cases of periimplantitis that resulted in partial and complete removal of the implant, respectively...
September 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Daniela Siqueira Lopes, Mariana Albuquerque Veiga Pessoa, Carlos Menezes Aguiar
OBJECTIVE: Apical deviations are important factors in endodontic therapy, since they can cause the treatment failure. The aim of the present study was to determine the centering capacity of ProTaper Universal™, Twisted File™ and Revo-S(®) rotary systems using cone beam computed tomography analysis before and after the instrumentation of root canals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty mesiobuccal roots from human lower first molars were divided into three groups of ten: Group 1 - ProTaper Universal™ Rotary System; Group 2 - Twisted File™ Rotary System; and Group 3 - Revo-S(®) Rotary System...
September 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Iris Urlic, Željko Verzak, Dubravka Negovetic Vranic
AIM: The purpose of this study was to compare near visual acuity of dentists without optical aids (VSC) with near visual acuity of those using the Galilean telescope system (VGA2) with magnification of x 2.5, and the distance of 350 mm in simulated clinical conditions. METHODS: The study included 46 dentists (visual acuity 1.0 without correction). A visual acuity testing was carried out using a miniaturized Snellen visual acuity chart which was placed in the cavity of molar teeth mounted in a phantom head in simulated clinical conditions...
September 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Jéssica Rodrigues da Silva Noll Gonçalves, Juliana Laís Yoshie Yamada, Cristina Berrocal, Fernando Henrique Westphalen, Ademir Franco, Ângela Fernandes
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of images suggestive of calcified carotid artery atheromas (ISCCAA) in panoramic radiographs of patients under dental treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample consisted of 8.338 panoramic radiographs from female (n=5.049) and male (n=3.289) patients under dental treatment between 4 and 94 years of age. The panoramic radiographs were evaluated searching for ISCCAA. The obtained findings were statistically associated with sex and age...
September 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Edin Muhic, Darije Plancak, Vlatka Lajnert, Asja Muhic
INTRODUCTION: Working in a healthy work environment is the ultimate goal of every employee. Dentistry is a stressful career, and the reasons for dissatisfaction are numerous. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the factors of work satisfaction in dental professionals of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Federation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 134 dental professionals selected randomly from the Registry of Dental Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina Federation were included in the study...
September 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Cristhiane Leao de Queiroz, Andrea Sayuri Silveira Dias Terada, Thais Uenoyama Dezem, Lais Gomes de Araújo, Rodrigo Galo, Christiano Oliveira-Santos, Ricardo Henrique Alves da Silva
The purpose of this study was to evaluate dimensions of adult human maxillary sinuses on panoramic radiographs and their possible application on the sex determination for forensic purposes. The sample comprised 64 database panoramic radiographs from individuals aged 20 years or older (32 male and 32 female subjects), with complete permanent dentition (or absence of third molars). One examiner measured the width and height of the right and left maxillary sinuses using the software Image J 1.47v (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA)...
September 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Mihaela Kobale, Marija Klaić, Gabriela Bavrka, Marin Vodanović
PURPOSE: Health care studies are usually considered to be complex, demanding and time consuming. The right motivation toward choosing a career in the health field is of utmost importance for the successful completion of studies. The aim of this study was to gain insight into the factors motivating students at the School of Dental Medicine University of Zagreb, Croatia and, also, to examine their career perceptions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Based on specific questions from available literature, a questionnaire was designed and a total of 270 questionnaires were distributed to the first year students during 2013, 2014 and 2015...
September 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Marin Vodanović
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September 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Kobkan Thongprasom
This paper reports on the results of a case study of a 19-year-old female who presented to the Oral Medicine clinic with a chief complaint of scaly and peeling lips. The lesions had persisted on her lips for more than 7 years and were refractory to previous treatment. Her physician's diagnosis was contact dermatitis. We diagnosed this patient as having exfoliative cheilitis (EC). A patch test using the toothpaste containing sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) was positive and the patient discontinued using it. Instead, she started using a toothpaste not containing SLS...
June 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Bernardi Sara, Marzo Giuseppe, Continenza Maria Adelaide
OBJECTIVE: The interest in the study of the tongue papillary niches and the related biofilm has increased in recent years because they form a suitable source of periodontal microorganisms and are associated with development of halitosis. Tongue dorsum structure represents a factor favoring a particular and complex bacterial biofilm where periodontal pathogens are frequently found. The aim of this preliminary study was to associate the tongue papillary structure with the biofilm causing halitosis by means of a new clinical protocol...
June 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Ivana Parčina, Amižić, Anja Baraba
The primary function of an endodontic post is to provide retention for the core and enable full sealing of the coronal portion of the root canal. Traditionally used metal posts do not meet the requirements of modern dental medicine due to some fairly significant drawbacks such as color, corrosion potential, non-adhesive bonding and high modulus of elasticity which can lead to root fracture. Recently, esthetic ceramic and fiber reinforced posts have been manufactured in order to avoid such imperfections. Since much attention has been devoted to the esthetic aspects of dental medicine, the use of these posts with composite/ceramic cores is very common in restorative dentistry and it is actually becoming a standard...
June 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Domagoj Prebeg, Marina Katunarić, Ana Budimir, Božidar Pavelić, Sanja Šegović, Ivica Anić
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate in vitro the antibacterial effect of ozone on suspension of three different bacteria inoculated in prepared canals of extracted human teeth. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ozone was produced by special KP syringe of high frequency ozone generator Ozonytron (Biozonix, München, Germany) from aspirated atmospheric air by dielectric barrier discharge and applied through the tip of the syringe to the prepared root canal. The microorganisms used were Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis...
June 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Thaís Isabel Ferreira Ramos, Andréa Cruz Câmara, Carlos Menezes Aguiar
PURPOSE: Solvents may be used to remove the filling materials. The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate and compare the efficacy of formulated orange oil, orange oil and formulated eucalyptol in dissolving F3 ProTaper Universal Gutta-percha points. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 200 samples were used and divided into four groups, further divided in fifty samples for each solvent. The samples were weighed on an analytical balance before being subjected to the action of solvents...
June 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Marija Šimović, Ivan Pavušk, Senad Muhasilović, Marin Vodanović
PURPOSE: Cheiloscopy deals with the study of elevations and depressions which form a characteristic pattern on the external surface of the lips. Lip grooves are considered to be unique and analogous to the fingerprint. The aim of the research was to determine the type of grooves on healthy lips of men and women using lip prints in a sample of Croatian population, to determine whether there is a statistically significant difference between men and women in the types of grooves and to determine whether there are any differences between male and female lip prints...
June 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Samir Čimić, Matea Žaja, Sonja Kraljević, Marijan Šimunković, Amir Kopić, Ćatić
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of occlusal interferences on the position of condyles. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 10 participants. All recordings of the condylar position were done using ultrasound jaw tracking device with six degrees of freedom. Paraocclusal tray was fixed in the lower jaw, and the artificial occlusal interference was made on the lower left second premolar with a composite resin, thickness of 1 mm. Condylar shift at the position of the occlusion with the artificial occlusal interference was measured using a jaw tracking device...
June 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Mônica Ghislaine Oliveira Alves, Mario Pérez-Sayáns, Maria-Elena Padín-Iruegas, Maria Dolores Reboiras-López, José Manuel Suarez-Peńaranda, Rafael López-López, Celina Faig Lima Carta, Jaqueline Scholz Issa, Abel García-García, Janete Dias Almeida
OBJECTIVE OF WORK: The aim of this study was to compare three methods of RNA extraction for molecular analysis of oral cytology to establish the best technique, considering its concentration and purity for molecular tests of oral lesions such as real-time reverse transcriptase reaction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The sample included exfoliative cytology from the oral cavity mucosa of patients with no visible clinical changes, using Orcellex Rovers Brush(®). The extraction of total RNA was performed using the following three techniques: 30 samples were extracted by Trizol® technique, 30 by the Direct-zol(TM) RNA Miniprep system and 30 by the RNeasy mini Kit...
June 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Hrvoje Brkić
April 15 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of continuous publishing of the journal Acta stomatologica Croatica (ASCRO). The celebration was held in the great hall of the Croatian Medical Association, with numerous guests from the biomedical field. The history of the journal was presented by Goran Knežević (editor-in-chief 1996-2006) and Hrvoje Brkić (current editor-in-chief), who presented all the current information on the electronical editing and its current indexation. Only a few days later, the Editorial Office received the information that ASCRO has been included in PubMed Central since volume 48, an impulse for the members of the Editorial Board and the Editor-in-Chief to make ASCRO better and more cited...
June 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Dubravka Negovetić Vranić, Josipa Jurković, Jesenka Jeličić, Antonija Balenović, Gordana Stipančić, Ivana Čuković-Bagić
Medical emergencies that are life threatening can occur in dental practice. Complications may arise because of an underlying disease or a reaction to medication. Reactions to medications may be allergic and toxic. The most common reactions are toxic reactions to local anesthetics, whereas allergies occur mainly as a consequence of the application of antibiotics, usually penicillin. In response to stress, vasovagal syncope typically occurs. Other causes may be related to an underlying disease-specific pathology (such as acute asthma attack, diabetic ketoacidosis, hypoglycemia, or seizures) or accidents (aspiration of a foreign body causing obstruction of the respiratory system)...
March 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
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