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Dental Research Journal

Mina Motallebnejad, Pouyan Aminishakib, Samira Derakhshan, Abbas Karimi
Rhabdomyosarcoma is a malignant skeletal muscle neoplasm. The tumor is much more common in children, and the most frequent site is head and neck region. Since this tumor is less frequent than other neoplasms in oral cavity, the clinicians sometimes ignore it, working the patients up. Rhabdomyosarcoma is a high-grade malignancy with poor prognosis. Considering the aggressive behavior and various clinical or histopathologic presentations of the tumor, early diagnosis has a significant impact on the treatment outcome and prognosis of the patients...
January 2018: Dental Research Journal
Bita Moudi, Zahra Heidari, Hamidreza Mahmoudzadeh-Sagheb, Mehrnoosh Moudi
Background: Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is an anti-inflammatory cytokine that has important roles in the periodontal diseases. The IL10-1082, -819, and -592 polymorphisms in the promoter region of IL-10 gene have been associated with various IL-10 expressions. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between these gene polymorphisms with chronic periodontitis in a sample of Iranian populations from Southeast of Iran. Materials and Methods: IL-10 single nucleotide polymorphisms were analyzed in 210 patients with chronic periodontitis (CP) and 100 individuals without CP by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism method...
January 2018: Dental Research Journal
Farhad Shafiei, Marjan Behroozibakhsh, Aref Abbasian, Samaneh Shahnavazi
Background: This study aimed to assess and compare the shear bond strength of self-etch and self-adhesive resin cement to nickel-chromium-cobalt alloy with different surface treatments. Materials and Methods: In this in vitro study, a total of 120 disks were fabricated of VeraBond II base metal alloy. Specimens were divided into 15 groups of 8 based on the type of cement and surface treatment. The five surface treatments studied included sandblasting alone, application of Alloy Primer with and without sandblasting, and application of Metal Primer II with and without sandblasting...
January 2018: Dental Research Journal
Abbas Mesgarani, Mahmoud Reza Hamidi, Sina Haghanifar, Shabnam Naiemi, Ali Bijani
Background: Apical transportation (AT) of the root canal moves the physiologic canal terminus to a new location on the external root surface and results in the accumulation of debris and residual microorganisms due to inadequate cleaning and shaping of the canal end. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of AT following canal preparation with Mtwo and Reciproc R25 using cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT). Materials and Methods: In this in vitro study, 40 mesiobuccal root canals of the maxillary molars with 19-22 mm length and (>40°) taper were prepared in two groups using Mtwo and Reciproc R25 rotary systems along with irrigation with 2...
January 2018: Dental Research Journal
Mahnaz Sheikhi, Mohammad Zandi, Maryam Ghazizadeh
Background: Palatal rugoscopy is a reliable method in the forensic personal identification and racial group specification. the aim of the present study is to use palatal rugae pattern in sex and ethnicity identification applications. Materials and Methods: Four hundred individual dental casts from four different ethnic populations of Iran were randomly selected. The pattern of the palatal rugae (shape, length, and number) investigated and its reliability to classify sex and minor ethnicity for each individual cast was evaluated...
January 2018: Dental Research Journal
Sohrab Asefi, Massoud Seifi, Ghazal Hatami Fard, Ali Lotfi
Background: Curcumin is the most active compound in turmeric. It can suppress the nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells pathway and prevent the osteoclastogenesis procedure. This study aimed to be the first to evaluate the effect of curcumin on the rate of orthodontic tooth movement (OTM). Materials and Methods: Forty rats were used as follows in each group: (1) negative control: Did not receive any appliance or injection; (2) positive control: received 0...
January 2018: Dental Research Journal
Toloo Jafari, Homayoon Alaghehmad, Ehsan Moodi
Background: Cavity preparation reduces the rigidity of tooth and its resistance to deformation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the dimensional changes of the repaired teeth using two types of light cure composite and two methods of incremental and bulk filling by the use of finite element method. Materials and Methods: In this computerized in vitro experimental study, an intact maxillary premolar was scanned using cone beam computed tomography instrument (SCANORA, Switzerland), then each section of tooth image was transmitted to Ansys software using AUTOCAD...
January 2018: Dental Research Journal
Seyed Mostafa Mousavinasab, Mohammad Atai, Mehrdad Barekatain, Parisa Fattahi, Amir Fattahi, Vahid Rakhshan
Background: The aim of this study was to assess for the first time the effects of different amounts of ethanol solvent on the microtensile bond strength of composite bonded to dentin using a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS)-incorporated adhesive. Materials and Methods: This experimental study was performed on 120 specimens divided into six groups (in accordance with the ISO TR11405 standard requiring at least 15 specimens per group). Occlusal dentin of thirty human molar teeth was exposed by removing its enamel...
January 2018: Dental Research Journal
Behnaz Ebadian, Ramin Mosharraf, Mahsa Abbasi
Background: Residual thermal stresses in dental porcelains can cause clinical failure. Porcelain cooling protocols may affect the amount of residual stresses within porcelain and also porcelain-zirconia bond strength. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of cooling protocols on the fracture load of porcelain veneered zirconia restorations. Materials and Methods: Forty zirconia bars (31 mm × 6.5 mm × 1.35 mm ± 0.1 mm) were fabricated by computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing technology...
January 2018: Dental Research Journal
D Deepa, K V Arun Kumar
Background: Buccal fat pad (BFP) is a specialized vascular tissue adequately present in buccal space and is close to the maxillary posterior quadrant. The aim of this clinical study was to evaluate the utility of pedicled BFP (PBFP) in the treatment of Class II and III gingival recession. Materials and Methods: Ten systemically healthy patients with age ranging from 35 to 55 years with Class II and Class III gingival recession in the maxillary molars were selected...
January 2018: Dental Research Journal
Faezeh Eslamipour, Zohreh Afshari, Arash Najimi
Background: Malocclusion is a common oral health problem and can affect the psychosocial well-being in the long term. Therefore, in the recent decades, demand for orthodontic treatment to correct malocclusion has greatly increased worldwide. This systematic review and meta-analysis was undertaken to assess existing evidence on the prevalence of orthodontic treatment need in Iran. Materials and Methods: National and international databases were searched for articles on the prevalence of orthodontic treatment need using index of orthodontic treatment need (IOTN) and dental aesthetic index (DAI)...
January 2018: Dental Research Journal
Eduardo Anitua, Roberto Prado, Gorka Orive
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November 2017: Dental Research Journal
Sayed Mohammad Razavi, Roya Yahyaabadi, Saeedeh Khalesi
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is the most common malignant salivary gland neoplasm. Central MEC (CMEC) is a rare primary intraosseous bony lesion with an incidence of 2%-4.3% of all MECs reported. In this article, we present a rare case of a CMEC in the anterior region of maxilla at a 43-year-old female patient that was arising from a dentigerous cyst. CMECs are extremely rare tumor. They are usually low-grade lesions with favorable prognosis. Odontogenic cysts are one of the origins of this lesion. Treatment of impacted tooth is necessary in the early stage for prevention of this neoplasm...
November 2017: Dental Research Journal
Mitra Karbasi Kheir, Mahnaz Sheikhi
Background: The anterior loop is an important structure in the interforaminal area of the mandible. The aim of the present study was to assess the prevalence and length of the anterior loop of mental nerve using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan and to compare the differences between age, gender, and side. Materials and Methods: A total of 180 projections were analyzed in different sectional planes. The inferior alveolar nerve was determined. To measure the length of anterior loop in tangential plane, two parallel lines from the anterior point of mental foramen and anterior point of anterior loop were drawn...
November 2017: Dental Research Journal
Mostafa Shahabi, Soheil Salari, Maryam Poosti, Mostafa Abtahi
Background: During sliding mechanics, the frictional force (FF) is an important counterforce to orthodontic tooth movement. The purpose of this in vitro study was to investigate the static and kinetic FFs of S silica-insert ceramic (SIC) brackets with Teflon-coated (TC) and conventional S stainless steel (SS) archwires. Materials and Methods: The target group of this study included 80 maxillary canine 0.022 inch slot SIC brackets. Forty SS brackets were used as the control...
November 2017: Dental Research Journal
Azita Tehranchi, Azin Sadighnia, Farnaz Younessian, Amir H Abdi, Armin Shirvani
Background: Adequate Vitamin D is essential for dental and skeletal health in children and adult. The purpose of this study was to assess the correlation of serum Vitamin D level with external-induced apical root resorption (EARR) following fixed orthodontic treatment. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency (defined by25-hydroxyvitamin-D) was determined in 34 patients (23.5% male; age range 12-23 years; mean age 16...
November 2017: Dental Research Journal
Zahra Heidari, Hamidreza Mahmoudzadeh-Sagheb, Mohammad Hashemi, Somayeh Ansarimoghaddam, Bita Moudi, Nadia Sheibak
Background: Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a key proinflammatory mediator. It plays a vital role in immune response against the oral disease. MIF is a regulator of innate immunity, and bacterial antigens can stimulate serum level of this protein. In experimental gingivitis, the expression level of MIF increases and this increment positively correlates with oral plaque index. The single nucleotide polymorphisms in the gene encoding the MIF protein can control the function of MIF...
November 2017: Dental Research Journal
Farhad Tabatabaian, Sima Shabani, Mahshid Namdari, Koroush Sadeghpour
Background: Masking ability of a restorative material plays an important role to cover discolored tooth structure; however, this ability has not yet been well understood in zirconia-based restorations. This study assessed the masking ability of a zirconia ceramic on composite resin substrates with different shades. Materials and Methods: Ten zirconia disc specimens, with 0.5 mm thickness and 10 mm diameter, were fabricated by a computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing system...
November 2017: Dental Research Journal
Anuve Hrishi Phukan, Shivani Mathur, Meera Sandhu, Vinod Sachdev
Background: The aim of this study was to compare the in vitro effects of four different root canal sealers on the fracture resistance of endodontically treated teeth. Materials and Methods: Seventy-five freshly extracted human mandibular premolars were used for the study. Teeth were divided into five groups based on type of root canal sealers used. Gutta-percha was used for all the samples: Group I: AH Plus root canal sealer, Group II: MTA Fillapex root canal sealer, Group III: Apexit root canal sealer, Group IV: Conventional zinc oxide-eugenol (ZOE) sealer, Group V: Control (unobturated teeth)...
November 2017: Dental Research Journal
Mehdi Bakhshaee, Sara Jafari Ashtiani, Mana Hossainzadeh, Samineh Sehatbakhsh, Mona Najaf Najafi, Maryam Salehi
Background: Allergic rhinitis (AR) may be overdocumented in cases of dental caries because of controversies in the literature This study was conducted to investigate the potential relationship between AR and dental caries in children. Materials and Methods: A total of 296 children were included in this cross-sectional study. Participants were evaluated using the decay-missing-filled (DMF) index, and their AR status was evaluated by physical examination and through a standard questionnaire...
November 2017: Dental Research Journal
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