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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407495/identification-and-appraisal-of-outcome-measures-used-to-evaluate-hypodontia-care-a-systematic-review
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Sophy Barber, Hilary L Bekker, David Meads, Sue Pavitt, Balvinder Khambay
INTRODUCTION: Identification and appraisal of the outcome measures that have been used to evaluate hypodontia treatment and deliver services are essential for improving care. A lack of alignment between outcomes and patient values can limit the scope for patient-centered care. Our objectives were to identify and appraise the outcomes selected to evaluate hypodontia care. METHODS: Data sources included 10 electronic databases and grey literature, searched using terms for hypodontia and its treatment methods...
February 2018: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405258/videolaryngoscopy-vs-macintosh-laryngoscopy-for-double-lumen-tube-intubation-in-thoracic-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-trials
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T T Liu, L Li, L Wan, C H Zhang, W L Yao
Double-lumen intubation is more difficult than single-lumen tracheal intubation. Videolaryngoscopes have many advantages in airway management. However, the advantages of videolaryngoscopy for intubation with a double-lumen tube remain controversial compared with traditional Macintosh laryngoscopy. In this study, we searched MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Library and the Web of Science for randomised controlled trials comparing videolaryngoscopy with Macintosh laryngoscopy for double-lumen tube intubation. We found that videolaryngoscopy provided a higher success rate at first attempt for double-lumen tube intubation, with an odds ratio (95%CI) of 2...
February 6, 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388788/correction-of-large-oro-antral-communications-from-previously-failed-implant-treatment-reconstruction-of-hard-and-soft-tissues
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Paul S Petrungaro, Santiago Gonzalez, Carlos Villegas
As dental implants become more popular for the treatment of partial and total edentulism and treatment of "terminal dentitions," techniques for the management of the atrophic posterior maxillae continue to evolve. Although dental implants carry a high success rate long term, attention must be given to the growing numbers of revisions or retreatment of cases that have had previous dental implant treatment and/or advanced bone replacement procedures that, due to either poor patient compliance, iatrogenic error, or poor quality of the pre-existing alveolar and/or soft tissues, have led to large osseous defects, possibly with deficient soft-tissue volume...
February 2018: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382318/patients-satisfaction-with-dental-care-a-qualitative-study-to-develop-a-satisfaction-instrument
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Jennifer Yu Ning Luo, Pearl Pei Liu, May Chun Mei Wong
BACKGROUND: To explore and better understand how patients evaluate satisfaction in dental care and elicit information from them to develop a dental satisfaction instrument. METHODS: Patients currently receiving dental treatment in a teaching hospital were invited to be part of a qualitative research project which involved focus group discussion. Focus groups were conducted in Cantonese and discussions were recorded (audio and video) and later transcribed. RESULTS: Thirty patients participated and a thematic analysis of data from four focus groups helped generate a questionnaire on dental satisfaction...
January 30, 2018: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331966/effectiveness-and-safety-of-oral-sedation-in-adult-patients-undergoing-dental-procedures-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Jimmy de Oliveira Araújo, Rogério Heládio Lopes Motta, Cristiane de Cássia Bergamaschi, Caio Chaves Guimarães, Juliana Cama Ramacciato, Natalia Karol de Andrade, Mabel Fernandes Fiqueiró, Luciane Cruz Lopes
INTRODUCTION: The management of anxious patients undergoing dental procedures is still a challenge in clinical practice. Despite a wide variety of drugs for oral sedation in adult patients, there are relatively few systematic reviews that compare the effectiveness and safety of different drugs administered via this route. Thus, this study will evaluate the effectiveness and safety of oral sedation with benzodiazepines and other agents to patients undergoing dental surgical procedures...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326814/paediatric-dentistry-novel-evolvement
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REVIEW
Saleha Shah
Pediatric dentistry provides primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, together with special health care needs. This specialty encompasses a variety of skills, disciplines, procedures and techniques that share a common origin with other dental specialties however these have been modified and reformed to the distinctive requirements of infants, children, adolescents and special health care needs. Disciplines comprise of behavior guidance, care of the medically and developmentally compromised and disabled patient, supervision of orofacial growth and development, caries prevention, sedation, pharmacological management, and hospital dentistry including other traditional fields of dentistry...
January 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320883/the-prevalence-of-oral-stage-dysphagia-in-adults-presenting-with-temporomandibular-disorders-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Órla Gilheaney, Sibylle Béchet, Patrick Kerr, Ciaran Kenny, Shauna Smith, Rita Kouider, Rachel Kidd, Margaret Walshe
OBJECTIVE: Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are the most commonly experienced non-dental orofacial pain disorders, with pain and dysfunction potentially resulting in oral stage dysphagia (OD). However, limited research has been conducted on this condition, with potential negative effects on clinical practice. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of OD in adults presenting with TMDs, diagnosed as per the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders or the Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders protocols...
January 11, 2018: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310359/natural-teeth-retained-splint-based-on-a-patient-specific-3d-printed-mandible-used-for-implant-surgery-and-vestibuloplasty-a-case-report
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Helin Xing, Jinshuang Wu, Lei Zhou, Sefei Yang
RATIONALE: With respect to improving the quality of oral rehabilitation, the management of keratinized mucosa is as important as bone condition for implant success. To enhance this management, a natural teeth-retained splint based on a patient-specific 3-dimensional (3D) printed mandible was used in vestibuloplasty to provide sufficient keratinized mucosa around dental implants to support long-term implant maintenance. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 28-year-old male patient had a fracture of the anterior andible 1 year ago, and the fracture was treated with titanium...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302288/direct-oral-anticoagulants-and-its-implications-in-dentistry-a-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Neus Lanau, Javier Mareque, Lluis Giner, Michel Zabalza
Background: Four novel direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) named dabigatran, rivaroxaban, edoxaban and apixaban have been recently introduced to overcome some of the drawbacks of existing anticoagulants. They have less interactions and do not require routine monitoring. However, there is not enough scientific data about the protocol to apply in these patients on DOACs undergoing dental treatment. Thus is necessary to evaluate the potential bleeding risk of these drugs, the possibility of thromboembolic events occurring if they are withdrawn or the need to change to heparin previously...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297564/oral-nodular-lesions-in-patients-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-unusual-oral-implications-of-a-systemic-disorder
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Juliana Barchelli Pinheiro, Camila Tirapelli, Claudia Helena Lovato da Silva, Marilena Chinali Komesu, Flávio Calil Petean, Paulo Louzada Junior, Jorge Esquiche León, Ana Carolina Fragoso Motta
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a systemic chronic autoimmune disorder affecting the lacrimal and salivary glands. SS may manifest as primary SS (pSS) or secondary SS (sSS), the latter occurring in the context of another autoimmune disorder. In both cases, the dry eyes and mouth affect the patient's quality of life. Late complications may include blindness, dental tissue destruction, oral candidiasis and lymphoma. This paper reports two cases of SS, each of them presenting unusual oral nodular lesion diagnosed as relapsed MALT lymphoma and mucocele...
May 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297143/curse-of-fluorosis
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REVIEW
M M Patil, Bhavana B Lakhkar, Shailaja S Patil
Fluoride was identified to have caries preventive properties and was widely used for fluoridation of water since 1940, especially in developed countries. After this there was sudden increase in the use of fluorides in food items and in oral medicinal products like toothpastes and mouth washes. Inadvertent use of above has lead to increase in fluorosis as a public health problem. In many places high fluorides are naturally present in earth crust leading to high water fluoride content increasing the risk of fluorosis...
January 3, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290285/pre-radiation-dental-considerations-and-management-for-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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REVIEW
Kenneth Kufta, Michael Forman, Samuel Swisher-McClure, Thomas P Sollecito, Neeraj Panchal
Treatment of head and neck cancer (HNC) is accompanied by a high rate of morbidity, and complications can have a lifelong, profound impact on both patients and caregivers. Radiation-related injury to the hard and soft tissue of the head and neck can significantly decrease patients' quality of life. The purpose of this study is to provide patent-specific guidelines for managing the oral health and related side effects of HNC patients treated with radiation therapy. Based on reviewed articles retrieved on the PubMed database, guidelines for management of the oral health of this patient population were organized into three separate categories: cancer, patient, and dentition...
January 2018: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284075/atraumatic-restorative-treatment-versus-conventional-restorative-treatment-for-managing-dental-caries
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REVIEW
Mojtaba Dorri, Maria José Martinez-Zapata, Tanya Walsh, Valeria Cc Marinho, Aubrey Sheiham Deceased, Carlos Zaror
BACKGROUND: Dental caries is a sugar-dependent disease that damages tooth structure and, due to loss of mineral components, may eventually lead to cavitation. Dental caries is the most prevalent disease worldwide and is considered the most important burden of oral health. Conventional treatment methods (drill and fill) involve the use of rotary burs under local anaesthesia. The need for an electricity supply, expensive handpieces and highly trained dental health personnel may limit access to dental treatment, especially in underdeveloped regions...
December 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242518/what-is-a-regional-trainee-representative-a-personal-perspective-of-a-pilot-role-within-the-east-midlands
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F O'Leary
Dental trainees have an important role to play in quality assuring training programmes. Local education and training boards (LETBs) actively encourage trainee engagement through structured feedback, which acts as a valuable source of critical appraisal. This is designed to support the structure of training programmes and influences its quality and content. In 2014, East Midlands LETB appointed a regional trainee representative to collate, present and promote dental foundation and core trainee issues to the Dental School Board, as well as highlight their accomplishments and achievements...
December 15, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240207/incision-design-and-soft-tissue-management-to-maintain-or-establish-an-interproximal-papilla-around-integrated-implants-a-case-series
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Stuart J Froum, Wendy Chia-Wei Wang, Tarek Hafez, Takanori Suzuki, Yung Cheng Paul Yu, Sang-Choon Cho
Maintenance or reconstruction of interproximal papilla for a successful dental implant restoration can be challenging. To date, the results from various surgical and prosthetic techniques to maintain or regenerate papilla adjacent to dental implants have been unpredictable. To maintain the quality of the soft tissue around an implant, the blood supply must be preserved and formation of scar tissue must be minimized during surgery. Therefore, incision design is vital to producing an esthetic and successful dental implant restoration...
January 2018: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239085/developing-educators-of-european-undergraduate-dental-students-towards-an-agreed-curriculum
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S Chuenjitwongsa, R G Oliver, A D Bullock
INTRODUCTION: Recent developments in European dental education are student-focused, concerned with competency-based and problem-based learning. The development of dental educators has so far received little consideration. This study aimed to agree curriculum content for developing dental educators so that they are better able to support changing undergraduate dental education. METHODS: Adopting consensus methodology, a 2-round Delphi was conducted in 2012. Fifty-three dental educators and 39 dental students across Europe volunteered to take part...
December 14, 2017: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238414/oral-manifestations-in-pediatric-patients-with-coeliac-disease-a-review-article
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Viviana Marisa Pereira Macho, Ana Sofia Coelho, Diana Maria Veloso E Silva, David José Casimiro de Andrade
Background: Coeliac disease is a chronic enteropathy that remains a challenge for the clinician, due to its atypical manifestations and etiopathogenic complexity. Objective: This article intends to describe the oral characteristics of Coeliac Disease in children in order to facilitate their management in the dental office. Methods: A review of the literature was performed electronically in PubMed (PubMed Central, and MEDLINE) for articles published in English from 2000 to April of 2017...
2017: Open Dentistry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209690/prosthetic-rehabilitation-involving-the-use-of-implants-following-a-fibula-free-flap-reconstruction-in-the-treatment-of-osteosarcoma-of-the-maxilla-a-case-report
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E Brauner, A Quarato, F De Angelis, G Pompa, S Jamshir, V Valentini, S Di Carlo
INTRODUCTION: Osteosarcoma is an aggressive primary bone tumor composed of connective tissue cells directly producing osteoid and bone. Prosthetic rehabilitations in post-oncological patients after bone reconstruction are not substantially different than those of patients affected by severe atrophy of upper or lower jaw after bone reconstruction. The treatment for patients with a malignant neoplasia of the oral cavity requires multidisciplinary approach by a team of different specialists that follow the patient through the phases of diagnosis, therapy and oral rehabilitation...
November 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201967/elite-dental-students-a-cross-sectional-study-on-different-aspects-of-their-life-style
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Abdolhamid Zafarmand, Maryam Asvar
Statement of the Problem: Lifestyle has a key role in having a life with quality. This is much more critical in academic community. Elite students are the scientific capital of each community; therefore, improvement of their life-style is a very crucial issue and is a way of esteeming them. Purpose: This study was aimed to scrutinize the life-style of elite dental students to provide a guideline for healthy life-style for their own and for other students, as well...
December 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184839/correlation-of-perceived-self-rated-oral-health-status-with-various-dental-health-and-awareness-factors
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Sunil Babu Kotha, Maham Chaudhary, Shayma Terkawi, Maram Ahmed, Shroog Naji Ghabban, Rohit Ashok Antony Fernandez
Aims and Objectives: Self-rated oral health is the key element that has a greater effect on quality of life and found to be authentic and logical to consider this as an indicator for overall oral health status. The aim was to investigate and identify the impact of various social and clinical factors on the perceived self-rated oral health status (PSR-OHS). Materials and Methods: A self-administered questionnaire was distributed 600 patients seeking information for age, gender, nationality, educational level, and their last dental visit followed by 15 questions related to social factors (patient self-rated oral health, patient-dentist communication, literacy level of the patient, and dental neglect) followed by estimating the clinical oral health status (decayed, missing, and filled teeth [DMFT] scores as per WHO norms)...
October 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
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