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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227014/comparison-of-weighted-and-composite-scores-for-pre-clinical-dental-learners
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H M Nassar, Y S Park, A Tekian
PURPOSE: The weighted mean (WM) method for combining scores of assessment components can provide outcomes with biased reliability and score precision. The objective of this study was to compare the traditional WM with another method utilising the composite score (CS) principle for combining scores of a final summative assessment exercise for a pre-clinical dental course. METHODS: Data were collected from the final examination of third-year Preclinical Operative and Esthetic Dentistry course consisting of 3 parts: practical competency, objective structured practical examination and a written examination with weights of 33%, 17% and 50%, respectively...
December 11, 2017: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195817/radial-plane-tooth-position-and-bone-wall-dimensions-in-the-anterior-maxilla-a-cbct-classification-for-immediate-implant-placement
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Howard Gluckman, Carla Cruvinel Pontes, Jonathan Du Toit
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The biological and esthetic challenge of the post-extraction ridge is relevant to restorative implant dentistry, most significantly in the anterior esthetic zone. Previous authors have discussed facial bone wall dimensions and classified their variations. A reclassification may be pertinent. PURPOSE: The purpose of this observational, clinical study was to introduce a new classification system for anterior maxilla tooth position with guidelines for immediate implant placement...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189038/effect-of-personality-on-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-in-undergraduates
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Feiou Lin, Yanling Ye, Shengjia Ye, Lan Wang, Wulong Du, Linjie Yao, Jing Guo
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of personality traits and other variables on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of Chinese undergraduates aged 17 to 24 years with no history of orthodontic treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 443 undergraduate students aged 17 to 24 years were selected and completed a two-section questionnaire: the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire Short Scale Chinese version and the Oral Health Impact Profile-14 Chinese version (OHIP-14)...
November 30, 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183670/using-glass-graded-zirconia-to-increase-delamination-growth-resistance-in-porcelain-zirconia-dental-structures
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Herzl Chai, Adam J Mieleszko, Stephen J Chu, Yu Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Porcelain fused to zirconia (PFZ) restorations are widely used in prosthetic dentistry. However, their tendency to delaminate along the P/Z interface remains a practical problem so that assessing and improving the interfacial strength are important design aspects. This work examines the effect of modifying the zirconia veneering surface with an in-house felspathic glass on the interfacial fracture resistance of fused P/Z. METHODS: Three material systems are studied: porcelain fused to zirconia (control) and porcelain fused to glass-graded zirconia with and without the presence of a glass interlayer...
November 25, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135335/retrospective-study-of-tapered-1-piece-implants-placed-over-a-10-year-period-in-a-single-private-practice
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John Minichetti, Joseph C D'Amore, Anna Yj Hong
Today clinicians have a variety of treatment modalities available to address the increasing number of implant procedures performed each year. Single-stage implant surgery is now commonly used in implant dentistry. With patient demands for immediate restoration, the utilization of 1-piece implants is gaining acceptance. This article reports the results of tapered 1-piece implants (Zimmer Biomet) placed in a single practice over a 10-year period. A total of 33 1-piece dental implants were placed in 24 patients and provisionally restored out of occlusion at the time of surgery...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099376/interdental-papilla-formation-after-diastema-closure
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Leticia Ferreira de Freitas Brianezzi, Bárbara Margarido Brondino, Giuliana Campo Chaves, Sérgio Kiyoshi Ishikiriama, Adilson Yoshio Furuse
Due to improvements in esthetic dentistry, the number of patients seeking to obtain a more harmonious smile has increased. A 40-year-old woman was referred for treatment because she was dissatisfied with the effect that diastemas and a conoid tooth had on her smile. Her maxillary anterior teeth were relatively short, resulting in a compromised esthetic relationship between height and width. Orthodontic treatment for better distribution of her teeth was recommended to the patient, but she refused, wanting faster and less expensive treatment...
November 2017: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033526/complexity-of-comprehensive-care-treatments-in-undergraduate-dental-programs-the-benefits-of-observing-and-assisting-experienced-faculty-members
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Moataz Elgezawi, Khalid Hassan, Adel Alagl, Ahmad M Al-Thobity, Basel Al-Mutairi, Thamir Al-Houtan, Shazia Sadaf
OBJECTIVE: To improve the confidence of the final year dental students in completing occlusal and oral rehabilitation of patients, with complexities beyond their scope, based on full analysis of the biomechanical and esthetic considerations of each case. MATERIAL & METHODS: Two comprehensive patient situations presenting with special difficulties including extensive, reduced vertical dimension of occlusion, limited interocclusal space and maxillary alveolar bone for implant insertion necessitating bone augmentation and a sinus lift surgery was managed by two students at our institute...
October 2017: Saudi Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983530/ceramic-laminate-veneers-clinical-procedures-with-a-multidisciplinary-approach
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Marco Veneziani
Complex cases with high esthetic needs represent a challenge for clinicians. A multidisciplinary approach is vital to achieve the planned result. New technological devices are needed to facilitate the collaboration between the clinical team members and to develop a fluent and effective diagnostic and therapeutic pathway. This article describes a well-defined protocol for the treatment of complex esthetic cases with the use of ceramic laminate veneers. The protocol involves different branches of dentistry: periodontal therapy, mucogingival surgery, restorative dentistry, orthodontics, and prosthodontics...
2017: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979575/implantology-and-periodontal-disease-the-panacea-to-problem-solving
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Giovanni Matarese, Luca Ramaglia, Luca Fiorillo, Gabriele Cervino, Floriana Lauritano, Gaetano Isola
INTRODUCTION: The specialty of periodontology has changed dramatically in recent years. With the long-standing goal of retaining teeth in a functional and esthetical state, the periodontology has developed a high level of expertise in the regeneration of bone and connective tissues that support the teeth. However, periodontists have also joined maxillofacial surgeons as the primary providers of implant surgery. METHODS: The tremendous innovations of periodontists induced also by the marketplace resulted in predictable periodontal treatment outcomes for most patients by the implants led to a dramatically different marketplace in which many patients with periodontitis can be treated by the implants rather than the traditional periodontal treatment...
2017: Open Dentistry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960775/cad-cam-ceramic-fragments-in-anterior-teeth-a-clinical-report
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Bruna S Sinhori, Sylvio Monteiro, Jussara K Bernardon, Luiz N Baratieri
OBJECTIVE: The treatment of fractured teeth has become a great opportunity to investigate new approaches in the field of restorative dentistry. Restoring teeth with ceramic fragments is a great challenge, however, the computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology allows the fabrication of both laminate veneers and ceramic fragments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thus, the aim of this article was to report a clinical case where anterior teeth, fractured due to a sport practice, were restored with CAD/CAM ceramic fragments...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955597/treatment-approaches-for-traumatized-anterior-teeth-with-excessive-tissue-loss-three-case-reports
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Zuhal Yildirim, Omer Yavuz Gomec
Use of direct composite and indirect laminate veneers has been an alternative to metal- and all-ceramic crowns for anterior teeth restorations. Dental traumas are the most common reasons for excessive tissue loss. Treatment options depend on the amount of remaining tissue, the extent of the damage to dental pulp and periapical tissues and the time elapsed before dental treatment. The aim of this case report was to evaluate the direct and indirect techniques used in the treatments of traumatically fractured anterior teeth...
2017: Journal of Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927393/the-complete-digital-workflow-in-fixed-prosthodontics-a-systematic-review
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Tim Joda, Fernando Zarone, Marco Ferrari
BACKGROUND: The continuous development in dental processing ensures new opportunities in the field of fixed prosthodontics in a complete virtual environment without any physical model situations. The aim was to compare fully digitalized workflows to conventional and/or mixed analog-digital workflows for the treatment with tooth-borne or implant-supported fixed reconstructions. METHODS: A PICO strategy was executed using an electronic (MEDLINE, EMBASE, Google Scholar) plus manual search up to 2016-09-16 focusing on RCTs investigating complete digital workflows in fixed prosthodontics with regard to economics or esthetics or patient-centered outcomes with or without follow-up or survival/success rate analysis as well as complication assessment of at least 1 year under function...
September 19, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925546/multidisciplinary-full-mouth-rehabilitation-with-soft-tissue-regeneration-in-the-esthetic-zone
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Anja Liebermann, Stefan Frei, Madalena Lucia Pinheiro Dias Engler, Otto Zuhr, Otto Prandtner, Daniel Edelhoff, Reza Saeidi Pour
OBJECTIVE: Oral rehabilitation often requires a multidisciplinary approach including restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, and periodontology to fulfill high esthetic and functional demands, frequently combined with changes in the vertical dimension. The presence of gingival recessions can be associated with numerous factors, such as brushing or preparation trauma and persistent inflammation of the gingiva due to inadequate marginal fit of restorations. Because gingival recessions can cause major esthetic and functional problems, obtaining stability of the gingival tissue around prosthetic restorations is of essential concern...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904309/evaluation-of-black-spaces-between-maxillary-central-incisors-by-dentistry-students-and-laypeople
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Erdem Ayyıldız, Enes Tan, Hakan Keklik, Ahmet A Celebi, Matheus M Pithon
This study aimed to compare the perception of smile esthetics and alterations among dentistry degree students and laypeople to identify differences in the esthetic perception of black spaces between the maxillary central incisors among Turkish laypeople and students in different study years. Photographs altered to include black spaces of various sizes at the midline were evaluated by 208 dentistry students in years 1-5 and 45 Turkish laypeople. Perceptional differences in different photographs were statistically significant...
2017: Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874639/comparative-analysis-of-the-water-sorption-and-cytotoxicity-of-two-different-denture-base-systems-an-in-vitro-study
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Prashanth Shetty, Lokesh Chhapdia, Pranav Verma, Anshul Sahu, Narendra S Kushwaha, Rahul Chaturvedi, Suvashri Manna
AIM: Different biomaterials and techniques have been introduced in the field of prosthetic dentistry with the purpose of replacement and rehabilitation of the edentulous areas. Due to their shorter setting time, the light-activated restorative and prosthetic materials have the capability of releasing few amount of cytotoxic materials in the oral cavity. Polymer materials [urethane dimethacrylate (UDMA) and bis-acryl] are assumed to have high mechanical properties. Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) offers numerous advantages of being highly esthetic in nature and at the same time being cost-effective...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864805/transforming-dental-technology-education-skills-knowledge-and-curricular-reform
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Anita M Bobich, Betty L Mitchell
Dental technology is one of the core allied dental health professions supporting the practice of dentistry. By definition, it is the art, science, and technologies that enable the design and fabrication of dental prostheses and/or corrective devices to restore natural teeth and supporting structures to fulfill a patient's physiological and esthetic needs. Dental technology educational programs are faced with serious challenges, including rapid changes in technology, inadequate funding for educational programs, and the need to develop curricula that reflect current industry needs...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858277/-bone-anchored-auricular-prosthesis-for-patients-with-grade-iii-microtia
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T Z Chkadua, S V Abramyan, I I Sukharskiy, A R Arsenidze, T D Cholokava
The aim of the study was to assess the effectivity of auricular prosthesis on intraosseous implants in patient with grade III microtia. The study included 7 patients (5 males and 2 females) aged 18 to 45 years with hemifacial microsomia and grade III microtia operated in Central Research Institute of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2013-2016. Number and position of intraosseous implants was determined by reverse planning based on CT representing hard and soft facial structures. Patients were followed-up for 6-36 months...
2017: Stomatologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852747/establishing-a-suitable-surface-roughness-for-lithium-disilicate-implant-abutments-under-laboratory-conditions-a-morphologic-sem-and-profilometric-pilot-study
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Gertrud Fabel, Florian Beuer
The increasing use of dental implants rather than fixed cantilever bridges for standard dental restorations has led to the development of multiple materials in this field. The goal in modern dentistry in recent years has been to achieve results in implantology that match the natural dentition in esthetics and function. Constant efforts have been made to achieve a perfect emergence profile, and to individualize the surrounding periimplant soft tissue. Powder-free digital scanning is now possible, which allows for the computer-assisted design/computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) of ready-to-fit customized immediate implant abutments in various appropriate materials...
2017: International Journal of Computerized Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762350/comparative-evaluation-of-microleakage-between-bulk-esthetic-materials-versus-resin-modified-glass-ionomer-to-restore-class-ii-cavities-in-primary-molars
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Vellore Kannan Gopinath
AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the microleakage of one high-viscosity conventional glass ionomer cement (GIC) and a bulk-fill composite resin, in comparison to a resin-modified GIC in Class II restorations in primary molars. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Standardized Class II slot cavity preparations were prepared in exfoliating primary molars. Teeth were restored using one of the three materials tested (n = 10): SonicFill bulk-fill composite resin (SF), EQUIA Fil conventional reinforced GIC (EQF), and Vitremer resin-reinforced GIC (VT)...
July 2017: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740741/ten-year-follow-up-of-a-fragment-reattachment-to-an-anterior-tooth-a-conservative-approach
#20
Luiz Mendes, Laisa Laxe, Leandro Passos
This report describes the 10-year follow-up data of a patient who underwent fragment reattachment to the maxillary central incisor after coronal fracture with pulp exposure as well as the procedures followed for functional and esthetic adjustments. A 9-year-old female patient presented at the clinic of dentistry at the State University of Rio de Janeiro with a coronal fracture and pulp exposure of the right maxillary central incisor that had occurred immediately after an accident. The intact tooth fragment was recovered at the accident site and stored in milk...
2017: Case Reports in Dentistry
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