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dentistry, orthodontics

Órla Gilheaney, Leo Fa Stassen, Margaret Walshe
PURPOSE: Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are caused by changes in the structure and/or function of the temporomandibular joint, masticatory muscles, and/or osseous components. TMDs can result in oral stage dysphagia (OD) with potential effects on function and patient well-being. Little is known about the prevalence, nature, and management of TMD-related OD. The aims of the present study were to estimate the prevalence and nature of OD in adult TMD patients and to identify the common management techniques used to manage the signs and symptoms of TMD-related OD...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Christian Kirschneck, Peter Proff
In dentistry, methods for determining age and the degree of dental and skeletal development play an important role, in particular in the assessment of developmental disorders of the dentition as well as in the planning of orthodontic interventions. Dentistry is also important in the field of forensics due to the possibility of age determination based on the dentition. In addition to anthropometric and morphologic methods, numerous biochemical, histologic, radiologic, and radiation-free imaging methods exist to determine the chronologic, but also dental and skeletal age of a person or a patient...
2018: Quintessence International
Sinan Şen, Ralf Erber, Kevin Kunzmann, Stefanie Kirschner, Vanessa Weyer, Lothar Schilling, Marc A Brockmann, Stefan Rues, Gül Orhan, Christopher J Lux, Sebastian Zingler
OBJECTIVE: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a clinical standard in ophthalmology. Currently, its application in dentistry is gaining increasing interest. In this study, we tested the possibility to use a modified commercially available spectral domain OCT (SD-OCT) to assess the layer thickness of orthodontic surface sealants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Reference samples of surface sealants for calibration and repeatability testing were measured using a micrometer screw...
March 9, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
Roshanak Ghafari, Arash Ghodousi, Esmaeil Poordavar
Tooth development is widely used for age estimation and staging physical maturity. It is of great importance in dental age estimation in forensic dentistry, orthodontic treatment planning, and pediatric endocrinology. This study aimed to compare the accuracy of two age estimation methods, i.e., the London Atlas and Smith's method, using the panoramic view of developing teeth. In this descriptive-analytic study, panoramic radiographs of 339 healthy individuals, including 145 boys and 194 girls, were assessed...
March 7, 2018: International Journal of Legal Medicine
Raymund E Rebong, Kelton T Stewart, Achint Utreja, Ahmed A Ghoneima
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the dimensional accuracy of fused deposition modeling (FDM)-, Polyjet-, and stereolithography (SLA)-produced models by comparing them to traditional plaster casts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 12 maxillary and mandibular posttreatment orthodontic plaster casts were selected from the archives of the Orthodontic Department at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Plaster models were scanned, saved as stereolithography files, and printed as physical models using three different three-dimensional (3D) printers: Makerbot Replicator (FDM), 3D Systems SLA 6000 (SLA), and Objet Eden500V (Polyjet)...
March 6, 2018: Angle Orthodontist
Kaoru Washio, Yusuke Tsutsumi, Yuka Tsumanuma, Kosei Yano, Supreda Suphanantachat Srithanyarat, Ryo Takagi, Shizuko Ichinose, Walter Meinzer, Masayuki Yamato, Teruo Okano, Takao Hanawa, Isao Ishikawa
Osseointegrated implants have been recognized as being very reliable and having long term predictability. However, host-defense mechanisms against infection have been known to be impaired around a dental implant because of the lack of a periodontal ligament (PDL). The purpose of our experimental design was to produce cementum and PDL on the implant surface adopting cell sheet technology. To this aim we used PDL-derived cells, which contain multi-potential stem cells, as the cell source and we cultured them on an implant material constituted of commercially pure titanium treated with acid etching, blasting, and a calcium phosphate (CaP) coating to improve cell attachment...
March 1, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part A
Ho-Beom Kwon, Young-Seok Park, Jung-Suk Han
Augmentation reality technology offers virtual information in addition to that of the real environment and thus opens new possibilities in various fields. The medical applications of augmentation reality are generally concentrated on surgery types, including neurosurgery, laparoscopic surgery and plastic surgery. Augmentation reality technology is also widely used in medical education and training. In dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery is the primary area of use, where dental implant placement and orthognathic surgery are the most frequent applications...
February 21, 2018: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Giovanni Mergoni, Paolo Vescovi, Silvana Belletti, Jacopo Uggeri, Samir Nammour, Rita Gatti
Photobiomodulation (PBM) is a non-invasive treatment that uses laser or led devices making its effects a response to light and not to heat. The possibility of accelerating dental implant osteointegration and orthodontic movements and the need to treat refractory bone lesions, such as bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaws, has led researchers to consider the effects of PBM on bone for dentistry purposes. The aim of our study was to investigate the effects of 915 nm light supplied with a GaAs diode laser on human osteoblasts in vitro...
February 15, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
Gaetano Ierardo, Valeria Luzzi, Iole Vozza, Antonella Polimeni, Maurizio Bossù
BACKGROUND: Reverse headgear (a facial mask) is one of the most frequently used interceptive orthodontic devices in patients with Class III malocclusion. It is a simple device but may present some drawbacks related to pressure on the skin generated by the forehead and chin supports linked to the maxillary intraoral appliance by elastics. This can cause injury to the chin and lips. METHODS: Patients between 7 and 8 years of age were selected from the Unit of Pediatric Dentistry...
April 2018: Minerva Stomatologica
N Ozveren, G Serindere
OBJECTIVES: Dental age (DA) estimation is frequently used in the fields of orthodontics, paediatric dentistry and forensic science. DA estimation methods use radiology, and are reliable and non-destructive according to the literature. The Demirjian method is currently the most frequently used method, but recently, the Willems method was reported to have given results that were more accurate for some regions. The aim of this study was to detect and compare the accuracy of DA estimation methods for children and adolescents from the Thrace region, Turkey...
January 31, 2018: Forensic Science International
Angela Pia Cazzolla, Nunzio Francesco Testa, Gianfranco Favia, Maria Grazia Lacaita, Domenico Ciavarella, Khrystyna Zhurakivska, Giuseppe Troiano, Lorenzo Lo Muzio
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a childhood pathology with a peak of incidence ranging from 1 to 4 years of age, though diagnosis is often made in adult age. LCH is clinically classified into three types: eosinophilic granuloma, Hand-Schuller-Christian disease and Abt-Letterer-Siwe disease. We report a case of Hand-Schüller-Christian disease with diabetes insipidus, skull and maxillary involvement in a 16-year-old boy referred to our observation for gradual increase in mobility of the teeth and subsequent gradual loss of the second premolars and the first molars of the upper jaw...
February 8, 2018: Special Care in Dentistry
Chenxin Wang, Yi Liu, Siwei Wang, Yong Wang, Yijiao Zhao
This study's aim was to develop and validate an approach to automatically extract and reconstruct three-dimensional (3D) digital root models from in vivo teeth based on the anatomical characteristics of the periodontal ligament using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) data. Prior to undergoing dental extractions for orthodontic purposes, the CBCT data of each study participant were collected and imported into Mimics software to reconstruct 3D in vivo digital root models (test models). Twenty roots of 17 teeth extracted from the study's participants were scanned using a dental scanner to obtain 3D in vitro digital root models (reference models)...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
Marie-Line Eddo, Émilie El Hayeck, Maha Hoyeck, Élie Khoury, Joseph Ghoubril
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the reproducibility of natural head position with time on profile photographs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our sample is composed of 96 students (20-30 years old) at the department of dentistry of Saint Joseph University in Beirut. Two profile photographs were taken in natural head position about a week apart. RESULTS: No significant differences were found between T0 and T1 (E = 1.065°)...
December 2017: L' Orthodontie Française
Peter Rechmann, Sona Bekmezian, Beate M T Rechmann, Benjamin W Chaffee, John D B Featherstone
OBJECTIVES: White spot lesions (WSLs) are a complication of orthodontic therapy. This study investigated the effect of MI (minimally invasive) Paste Plus (MIPP) and MI Varnish (MIV) on WSLs in orthodontic patients during a 12-month, randomized, single-blind, prospective, standard-of-care controlled clinical trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty subjects, recruited from the UCSF School of Dentistry Orthodontics Clinic, were randomly assigned to the experimental (twice-daily 1100 ppm fluoride toothpaste, daily MIPP, quarterly MIV application) or control group (twice-daily 1100 ppm fluoride toothpaste, fluoride rinse recommendation)...
January 4, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
Panagiotis Prevezanos, Apostolos I Tsolakis, Panagiotis Christou
INTRODUCTION: Identification of highly cited articles based on the h-index and its properties is important for the evaluation of the past, present, and future of any research discipline. In this study, we aimed to identify the h-classic articles in orthodontics. METHODS: One search on the Web of Science identified all articles from 2000 to 2015 in the 89 journals indexed by the 2015 InCites Journal Citation Reports in the scientific area "dentistry, oral surgery, and medicine...
January 2018: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Sagrika Shukla, Ashi Chug, Kelvin I Afrashtehfar
Accurate diagnosis and treatment planning are the backbone of any medical therapy; for this reason, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) was introduced and has been widely used. CBCT technology provides a three-dimensional image viewing, enabling exact location and extent of lesions or any anatomical region. For the very same reason, CBCT can not only be used for surgical fields but also for fields such as endodontics, prosthodontics, and orthodontics for appropriate treatment planning and effective dental care...
November 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
Francesco Mangano, Andrea Gandolfi, Giuseppe Luongo, Silvia Logozzo
BACKGROUND: Intraoral scanners (IOS) are devices for capturing direct optical impressions in dentistry. The purpose of this narrative review on the use of IOS was to: (1) identify the advantages/disadvantages of using optical impressions compared to conventional impressions; (2) investigate if optical impressions are as accurate as conventional impressions; (3) evaluate the differences between the IOS currently available commercially; (4) determine the current clinical applications/limitations in the use of IOS...
December 12, 2017: BMC Oral Health
Ahlam R Alqaydi, Georgios Kanavakis, Shazia Naser-Ud-Din, Athanasios E Athanasiou
Background/Objective: This study was conducted to explore authorship characteristics and publication trends of all orthodontic randomized controlled trials (RCTs), systematic reviews (SRs), and meta-analyses (MAs) published in non-orthodontic journals with impact factor (IF). Materials and methods: Appropriate research strategies were developed to search for all articles published until December 2015, without restrictions regarding language or publication status...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
Yelin Mao, Liangliang Wang, Ye Zhu, Yu Liu, Hongwei Dai, Jianping Zhou, Dechun Geng, Lin Wang, Yong Ji
Orthodontic force-induced osteogenic differentiation and bone formation at tension sites play a critical role in orthodontic tooth movement. However, the molecular mechanism underlying this phenomenon is poorly understood. In the current study, we investigated the involvement of the GSK-3β/β-catenin signaling pathway, which is critical for bone formation during tooth movement. We established a rat tooth movement model to test the hypothesis that orthodontic force may stimulate bone formation at the tension site of the moved tooth and promote the rate of tooth movement via regulation of the GSK-3β/β-catenin signaling pathway...
February 2018: Journal of Molecular Histology
Ozkan Adiguzel, Ceren Aktuna Belgin, Seda Falakaloglu, Suzan Cangul, Zeki Akkus
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to measure the distance between the maxillary premolar and molar teeth apices to the buccal cortical bone and evaluate differences in gender and age group, using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). MATERIAL AND METHODS This retrospective study comprised of 451 premolar and molar teeth of one hundred and thirteen patients who were admitted to Dicle University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology for different reasons. Data were analyzed using Student's t-tests and Tukey HSD tests...
December 7, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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