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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725128/quality-of-communication-between-dentists-and-dental-laboratory-technicians-for-fixed-prosthodontics-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Huda Tulbah, Eman AlHamdan, Amal AlQahtani, Asma AlShahrani, Mona AlShaye
The fabrication of a clinically acceptable dental prosthesis requires proper communication between the dentist and the dental technician. Prosthodontic educators have been concerned with this interaction and communication. Fixed prosthodontics laboratories revealed that the technicians are often dissatisfied with the information provided in work authorizations. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality of communication between dentists and laboratory technicians via work authorizations for fixed prosthodontics in both governmental and private dental laboratories in Riyadh area from the technician's perspective...
July 2017: Saudi Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703836/monolithic-zirconia-and-digital-impression-case-report
#2
F De Angelis, E Brauner, G Pignatiello, F Mencio, D Rosella, P Papi, T Di Carlo, A Giovannetti, G Pompa, S Di Carlo
AIMS: The aim of this study is to present a clinical case of a full arch prosthetic rehabilitation on natural teeth, combining both digital work-flow and monolithic zirconia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Digital impression was taken with an intraoral optical scanner (CS3500, Carestream Dental, Atlanta, GA, USA). A prosthetic rehabilitation was realized on natural teeth using monolithic zirconia from 1.6 to 1.4 and from 2.7 to 2.4 frameworks, while in the aesthetic area (from 2...
July 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691451/survey-results-of-currently-used-techniques-and-materials-by-dentists-for-fabrication-of-complete-removable-dental-prostheses
#3
A Meirowitz, R Nowotny Klein, D Lauritano, N Harel, J Block, S Matalon, F Carinci, Z Ormianer
The present study was based on the screening of procedures and materials used by dentists in constructing complete removable dental prostheses, considering their professional background and years of experience. Questions arose regarding differences and similarities within the local dental society, of which approximately 75% were trained in Europeans countries with differences in academic background, and compared to international dentistry. A questionnaire web site was used in order to anonymously collect answers to the survey by general practicing and specialist dentists...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685563/allergic-contact-dermatitis-to-acrylates
#4
P Romita, C Foti, L Masciopinto, E Nettis, E Di Leo, G Calogiuri, D Bonamonte, G Angelini, G Dipalma, A Ballini, F Inchingolo
Acrylates and methacrylates are a large group of chemically reactive monomers that are polymerized into acrylic plastics. These have very broad applications in glues, coatings and various plastic materials. Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) caused by acrylates can be occupational, mainly in dentistry workers during the manufacturing and implantation of dental prosthesis, and in nail technicians during the sculpturing and application of artificial nails. The clinical manifestations vary according to the location of the contact...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678955/a-forensic-identification-case-and-dpid-can-it-be-a-useful-tool
#5
Cristhiane Leão de Queiroz, Ellen Marie Bostock, Carlos Ferreira Santos, Marco Aurélio Guimarães, Ricardo Henrique Alves da Silva
Objective: The aim of this study was to show DPid as an important tool of potential application to solve cases with dental prosthesis, such as the forensic case reported, in which a skull, denture and dental records were received for analysis. Material and Methods: Human identification is still challenging in various circumstances and Dental Prosthetics Identification (DPid) stores the patient's name and prosthesis information and provides access through an embedded code in dental prosthesis or an identification card...
May 2017: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653050/elabor_aid-a-new-approach-%C3%A2-to-digital-shade-management
#6
Sascha Hein, Javier Tapia, Panaghiotis Bazos
Contemporary dental patients present with high expectations and demand seamless optical integration of restorative interventions. As a result, clinicians and technicians are required to develop methodologies that remain practical yet increase the accuracy and objectivity of shade analysis and estimation. There have been significant advances in digital technologies over the past 20 years, with digital photography being at the forefront. Digital photography has made an immediate and profound impact on applied clinical dentistry, primarily due to instantaneous image visualization and distribution...
2017: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567141/reproducibility-of-a-digital-method-to-evaluate-soft-tissue-modifications-a-study-of-inter-and-intra-operative-measurement-concordance
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Davide Rancitelli, Marco Cicciù, Francesco Lini, Davide Fumagalli, Anna Chiara Frigo, Carlo Maiorana
BACKGROUND: The soft tissue healing and quality around dental implant is a current debated topic in the recent literature. The free gingival margin and the quantity and quality of the mucosa around teeth and surrounding dental implants still determine the hard and soft tissue healing status. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to assess inter and intra-operative measurement concordance of a method aimed at evaluating the apico-coronal migration of free gingival margin, using intra-oral photography...
2017: Open Dentistry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552289/influence-of-space-size-of-abutment-screw-access-channel-on-the-amount-of-extruded-excess-cement-and-marginal-accuracy-of-cement-retained-single-implant-restorations
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Mohammad D Al Amri, Sulieman S Al-Johany, Mohammed N Al-Qarni, Ahmed S Al-Bakri, Nassr S Al-Maflehi, Haythem S Abualsaud
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The detrimental effect of extruded excess cement on peri-implant tissue has been well documented. Although several techniques have been proposed to reduce this effect by decreasing the amount of extruded cement, how the space size of the abutment screw access channel (SAC) affects the amount of extruded cement and marginal accuracy is unclear. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effect of the size of the unfilled space of the abutment SAC on the amount of extruded excess cement and the marginal accuracy of zirconia copings...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546591/the-healthcare-system-and-the-provision-of-oral-healthcare-in-european-union-member-states-part-8-italy
#9
M Bindi, C Paganelli, K A Eaton, E Widström
In Italy healthcare is provided for all Italian citizens and residents and it is delivered mainly by public providers, with some private or private-public entities. Italy's public healthcare system - the Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN) - is organised by the Ministry of Health and administered on a devolved regional basis. It is financed by general taxation that provides universal coverage, largely free of charge at the point of service. The central government establishes the basic national health benefits package, which must be uniformly provided throughout the country, through services guaranteed under the NHS provision called LEA - (Livelli Essenziali di Assistenza [Essential Level of Assistance]) and allocates national funds to the regions...
May 26, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496253/survey-on-the-use-of-cad-cam-technology-by-uk-and-irish-dental-technicians
#10
E Blackwell, M Nesbit, H Petridis
Statement of the problem Digital workflows (CAD/CAM) have been introduced in dentistry during recent years. No published information exists on dental technicians' use and reporting of this technology.Purpose The aim of this cross sectional survey was to identify the extent digital technology has infiltrated the workplace and to investigate the factors affecting the use of CAD-CAM technology by dental laboratory technicians within Ireland and the UK.Materials and methods A web-based questionnaire was composed (Opinio, Object Planet Inc...
May 12, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462405/monolithic-zirconia-reconstructions-supported-by-teeth-and-implants-1-to-3-year-results-of-a-case-series
#11
Andreas Worni, Joannis Katsoulis, Lumni Kolgeci, Mathias Worni, Regina Mericske-Stern
OBJECTIVE: Today, only scarce information is available on monolithic zirconia reconstructions. The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of monolithic zirconia for tooth- and implant-borne reconstructions. METHOD AND MATERIALS: Monolithic zirconia single crowns (SCs) and fixed dental prostheses (FDPs) supported by implants or teeth were included in this study. Implant placement and prosthetic treatment were done in the same clinical setting. One technician performed all laboratory work using the same CAD/CAM workflow (DentalDesigner, Ceramill Motion 2, Amann Girrbach)...
April 28, 2017: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409856/pleural-malignant-mesothelioma-in-dental-laboratory-technicians-a-case-series
#12
Carolina Mensi, Francesco Ciullo, Gino Pietro Barbieri, Luciano Riboldi, Anna Somigliana, Giulio Rasperini, Angela Cecilia Pesatori, Dario Consonni
Asbestos was used in dentistry as a binder in periodontal dressings and as lining material for casting rings and crucible. However, until now, only one case of malignant mesothelioma with occupational exposure to asbestos in dental practice has been reported. We present 4 pleural mesotheliomas out of 5344 cases identified in Lombardy, Italy, in 2000-2014. Three men had been working as dental laboratory technicians, with asbestos exposure for 10, 34, and 4 years, and one woman had been helping her husband for 30 years in manufacturing dental prostheses...
May 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409763/work-related-musculoskeletal-disorders-among-jordanian-dental-technicians-prevalence-and-associated-factors
#13
Zeid Al-Hourani, Mohammad Nazzal, Yousef Khader, Khader Almhdawi, Abdel Rahim Bibars
BACKGROUND: Dental technology is a profession that requires precise manual skills and dexterous handling of small tools. There is an abundance research on work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) affecting dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants, yet very few articles investigated WMSDs among dental technicians. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of WMSDs among Jordanian dental technicians and their associated factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was conducted...
2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394546/occupational-contact-dermatitis-amongst-dentists-and-dental-technicians
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Liborija Lugović-Mihić, Iva Ferček, Tomislav Duvančić, Vedrana Bulat, Josip Ježovita, Gaby Novak-Bilić, Mirna Šitum
Since the working medical personnel including dentists and dental technicians mainly use their hands, it is understandable that the most common occupational disease amongst medical personnel is contact dermatitis (CD) (80%-90% of cases). Development of occupational CD is caused by contact of the skin with various substances in occupational environment. Occupational etiologic factors for dental personnel are foremost reactions to gloves containing latex, followed by various dental materials (e.g., metals, acrylates), detergents, lubricants, solvents, chemicals, etc...
June 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393716/pneumoconiosis-in-different-sectors-and-their-differences-in-turkey
#15
Nur Şafak Alıcı, Arif Çımrın, Ayşe Coşkun Beyan
Introduction: Pneumoconiosis which is one of the ancient diseases, still affects many workers throughout the world despite "existing" control programs. We add data from a single center reviewing risk factors for pneumoconiosis; evaluate functional and radiological findings in different sectors. Materials and Methods: We reviewed medical records of patients diagnosed with pneumoconiosis who were admitted to our center between the years 2013 and 2015. Several personal and occupational features, together with functional and radiologic data, were collected...
December 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387655/musculoskeletal-symptoms-of-the-neck-and-shoulder-among-dental-practitioners
#16
B Radanović, P Vučinić, T Janković, E Mahmutović, D Penjašković
OBJECTIVES: Musculoskeletal symptoms of the neck and shoulder represent a condition whose basic characteristic is pain. These conditions are very often present in dental health professionals. The aim of the paper was to determine presence of discomforts in areas of head, neck, shoulders, upper back and upper limbs at health professionals in area of dentistry, as well as discomfort localisation and methods of treatment. METHODS: The research included 45 health professionals (dentists, dental assistants and dental technicians) employed at Dental Clinic of Vojvodina...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366140/-pneumoconiosis-in-different-sectors-and-their-differences-in-turkey
#17
Nur Şafak Alıcı, Arif Çımrın, Ayşe Coşkun Beyan
Introduction: Pneumoconiosis which is one of the ancient diseases, still affects many workers throughout the world despite "existing" control programs. We add data from a single center reviewing risk factors for pneumoconiosis; evaluate functional and radiological findings in different sectors. Materials and Methods: We reviewed medical records of patients diagnosed with pneumoconiosis who were admitted to our center between the years 2013 and 2015. Several personal and occupational features, together with functional and radiologic data, were collected...
December 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362689/collaboration-patterns-and-processes-between-dentists-and-dental-laboratories-when-planning-and-fabricating-implant-supported-restorations
#18
Noga Harel, Avi Meirowitz, Jonathan Block, Ady Palti, Shlomo Matalon, Zeev Ormianer
INTRODUCTION: The success of implant-supported restorations is dependent on proper treatment planning, effective communication within the clinical team, and the use of appropriate methods and materials in the dental laboratory. The objective of this study was to determine collaboration trends between dentists and laboratories and to assess the common methods and materials involved in fabricating implant-supported restorations. METHODS: Questionnaires were distributed to dental laboratories and technicians...
June 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315858/how-does-culture-affect-experiential-training-feedback-in-exported-canadian-health-professional-curricula
#19
Kerry Wilbur, Rasha Mousa Bacha, Somaia Abdelaziz
Objectives: To explore feedback processes of Western-based health professional student training curricula conducted in an Arab clinical teaching setting. Methods: This qualitative study employed document analysis of in-training evaluation reports (ITERs) used by Canadian nursing, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, paramedic, dental hygiene, and pharmacy technician programs established in Qatar. Six experiential training program coordinators were interviewed between February and May 2016 to explore how national cultural differences are perceived to affect feedback processes between students and clinical supervisors...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267827/efficacy-of-a-checklist-for-office-laboratory-communication-a-clinical-study-on-quality-outcomes-for-single-crowns
#20
Mario E Bresciano, Andrea De Maria, Marco Morello, Enrico Poglio, Guido Audenino
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a structured communication protocol between dentists and dental laboratory technicians. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 112 single metal-ceramic crowns, fabricated by four different dentist-dental technician pairs, were evaluated at the clinical try-in appointment. Subsequently, each professional pair produced another 112 crowns using a checklist. RESULTS: The scores showed a statistically significant improvement in clinical outcomes with the use of a checklist by reducing adjustment times for contact area, fit, and occlusion and number of appointments...
March 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
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