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Amanda Reichard, Michelle Stransky, Kimberly Phillips, Monica McClain, Charles Drum
BACKGROUND: While it is commonly accepted that disparities in unmet need for care vary by age, race/ethnicity, income, education, and access to care, literature documenting unmet needs experienced by adults with different types of disabilities is developing. OBJECTIVE: The main objective was to determine whether subgroups of people with disabilities are more likely than people without disabilities to delay/forgo necessary care, in general and among the insured. METHODS: We used pooled Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data (2004-2010) to examine delaying or forgoing medical, dental, and pharmacy care among five disability subgroups (physical, cognitive, visual, hearing, multiple) and the non-disabled population...
September 13, 2016: Disability and Health Journal
Kelvin I Afrashtehfar, Cyrus Dm Afrashtehfar
Data sourcesPubMed, Ovid, EMBASE and LILACS were searched up to December 2011. In addition, the reference lists of the selected review papers were further hand searched. Language was limited to studies published only in English.Study selectionHuman and animal randomised clinical trials (RCT), systematic reviews of RCTs, non-randomised trials, case series that reported on the clinical, radiographic, and/or histological outcomes of dental/oral implants exposed to excessive load were considered eligible for inclusion...
September 2016: Evidence-based Dentistry
Alejandro Iglesias-Linares, Lorri Ann Morford, James Kennedy Hartsfield
When orthodontic patients desire shorter treatment times with aesthetic results and long-term stability, it is important for the orthodontist to understand the potential limitations and problems that may arise during standard and/or technology-assisted accelerated treatment. Bone density plays an important role in facilitating orthodontic tooth movement (OTM), such that reductions in bone density can significantly increase movement velocity. Lifestyle, genetic background, environmental factors, and disease status all can influence a patients' overall health and bone density...
October 20, 2016: Current Osteoporosis Reports
Mario Migliario, Manuela Rizzi, Alberta Greco Lucchina, Filippo Renò
The gold standard to arrange impacted teeth in the dental arch is represented by a surgical approach followed by orthodontic traction force application. In the literature, many surgical approaches are proposed to reach such a scope. The aim of the present study is to demonstrate how laser technique could positively assist surgical approaches.Study population was composed by 16 patients undergoing orthodontic treatment of 20 impacted teeth. In 10 patients (population A) surgical exposure of the impacted teeth was performed using a 980 nm diode laser, while in the other 10 patients (population B), surgical incision was performed using a traditional lancet...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Federico Gelpi, Daniele De Santis, Simone Marconcini, Francesco Briguglio, Marco Finotti
This clinical report illustrates a multidisciplinary approach for the rehabilitation of a young adult patient affected by a bilateral edentulous space and an anterior deep bite. The patient required orthodontics and surgical corticotomy and implantology (both performed with a piezo device). A multidisciplinary planning approach, including orthodontics, oral and periodontic surgery, and restorative dentistry, has an important role in the final outcome of treatment. In fact a dental class I occlusion has been established only on the right side...
December 2015: Int J Implant Dent
Arun Ramchandran, Kaushal Kishor Agrawal, Pooran Chand, Ramashanker, Raghuwar Dayal Singh, Anusar Gupta
The Kennedy Class I and II distal extension situation poses a challenge to the prosthodontist as it inherently possesses a lack of stability, which may be attributed to the difference in compressibility of the mucosa and the periodontal ligament surrounding the distal-most abutment tooth. This results in a rotational tendency of the prosthesis around the line connecting its terminal abutments. Placement of osseointegrated dental implants in the posterior edentulous regions, distal to the terminal abutment provides improved vertical support to the distal extension removable partial denture, effectively converting its intraoral performance from a Kennedy Class I to a Class III situation, thereby resulting in improved stability of the prosthesis and consequently, enhanced patient satisfaction...
October 2016: Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
Lauren C Korhonen, Nicholas P DeGroote, R Luke Shouse, Linda A Valleroy, Joseph Prejean, Heather Bradley
The prevalence of diagnosed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in Hispanics/Latinos in the United States is more than twice as high as the prevalence among non-Hispanic whites (1). Services that support retention in HIV medical care and assist with day-to-day living, referred to here as ancillary services, help persons living with HIV access HIV medical care, adhere to HIV treatment, and attain HIV viral suppression. The needs for these ancillary services among Hispanics/Latinos are not well described (2)...
October 14, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Gowri Sivaramakrishnan, Kannan Sridharan
BACKGROUND: Local anaesthetics play a key role in reducing pain and anxiety during dental treatment. However the disadvantage of using syringe and needle technique in the maxilla, proximal to the apices of the teeth is that it is painful and also leads to collateral anaesthesia. Hence this systematic review aims to identify whether computer assisted local anaesthetic delivery system could produce predictable results similar to conventional syringe needle technique and also eliminate the disadvantages...
2016: Open Dentistry Journal
Wen-Bo Zhang, Yao Yu, Yang Wang, Chi Mao, Xiao-Jing Liu, Chuan-Bin Guo, Guang-Yan Yu, Xin Peng
While vascularized iliac crest flap is widely used for mandibular reconstruction, it is often challenging to predict the clinical outcome in a conventional operation based solely on the surgeon's experience. Herein, we aimed to improve this procedure by using computer-assisted techniques. We retrospectively reviewed records of 45 patients with mandibular tumor who underwent mandibulectomy and reconstruction with vascularized iliac crest flap from January 2008 to June 2015. Computer-assisted techniques including virtual plan, stereomodel, pre-bending individual reconstruction plate, and surgical navigation were used in 15 patients...
August 25, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Frank A Spitznagel, Alexander Vuck, Petra C Gierthumuehlen, Markus B Blatz, Sebastian D Horvath
Recently, hybrid materials have been introduced to the dental market. Together with computer-assisted design/computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) composite resins, they form a new class of dental CAD/CAM materials that combine the positive effects of ceramics and composites. As bonding is essential for their clinical longevity, it is crucial to have a good understanding of their material properties and cementation protocols. This review offers clinicians an overview of available hybrid materials and recommendations for their respective adhesive placements...
October 2016: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
Sebastian D Horvath
Hybrid materials are a recent addition to the dental armamentarium for computer-assisted design/ computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM)-based restorative dentistry. They are intended to provide dentists with the capability of restoring single teeth in one appointment with a material that emulates the structure and physical properties of natural teeth. This article aims to provide an overview of currently available hybrid materials and offer the reader further understanding of their key clinical parameters and possible limitations...
October 2016: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
Gerson Aparecido Foratori, Francisco Juliherme Pires de Andrade, Victor Mosquim, Matheus de Carvalho Sales Peres, Reginaldo Ceneviva, Elinton Adami Chaim, Silvia Helena de Carvalho Sales Peres
Society has changed its own lifestyle, specially its eating habits and physical activities, leading to excessive weight and a sedentary behavior, which has contributed to obesity increase. Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment to obesity, allowing weight loss and its maintenance. However, it has been related high levels of iron deficiency after surgery. A person's nutritional status might be affected by total or partial tooth loss. The aim of this longitudinal prospective cohort study was to evaluate the levels of serum ferritin before and after bariatric surgery and to identify if there is a relation with tooth loss...
2016: PloS One
Gerard J Garvan, Cynthia W Garvan, Linda S Behar-Horenstein
The importance of educating dental students in cultural competence has been widely emphasized, but there is a need to assess cultural competence in a consistent and reliable way. The aims of this study were to determine latent constructs for the initial measure of cultural competence for oral health providers, the Knowledge, Efficacy, and Practices Instrument (KEPI), and to determine how well these factors related to previously identified latent constructs. Data were collected in surveys of dental students and from dental hygiene, dental assisting, and dental faculty members in 44 academic dental institutions from 2012 to 2015...
October 2016: Journal of Dental Education
Anastasia Beketova, Nikolaos Poulakis, Athina Bakopoulou, Triantafillia Zorba, Lambrini Papadopoulou, Dimitrios Christofilos, Nikolaos Kantiranis, George A Zachariadis, Eleana Kontonasaki, Gerasimos A Kourouklis, Konstantinos M Paraskevopoulos, Petros Koidis
OBJECTIVES: Aims of this study were to investigate the optimal conditions of laser irradiation of a novel Bioactive Glass/Dental Ceramic-BP67 composite for acceleration of hydroxyapatite-HA formation and to assess cellular responses on the precipitated HA region. METHODS: BP67 (Bioactive Glass: 33.3%, Dental Ceramic: 66.7%) was fabricated by the sol-gel method. A laser assisted biomimetic-LAB process was applied to BP67 sintered specimens immersed in 1.5-times concentrated simulated body fluid-1...
September 24, 2016: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
Anna Gabriella Camacho Presotto, Cláudia Lopes Brilhante Bhering, Marcelo Ferraz Mesquita, Valentim Adelino Ricardo Barão
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Several studies have shown the superiority of computer-assisted design and computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD-CAM) technology compared with conventional casting. However, an advanced technology exists for casting procedures (the overcasting technique), which may serve as an acceptable and affordable alternative to CAD-CAM technology for fabricating 3-unit implant-supported fixed dental prostheses (FDPs). PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate, using quantitative photoelastic analysis, the effect of the prosthetic framework fabrication method (CAD-CAM and overcasting) on the marginal fit and stress transmitted to implants...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Bryan T Harris, Daniel Montero, Gerald T Grant, Dean Morton, Daniel R Llop, Wei-Shao Lin
This clinical report proposes a digital workflow using 2-dimensional (2D) digital photographs, a 3D extraoral facial scan, and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) volumetric data to create a 3D virtual patient with craniofacial hard tissue, remaining dentition (including surrounding intraoral soft tissue), and the realistic appearance of facial soft tissue at an exaggerated smile under static conditions. The 3D virtual patient was used to assist the virtual diagnostic tooth arrangement process, providing patient with a pleasing preoperative virtual smile design that harmonized with facial features...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
P Manodh, D Prabhu Shankar, Devadoss Pradeep, Rajan Santhosh, Aparna Murugan
BACKGROUND: Maxillofacial fractures occur in a significant proportion worldwide and can occur as an isolated injury or in combination with other severe injuries including cranial, spinal, and upper and lower body injuries requiring prompt diagnosis with possible emergency interventions. The epidemiology of facial fractures varies with regard to injury type, severity, and cause and depends on the population studied. Hence, understanding of these factors can aid in establishing clinical and research priorities for effective treatment and prevention of these injuries...
September 23, 2016: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Kwan-Yat Zee, Pui Sze Chan, Johnson Chun Sing Ho, Stanley Man Lung Lai, Esmonde Francis Corbet, Wai Keung Leung
BACKGROUND: Yunu-Jian (YJ) is a Chinese medicine (CM) heat purging formula, which is used to reduce wei huo (stomach-heat, SH) and enrich shen yin (kidney-yin, KY). This formula is also commonly used to manage diabetes mellitus and gum/oral inflammation. The activity of YJ can be modified or refined by the addition of other CM herbs and/or minor changes to one of its five key ingredients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the adjunctive use of modified YJ (mYJ) or YJ containing additional osteoblast-stimulating and inflammation-modulating CM herbs in the non-surgical periodontal treatment of smokers with chronic periodontitis in a randomized, double-blind, prospective, placebo-controlled study...
2016: Chinese Medicine
Michael S Block, Robert W Emery, Kathryn Lank, James Ryan
PURPOSE: The aim of this prospective study was to determine platform and angle accuracy for dental implants using dynamic navigation, a form of computer-assisted surgery. Three hypotheses were considered: (1) the overall accuracy for implant placement relative to the virtual plan is similar to that of static tooth-borne computerized tomography (CT)-generated guides; (2) the dynamic system is more accurate than freehand methods; and (3) there is a learning curve associated with this method...
September 19, 2016: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Richard Petersen, Perng-Ru Liu
Three-dimensional (3D)-woven noncrimp fiber-reinforced composite (FRC) was tested for mechanical properties in the two principal directions of the main XY plane and compared to different Computer-Aided-Design/Computer-Aided-Machining (CAD/CAM) Dental Materials. The Dental Materials included ceramic with Vitablock Mark II®, ProCAD®, InCeram® Spinel, InCeram® Alumina and InCeram® Zirconia in addition to a resin-based 3M Corp. Paradigm® particulate-filled composite. Alternate material controls included Coors 300 Alumina Ceramic and a tungsten carbide 22% cobalt cermet...
May 2016: SAMPE Journal
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