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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683204/oral-status-cognitive-function-and-dependency-among-new-zealand-nursing-home-residents
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William M Thomson, Moira B Smith, Catherine Anna Ferguson, Ngaire M Kerse, Kathryn Peri, Barry Gribben
OBJECTIVES: To investigate clinical oral disease and its association with cognitive function and dependency among older New Zealanders in residential aged care. MATERIAL AND METHODS: National survey of oral health in aged residential care throughout New Zealand. We classified residents into 1 of 3 levels of care: "low dependency care (or assisted living)"; "high dependency care"; or "specialist dementia care/psychogeriatric care." The Abbreviated Mental Test characterised cognitive function as "unimpaired" (scores of 7-10), "moderately impaired" (4-6) or "severely impaired" (0-3)...
April 23, 2018: Gerodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682255/effectiveness-of-computer-assisted-anesthetic-delivery-system-sta-%C3%A2-in-dental-implant-surgery-a-prospective-study
#2
F R Grassi, B Rapone, F Scarano Catanzaro, M Corsalini, Z Kalemaj
Objectives: This prospective cohort study aimed to investigate effectiveness of Computerized Local Anesthesia (CLA) on oral implantology through estimation of pain and discomfort and total quantity of injected anesthetic. Methods: Forty-five consecutive patients whose treatment plan included immediate or late dental implants were included in this study. The main inclusion criteria comprised: previous implant intervention under conventional anesthesia (CA) during the past 3 years and no previous treatment of pain relief...
October 2017: Oral & Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681419/physostigmine-reversal-of-dysarthria-and-delirium-after-iatrogenic-atropine-overdose-from-a-dental-procedure
#3
Jon B Cole, Benjamin S Orozco, Ann M Arens
BACKGROUND: Sublingual atropine, dosed at 0.4-0.8 mg, is used by dentists as an antisialogogue to facilitate and increase the speed of procedures. Concentrated ophthalmic atropine drops (10 mg/mL) are commonly used off-label for this purpose. These highly concentrated drops may result in medication errors, atropine toxicity, and the antimuscarinic toxidrome. We report a case of a man who suffered acute delirium and dysarthria (from dry mouth) after an iatrogenic overdose from a dental procedure...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678379/desquamative-gingivitis-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Andrea D Maderal, Paul Lee Salisbury, Joseph L Jorizzo
Desquamative gingivitis is a clinical finding with several potential etiologies, and therefore histologic examination should be performed to confirm the diagnosis before the implementation of systemic therapy. The best methods for obtaining a mucosal biopsy specimen are discussed to aid the dermatologist in approaching these patients, and indications for additional testing, such as immunofluorescence studies, are reviewed. Desquamative gingivitis is uncommon, and there are no systematic guidelines to assist the physician in treatment, producing a practice gap in management...
May 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673688/reliability-and-validity-of-microscribe-3dxl-system-in-comparison-with-radiographic-cephalometric-system-angular-measurements
#5
Maher M Barmou, Saba F Hussain, Mohamed I Abu Hassan
AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the reliability and validity of cephalometric variables from MicroScribe-3DXL. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven cephalometric variables (facial angle, ANB, maxillary depth, U1/FH, FMA, IMPA, FMIA) were measured by a dentist in 60 Malay subjects (30 males and 30 females) with class I occlusion and balanced face. Two standard images were taken for each subject with conventional cephalometric radiography and MicroScribe-3DXL. All the images were traced and analysed...
April 17, 2018: International Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663909/diagnosing-developmental-defects-of-enamel-pilot-study-of-online-training-and-accuracy
#6
Darya Dabiri, George J Eckert, Yihong Li, Kim Seow, Robert J Schroth, John Warren, J Timothy Wright, Shi Zhao, Margherita Fontana
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess dentists' ability to correctly identify and classify development defects of enamel (DDE). METHODS: The modified DDE (MDDE) index was used to classify enamel defects into two types: (1) enamel hypoplasia-pitted, grooved, or missing enamel; or (2) enamel opacity-translucency of enamel not caused by dental caries or fluorosis (can be either demarcated or diffuse). A panel of six experts selected and scored 36 images using the MDDE, and the consensus score was used as the gold standard score in the evaluation of survey respondents...
March 15, 2018: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663906/an-algorithm-based-approach-for-behavior-and-disease-management-in-children
#7
Beau D Meyer, Jessica Y Lee, S Thikkurissy, Paul S Casamassimo, William F Vann
Pharmacologic behavior management for dental treatment is an approach to provide invasive yet compassionate care for young children; it can facilitate the treatment of children who otherwise may not cooperate for traditional in-office care. Some recent highly publicized procedural sedation-related tragedies have drawn attention to risks associated with pharmacologic management. However, it remains widely accepted that, by adhering to proper guidelines, procedural sedation can assist in the provision of high-quality dental care while minimizing morbidity and mortality from the procedure...
March 15, 2018: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659063/parents-acceptance-and-their-children-s-choice-of-pet-for-animal-assisted-therapy-a-a-t-in-3-to-12-year-old-children-in-the-dental-operatory-a-questionnaire-based-pilot-study
#8
Nidhi Gupta, Tushar Yadav
AIM: To evaluate the parents' acceptance to therapy pets, child's most favoured pet, child's choice of soft toy as compared to live pet, and child's preference of his own pet versus therapy pet. METHODS: Sixty-two children of age groups 3-6 year, 6-9 year, and 9-12 year were selected. The data from completed questionnaires were statistically analysed and subjected to z test, Chi-squared test with P value<0.05 considered as significant. RESULTS: The consent to the presence of pet was given by 41...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659021/absence-of-a-moderating-effect-of-parent-health-literacy-on-early-head-start-enrollment-and-dental-use
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Jacqueline M Burgette, John S Preisser, Morris Weinberger, Rebecca S King, Jessica Y Lee, R Gary Rozier
OBJECTIVES: To examine the moderating effect of parents' health literacy (HL) on the effectiveness of North Carolina Early Head Start (EHS) in improving children's dental use. METHODS: Parents of 479 children enrolled in EHS and 699 Medicaid-matched parent-child dyads were interviewed at baseline when children were approximately 10 months old and 24 months later. We used in-person computer-assisted, structured interviews to collect information on sociodemographic characteristics, dental use, and administer the Short Assessment of Health Literacy - Spanish and English (SAHL-S&E)...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657542/accuracy-of-computer-guided-surgery-for-dental-implant-placement-in-fully-edentulous-patients-a-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
Daniel Amaral Alves Marlière, Maurício Silva Demétrio, Leonardo Santos Picinini, Rodrigo Guerra De Oliveira, Henrique Duque De Miranda Chaves Netto
Assess clinical studies regarding accuracy between virtual planning of computer-guided surgery and actual outcomes of dental implant placements in total edentulous alveolar ridges. A PubMed search was performed to identify only clinical studies published between 2011 and 2016, searching the following combinations of keywords: "Accuracy AND Computer-Assisted Surgery AND Dental Implants." Study designs were identified using the terms: Case Reports, Clinical study, Randomized Controlled Trial, Systematic Reviews, Meta-Analysis, humans...
January 2018: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656805/multiple-opioid-prescriptions-among-privately-insured-dental-patients-in-the-united-states-evidence-from-claims-data
#11
Niodita Gupta, Marko Vujicic, Andrew Blatz
BACKGROUND: Multiple or high dosage opioid prescriptions increase the risk of experiencing drug misuse and overdose. The authors examine index (first) and follow-up opioid prescriptions for 1 year among privately insured dental patients in the United States from 2010 through 2015. METHODS: The authors used the 2010 through 2015 Truven Health MarketScan Research databases and the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training Technical Assistance Center conversion data set...
April 12, 2018: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656232/gallium-incorporation-into-phosphate-based-glasses-bulk-and-thin-film-properties
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Bryan W Stuart, Colin A Grant, George E Stan, Adrian C Popa, Jeremy J Titman, David M Grant
The osteogenic ions Ca2+ , P5+ , Mg2+ , and antimicrobial ion Ga3+ were homogenously dispersed into a 1.45 µm thick phosphate glass coating by plasma assisted sputtering onto commercially pure grade titanium. The objective was to deliver therapeutic ions in orthopaedic/dental implants such as cementeless endoprostheses or dental screws. The hardness 4.7 GPa and elastic modulus 69.7 GPa, of the coating were comparable to plasma sprayed hydroxyapatite/dental enamel, whilst superseding femoral cortical bone...
March 30, 2018: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655527/the-smiling-scan-technique-facially-driven-guided-surgery-and-prosthetics
#13
Alessandro Pozzi, Lorenzo Arcuri, Peter K Moy
PURPOSE: To introduce a proof of concept technique and new integrated workflow to optimize the functional and esthetic outcome of the implant-supported restorations by means of a 3-dimensional (3D) facially-driven, digital assisted treatment plan. METHODS: The Smiling Scan technique permits the creation of a virtual dental patient (VDP) showing a broad smile under static conditions. The patient is exposed to a cone beam computed tomography scan (CBCT), displaying a broad smile for the duration of the examination...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655407/periodontal-prosthesis-in-contemporary-dentistry
#14
REVIEW
Chiun-Lin Steven Liu
In the last 5 decades, the developments of osseointegrated titanium implants (since 1965) have led to the success of contemporary dentistry. Endosseous implant-supported restorations delivered in accordance with the traditional Branemark protocol have proven to be highly predictable. Today, implants are becoming increasingly common in dental care and provide more therapeutic options, but treatment planning and the sequencing of therapy are critical in implant-assisted and implant-supported cases. Implant prostheses give patients and dentists more options in treatment planning, but also present challenging decisions regarding implant surgery...
April 2018: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628335/dental-and-skeletal-changes-associated-with-long-term-oral-appliance-use-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
REVIEW
Takafumi Araie, Kentaro Okuno, Hitomi Ono Minagi, Takayoshi Sakai
An oral appliance (OA) is an effective treatment option for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but dental and skeletal changes have been detected by many studies after long-term OA use. Better understanding of the long-term side effects may decrease discontinuation of OA use and assist clinicians to make informed decisions. Accordingly, a systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to evaluate the dental and skeletal changes associated with OAs designed to advance the mandible. The quality of the studies was determined by using the risk of bias assessment tool for non-randomized studies (RoBANS), and 12 studies were included in the meta-analysis...
March 1, 2018: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617480/-trends-in-the-use-of-medical-and-dental-services-and-associations-with-educational-level-and-private-health-plan-coverage-in-brazil-1998-2013
#16
Luciane Maria Pilotto, Roger Keller Celeste
The public-private mix in the Brazilian health system favors double coverage of health services for individuals with private health plans and may aggravate inequities in the use of services. The aim of this study was to describe trends in the use of medical and dental services and associations with schooling and private health coverage. Data were obtained from a national household survey with representative samples in the years 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013. The study described trends in the use of health services by adults, adjusted by private health coverage, years of schooling, sex, and age...
March 29, 2018: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609671/salivary-gland-diseases-presentation-and-investigation
#17
Jackie E Brown
A number of salivary gland diseases may present with a wide variety of symptoms to the general dental practitioner, or may appear as unexpected findings on dental radiographs. Careful clinical examination in combination with appropriate imaging will assist practitioners in identifying whether further investigation or referral is required. This article explores the main types of salivary gland diseases and their potential pathology.
March 1, 2018: Primary Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606654/self-directed-digital-learning-when-do-dental-students-study
#18
Tate H Jackson, James Zhong, Ceib Phillips, Lorne D Koroluk
The Growth and Development (G&D) curriculum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry uses self-directed web-based learning modules in the place of lectures and includes scheduled self-study times during the 8 am-5 pm school hours. The aim of this study was to use direct observation to evaluate dental students' access patterns with the self-directed, web-based learning modules in relation to planned self-study time allocated across the curriculum, proximity to course examinations, and course performance...
April 2018: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599596/diode-laser-and-periodontal-regeneration-assisted-management-of-implant-complications-in-anterior-maxilla
#19
Sanjeev Kumar Salaria, Isha Sharma, Navjot Kaur Brar, Satwant Kaur
Dental implant is being considered successful if the patient is pleased with both of its functional and esthetic outcome. As implant complications (such as peri-implantitis, inappropriate implant position, wrong angulation, and implant location too close to anatomical structures) have been frequently encountered in dental practice, therefore, thorough knowledge to manage such complications is the key prerequisite to prevent the failure of implant. The present case report discussed the etiology, diagnosis of early peri-implantitis, and periodontal abscess with their successful management through periodontal regeneration and diode laser-assisted therapy...
January 2018: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599017/opioid-prescribing-practices-from-2010-through-2015-among-dentists-in-the-united-states-what-do-claims-data-tell-us
#20
Niodita Gupta, Marko Vujicic, Andrew Blatz
BACKGROUND: Dentists wrote 6.4% of all opioid prescriptions in the United States in 2012. The purpose of this study was to examine opioid prescription rates, dosage of opioids prescribed, type of opioid drug prescribed, and type of dental visit at which dentists prescribe opioids. METHODS: The authors used the 2010 through 2015 Truven Health Marketscan Research databases and the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Training and Technical Assistance Center conversion data set...
April 2018: Journal of the American Dental Association
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