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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109118/a-mandible-from-the-middle-pleistocene-hexian-site-and-its-significance-in-relation-to-the-variability-of-asian-homo-erectus
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Wu Liu, María Martinón-Torres, Yousuke Kaifu, Xiujie Wu, Reiko T Kono, Chun-Hsiang Chang, Pianpian Wei, Song Xing, Wanbo Huang, José María Bermúdez de Castro
OBJECTIVES: This study presents the first detailed morphological description and comparison of a Middle Pleistocene hominin mandibular fragment (PA 831) and associated teeth from the Hexian site in Eastern China. We aim to investigate where the Hexian mandible fits within the genus Homo variability in the light of an increased and better characterized Asian fossils record. METHODS: Comparative samples include Pleistocene Homo mandibles and teeth from Africa, Asia, and Europe, as well as earlier African hominins (Australopithecus and early Homo) and Holocene recent humans...
January 21, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107130/the-use-of-miniscrews-in-orthodontics-a-review-of-selected-clinical-applications
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Eliakim Mizrahi
This paper provides a brief review of the history and development of mini screws and presents its structural features, with particular reference to the screw sizes relevant to clinical orthodontics, site selection and the different placement techniques. It covers the clinical applications of miniscrews, incorporating the principle of direct and indirect anchorage as well as the use of intraoral auxiliaries for distal movement of molars. The role of palatal miniscrews for retraction of anterior teeth, and when used in combination with buccal miniscrews for intrusion of buccal teeth is also covered along with the possible causes of miniscrew failure...
November 1, 2016: Primary Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106044/root-canal-morphology-and-configuration-of-123-maxillary-second-molars-by-means-of-micro-ct
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Thomas Gerhard Wolf, Frank Paqué, Anja-Christin Woop, Brita Willershausen, Benjamín Briseño-Marroquín
The aim of this study was to investigate the root canal configuration, accessory canals and number of main foramina of 123 maxillary second molars by means of micro-computed tomography. The teeth were scanned and reproduced with 3D software imaging. The root canal configuration and number of main foramina were evaluated by means of a four-digit system. The morphological complexity of human maxillary second molars is depicted by the number of accessory and connecting canals. The most frequently observed root canal configurations in the mesiobuccal root were 2-2-2/2 (19...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104320/torsional-performance-of-protaper-gold-rotary-instruments-during-shaping-of-small-root-canals-after-2-different-glide-path-preparations
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Ana Arias, Rafaela Andrade de Vasconcelos, Alexis Hernández, Ove A Peters
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to assess the ex vivo torsional performance of a novel rotary system in small root canals after 2 different glide path preparations. METHODS: Each independent canal of 8 mesial roots of mandibular molars was randomly assigned to achieve a reproducible glide path with a new set of either PathFile #1 (Dentsply Maillefer, Ballaigues, Switzerland) and #2 or ProGlider (Dentsply Maillefer) after negotiation with a 10 K-file...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103053/mercury-amalgam-diffusion-in-human-teeth-probed-using-femtosecond-libs
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Liciane Toledo Bello, Patricia Aparecida da Ana, Dário Santos, Francisco José Krug, Denise Maria Zezell, Nilson Dias Vieira, Ricardo Elgul Samad
In this work the diffusion of mercury and other elements from amalgam tooth restorations through the surrounding dental tissue (dentin) was evaluated using femtosecond laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (fs-LIBS). To achieve this, seven deciduous and eight permanent extracted human molar teeth with occlusal amalgam restorations were half-sectioned and analyzed using pulses from a femtosecond laser. The measurements were performed from the amalgam restoration along the amalgam/dentin interface to the apical direction...
January 1, 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098576/grafting-and-dental-implantation-in-patients-with-jawbone-cavitation-case-series-and-3-year-follow-up
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Ya-Wei Chen, Miguel Simancas-Pallares, Mauro Marincola, Sung-Kiang Chuang
PURPOSE: Jawbone cavitation (BC) is not uncommon and is considered to be related to some cases of unexpected implant displacement into deep jawbone space. Here, a series of cases with BC is described, in which the lesions were accidentally found and successfully treated by bone grafting and dental implantation. METHODS: Thirty-four partially edentulous patients who were found to have BC during dental implant surgeries were included in this study. Alloplast bone substitute (β-tricalcium phosphate) grafting with immediate or staged locking-taper implant placement was performed...
January 16, 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096389/ontogenetic-and-life-history-trait-changes-associated-with-convergent-ecological-specializations-in-extinct-ungulate-mammals
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Helder Gomes Rodrigues, Anthony Herrel, Guillaume Billet
Investigating life history traits in mammals is crucial to understand their survival in changing environments. However, these parameters are hard to estimate in a macroevolutionary context. Here we show that the use of dental ontogenetic parameters can provide clues to better understand the adaptive nature of phenotypic traits in extinct species such as South American notoungulates. This recently extinct order of mammals evolved in a context of important geological, climatic, and environmental variations. Interestingly, notoungulates were mostly herbivorous and acquired high-crowned teeth very early in their evolutionary history...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080293/proximal-contact-repair-of-complex-amalgam-restorations
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M N Zguri, J A Casey, J P Jessup, K S Vandewalle
The carving of a complex amalgam restoration may occasionally result in light proximal contact with the adjacent tooth. The purpose of this study was to investigate the strength of complex amalgam restorations repaired with a proximal slot amalgam preparation. Extracted human third molars of similar coronal size were sectioned 1 mm apical to the height of the contour using a saw and were randomly distributed into 9 groups of 10 teeth each. One pin was placed at each line angle of the flattened dentinal tooth surface...
January 12, 2017: Operative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076457/removal-of-calcium-hydroxide-from-weine-type-ii-systems-using-photon-induced-photoacoustic-streaming-passive-ultrasonic-and-needle-irrigation-a-microcomputed-tomography-study
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Adam Lloyd, Geraldine Navarrete, Melissa Andreia Marchesan, David Clement
Objective: This study compared the effectiveness of Er:YAG laser-activated irrigation (PIPS), passive ultrasonic irrigation (PUI) with EndoUltra and standard needle irrigation (SNI) in the removal of calcium hydroxide [Ca(OH)2] from the mesial roots of Weine Type II mandibular molars. Material and Methods: Thirty mandibular molars were screened by µCT for the presence of mesial roots with complex intra-canal anatomy and a common apical foramen. The teeth were enlarged to a standardized 25/...
November 2016: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075026/updating-histological-data-on-crown-initiation-and-crown-completion-ages-in-southern-africans
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Donald J Reid, Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg
OBJECTIVES: To update histological data on crown initiation and completion ages in southern Africans. To evaluate implications of these data for studies that: (a) rely on these data to time linear enamel hypoplasias (LEHs), or, (b) use these data for comparison to fossil hominins. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Initiation ages were calculated on 67 histological sections from southern Africans, with sample sizes ranging from one to 11 per tooth type. Crown completion ages for southern Africans were calculated in two ways...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073052/deciduous-neonatal-line-width-is-associated-with-duration-of-delivery
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Jaana Hurnanen, Vivian Visnapuu, Matti Sillanpää, Eliisa Löyttyniemi, Jaana Rautava
The delivery-related neonatal line (NNL) appears into the enamel of primary teeth and first permanent molars at birth and is a marker of live birth process. It varies in width and its location, is different in each deciduous tooth type, and is indicative of gestation time. It is unclear which triggers determine NNL at birth. Our objective was to investigate the effect of the duration and mode of delivery on NNL width. NNL of 129 teeth, a collection derived from a long-term, prospectively followed population cohort, was measured under light microscope...
December 21, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068269/chitosan-incorporated-in-a-total-etch-adhesive-system-antimicrobial-activity-against-streptococcus-mutans-and-lactobacillus-casei
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Marcelo Figueiredo Lobato, Cecilia Pedroso Turssi, Flávia Lucisano Botelho do Amaral, Fabiana Mantovani Gomes França, Roberta Tarkany Basting
The aim of this study was to investigate the antimicrobial effect of an experimental adhesive system containing chitosan (0.2% and 0.5%) against Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus casei. Twenty-four extracted human third molars were used, and 4 cavities were prepared in each tooth. The teeth were contaminated with either S mutans (n = 12 teeth, 48 cavities) or L casei (n = 12 teeth, 48 cavities) microorganisms. One cavity in each tooth received 1 of the following treatments: negative control (no treatment [NC]), positive control (Adper Single Bond 2 [SB]), an experimental adhesive containing chitosan 0...
January 2017: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066875/evaluating-the-effects-of-consolidation-on-intrusion-and-retraction-using-temporary-anchorage-devices-a-fem-study
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Monica Namburi, Sleevaraju Nagothu, Chetan S Kumar, N Chakrapani, C H Hanumantharao, Supradeep K Kumar
BACKGROUND: Extraction of premolars and retracting the anterior teeth using mini-implants and anterior retraction hooks became advent now a day. In such treatments, consolidation of arches is not done in regular practice. So, the present study is concentrated on effects of consolidation in two implant and three implant combinations of retraction and intrusion. METHODS: A three-dimensional FEM model of maxillary teeth and periodontal ligament housed in the alveolar bone with the first premolars extracted is generated with appropriate number of elements and nodes...
December 2017: Progress in Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062250/autotransplantation-of-third-molars-with-completely-formed-roots-into-surgically-created-sockets-and-fresh-extraction-sockets-a-10-year-comparative-study
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H J Yu, P Jia, Z Lv, L X Qiu
The aim of this study was to analyze and compare the long-term clinical outcomes of mature third molar autotransplantation in surgically created sockets and fresh extraction sockets with regard to survival and functional success rates. A total of 65 third molars with completely formed roots were autotransplanted in 60 patients (average age 33.1 years). Thirty-six of the teeth were autotransplanted into surgically created sockets with or without guided bone regeneration (GBR; delayed autotransplantation), while 29 were autotransplanted into fresh extraction sockets (immediate autotransplantation; control group)...
January 3, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061389/in-vitro-proliferation-of-periodontal-ligament-like-tissue-on-extracted-teeth
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T Iwata, C Mino, T Kawata
OBJECTIVE: Transplantation of autologous teeth is a routine component of orthodontic treatment. The aim of this study was to develop a method for the regeneration of damaged periodontal ligament (PDL) on extracted teeth using a three-dimensional culture system. DESIGN: We used the maxillary first premolars or third molars extracted from patients for orthodontic treatment. The extracted teeth were stained with toluidine blue to measure the residual PDL area. After confirming damage of the periodontal tissue on the root surface of the extracted teeth, we tried to regenerate the periodontal tissue...
November 30, 2016: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052214/effect-of-silver-nanoparticle-added-pit-and-fissure-sealant-in-the-prevention-of-dental-caries-in-children
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Enid Karina Salas-López, Mauricio Pierdant-Pérez, Juan Francisco Hernández-Sierra, Facundo Ruíz, Peter Mandeville, Amaury J Pozos-Guillén
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of pit and fissure sealant mixed with silver nanoparticles on dental caries, by means of monthly measurement of fluorescence with DIAGNOdent over six months. STUDY DESIGN: This study was divided in two phases: experimental and clinical. In the experimental phase, the adhesion and microleakage of the pit and fissure sealant experiment were evaluated. Two groups of 10 teeth, without serious carious lesions, were included...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052210/joubert-plus-syndrome-with-self-mutilation-a-case-report
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Yousr N Mowafy, Nadia A Wahba, Aly A Sharaf
BACKGROUND: Joubert syndrome is a very rare condition with dismal prognosis. It is characterized by several abnormalities including molar tooth sign on MRI. When coupled with mega cisterna magna- a feature of the Dandy Walker syndrome- it is categorized as Joubert plus syndrome. CASE REPORT: A 16 month old male child with Joubert syndrome was referred to the Pediatric Dentistry Department Clinic, Faculty of Dentistry Alexandria University, complaining of severe tongue and lower lip injury due to self-mutilation...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052208/microleakage-evaluation-of-composite-restorations-following-papain-based-chemo-mechanical-caries-removal-in-primary-teeth
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Marwa Abdel Hafez, Mona Elkateb, Sonia El Shabrawy, Amel Mahmoud, Omar El Meligy
AIM: To evaluate the microleakage of composite restorations following Papain-based chemo-mechanical caries removal compared to the conventional drilling method. The characteristic of the hybrid layer was also studied using scanning electron microscopy. STUDY DESIGN: The sample included thirty freshly extracted and exfoliated primary molars with open proximal carious dentin lesions. Teeth were divided into two equal groups, according to method of caries removal. Following caries removal, cavity preparations were restored with composite resin...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050982/effect-of-tannic-acid-on-bond-strength-of-etch-and-rinse-and-self-etch-adhesive-systems-in-dentin-of-primary-teeth
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Masoumeh Ebrahimi, Alireza Sarraf Shirazi, Faraneh Abdolhoseinpour, Mojtaba Abdollahi
INTRODUCTION: One of the possible mechanisms for the gradual destruction of bond strength in dentin-resin interface, could be due to the demineralized unstable collagen matrix. Use of protease inhibitors, such as tannic acid (TA) could prevent destruction of collagen fibers. The aim of this study was to compare the TA effect on bond strength of etch and rinse and self-etch adhesive systems in the dentin of primary teeth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This in vitro study was done on 40 extracted primary molar teeth...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050515/endodontic-management-of-a-mandibular-first-molar-with-radix-entomolaris-and-conservative-post-endodontic-restoration-with-cad-cam-onlay-a-novel-clinical-technique
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Kanika Yadav, Ida De Noronha De Ataide, Marina Fernandes, Rajan Lambor, Dalip Alreja
This case report describes a novel technique of restoring endodontically treated teeth. Hidden caries causing irreversible pulpitis in a mandibular molar with Radix Entomolaris (RE) was evident. The intact occlusal surface anatomy was duplicated before preparing an access cavity to replicate the original occlusal surface in the post endodontic restoration using (Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing) CAD/CAM technique. This report highlights uniquely designed onlay utilizing the benefits of contemporary materials and advanced technology...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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