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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090126/multidisciplinary-management-of-a-fused-maxillary-central-incisor-moved-through-the-midpalatal-suture-a-case-report
#1
Hakan Bulut, Aylin Pasaoglu
Fusion of teeth is a developmental anomaly. It occurs at the stage of tooth formation, which determines the shape and size of the tooth crown, when one or more teeth fuse at the dentin level during the morphodifferentiation of the dental germs. Such teeth show macrodontia and may cause crowding, as well as esthetic and endodontic problems. In this article, we report a rare case of a maxillary central incisor fused to a supernumerary tooth showing labial and palatal talon cusps, which was orthodontically moved across the midpalatal suture...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042739/robinow-syndrome-and-fusion-of-primary-teeth
#2
Priti Sushil Jain, Tejashri Shreyas Gupte, Abdulkadeer M Jetpurwala, Shely Pratik Dedhia
Managing patients with rare genetic disorders is a challenge that dentists face often. Robinow syndrome (RS) is one such rare genetic disorder with <200 cases reported worldwide. RS demonstrates multiple craniofacial abnormalities and orodental disorders, which need to be taken into consideration by a dental practitioner while rendering dental care.
July 2017: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042079/cytotoxicity-and-dna-double-strand-breaks-in-human-gingival-fibroblasts-exposed-to-eluates-of-dental-composites
#3
Yang Yang, Franz-Xaver Reichl, Jianwei Shi, Xiuli He, Reinhard Hickel, Christof Högg
OBJECTIVE: Previously, single composite components were used to study cytotoxicity and induction of DNA double-strand breaks (DNA-DSBs) of dental composite resins. In the present study, cytotoxicity and induction of DNA-DSBs in human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs) were investigated with dental composite eluates consisting of multiple components. The eluates were qualified and quantified. METHODS: The composites Esthet.X(®) HD, Venus(®), X-tra fil(®), CLEARFIL™ AP-X, Admira(®) Fusion and QuiXfil(®) were polymerized and immersed into Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium (DMEM) for 72h...
October 14, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029849/impact-of-the-heating-quenching-process-on-the-mechanical-optical-and-thermodynamic-properties-of-polyetheretherketone-peek-films
#4
Lisa Bodden, Nina Lümkemann, Valerie Köhler, Marlis Eichberger, Bogna Stawarczyk
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of a heating/quenching process on the optical, mechanical and thermodynamic properties of filled (20%_4000) and unfilled PEEK films (0%_2000 and 0%_4000). Heating/quenching was performed to simulate thermoforming as possible method to process thermoplastic polymers for dental application. METHODS: For the investigation, films of different PEEK qualities (0%_2000, 0%_4000, 20%_4000) were produced using isostatic pressing (n=10/quality)...
October 10, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933802/invesigation-of-prevalence-of-dental-anomalies-by-using-digital-panoramic-radiographs
#5
Nebiha Hilal Bilge, Selin Yeşiltepe, Kübra Törenek Ağırman, Fatma Çağlayan, Osman Murat Bilge
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to evaluate the prevalence of all types and subtypes of dental anomalies among 6 to 40 year-old patients by using panoramic radiographs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted by analyzing digital panoramic radiographs of 1200 patients admitted to our clinic in 2014. Dental anomalies were examined under 5 types and 16 subtypes. Dental anomalies were divided into five types: (a) number (including hypodontia, oligodontia and hyperdontia); (b) size (including microdontia and macrodontia); (c) structure (including amelogenesis imperfecta, dentinogenesis imperfecta and dentin dysplasia); (d) position (including transposition, ectopia, displacement, impaction and inversion); (e) shape (including fusion-gemination, dilaceration and taurodontism); RESULTS: The prevalence of dental anomalies diagnosed by panoramic radiographs was 39...
September 21, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929117/histological-evidence-of-the-osseointegration-of-fractured-direct-metal-laser-sintering-implants-retrieved-after-5-years-of-function
#6
Francesco Mangano, Carlo Mangano, Adriano Piattelli, Giovanna Iezzi
BACKGROUND: Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) is an additive manufacturing technique that allows the fabrication of dental implants layer by layer through the laser fusion of titanium microparticles. The surface of DMLS implants is characterized by a high open porosity with interconnected pores of different sizes; therefore, it has the potential to enhance and accelerate bone healing. To date, however, there are no histologic/histomorphometric studies in the literature evaluating the interface between bone and DMLS implants in the long-term...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905475/evaluation-of-volumetric-dimensional-changes-in-posterior-extraction-sites-with-and-without-arp-using-a-novel-imaging-device
#7
Carolina Sbordone, Paolo Toti, Ranieri Martuscelli, Franco Guidetti, Massimo Porzio, Ludovico Sbordone
BACKGROUND: Alveolar ridge volume loss may be minimized when postextraction sockets are filled by bone substitutes. PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to measure the effect of alveolar ridge preservation (ARP) in maintaining the external contour of the ridge after fresh socket grafting with or without particulate anorganic bovine bone mineral (BBM) and resorbable barrier covering. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present controlled study, patients subjected to single-tooth extraction were allocated to 2 groups: postextraction sockets grafted with bovine bone mineral (bbm), and naturally healing sockets (nat)...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894188/second-generation-flagellin-rpac-fusion-protein-kfd2-rpac-shows-high-protective-efficacy-against-dental-caries-with-low-potential-side-effects
#8
Jingyi Yang, Ying Sun, Rong Bao, Dihan Zhou, Yi Yang, Yuan Cao, Jie Yu, Bali Zhao, Yaoming Li, Huimin Yan, Maohua Zhong
Dental caries is one of the most common global chronic diseases affecting all ages of the population; thus a vaccine against caries is urgently needed. Our previous studies demonstrated that a fusion protein, KF-rPAc, in which rPAc of S. mutans is directly fused to the C-terminal of E. coli-derived flagellin (KF), could confer high prophylactic and therapeutic efficiency against caries. However, possible side effects, including the high antigenicity of flagellin and possible inflammatory injury induced by flagellin, may restrict its clinical usage...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890626/a-rare-concomitant-occurrence-of-talon-cusp-in-fused-mandibular-permanent-teeth-report-of-two-cases
#9
Mridula Goswami, Babita Jangra
Fusions of teeth and talon cusp are two rare developmental dental anomalies, affecting both primary and permanent dentitions. Both the anomalies are mostly reported as isolated finding and are rarely associated with other dental anomalies. Talon cusp is more common in maxillary anterior teeth in permanent dentition and fusion is commonly reported in mandibular teeth in primary dentition. The concomitant occurrence of talon cusp and fusion is rare and its occurrence in fused mandibular permanent teeth is also rare...
April 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887419/oxidative-stressors-modify-the-response-of-streptococcus-mutans-to-its-competence-signal-peptides
#10
Matthew De Furio, Sang Joon Ahn, Robert A Burne, Stephen J Hagen
The dental caries pathogen Streptococcus mutans is continually exposed to several types of stress in the oral biofilm environment. Oxidative stress generated by reactive oxygen species has a major impact on the establishment, persistence, and virulence of S. mutans Here, we combined fluorescent reporter-promoter fusions with single-cell imaging to study the effects of reactive oxygen species on activation of genetic competence in S. mutans Exposure to paraquat, which generates superoxide anion, produced a qualitatively different effect on activation of expression of the gene for the master competence regulator, ComX, than did treatment with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), which can yield hydroxyl radical...
November 15, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881181/digital-workflow-for-computer-guided-implant-surgery-in-edentulous-patients-a-case-report
#11
Ji-Hyeon Oh, Xueyin An, Seung-Mi Jeong, Byung-Ho Choi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this article was to describe a fully digital workflow used to perform computer-guided flapless implant placement in an edentulous patient without the use of conventional impressions, models, or a radiographic guide. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Digital data for the workflow were acquired using an intraoral scanner and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). The image fusion of the intraoral scan data and CBCT data was performed by matching resin markers placed in the patient's mouth...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821551/coordinated-regulation-of-the-eii-man-and-frurki-operons-of-streptococcus-mutans-by-global-and-fructose-specific-pathways
#12
Lin Zeng, Brinta Chakraborty, Tanaz Farivar, Robert A Burne
The glucose/mannose-phosphotransferase system (PTS) permease EII(Man) encoded by manLMN in the dental caries pathogen Streptococcus mutans has a dominant influence on sugar-specific, CcpA-independent catabolite repression (CR). Mutations in manL affect energy metabolism and virulence-associated traits, including biofilm formation, acid tolerance, and competence. Using promoter::reporter fusions, expression of the manLMN and the fruRKI operons, encoding a transcriptional regulator, a fructose-1-phosphate kinase and a fructose-PTS permease EII(Fru), respectively, was monitored in response to carbohydrate source and in mutants lacking CcpA, FruR, and components of EII(Man) Expression of genes for EII(Man) and EII(Fru) was directly regulated by CcpA and CR, as evinced by in vivo and in vitro methods...
November 1, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816295/-three-dimensional-data-fusion-method-for-tooth-crown-and-root-based-on-curvature-continuity-algorithm
#13
Y J Zhao, Y Liu, Y C Sun, Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore a three-dimensional (3D) data fusion and integration method of optical scanning tooth crowns and cone beam CT (CBCT) reconstructing tooth roots for their natural transition in the 3D profile. METHODS: One mild dental crowding case was chosen from orthodontics clinics with full denture. The CBCT data were acquired to reconstruct the dental model with tooth roots by Mimics 17.0 medical imaging software, and the optical impression was taken to obtain the dentition model with high precision physiological contour of crowns by Smart Optics dental scanner...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738062/analysis-of-novel-runx2-mutations-in-chinese-patients-with-cleidocranial-dysplasia
#14
Xianli Zhang, Yang Liu, Xiaozhe Wang, Xiangyu Sun, Chenying Zhang, Shuguo Zheng
Cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD) is an autosomal dominant inheritable skeletal disorder characterized by cranial dysplasia, clavicle hypoplasia and dental abnormalities. This disease is mainly caused by heterozygous mutations in RUNX2, a gene that encodes an osteoblast-specific transcription factor. In the present study, mutational analyses of RUNX2 gene were performed on four unrelated Chinese patients with CCD. Four different RUNX2 mutations were detected in these patients, including one nonsense mutation (c...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621286/endodontic-management-of-dilacerated-maxillary-central-incisor-fused-to-a-supernumerary-tooth-using-cone-beam-computed-tomography-an-unusual-clinical-presentation
#15
Thilla S Vinothkumar, Deivanayagam Kandaswamy, Ganesh Arathi, Sathishkumar Ramkumar, Gnanasekaran Felsypremila
AIM: The purpose of this report is to present a case of endodontic management of a dilacerated maxillary central incisor fused to supernumerary tooth unusually appearing as a labial tubercle using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) as a diagnostic aid. BACKGROUND: Anterior teeth are commonly encountered with aberrant anatomical variations in the crown, number of roots, and root canals. Fusion is an infrequent developmental abnormality in shape of the tooth caused by the union of two adjacent tooth germs...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598178/multidisciplinary-approach-to-the-treatment-of-double-bilateral-upper-permanent-incisors-in-a-young-boy
#16
G F Ferrazzano, P Festa, T Cantile, V D'Antò, A Ingenito, R Martina
BACKGROUND: A double tooth is a rare developmental anomaly referring to the fusion of two adjacent tooth buds or the gemination of a single bud. CASE REPORT: This case report describes the multidisciplinary approach to an 11-year-old patient with two double upper permanent incisors. The clinical intraoral examination showed a mixed dentition with bilateral double maxillary central incisors, molar Class I malocclusion and palatal ectopy of two lateral upper incisors...
June 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590838/comparative-evaluation-of-effects-of-laser-modalities-on-shear-bond-strengths-of-veneering-porcelains-to-laser-sintered-substructures-an-in-vitro-study
#17
Oguzhan Gorler, Aysegul Goze Saygin
OBJECTIVE: Laser modalities and direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) have a potential to enhance micromechanical bonding between dental super- and infrastructures. However, the effect of different manufacturing methods on the metal-ceramic bond strength needs further evaluation. We investigated the effect of surface treatment with Er:YAG, Nd:YAG, and Ho:YAG lasers on the shear bond strength (SBS) of high-fusion dental porcelains (Vita and G-Ceram) to infrastructures prepared with DMLS in vitro settings...
June 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531170/potential-hominin-affinities-of-graecopithecus-from-the-late-miocene-of-europe
#18
Jochen Fuss, Nikolai Spassov, David R Begun, Madelaine Böhme
The split of our own clade from the Panini is undocumented in the fossil record. To fill this gap we investigated the dentognathic morphology of Graecopithecus freybergi from Pyrgos Vassilissis (Greece) and cf. Graecopithecus sp. from Azmaka (Bulgaria), using new μCT and 3D reconstructions of the two known specimens. Pyrgos Vassilissis and Azmaka are currently dated to the early Messinian at 7.175 Ma and 7.24 Ma. Mainly based on its external preservation and the previously vague dating, Graecopithecus is often referred to as nomen dubium...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493427/dna-identification-of-commingled-human-remains-from-the-cemetery-relocated-by-flooding-in-central-bosnia-and-herzegovina
#19
Jasmina Čakar, Amela Pilav, Mirela Džehverović, Anesa Ahatović, Sanin Haverić, Jasmin Ramić, Damir Marjanović
The floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina in May 2014 caused landslides all over the country. In the small village of Šerići, near the town of Zenica, a landslide destroyed the local cemetery, relocated graves, and commingled skeletal remains. As the use of other physical methods of identification (facial recognition, fingerprint analysis, dental analysis, etc.) was not possible, DNA analysis was applied. DNA was isolated from 20 skeletal remains (bone and tooth samples) and six reference samples (blood from living relatives) and amplified using PowerPlex(®) Fusion and PowerPlex(®) Y23 kits...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458930/an-18-month-old-child-with-infantile-pompe-disease-oral-signs
#20
Derya Ceyhan, Burcu Gucyetmez Topal
We aim to create an information platform by contributing orodental findings of Pompe disease to literature. An 18-month-old male patient with Pompe disease was referred to our clinic due to swelling of the gums. In first dental examination, a nonfluctuant, normal gingiva colored swelling at the right anterior region of maxilla was detected. His parents were recommended to perform finger massage to the region. Six months later, 51, 52, 62, and 74 numbered teeth had erupted, there was a fusion between 51 and 52 numbered teeth, 84 numbered tooth was seen to be erupted, and a swelling at the site of this tooth, similar to previous one, was present...
2017: Case Reports in Dentistry
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