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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866699/recording-the-trajectory-of-mouth-opening-and-closing-for-the-fabrication-of-an-occlusal-splint
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Jong-Eun Kim, Joo Hyun Kwon, Jee-Hwan Kim, June-Sung Shim
Various attempts have been made to transfer the transverse hinge axis and mandibular movement pattern to the mechanical articulator and to fabricate dental prostheses with the fewest errors. However, the occlusal adjustment of a dental prosthesis is always necessary to ensure a precise intraoral fit even when the facebow transfer technique is used in the cast mounting procedure. This is because the true hinge axis is not obtained when the facebow is applied to a patient who exhibits a variable mandible movement pattern rather than a single rotational axis...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815012/three-dimensional-printed-final-occlusal-splint-for-orthognathic-surgery-design-and-validation
#2
E Shaheen, Y Sun, R Jacobs, C Politis
Orthognathic surgery is indicated for the treatment of significant skeletal malocclusion and is normally prepared using conventional face bows combined with two-dimensional cephalometric analysis and manually made splints. With recent developments in oral imaging, more orthognathic surgeries are being planned using three-dimensional computer-aided design and manufacturing (3D CAD/CAM) software. The purpose of this study was to present a protocol for the design and 3D printing of final digital occlusal splints based on 3D planning of orthognathic surgery and to validate the accuracy of these splints...
November 1, 2016: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814253/a-progressive-approach-for-the-use-of-occlusal-devices-in-the-management-of-temporomandibular-disorders
#3
Jonathan P Wiens
Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) represent a broad spectrum of conditions associated with the temporomandibular joints and the neuromuscular system. Evidence-based diagnostic criteria for various TMDs are emerging, while corresponding treatment procedures remain less clear. As a result, the clinician may be uncertain how to best care for TMD patients. The objectives of this evidence-based review were to outline the various types of occlusal devices, assess the efficacy of occlusal splints in treating TMD patients, and create a treatment rubric based on diagnostic criteria and condition severity...
November 2016: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752217/use-of-occlusal-splint-for-noninvasive-fixation-of-a-reference-frame-in-orbital-navigation-surgery
#4
Toshinori Iwai, Taro Mikami, Kazunori Yasumura, Iwai Tohnai, Jiro Maegawa
INTRODUCTION: When prepping for navigation surgery, a reference frame must be fixed to the patient's head with a Mayfield clamp, bone anchor, headset, or headband. Fixation of the clamp or bone anchor with a screw or head pins is invasive, whereas use of a headband or headset is noninvasive. However, during orbital surgery for blowout fractures or orbital tumors, surgeons or instruments can interfere between the reference frame and the optical tracking navigation system, even if using noninvasive fixation...
September 2016: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722221/a-10-year-report-from-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-immediate-non-occlusal-versus-early-loading-of-dental-implants-in-partially-edentulous-patients
#5
Francesco Zuffetti, Marco Esposito, Fabio Galli, Matteo Capelli, Giovanni Grandi, Tiziano Testori
PURPOSE: To compare peri-implant bone and soft-tissue levels of immediate non-occlusally loaded versus non-submerged early loaded implants in partially edentulous patients 10 years after loading. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-two patients were randomised in five Italian private practices: 25 in the immediately loaded group and 27 in the early loaded group. To be immediately loaded, single implants had to be inserted with a torque of at least 30 Ncm, and splinted implants with a torque of at least 20 Ncm...
2016: European Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713450/comprehensive-occlusion-and-bite-splint-course
#6
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October 7, 2016: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701462/accuracy-of-a-real-time-computerized-binocular-three-dimensional-trajectory-tracking-device-for-recording-functional-mandibular-movements
#7
Tian Zhao, Huifang Yang, Huaxin Sui, Satyajeet Sudhir Salvi, Yong Wang, Yuchun Sun
OBJECTIVE: Developments in digital technology have permitted researchers to study mandibular movements. Here, the accuracy of a real-time, computerized, binocular, three-dimensional (3D) trajectory-tracking device for recording functional mandibular movements was evaluated. METHODS: An occlusal splint without the occlusal region was created based on a plaster cast of the lower dentition. The splint was rigidly connected with a target on its labial side and seated on the cast...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659656/splint-therapy-and-occlusion-seminars
#8
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 23, 2016: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641421/a-retrospective-cephalometric-study-on-pharyngeal-airway-space-changes-after-rapid-palatal-expansion-and-herbst-appliance-with-or-without-skeletal-anchorage
#9
Antonio Manni, Marco Pasini, Maria Rita Giuca, Riccardo Morganti, Mauro Cozzani
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to investigate the pharyngeal airway space changes in patients treated with rapid palatal expansion (RPE) and Herbst appliance with or without skeletal anchorage. METHODS: A 40-patient study group treated with the Herbst RME combination was included; moreover, a comparison between two subgroups based on whether miniscrews were used was evaluated. A subgroup 1 included 20 patients who were treated with RPE and an acrylic splint Herbst with miniscrews, and subgroup 2 included 20 patients who were treated with RPE and an acrylic splint Herbst...
December 2016: Progress in Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632259/an-in-vivo-study-on-load-distribution-in-different-implant-configurations-for-supporting-fixed-partial-dentures
#10
Hiromori Kobari, Nobuhiro Yoda, Junning Chen, Tetsuo Kawata, Keiichi Sasaki
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to develop a device for in vivo measurement of three-dimensional (3D) loads on implants and to investigate the effects of implant configuration on the load distribution under a three-unit fixed partial denture (FPD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 67-year-old female patient with three implants (in the mandibular left second premolar, first molar, and second molar regions) was recruited. Four implant configurations for a three-unit FPD depending on the number and position of the implants were considered in this study...
September 2016: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27626088/a-case-of-bruxism-induced-otalgia
#11
Se-Hyung Kim
Here, the author presents a case of bruxism-induced otalgia in a 29-year-old female patient. The pain was sharp and penetrating in character. It was usually worse in the morning and frequently radiated to the right temporal area. She had received unsuccessful medical treatments for migraine headache. The otoendoscopic examination revealed a normal tympanic membrane. A thorough inspection of her teeth revealed excessive wear on the incisal edges, and the cause of her otalgia was identified as bruxism-related temporomandibular joint disorder...
September 2016: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622957/laser-therapy-and-occlusal-stabilization-splint-for-temporomandibular-disorders-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#12
Guadalupe Molina-Torres, Alberto Rodríguez-Archilla, Guillermo Matarán-Peñarrocha, Manuel Albornoz-Cabello, María Encarnación Aguilar-Ferrándiz, Adelaida María Castro-Sánchez
Context • Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) report frequent and severe symptoms from temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). The appropriate treatment of TMDs remains controversial. No studies have occurred on the efficacy of therapy with a laser or an occlusal stabilization splint in the treatment of TMDs in patients with FMS. Objective • The study intended to investigate the therapeutic effects of laser therapy and of an occlusal stabilization splint for reducing pain and dysfunction and improving the quality of sleep in patients with TMDs and FMS...
September 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613591/pressure-induced-localised-granuloma-annulare-following-use-of-an-elbow-splint
#13
Jesse James Johnston, Lynda Spelman
BACKGROUND: Granuloma annulare is a benign, inflammatory skin disorder with no distinct aetiology or widely accepted pathogenic process. CASE DESCRIPTION AND METHODS: We report a case of a 71-year old female with a 4-year history of an erythematous annulopapular lesion to the lateral aspect of her right forearm from a pressure pleat ridge in a high-density polyethylene plastic elbow orthosis to immobilise a prior radial head fracture. Morphological and histopathological assessment was consistent for granuloma annulare...
September 9, 2016: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27556023/long-term-stability-of-conservative-orthodontic-treatment-in-a-patient-with-temporomandibular-joint-disorder
#14
Silvia Naomi Mitsui, Akihiro Yasue, Shingo Kuroda, Eiji Tanaka
This article reports the orthodontic treatment of a 20-year-old patient with dental crowding and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs). The patient presented moderate anterior crowding with a Class I molar relationship and masticatory disturbance in the mandibular position induced by previous splint therapy. Orthodontic treatment with multi-bracket appliance was initiated to correct the anterior crowding in both dental arches, after the extraction of first premolars and third molars, and also to maintain the splint-induced position of the condyles...
July 2016: Journal of Orthodontic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27531619/ex-vivo-tracheomalacia-model-with-3d-printed-external-tracheal-splint
#15
Rachel Kaye, Todd Goldstein, Danielle Aronowitz, Daniel A Grande, David Zeltsman, Lee P Smith
OBJECTIVE: To design and evaluate an ex vivo model of tracheomalacia with and without a three-dimensional (3D)-printed external tracheal splint. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, ex vivo animal trial. METHODS: Three groups of ex vivo porcine tracheas were used: 1) control (unmanipulated trachea), 2) tracheomalacia (tracheal rings partially incised and crushed), and 3) splinted tracheomalacia (external custom tracheal splint fitted onto group 2 trachea)...
August 17, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27517508/development-and-refinement-of-computer-assisted-planning-and-execution-system-for-use-in-face-jaw-teeth-transplantation-to-improve-skeletal-and-dento-occlusal-outcomes
#16
Sepehr Hashemi, Mehran Armand, Chad R Gordon
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To describe the development and refinement of the computer-assisted planning and execution (CAPE) system for use in face-jaw-teeth transplants (FJTTs). RECENT FINDINGS: Although successful, some maxillofacial transplants result in suboptimal hybrid occlusion and may require subsequent surgical orthognathic revisions. Unfortunately, the use of traditional dental casts and splints pose several compromising shortcomings in the context of FJTT and hybrid occlusion...
October 2016: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27440131/update-on-clinical-strategies-in-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-from-an-ent-point-of-view
#17
Kornelia E C Wirsching, Thomas S Kühnel
Objectives: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is characterized by the presence of vascular malformations with an absence of capillaries between arteries and veins. One major manifestation site is the nasal mucous membrane where recurrent nosebleeds occur. Our clinical strategy to treat patients with HHT has the aim to reduce nasal bleeding long-term with minimal local and general side effects. Methods: We describe staged diagnosis and therapy including individual medical treatments of 97 patients with HHT...
July 21, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27438437/repositioning-of-the-maxillomandibular-complex-using-maxillary-template-adjusted-only-by-maxillary-surface-configuration-without-an-intermediate-splint-in-orthognathic-surgery
#18
Jeong Joon Han, Hoon Joo Yang, Soon Jung Hwang
Accurate repositioning of the maxillary and mandibular segment is essential to improve esthetics and function in orthognathic surgery. With the improvement of three-dimensional imaging technology and computer-aided design and manufacturing techniques, various computer-aided design and manufacturing templates have been developed as alternatives to the traditional error-prone and time-consuming intermediate splint. However, the majority of previously developed templates still use an intermediate splint or the structures connected to occlusal surface and transferred the preoperative virtual plan to the real operation field indirectly...
September 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27428909/improved-virtual-planning-for-bimaxillary-orthognathic-surgery
#19
Muhanad Hatamleh, Catherine Turner, Gurprit Bhamrah, Gavin Mack, Jonas Osher
Conventional model surgery planning for bimaxillary orthognathic surgery can be laborious, time-consuming and may contain potential errors; hence three-dimensional (3D) virtual orthognathic planning has been proven to be an efficient, reliable, and cost-effective alternative. In this report, the 3D planning is described for a patient presenting with a Class III incisor relationship on a Skeletal III base with pan facial asymmetry complicated by reverse overjet and anterior open bite. A combined scan data of direct cone beam computer tomography and indirect dental scan were used in the planning...
September 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27428905/the-conservative-treatment-of-pediatric-mandible-fracture-with-external-nasal-splint
#20
Reza Sharifi, Mahboube Hasheminasab
INTRODUCTION: The frequency of mandible fractures is relatively less in children compared with adults, but their treatment is significantly more challenging due to the concerns regarding mandible growth and the developing dentition. The authors have introduced a new way of closed reduction by using external nasal splints. METHODS: In 3 patients aged between 4 and 6-year old with parasymphyseal and body fractures of mandible, fractures were reduced under general anesthesia and thermoplastic nasal splints were directly formed and trimmed to fit the lingual surface of mandible...
September 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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