Editorial: Specialty and the general dental practitioner
Klasser, Gary D.Page 693 - 694 (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - September 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Digital workflow for articulating maxillary and mandibular 3D arch models using an open source 3D mode ling software program
Buzayan, Muaiyed Mahmoud / Seong, Lim / Elkezza, Aeman / Abidin, Zubaidah / Yunus, Norsiah / Sivakumar, IndumathiPage 776 - 779Virtual planning in digital dentistry enables easier communication between technicians, clinicians, and patients, and faster performance. Dental computer-aided design (CAD) software programs have been used for this purpose. One of the most crucial steps in virtual planning is mounting and articulating the maxillary and mandibular arch 3D models to simulate and evaluate the occlusion as a part of the virtual mock-up. The aim of this article was to describe a more cost-effective digital technique uti...
Source: Quintessence International - September 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Initial management of dental trauma: musts, shoulds, and cans
This article serves as a guide to the initial management of dental trauma. It utilizes a three-tiered approach to illustrate which initial management measures are absolutely essential (MUSTS), which should ideally be performed (SHOULDS), and which are not top priorities but can be performed (CANS) if the necessary time, training and experience, and equipment and facilities are available. For further treatment, dental practitioners should realistically assess the limits of their ability to treat complex dental trauma cases and, if necessary, they should refer the patient to a specialist or specialized treatment center. (Qui...
Source: Quintessence International - September 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Comparison of immediate response to four conservative treatment modalities for management of masticatory myalgia with limited mandibular movement: a retrospective study
Yu, Chun-Hua / Qian, Hai-Xin / Sun, JianPage 753 - 762Objective: Conservative treatment modalities are recommended for managing masticatory myalgia in individuals with temporomandibular disorders. The aim of this study was to retrospectively review and compare the effectiveness of four conservative treatments: counseling and occlusal splint therapy, counseling and manipulation integrated with electrophysiotherapy, the combination of the two treatments, and counseling only.Method and materials: One hundred and sixty-eight patients who had myalgia with limited jaw movement were retrospectively observed in this study. Between...
Source: Quintessence International - September 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Effectiveness of supplemental vibrational force in reducing pain associated with orthodontic treatment: a systematic review
Conclusion: It is difficult to answer the question of whether vibration alleviates orthodontic pain or not, especially with the multiple existing shortcomings. More precise research is needed. It is recommended to focus on comparing different vibrational variables in an attempt to find the optimal values that might contribute to pain reduction, including: vibrational frequency; magnitude; and number and duration of sessions per day. Based on the concept of stimulation-induced analgesia, it is suggested that future research highlights the number of vibration sessions/day. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - September 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Does preoperative paracetamol reduce pain after dental treatment? A randomized controlled double-blind study
Conclusion: Preoperative use of paracetamol has the same preemptive analgesic effect as placebo in pediatric patients who receive routine dental treatment.Clinical relevance: Postoperative pain can influence the willingness of children to receive consecutive treatments. Dental practitioners should prevent postoperative pain and recommend analgesia when necessary. Pain is expected after performing stainless steel crowns, pulpectomies, and extractions. The current study confirms that preoperative paracetamol has no beneficial effect. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - September 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Bone loss in the anterior edentulous maxilla opposing two-implant-supported overdentures vs complete dentures: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Oh, Won-suk / Oh, Joon / Jin, QimingPage 722 - 731Objective: To investigate bone loss in the anterior edentulous maxilla restored with maxillary complete dentures and opposed by mandibular two-implant-supported overdentures (2-IODs) or complete dentures.Method and materials: A systematic search was conducted using the Ovid MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science, CINAHL, and Cochrane databases for studies investigating bone loss in the anterior edentulous maxilla with mandibular 2-IODs or complete dentures. Two reviewers assessed the eligibility of studies and risk of bias assessment was conducted according to the Newcastle-Ottawa...
Source: Quintessence International - September 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Treatment of multiple adjacent recessions with the modified coronally advanced tunnel or laterally closed tunnel in conjunction with cross-linked hyaluronic acid and subepithelial connective tissue graft: a report of 15 cases
Lanzrein, Carla / Guldener, Kevin / Imber, Jean-Claude / Katsaros, Christos / St ähli, Alexandra / Sculean, AntonPage 710 - 719Objectives: To evaluate the healing of multiple adjacent type 1 and 2 gingival recessions (RT1 and RT2) treated with the modified coronally advanced tunnel (MCAT) or the laterally closed tunnel (LCT) in conjunction with a cross-linked hyaluronic acid and subepithelial palatal connective tissue grafts.Method and materials: Fifteen healthy patients exhibiting multiple adjacent mandibular or maxillary RT1 and RT2 of a depth of ≥ 2 mm, were treated with the MCAT or LCT in conjunction with cross...
Source: Quintessence International - September 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Improving oral health: a short-term split-mouth randomized clinical trial revealing the superiority of resin infiltration over remineralization of white spot lesions
Youssef, Ahmed / Farid, Mohamed / Zayed, Mohamed / Lynch, Edward / Alam, Mohammad K. / Kielbassa, Andrej M.Page 696 - 709Objectives: To evaluate masking effects of resin infiltration on labial white spot lesions (WSL), by comparing the latter with a remineralization approach (using hydroxyapatite and fluorides) and conventional oral care (using fluoride-free toothpaste).Method and materials: Fifteen patients with at least three WSL were enrolled for a within-person randomized controlled trial, thus allowing for intrapersonal comparisons. Each WSL per tooth in every patient was randomly assigned to one of the following grou...
Source: Quintessence International - September 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Erratum: Denture-related stomatitis in new complete denture wearers and its association with Candida species colonization: a prospective case-series Denture-related stomatitis in new complete denture wearers and its association with Candida species colonization: a prospective case-series
Mousa, Mohammed A. / Lynch, Edward / Kielbassa, Andrej M.Page 687 - 687The following amendments are made to the published article:Quintessence Int 2020;51(7):554 –565; First published 5 June 2020; doi: 10.3290/j.qi.a44630 (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - August 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Oral and dental considerations of combat-induced PTSD: a descriptive study
Conclusions: An association was found between combat PTSD and oral, dental, and periodontal morbidity. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - August 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Delivering dental care as we emerge from the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic: teledentistry and face-to-face consultations in a new clinical world
Talla, Pascaline Kengne / Levin, Liran / Glogauer, Michael / Cable, Cheryl / Allison, Paul J.Page 672 - 677At a time when access to health care and services for the global population is a concern due to the COVID-19 pandemic, health professionals and their teams are struggling to find a way to adapt their practices. Dental professional organizations and decision-makers are required to provide guidance in a rapidly evolving environment based on the current data, available research, and existing knowledge. Continuous progress in the information communication technology field and universal access to social communication platf...
Source: Quintessence International - August 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Evaluation of the spatter-reduction effectiveness and aerosol containment of eight dry-field isolation techniques
Conclusion: Results indicate that spatter reduction was significantly better amongst the setups in which an additional high-volume evacuator (HVE) line was used. All setups were efficient at mitigating PM2.5 aerosols in comparison to the control. The conclusions of this study should be interpreted with caution, and additional mitigation techniques consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations must be implemented in dental practices. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - August 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Knowledge, attitude, and practice of institutional dental professionals regarding management of patients taking oral antithrombotic medications
Conclusion: Professionals need to regularly update about novel anticoagulants, and should strictly comply with the established practice guidelines, thus improving the quality, safety, and value of dental health care. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - August 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Effect of audiovisual eyeglasses on intraoperative pain, anxiety, and hemodynamic changes during mandibular third molar extraction: a randomized controlled clinical trial
Luque-Ribas, Marta / Figueiredo, Rui / Guerra-Pereira, In ês / Valmaseda-Castellón, EduardPage 640 - 648Objectives: To determine the effect of audiovisual eyeglasses in terms of anxiety relief, hemodynamic changes, and intraoperative pain in patients undergoing surgical removal of a mandibular third molar.Method and materials: A randomized controlled clinical trial with two parallel groups was carried out in patients undergoing mandibular third molar extraction. Fifteen patients watched a video with multimedia eyeglasses during the surgical procedure, whereas 15 controls had their eyes covered during extractio...
Source: Quintessence International - August 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Free gingival grafts vs mucosal excision in increasing the amount of keratinized mucosa during exposure of submerged orthodontic implants: a comparative, split-mouth study
Conclusion: Over a simple mucosal excision, using a FGG results in an uninflamed and immobile band of attached mucosa around an orthodontic implant, which offers greater comfort and stability during its function. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - August 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Bio-additive and enameloplasty technique for restoring anterior esthetics: 54-month clinical follow-up
Pontons-Melo, Juan Carlos / Garcia, Isadora Martini / Vargas, Marcos / Collares, Fabr ício MezzomoPage 622 - 629Teeth with altered size and shape, incisal wear, and inadequate position affect the smile and dentofacial harmony. The aim of this article was to describe a simple and safe protocol for an additive technique with composite resin and cosmetic enameloplasty to improve a patient's smile. A 24-year-old man complained about the appearance of his smile regarding color, shape, and position of the maxillary anterior teeth. Relevant dental history included previous orthodontic treatment with inadequate completion. ...
Source: Quintessence International - August 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Moxifloxacin versus amoxicillin plus metronidazole as adjunctive therapy for generalized aggressive periodontitis: a pilot randomized controlled clinical trial
Ardila, Carlos M. / Fl órez-Flórez, Juliana / Castañeda-Parra, Luis-David / Guzmán, Isabel C. / Bedoya-García, Jader A.Page 612 - 621Objective: Adjunctive antimicrobials improve probing depth and clinical attachment loss compared with subgingival debridement (SD) alone in patients with aggressive periodontitis. The microbiologic and clinical effectiveness of moxifloxacin (MOX) and amoxicillin plus metronidazole (AMOX+ME) as adjunctive therapies for generalized aggressive periodontitis were compared.Method and materials: This pilot randomized controlled clinical trial included 36 patients ...
Source: Quintessence International - August 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Editorial: Periodontal-temporomandibular-aural connections
Sperber, Geoffrey H.Page 609 - 610 (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - August 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Intraoral hemorrhage caused by dental calculus: two case reports
Matsuda, Shinpei / Yoshida, Hisato / Ohta, Keiichi / Ryoke, Takashi / Yoshimura, HitoshiPage 598 - 602Intraoral hemorrhage is an undesirable and emergency condition, and it can also occur spontaneously. Clinicians sometimes face difficulty in identifying the hemorrhage points and the causes of hemorrhage, as well as difficulty in the hemostatic procedures. Here, the authors present two rare cases of spontaneous intraoral hemorrhage related to dental calculus. The hemorrhage points and causes of hemorrhage were determined after removing the removable intraoral components, including the dental calculus. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - June 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Anesthetic and analgesic efficacy of bupivacaine in mandibular third molar surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis
This study was conducted to compare the anesthetic and analgesic efficacy of bupivacaine with other local anesthetic agents routinely used for mandibular third molar surgery.Method and materials: Four electronic databases (PubMed, Scopus, Cochrane, and Web of Science) were explored to isolate randomized controlled trials up to 10 February 2019. The anesthetic and analgesic efficacies were assessed using six evaluation outcomes: onset of anesthesia, success of anesthesia, duration of anesthesia, duration of analgesia, pain score on the fourth postoperative hour, and number of analgesics consumed. Stata software (version 13,...
Source: Quintessence International - June 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Maxillary sinus augmentation procedures: a narrative clinical review
Khehra, Anahat / Levin, LiranPage 578 - 584An edentulous posterior maxilla can present a challenge for placement of dental implants due to the proximity of the maxillary sinus. Sinus augmentation is a surgical bone grafting procedure aimed to increase the bone height for implant support. A number of sinus augmentation techniques have been presented and the outcomes show good implant success rates. In order to achieve the desirable outcomes, it is important to gain knowledge of the maxillary sinus anatomy and complete a thorough preoperative evaluation. Being aware of the location of vasculature, nerves, and the presence of...
Source: Quintessence International - June 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Long-term outcomes of all-ceramic inlays and onlays after a mean observation time of 11 years
Strasding, Malin / Sebesty én-Hüvös, Eszter / Studer, Stephan / Lehner, Christian / Jung, Ronald E. / Sailer, IrenaPage 566 - 576Objectives: Long-term retrospective evaluation of the survival rate and the technical and biologic outcomes of all-ceramic inlays and onlays in premolars and molars.Method and materials: Fifty-four patients treated as part of a prospective clinical trial and having received 157 inlays and 27 onlays made out of a leucite-reinforced glass-ceramic (IPS Empress) in premolars and molars, were invited to the present follow-up examination. The survival of the restorations was evaluated....
Source: Quintessence International - June 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Denture-related stomatitis in new complete denture wearers and its association with Candida species colonization: a prospective case-series
Mousa, Mohammed A. / Lynch, Edward / Kielbassa, Andrej M.Page 554 - 565Objectives: To assess the relationship between the development of denture-related stomatitis (DRS) and the identification of commonly isolated yeast species, and to evaluate various predisposing factors in Saudi participants wearing new removable dental prostheses.Method and materials: A total of 75 edentulous male participants were recruited, and 64 patients finished the present case-series. All participants received new conventional complete dentures. Colonization of Candida species was assessed, and species were identified by means of the VITEK 2 (bi...
Source: Quintessence International - June 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

D-PLEX500: a local biodegradable prolonged release doxycycline-formulated bone graft for the treatment for peri-implantitis. A randomized controlled clinical study
Conclusions: D-PLEX500 sustained release local antibiotic formulated with bone filler showed promising results in enabling healing of peri-implantitis lesions. The antibacterial component of the bone graft material might create favorable conditions that enable implant surface decontamination and soft and hard tissue healing over a prolonged period. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - June 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

The 3D-printed prototype: a new protocol for the evaluation and potential adaptation of monolithic all-ceramic restorations before finalization
Legaz, Juan / Karasan, Duygu / Fehmer, Vincent / Sailer, IrenaPage 538 - 544The prototyping protocol to evaluate and make the potential adjustments prior to finalization of the monolithic restorations was described by two clinical situations. In the first case report, following the digital impressions using an intraoral scanner (3Shape Trios, 3Shape) for an implant-supported four-unit fixed dental prosthesis, a digital design (3Shape Dental System, 3Shape) was performed and a prototype using subtractive CAM (milling) (PMMA, Telio CAD, Ivoclar Vivadent) was fabricated. The second case highlights the 3D-printed prototyping (...
Source: Quintessence International - June 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

User-friendly restorative approach combining shaping indices and PTFE-based stamp techniques: a feasibility example performed by an undergraduate dental student in a dentition damaged by caries and tooth wear
Meller, Christian / Walker, UwePage 528 - 536The rehabilitation of patients with wear on multiple teeth, in which a recovery of the occlusal/incisal vertical dimension is required to acquire satisfactory levels of functionality and esthetics, is often a difficult procedure even for experienced dental practitioners. Based on wax-ups simulating an ideal structural/functional reconstruction of the teeth, the use of shaping indices is a reliable way to plan predictable patient-oriented results when using resin-based composites. The proposal to combine shaping indices with PTFE-based stamp techniques also helps clinicians to ea...
Source: Quintessence International - June 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Editorial: Aerosol reduction urgency in post-COVID-19 dental practice
Mupparapu, MelPage 525 - 526 (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - June 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Mobile dental photography: a simple technique for documentation and communication
This article explains the assets of smartphone cameras' evolution and how it led to the conception of Smile Lite Mobile Dental Photography. Applications of dental photography are presented, such as documentation and communication with the laboratory technician and the patient. Mobile dental photography is not confined to dentistry but can also be used for artistic purposes. (Quintessence Int 2020;51:510 –518; doi: 10.3290/j.qi.a44365; Originally published (in German) in Quintessenz Zahnmedizin 2019(12);70:1408–1417) (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - May 18, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Radiation dose reduction using novel size 1 and size 0 rectangular collimators in pediatric dental imaging
Conclusion: Size 1 and size 0 rectangular collimators can be independently manufactured and utilized in pediatric dentistry. This study suggests that a considerable radiation dose reduction is possible in pediatric intraoral imaging when using the size 1 and 0 matched collimation. Since the pediatric population is vulnerable to radiation exposure, any measurable reduction has a potential for long-term health benefits and is therefore clinically significant. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - May 18, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Necrotizing sialometaplasia of the palate in a young bodybuilder with anabolic androgenic steroids abuse
This report presents a case of an otherwise healthy bodybuilder with anabolic androgenic steroids abuse with bilateral necrotizing sialometaplasia in the palate, and discusses computed tomography findings in the pre-ulceration phase. Literature review revealed another two cases of necrotizing sialometaplasia with preoperative imaging, both performed in the ulceration phase. The importance of radiographic findings as an aid in differential diagnosis is further discussed, as well as the role of possible predisposing factors including anabolic androgenic steroids abuse in the pathogenesis of necrotizing sialometaplasia. (Sour...
Source: Quintessence International - May 18, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

The effect of television distraction versus Tell-Show-Do as behavioral management techniques in children undergoing dental treatments
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of watching television during dental treatment on pediatric patients' anxiety and cooperation compared to the commonly used conventional Tell-Show-Do (TSD) behavioral management method.Method and materials: Sixty-nine children (mean age 6.8 years) scheduled to undergo restorative dental treatment were randomly divided into two intervention groups: a group that was managed by television distraction and a control group that was managed by TSD. During treatment, anxiety was assessed by the Facial Image Scale and cooperative behavior was assessed by the Frankl scale...
Source: Quintessence International - May 18, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Evaluation of residual contamination on healing abutments after cleaning with a protein-denaturing agent and detergent
This study evaluated the cleaning potential of a protein-denaturing agent with or without anionic detergent by monitoring the residual contamination on healing abutments used for dental implant treatment.Method and materials: Forty contaminated healing abutments removed from patients were randomized and immediately treated with differing cleaning methods; either Method A (presoaking in 1% sodium dodecyl sulfate followed by ultrasonication with 4 mol/L guanidine hydrochloride), or Method B (soaking in distilled water followed by ultrasonication with 4 mol/L guanidine hydrochloride) was used. Samples were stained with phloxi...
Source: Quintessence International - May 18, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Interdisciplinary rehabilitation of a primary intraosseous carcinoma including orthodontic archform management
Rasmussen, Chad M. / Lee, Sarah K.Y. / Arce, Kevin / Salinas, Thomas J.Page 464 - 472Squamous cell carcinomas arising from keratocystic odontogentic tumors are a rare phenomenon in head and neck cancer, accounting for only 1.45% of oral squamous cell carcinomas, and are classified as primary intraosseous carninomas. This cancer is locally aggressive, has a high potential for recurrence, and requires radical resection and subsequent rehabilitation. This case report describes a patient diagnosed with this uncommon tumor who was treated by dental specialists at Mayo Clinic. During convalescence, orthodontic changes to the max...
Source: Quintessence International - May 18, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Treatment of single mandibular recessions with the modified coronally advanced tunnel or laterally closed tunnel, hyaluronic acid, and subepithelial connective tissue graft: a report of 12 cases
Guldener, Kevin / Lanzrein, Carla / Eliezer, Meizi / Katsaros, Christos / St ähli, Alexandra / Sculean, AntonPage 456 - 463Objectives: To clinically evaluate the healing of mandibular Miller Class I and II isolated gingival recessions treated with the modified coronally advanced tunnel (MCAT) or laterally closed tunnel (LCT) combined with hyaluronic acid (HA) and subepithelial connective tissue graft (SCTG).Method and materials: Twelve healthy patients exhibiting one isolated mandibular Miller Class I or II (Cairo Class 1) gingival recession of a depth of ≥ 3 mm, were consecutively treated with the MCAT or LCT in c...
Source: Quintessence International - May 18, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Quantitative evaluation of masking effect of resin infiltration on developmental defects of enamel
Conclusion: The resin infiltration intervention was successful in masking the "white" opaque discolorations of developmentally affected enamel. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - May 18, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Microhardness of three glass-ionomer cements during setting and up to 15 days in vitro, and after 5 to 10 years in vivo
Conclusion: The microhardness of GICs was comparable to composite material after only 24 hours. In vivo the microhardness of GICs increased and after 10 years in vivo it was higher than that of the dentin. After 20 days the amount of fluorine was still high in Riva Self Cure and EQUIA Fil. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - May 18, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Editorial: Burning mouth and precision medicine
Klasser, Gary D.Page 437 - 438 (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - May 18, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Corrigendum: Artificial intelligence in dentistry: current applications and future perspectives
Chen, Yo-wei / Stanley, Kyle / Att, WaelPage 430 - 430The following amendments are made to the published article: Quintessence Int 2020;51(3):248 –257; First published 4 February2020; doi:10.3290/j.qi.a43952Artificial intelligence in dentistry: current applications and future perspectivesYo-wei Chen, DDS, MSc/Kyle Stanley, DDS/Wael Att, DDS, Dr Med Dent, PhD (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - April 28, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Dental care during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak: operatory considerations and clinical aspects
Conclusion: Logistic and clinical steps are required to provide dental care during the COVID-19 outbreak while preventing cross-contamination and protecting the dental team during the provision of care. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - April 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Clinical efficacy of a new fully piezoelectric technique for third molar root extraction without using manual tools: a clinical randomized controlled study
Conclusions: The new piezoelectric third molar root extraction technique allowed third molar extraction in less than one half the surgical time required by the traditional technique. The advantages seem to be more pronounced in difficult cases. However, both surgeons who performed the procedures were very experienced and all the patients were young. Therefore, caution should be given to the generalization of the results. Multicenter studies with a larger variety of patients are needed to confirm the promising results of this study. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - April 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Features of peri-implantitis associated with luting cement extrusion: a histopathologic report in humans
Conclusion: This report, documenting a case of peri-implantitis associated with excess cement extrusion, revealed that that the bone loss was associated with an inflammatory infiltrate. Additional studies focusing on the histopathologic characteristics of peri-implantitis could help to increase the knowledge of peri-implant disease to shed light on prevention and treatment. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - April 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Comparison of four-implant-retained overdentures and implant-supported fixed prostheses using the All-on-4 concept in the maxilla in terms of patient satisfaction, quality of life, and marginal bone loss: a 2-year retrospective study
Mumcu, Emre / Dayan, Suleyman Cagatay / Genceli, Emrah / Geckili, OnurPage 388 - 396Objective: The purpose of the present study was to compare and assess maxillary edentulous patients treated with four-implant-retained overdentures and with implant-supported fixed prostheses using the All-on-4 concept in terms of patient satisfaction, oral health-related quality of life, and marginal bone loss.Method and materials: Thirty-three patients treated with either maxillary four-implant-retained overdentures (n = 15) or with maxillary implant-supported fixed prosthesis using the All-on-4 concept (n = 18) were compared in terms of ...
Source: Quintessence International - April 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Comparative analysis of methods to increase the amount of keratinized mucosa before stage-two surgery: a randomized controlled study
Conclusion: Despite the limitations of the study, it was found that FGG was the most effective technique to augment the amount of KM in sites of implant placement. The use of a collagen matrix could be a viable alternative to diminish the intervention's impact on patients' postoperative quality of life. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - April 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Cold atmospheric plasma for bleaching endodontically treated tooth: a new clinical approach
Paveli ć, Božidar / Švarc, Mateja Zaher / Šegović, Sanja / Bago, IvonaPage 364 - 371The most commonly used bleaching agents contain different concentrations of hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. In the present case, the bleaching procedure was performed using an induced field of cold atmospheric plasma, obtained from dielectric barrier discharge. The therapeutic effect of the device used in the clinical procedure is based on floating electrode dielectric barrier discharge, in which the glass electrode functions as the primary electrode, while the therapeutic area, which in this case is the tooth, re...
Source: Quintessence International - April 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Randomized clinical trial of different adhesion strategies in noncarious cervical lesion restorations: 1-year follow-up
Conclusion: The four different adhesion strategies in the NCCL restorations presented similar clinical performance after 1 year of follow-up. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - April 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Editorial: COVID-19: an opportunity to lead
Levin, LiranPage 351 - 351 (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - April 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Editorial: Dental practitioners' role in the assessment and containment of coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Evolving recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control
Mupparapu, MelPage 349 - 350 (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - April 22, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Face transplantation: general review and long-term management of the dental patient
The objective of this report is to review patient demographics, etiologies, structural graft components, immunosuppressive strategies, donor tissue pathogenicity, neurologic recovery, potential complications, and present clinical guidelines for dental management. Additionally, a brief discussion of the preparation of the donor mask, and cutaneous and intraoral images of allograft rejection have been provided. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - March 3, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

The twin block injection: an adjunctive clinical aid for the management of acute arthrogenous temporomandibular joint dysfunction
Ananthan, Sowmya / Subramanian, Gayathri / Patel, Trishna / Quek, Samuel Y. P.Page 330 - 333Background: The twin block Injection is a novel nerve block that has been shown previously to be efficacious in the management of masticatory myofascial pain. Little is known about its effectiveness for reducing pain from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).Case report: A 19-year-old man presented with limited mouth opening with pain in the left side of his face. After a thorough history and examination was completed, the diagnosis was acute anterior disc displacement without reduction in the left TMJ and myalgia of the left side temp...
Source: Quintessence International - March 3, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research