Status report on dental implantology in Switzerland. An updated cross-sectional survey.
Authors: Sekerci E, Lambrecht JT, Mukaddam K, Kühl S Abstract A status report of dental implantology in Switzerland has already been performed in 1994 and 2006. The present study, based on these former surveys, aimed to update these results for the year 2016. To this end, a questionnaire was sent to all dentists in Switzerland who were members of the Swiss Dental Society (SSO) at the time of the survey. The questionnaire asked for personal background data and obtained information about the dentists' knowledge and concepts when using implants, the extent to which they used implants and about specific implant sy...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - June 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

The efficacy and complications of several bleaching techniques in patients after fixed orthodontic therapy. A randomized clinical trial.
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and complications of several bleaching methods in patients with discolored teeth after orthodontic treatment. This randomized clinical trial involved 60 volunteers (31 women, 29 men) aged 14 to 30 years, who finished fixed orthodontic therapy at least three months before the study commencement and complained of discoloration on upper front teeth. The subjects were divided into four groups by treatment. The patients in group 1 received home bleaching, whereas those in groups 2 to 4 underwent in-office bleaching using a diode laser, a plasma arc and no light source, respectively. Too...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - June 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

[Chemical additives in toothpastes to inhibit calculus formation].
Authors: Cvjetinovic A, Ramseier CA, Salvi GE, Laugisch O Abstract Dental calculus has a secondary effect on the pathogenesis of periodontal diseases by harboring bacterial biofilm on its rough surfaces. Consequently, professional removal of both calculus and biofilm is a crucial part of the therapy and prevention of gingivitis and periodontitis. Today, crystal growth inhibitors such as zinc ions in the form of zinc chloride or zinc citrate, and pyrophosphates alone or in combination with copolymer are added to toothpastes to prevent the mineralization of the dental biofilm. In addition, triclosan is used as an ant...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - June 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Systemically administered amoxicillin/ metronidazole versus azithromycin as adjuncts to subgingival instrumentation during non-surgical periodontal therapy. A systematic review.
Authors: Kaufmann ME, Lenherr P, Walter C, Wiedemeier DB, Attin T, Schmidlin PR Abstract The aim of this systematic review was to compare the combination of amoxicillin and metronidazole or azithromycin when used as adjunct systemic antibiotics during the non-surgical periodontal therapy of chronic periodontitis. The databases Medline, Embase, Cochrane and Biosis were electronically searched. Additionally, a hand search was conducted up to24 October 2019. From 76 papers, only two papers could be included in the analysis. The calculated mean probability of having probing depth (PD) ≤ 3 mm after non-surgical perio...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - June 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

[A conventional three-unit bridge in the esthetic area].
Authors: Gollner M, Schömer S Abstract In the prosthetic treatment planning there is an important question either you will have an surgery procedure or you will solve the requirement with a conventional treatment. It requires the discussion with the patient of all different parameters like risk factors in the pink - and white esthetic, condition of the adjacent teeth, outcome, long-term stability, costs, etc. In consideration of all facts a decision must be made of which adequate therapy is feasible. In this case on request of the patient the missing right central incisor will be replaced with a new zirconia-l...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - May 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Bioceramic root repair material (BCRRM) for root-end obturation in apical surgery. An analysis of 174 teeth after 1 year.
In conclusion, BCRRM appears to be a biocompatible root-end filling material showing excellent 1-year results. The success rate was similar to recently reported success rates for BCRRM in apical surgery. PMID: 32267138 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - April 9, 2020 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Management of dental anxiety – a cross-sectional survey in private dental practices in the Swiss Romandy
Management of dental anxiety – a cross-sectional survey in private dental practices in the Swiss Romandy Swiss Dent J. 2020 Apr 06;(4):308-320 Authors: Jevean P, Ramseier CA Abstract The main aim of the present study was to gain a better understanding of the management of dental anxiety reported by dental practitioners in western Switzerland. In 2013, an 18-item electronic questionnaire was sent to dental practitioners in the Swiss Romandy. A total of 140 (18.6%) questionnaires were included in the analysis. About four out of five practitioners (79.4%) involved with dental emergency service had a...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - April 5, 2020 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Facial pain – an interdisciplinary challenge
Facial pain – an interdisciplinary challenge Swiss Dent J. 2020 Apr 06;(4):321-327 Authors: Gierthmuehlen M, Gierthmuehlen P, Hugger A, Gierthmuehlen J, Tuerp JC Abstract Acute pain has a warning function and is necessary to survive. Conversely, chronic or recurrent pain is a pathological entity itself and has tremendous impact on the quality of life of the patients . Facial pain is very common and can have various causes. The trigeminal nerve innervates the face, and tumours along its intracranial way as well as peripheral injury can lead to facial pain. Also, infections and systemic diseases, l...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - April 5, 2020 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Extraoral anatomy in CBCT – a literature review. Part 3: Retromaxillary region
Extraoral anatomy in CBCT – a literature review. Part 3: Retromaxillary region Swiss Dent J. 2020 Mar 09;130(3):216-228 Authors: von Arx T, Lozanoff S, Bornstein MM Abstract In this review about extraoral anatomy as depicted by cone beam computed tomography, the retromaxillary region is discussed. A medium-sized (6 x 6 cm) or large (≥ 8 x 8 cm) field of view of the maxilla will inevitably depict the retromaxillary region that can be considered a «transition» zone between the viscerocranium and the neurocranium. Major structures of the region include the sphenoid bone and the pteryg...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - March 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Removable Dental Prosthesis 2.0: Digital from A to Z?
Authors: Gintaute A, Straface, Zitzmann NU, Joda T Abstract This case report presents the treatment of a partially edentulous patient with a clasp-retained removable dental prosthesis (RDP) using both, digital and conventional workflows. Differences were demonstrated in impression taking, bite registration, manufacturing of models, prosthetic set-up, framework design and production; the technical steps for the finish of the RDPs were identical and (currently) still dependent on manual skills. The digitally 3D-printed framework were favored by the patient and the dentist due to the precise fit. The number of manual ...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - March 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Einzelb üschelbürsten – wie steht es um die Qualität der Borsten?
Einzelbüschelbürsten – wie steht es um die Qualität der Borsten? Swiss Dent J. 2020 Mar 09;130(3):244-225 Authors: Flury S, Lussi A PMID: 32162857 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - March 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Systemic use of antibiotics in endodontics
Authors: Neuhaus KW, Connert T PMID: 32031352 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - February 9, 2020 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Use of a xenogeneic collagen matrix on extraction sockets: a new approach in ARONJ prevention (in german)
Authors: Kuster I, Valdec S, Rücker M, Bichsel D Abstract Antiresorptive drugs are increasingly used for the treatment of osteoporosis, various bone pathologies and malignant tumors. Antiresorptive agent-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (ARONJ) is a relevant complication, especially in nonhealing extraction sockets. Prescription of antibiotics in combination with a safely guaranteed closure of the extraction socket is considerably reducing the risk of ARONJ development. Full mucosal coverage usually requires the formation of a full thickness flap, which involves periosteal disclosure of the remodeled bone. In ...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - February 9, 2020 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

The Efficiency and Acceptance of a Suction Tongue-Cleaning Device in Adults
Authors: Rhyn S, Zürcher A, Ortiz V, Filippi A Abstract Halitosis is often caused by a change in the oral biofilm, primarily located on the surface of the tongue. A suction tongue cleaner enables professional cleaning of the tongue. The aim of this study was to investigate the acceptance and efficiency of a suction tongue-cleaning device in adults in comparison to a conventional manual tongue cleaner in an office (professional) setting. Both were tested simultaneously on 100 individuals with a split-mouth (i. e. half-tongue) design, between the ages of 19 to 31, at the University Center for Dental Medicine Bas...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - February 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Extraoral anatomy in CBCT – a literature review. Part 2: Zygomatico-orbital region
Extraoral anatomy in CBCT – a literature review. Part 2: Zygomatico-orbital region Swiss Dent J. 2020 Feb 10;130(2):126-138 Authors: von Arx T, Lozanoff S, Bornstein MM Abstract This second article about extraoral anatomy as seen in cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images presents a literature review of the zygomatico-orbital region. The latter bounds the maxillary sinus superiorly and laterally. Since pathologic changes of the maxillary sinus are a frequent indication for three-dimensional radiography, the contiguous orbital cavity and the zygomatic bone may become visible on CBCT scans. The...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - February 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Through-and-through cystic lesion: spontaneous healing after needle aspiration and conventional root-canal therapy
Authors: von Arx T, Kissling- Jeger FB, Simone SFM Abstract Inflammation-related pathologies such as apical periodontitis or radicular cysts are frequent lesions of the jawbones. Typically, a radiolucency is present that is not always distinguishable from other pathologies. A surgical approach would allow for tissue harvesting with further histopathologic processing. However, in the present case report of a cystic and large tunnelling lesion in the anterior maxilla, a conservative treatment with diagnostic needle aspiration and subsequent root-canal therapy was chosen. The long-term follow-up (eight years) includin...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - January 7, 2020 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Intraoss äres Hämangiom im Unter kiefer wenn die Wunde nach der Weisheitszahnentfernung nicht heilt
Intraossäres Hämangiom im Unter kiefer wenn die Wunde nach der Weisheitszahnentfernung nicht heilt Swiss Dent J. 2020 Jan 13;130(1):42-43 Authors: Bornstein MB, Wai Kan Yeung A, Tanaka R, Thomson PJ PMID: 31904206 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - January 7, 2020 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Change of erosive potential of apple and orange juice at different dilutions
Authors: Steiger-Ronay V, Stelz S, Steigmeier D, Becker K, Wiedemeier DB, Attin T Abstract The aim of this in vitro study was to investigate the change of erosive properties of apple and orange juice after dilution with tap water. Apple juice, orange juice and citric acid were assessed for pH and titratable acidity at different aqueous dilutions (100% – pure liquid, 60% – 3 : 2 mixing ratio, and 40% – 2 : 3 mixing ratio respectively). Thus, 72 bovine enamel specimens were distributed to 9 groups (n = 8 specimens per group), followed by 25 minutes of erosion by superfusion with the described test l...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - December 24, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Endodontic Treatment in Switzerland. A National Survey
Authors: Zaugg LK, Savic A, Amato M, Amato J, Weiger R, Connert T Abstract The purpose of this study was to collect information about current treatment protocols of endodontic procedures among general practitioners (GP), endodontically interested practitioners (EI) and endodontic specialists (ES) in Switzerland and to compare them with available endodontic quality guidelines and former surveys. A questionnaire was distributed to 1,522 attendees of two national conferences (Swiss Dental Association, 2015; Swiss Society for Endodontology, 2016) addressing socio-demographic characteristics and specific questions about...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - December 24, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Andr é Schroeder (1918–2004) – Groundbreaking Pioneer in Swiss Academic Dentistry
This study draws upon primary sources from the University and City Archives of Bern and the archive of the ITI; these were supplemented by relevant secondary literature. An evaluation of the sources clearly shows that Schroeder was a trailblazer in many ways: Firstly, he exploited his university positions with the primary goal of furthering the basis of Academic Dentistry. Secondly, he promoted Swiss Dentistry through his non-university activities – as the successful Editor of the Schweizerische Monatsschrift fu?r Zahnheilkunde and founder of the ITI. And thirdly, Schroeder specifically addressed the increasing relev...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - December 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Social distance towards halitosis sufferers
Authors: Azodo CC, Ogbebor OG Abstract Halitosis is a frustrating condition that can lead to significant discomforts, negative social and psychological effects including social interaction suppression and self-confidence diminution. The purpose of the study was to assess the social distance attitude towards halitosis sufferers in Nigeria. A cross-sectional survey was carried out among young adult Nigerians recruited from University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria, as part of a larger-scale halitosis-relational survey. Information obtained were age, gender and social distance attitude. The social distance attitude was...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - December 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Dental Legal Cases – Recent Judicial and Extrajudicial Legal Cases Concerning Dental Practice in Switzerland
The objective is to raise awareness of the legal consequences of dental malpractices on the basis of real cases and to make specific suggestions for improvement, which can ultimately contribute to improving the quality of dental practice. Methods: Relevant legal cases in the fields of criminal, liability and administrative law were collected with the help of electronic data bases and cantonal courts. Results: The results consist of nineteen court decisions, which in essence concern the withdrawal of professional licenses, prohibition from practice, bodily injury offenses and forgery of certificates. In fifteen of t...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - December 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Bacteremia risk in preventive and restorative dentistry – prevalence of bacteremia and systemic antibiotics: a review focusing on preventive and restorative dentistry
Bacteremia risk in preventive and restorative dentistry – prevalence of bacteremia and systemic antibiotics: a review focusing on preventive and restorative dentistry Swiss Dent J. 2019 Dec 09;129(12):1047-1052 Authors: Schmidlin PR, Attin T, Wegehaupt FJ Abstract This review assessed defined specific areas of diagnostic, prophylactic and therapeutic procedures in the field of preventive and restorative dentistry and determined the prevalence and risk of bacteremia, given the assumption that any direct or indirect manipulation of perfused dental and periodontal tissues may lead to bacterial acces...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - December 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Special aspects of nutrition in elderly
Authors: Schlüter N, Groß P Abstract A balanced and wholesome diet provides the human organism with energy (macronutrients) and all necessary micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, proteinogenic amino acids, omega fatty acids) necessary for the maintenance of all metabolic processes. The necessary quantity and composition especially of energy-supplying macronutrients change with age due to physiological and pathological changes in the body. These age-related changes as well as corresponding recommendations for elderly patients will be summarized in the following article based on the current S3 guidelines of...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 10, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Interdental brushes
Authors: Jaeggi T, Lussi A PMID: 31701731 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 10, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

The world ’s longest human tooth extracted
The world’s longest human tooth extracted Swiss Dent J. 2019 Oct 14;129(10):817-820 Authors: Lukas M, Ehlers V, Becker T Abstract A patient with an abscess of the canine fossa starting from the tooth 13 turned up at the dental office. Such an abscess requires immediate and consistent surgical intervention to avoid potential lethal complications for the patient. The highlying swelling reaching the infraorbital area was quite impressive in this case. The panoramic radiograph that was taken (Fig. 1) revealed a canine of considerable radiographic length. The upper canines of the human have the greate...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - October 15, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Antibiotics in Periodon-tics
Authors: Mombelli A, Walter C Abstract These guidelines address the administra­tion of systemic antibiotics in periodontics, especially in the treatment of periodontitis, necrotizing gingivitis/periodontitis, peri­odontal abscess and peri­implantitis. Micro­organisms associated with these conditions aggregate as structured biofilms on tooth sur­faces, and biofilms effectively protect micro­organisms from antibiotics. It is therefore a central principle to use antibiotics only as adjunct to mechanical debridement. In fact, many cases can be resolved by mechanical therapy even without the pres...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - October 15, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Spontaneous reeruption after intrusive luxation of the permanent incisors by incomplete root formation. Two case reports (in German)
This report is aiming to illustrate, by two cases, that traumatic intruded teeth with incomplete root formation, treated without active repositioning (waiting for spontaneous reeruption), seem to be associated with the lowest risk of healing complications. Therefore, the decision of the treatment procedure should be based mainly on the stage of root development and only secondarily on the degree of intrusion. PMID: 31484473 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - September 7, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Kalzifizierter Stylohyoid-Komplex – klinische und radiologische Befunde
Kalzifizierter Stylohyoid-Komplex – klinische und radiologische Befunde Swiss Dent J. 2019 Sep 09;129(9):726-727 Authors: Bornstein MM, Yeung AWK, Tanaka R, Curtin JP PMID: 31484474 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - September 7, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Influence of different loupe systems and their light source on the vision in endodontics
Authors: Perrin P, Neuhaus KW, Eichenberger M, Lussi A Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of Galilean and Keplerian loupes in the endodontic lumen with and without integrated light. Although the use of an operating microscope is widely recommended in endodontics it is uncertain whether an adequate loupe system with coaxial light source might replace the microscope for some endodontic work. Twenty-four dentists (age 27–64 years) underwent a miniaturized visual test inside the endodontic lumen of a natural molar: at the canal entrance, 5 mm inside the canal, and at the apex. The toot...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - August 29, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Extraoral anatomy in CBCT – a literature review. Part 1: Nasoethmoidal region
Extraoral anatomy in CBCT – a literature review. Part 1: Nasoethmoidal region Swiss Dent J. 2019 Aug 08;129(10) Authors: von Arx T, Lozanoff S, Bornstein MM Abstract Cone beam computed tomography has become a widely used imaging technique for dental indications. Depending on the selected size of the field of view, anatomical structures outside the dentomaxillary complex become visible. As a consequence, the clinician must be able to interpret also those anatomical regions. In this article, the anatomy of the nasoethmoidal region is presented based on a literature review. The nose is characterized...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - August 9, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Contact allergies to dental materials
This study included 86 subjects (83.7% women and 16.3% men) with oral symptoms of a contact allergy. The average age was 63 years (24–86). The most common allergies were to metals, of which nickel and cobalt were the most common allergens. Furthermore, many allergies were indicated to ingredients of cosmetics and composites. Allergies to components in methacrylate-containing denture resins came in at rank 5. 52.4% of the patients showed mucosal changes. Contact stomatitis (54.5%) and an oral lichenoid lesion (20.5%) were most frequently diagnosed. 86% of the patients reported subjective complaints. Pain and burning s...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - July 16, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Influence of periodontitis on pregnancy and childbirth
This article first gives an overview of the topic and further discusses the necessary interdisciplinary gynecological and dental therapy. In the daily practice, dentists will be able to make a small but not insignificant contribution to improving the situation of affected women and their children. PMID: 31271020 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - July 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Orofaziale Granulomatose. Ein seltenes aber zahn ärztlich relevantes Krankheitsbild
Orofaziale Granulomatose. Ein seltenes aber zahnärztlich relevantes Krankheitsbild Swiss Dent J. 2014 Oct 12;124(10):1062-1063 Authors: Blank J, Raffauf A, Wölber J, Ratka-Krüger P PMID: 31204804 [PubMed] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - June 20, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Patient-, software-, and observer-related factors associated with the time required for semi-automated measurements of the maxillary sinus volume using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)
This study aimed to evaluate patient-, software-, and observer-related factors influencing the time required for volumetric measurements of maxillary sinuses using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and a commercially available software. The volumes of healthy bilateral maxillary sinuses of adult patients from CBCT images taken during a 15-month study period were measured using dedicated software by two observers. The time required for volumetric assessments was evaluated statistically with respect to the potential influence of gender, age, sinus side, sinus volume, sequence of measurement, and selection threshold of the...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - June 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

The use of digital technologies in dental practices in Switzerland: a cross-sectional survey
Authors: Mühlemann S, Sandrini G, Ioannidis A, Jung RE, Hämmerle CHF Abstract The aim of this cross-sectional survey was to identify the extent of digital technology infiltrating dental practices for the management and the treatment of patients. A survey (68 questions) was mailed to all members of the Swiss Dental Association (SSO). An online as well as postal answer was offered in order to maximise the response rate. The survey was mailed in June 2016 and answers were collected till the end of 2016. The total number of completed surveys was 1,238, which resulted in a response rate of 40%. Most dentists (...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - June 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

The erosive potential of different drinks, foodstuffs and medicines – a vade mecum
The erosive potential of different drinks, foodstuffs and medicines – a vade mecum Swiss Dent J. 2019 Jun 17;129(6):479-487 Authors: Lussi A, João-Souza SH, Megert B, Carvalho TS, Baumann T Abstract There is increasing evidence that the excessive consumption of acidic drinks and foods contributes to dental erosion and may be an important contributing factor for erosive tooth wear. The aims of the present contribution were twofold: (1) to assess the erosive potential of 116 dietary substances and medications; (2) to determine the chemical properties with an impact on the erosive potential. ...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - June 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Black Stain
Authors: Jaeggi T, Lussi A PMID: 31169012 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - June 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

The secrets of isolation in the cervical area
Authors: Gerdolle D, Browet S Abstract It is often presumed that, since its introduction in 1864, the use of rubber dam in multiple dental procedures has increased. However, its use is not as widespread as one might expect. There still seem to be many obstacles that prevent clinicians from adopting it as a standard of care. Furthermore, it appears very difficult to scientifically prove the impact of its use on the final outcome of a given procedure. The fundamental idea of isolating the operatory field and preventing contamination is simple; the practical execution of it is more demanding. In this article, the auth...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - May 17, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Antimycotics in dental routine – an update
Antimycotics in dental routine – an update Swiss Dent J. 2019 May 13;129(5):403-405 Authors: Schiefersteiner M, Bichsel D, Rücker M, Valdec S Abstract Aim of this paper is to give an overview about topical and systemic therapy options for the oral candidiasis. The clinical presentation of oral candidiasis is mostly white, easily wiped off coatings or erythematous efflorescences, with several subtypes. Antifungal therapy is indicated in case of clinical symptoms or as prevention for immune-compromised patients. In addition, local or systemic factors should be revealed and improved. An appropr...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - May 17, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Dental care behaviour in Switzerland
This study assessed the frequency and major reason of dental visits and personal oral hygiene measures in Switzerland, and temporal trends in visit frequency. The number of dental visits in the previous twelve months, the reason for these visits, and the prevalence of oral hygiene measures were quantified from weighted data from the 2012 Swiss Health Survey. The frequency of dental visits in 2012 was compared with previous surveys (1992–2007). Almost two thirds of subjects reported visiting a dentist and almost half had visited a dental hygienist in the previous twelve months. Voluntary (33%) or recall check-ups (25%...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - April 30, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

The dentigerous cyst: two different treatment options illustrated by two cases
Authors: Bassetti MA, Kuttenberger J, Novak J, Bassetti RG Abstract The dentigerous cyst is the second most frequent odontogenic cyst after the radicular one. Typically, dentigerous cysts are asymptomatic and are commonly diagnosed incidentally. Due to the slow, expansive growth dentigerous cysts have the potential for dislocation of adjacent structures (neighbouring teeth, canalis retromolaris), root resorptions and in an extreme case could cause jaw fractures. A histological examination represents a sine qua non, because other more alarming pathologies (odontogenic keratocyst, unicystic ameloblastoma, myxoma, pri...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - April 3, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

CO2 laser application in stomatology
This article gives an overview of the most important bene fits. The absorption of the laser light produces photothermal effects such as coagulation, vaporization and photoablation. The main indications in stomatology are pain alleviation and prevention of recurences in aphthae and cold sores (minor aphthae, herpes simplex), ablation of benign and irritant tissue excess (stimulus fibroma), lip and tongue band correction and soft tissue hemostasis. One great advantage is the minimal bleeding in the surgical field, which allows for optimal visibility. In addition, the CO2 laser offers high patient comfort since no primary wou...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - April 3, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Bruxism, myoarthropathy and psychosomatics
Authors: Jochum H, Keel P, Baumgartner-Gruber A, Zeilhofer HF, Leiggener CS Abstract Bruxism and myoarthrophathy lead to a complex set of burdens that can involve both medical and psychological aspects. Muscular tension due to stress affects these burdens and leads to chronic pain. Using a stress model, it was explained how the individual processing of stress leads to varying negative effects on oral health and jaw function. Through a short survey, it is possible for the dentist to assess the extent of the chronic pain and the associated psychosocial burdens, and, when necessary, encourage the patient to undertake ...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - April 3, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Die Jochbeinfraktur – typische klinische und radiologische Befunde
Die Jochbeinfraktur – typische klinische und radiologische Befunde Swiss Dent J. 2019 Apr 08;129(4):298-299 Authors: Bornstein MM, Yeung AWK, Tanaka R, Choi WWS PMID: 30932399 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - April 3, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Cost comparison of reusable and disposable air/water syringe tips in a large French teaching hospital
Cost comparison of reusable and disposable air/water syringe tips in a large French teaching hospital Swiss Dent J. 2018 Jan 17;128(1):20-29 Authors: Silva ML, Zumpe M, Lespinasse J, Aulois-Griot M Abstract Air/water syringe (AWS) tips can be used in any type of dental care. They may be disposable (plastic) or reusable (stainless steel or plastic). We assessed the costs of using both sorts of tips in a French teaching hospital. A systematic use of one AWS tip per dental consultation was considered. Consultations performed with reusable AWS (stainless steel) tips give rise to costs linked to initial pur...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - March 31, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

The Face – A Neurosensory Perspective
The objective of the present article is to provide the dental clinician with a literature update of the neurosensory innervation of the face. PMID: 30920784 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - March 31, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

In vitro cleaning potential of waist-shaped interdental brushes
Authors: Baumgartner G, Wiedemeier DB, Hofer D, Sener B, Attin T, Schmidlin PR Abstract There are many interdental cleaning aids available for patient use, including toothpicks, dental floss and interdental brushes (IDBs). Most are available in various shapes and sizes. The aim of this laboratory study was to evaluate and compare the cleaning efficacy of waist-shaped interdental brushes to those of cylindrical shape. Four groups of IDBs, ranging in diameter from 2 mm to 9 mm, were tested. To reduce production and material bias, all brushes tested were from the same manufacturer. Cleaning efficacy was tested on two ...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - March 27, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

The use of onlay bone grafting forimplant restoration in the extremely atrophic anterior maxilla. A case series
In conclusion, his study suggests that onlay bone grafting can be considered a predictable technique for rehabilitation in atrophic premaxilla. The procedure has a high implant survival rate, acceptable bone resorption over time, and promotes graft stability for longterm prosthetic fixation, thereby increasing patient satisfaction. PMID: 30857386 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - March 14, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Preclinical competency in scaling/root planing: comparing dental and dental hygiene student ’s outcomes
This study was undertaken to assess the students’ acquired preclinical competencies and to what degree they may differ. 34 undergraduate dental students and 20 dental hygiene (DH) students from two different schools in Zurich were tasked with scaling/root planing a maxillary left canine, coated with black lacquer from the apex to ca. 5 mm above the cemento-enamel junction, after completing their preclinical periodontal instrumentation course. The students were allowed to use any instrument in their set (Gracey or universal curettes) for a 5-minute period. Positive (experienced DHs) and negative (laypeople) control gr...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - February 28, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research