Antibiotics in third molar surgery.
Authors: Vlcek D, Razavi A, Kuttenberger JJ Abstract The aim of this survey was to assess the knowledge and practice of Swiss dentists focusing on the use of antibiotics in prophylactic surgical removal of lower wisdom teeth. A postal survey was conducted among all 3288 dentists who are members of the Swiss Dental Society (SSO) representing nearly all dentists in Switzerland. The questionnaire consisted of 13 questions with mostly multiple-choice answers. Demographic profile, surgical experience, the use of antibiotics, and wound management, i.e. wound closure and the use of mouth rinse were assessed. A response ra...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

[Template guided surgery with the open-access software "smop"].
[Template guided surgery with the open-access software "smop"]. Swiss Dent J. 2014;124(3):305-23 Authors: Kurt BR Abstract For many practitioners the pre-implantological work and, thus, the related costs have been an obstacle to integrate navigated implantology into their workflow. In this article we shed light on a new approach: "smop" reduces the working procedure to a minimum. Based on an intuitive planning system implant-prosthetic treatment can be carried out with a high degree of predictability as well as manageable costs. However, contrary to some opinions the use of the navi...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

[Paget´s disease of the mandible: a differential diagnosis of the osteomyelitis of the jaw].
We present a case of polyostotic Paget´s disease of the mandible and of the thoracic skeleton. PMID: 24671773 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Depth determination of artificial periodontal pockets using cone-beam tomography and radio-opaque material: an in vitro feasibility study.
Authors: Weidmann B, Sahrmann P, Bindl A, Roos M, Schmidlin PR Abstract In general, periodontal tissues are clinically assessed using calibrated periodontal probes and radiographs. Due to technical developments and the availability of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), 3-D imaging has become feasible and offers some advantages and potential for the evaluation of complex anatomical structures. The present pilot study illustrates and validates the possibility of radiographically visualizing and metrically assessing hard and soft tissue. Artificial periodontal pockets were created in porcine mandibles and measured ...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

[Denticles: dental pulp calculi].
Authors: Schaffner M, Stich H, Lussi A PMID: 24805138 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

[Cone beam computed tomography and radiation dosage: application frequency and knowledge of dentists in Switzerland].
Authors: Berg BI, Gertsch A, Zeilhofer HF, Schwenzer-Zimmerer K, Berg S, Hassfeld S, Jürgens P Abstract The use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) among Swiss dentists increases from year to year. The aim of this study was to investigate the application frequency and the knowledge about CBCT and radiation dosage in a representative Swiss dentist sample. A standardized questionnaire about knowledge on CBCT was personally handed out or sent by post to 1,000 dentists in Switzerland (return postage was free of charge). 278 dentists returned the questionnaire. Descriptive statistics, correlation analysis of ge...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Barodontalgias, dental and orofacial barotraumas: a survey in Swiss divers and caisson workers.
Authors: Zanotta C, Dagassan-Berndt D, Nussberger P, Waltimo T, Filippi A Abstract Changing ambient pressure can lead to medical conditions in body cavities filled with air. Intraoral pain elicited by changes in pressure is referred to as barodontalgia. Dental barotraumas are defined as pressure-induced damages of teeth and restorations. The pathophysiologic background so far is not completely clear. The present study deals with dental and orofacial symptoms which can occur as a result of pressure variations. With the aid of cantonal administrations, diving associations, and tunnel construction firms, 520 pressure-...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Variations in the anatomical positioning of impacted mandibular wisdom teeth and their practical implications.
Authors: Schneider T, Filo K, Kruse AL, Locher M, Grätz KW, Lübbers HT Abstract Surgical removal of impacted third molars is one of the most frequent procedures in oral surgery. Here, three-dimensional (3D) imaging is often used, yet its necessity is still being heavily debated. The aim of the study was to describe the variation in the anatomical positioning of third mandibular molars, and, by doing so, examine the necessity of 3D imaging. A retrospective case study was performed with the patients from an oral surgery department from January 2009 to February 2013. The primary focus of the study was on the...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

[An atypical Stafne cavity-multi-chamber bone lesion with bucal expansion. A case report].
Authors: Schneider T, Filo K, Stadlinger B, Locher M, Kruse AL, Lübbers HT Abstract In the literature Stafne bone cavities are mostly described for male patients in their fifth and sixth decade. Usually the lingual cavities appear as ovoid lesions located unilateral in the molar region of the lower jaw underneath the inferior alveolar nerve. Classically they contain parts of the submandibular gland. This case study describes a patient who was referred to the authors’ clinic with a cavity in the right lower jaw extending over a mesio-distal diameter of 24 mm. Its appearance on panoramic x‑ray and cone beam c...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Orthodontic retention procedures in Switzerland.
CONCLUSIONS: The choice of retention procedures is mostly based on orthodontists personal preference. A further research into the long-term effectiveness of individual retention protocols is needed. PMID: 24943474 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

[Oral pulse granuloma of the mandible- a case report].
We report on the clinical, radiological and histopathological characteristics of an oral pulse granuloma in the mandible associated with an erupting tooth 46 of a seven-year-old boy, and the surgical management and follow-up. PMID: 24943674 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

[Subcutaneous emphysema following non-surgical peri-implantitis therapy using an air abrasive device: a case report].
Authors: Bassetti M, Bassetti R, Sculean A, Salvi GE Abstract Subcutaneous emphysema are rare complications in periodontology. In most cases, they resolve spontaneously. However, air might disperse into deeper facial spaces causing life-threatening complications such as compression of the tracheobronchial tree or the development of pneumomediastinum. Moreover, microorganisms might spread from the oral cavity into deeper spaces. Hence, rapid diagnosis of subcutaneous emphysema is important. Characteristic signs are both a shiftable swelling and a crepitation. In this case report, the case of a 69-year old man with a...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Dental knowledge and attitude toward school dental-health programs among parents of kindergarten children in Winterthur.
The objective of the study was to assess the effectiveness of the school dental-health program and adapt it to today's societal needs. Of those who participated in the interview, 61% were Swiss, 16% were from former Yugoslavia or Turkey, and 12% each from the EU or other countries. Of the children examined, 39% already had caries, and 18% of those showed more than two lesions. The parents' knowledge correlated with the severity of the child's caries as well as with the parents' income, country of origin, and education. There was a correlation between the child's dental decay and lower income, as well as lower education and...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Ophthalmologic complications after intraoral local anesthesia.
CONCLUSION: The increased number of ophthalmologic complications after intraoral local anesthesia in females may suggest a gender effect. Double vision (diplopia) is the most frequently described complication, which is usually completely reversible like the other reported ophthalmologic complications. PMID: 25120235 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Antibacterial potential of Manuka honey against three oral bacteria in vitro.
In conclusion, the study showed an NPA dose-dependent antibacterial efficacy of Manuka honey. Further investigations of this natural product are now open for scrutiny. PMID: 25253413 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
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[In Process Citation].
Authors: Worni A, Mericske-Stern R, Iizuka T, Büttner M Abstract This case report illustrates a rare complex of symptoms leading to limited mouth opening in a young woman. The 28-year old suffered from a progressively limited mouth opening over several years that finally resulted in restricted alimentation and made dental treatment impossible. Clinical findings suggest a structural alteration, including a hyperplastic mandibular angle and marked hypertrophy of the masseter muscle. Further radiologic investigations reveal a thickened aponeurosis of the masticatory muscles and hyperplastic coronoid processes tha...
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[Metastases in the temporomandibular joint: a review from 1954 to 2013. Rare causes for temporomandibular disorders].
CONCLUSION AND SIGNIFICANCE: In the case of nonspecific TMJ affection, diagnostics should consider less-frequent diagnoses, such as the presence of metastasis.A clinical differentiation by additional symptoms like swelling, unexplained weight loss and night sweats, as well as a tumor disease in the past or failure of conservative treatment can provide additional indications. If there is reasonable suspicion,extended medical imaging and diagnostic measures must be performed to allow early treatment initiation and a better prognosis. PMID: 25341415 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

[prepCheck computer-supported objective evaluation of students preparation in preclinical simulation laboratory].
Authors: Lenherr P, Marinello CP Abstract Applications such as “prepCheck” allow objective and consistent judgments of tooth preparations. Hereby the respective preparation is matched with a standardized preparation. Whereas the learning curve in the beginning is time-consuming, after some time the faculty members will be relieved from additional mentoring time in the preclinical simulation laboratory. Students independently get an objective self-assessment by the software. Time and effort at the moment are in a misbalance since three scans (preparation, occlusion record, opposite jaw) are necessary. A simple one...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

The most common complications after wisdom-tooth removal: part 1: a retrospective study of 1,199 cases in the mandible.
Authors: Sigron GR, Pourmand PP, Mache B, Stadlinger B, Locher MC Abstract The knowledge of potential complications after surgical removal of third molars and adequate risk assessment is indispensable in oral surgery. The present retrospective study analyzed the influence of different parameters, such as the patient’s age and gender, retention type, and radiological projection (using orthopantomography) of wisdom teeth on the mandibular canal on postoperative complications after the removal of 1,199 wisdom teeth. Overall, 101 (8.4%) complications occurred: 50 cases of alveolar osteitis (4.2%), 12 temporary (1%) an...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

The most common complications after wisdom-tooth removal: part 2: a retrospective study of 1,562 cases in the maxilla.
Authors: Pourmand PP, Sigron GR, Mache B, Stadlinger B, Locher MC Abstract The possible complications of wisdom-tooth removal must be considered, because it is the most common surgical intervention in dental practices. This retrospective study assessed the complications occurring during the removal of 1,562 maxillary wisdom teeth in 1,212 patients. A total of 543 cases of surgical removal and 1,019 cases of non-surgical removal were analyzed. In all cases, a pre-operative panoramic radiograph was taken. Anatomical and clinical parameters were included in the evaluation. 106 complications occurred in 92 patients (5....
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

SADMFR guidelines for the use of Cone-Beam Computed Tomography/ Digital Volume Tomography.
Authors: Dula K, Bornstein MM, Buser D, Dagassan-Berndt D, Ettlin DA, Filippi A, Gabioud F, Katsaros C, Krastl G, Lambrecht JT, Lauber R, Luebbers HT, Pazera P, Türp JC, SADMFR Abstract Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) has been introduced in 1998. This radiological imaging procedure has been provided for dentistry and is comparable to computed tomography (CT) in medicine. It is expected that CBCT will have the same success in dental diagnostic imaging as computed tomography had in medicine. Just as CT is responsible for a significant rise in radiation dose to the population from medical X-ray diagnostics, ...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

[Ophthalmic complications and local anesthesia. Pathophysiology and types of eye complications after intraoral dental anesthesia, and clinical recommendations].
Authors: von Arx T, Lozanoff S, Zinkernagel M Abstract The present article reviews the different types of ophthalmologic complications following administration of intraoral local anesthesia. Since the first report by Brain in 1936, case reports about that topic have been published regularly in the literature. However, clinical studies evaluating the incidence of ophthalmologic complications after intraoral local anesthesia are rarely available. Previous data point to a frequency ranging from 0.03% to 0.13%. The most frequently described ophthalmologic complications include diplopia (double vision), ptosis (drooping...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

[Halitosis management by the general dental practitioner- results of an International Consensus Workshop*].
Authors: Seemann R, Duarte da Conceicao M, Filippi A, Greenman J, Lenton P, Nachnani S, Quirynen M, Roldán S, Schulze H, Sterer N, Tangerman A, Winkel EG, Yaegaki K, Rosenberg M Abstract Clinical investigations on patients suffering from halitosis clearly reveal that in the vast majority of cases the source for an offensive breath odor can be found within the oral cavity (90%). Based on these studies, the main sources for intra-oral halitosis where tongue coating, gingivitis/periodontitis and a combination of the two. Thus, it is perfectly logical that general dental practitioners (GDPs) should be able to ma...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Interdental cleaning and gingival injury potential of interdental toothbrushes.
Authors: Vogel M, Sener B, Roos M, Attin T, Schmidlin PR Abstract The effective cleaning of interdental spaces using toothbrushes is a challenge. The aim of the present in vitro study was to evaluate on the one hand the interdental cleaning efficiency and on the other hand the gingival injury potential of an electric single-headed sonic toothbrush (Water-pik) and two single-tufted manual toothbrushes (Curaprox 1009; Lactona Interdental Brush). Brushes were evaluated using a brushing device. Test dental casts (maxillary sextants) consisting of black teeth coated with white paint were brushed using standardized horiz...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Knowledge of different medical and dental professional groups in Switzerland about halitosis.
This study also shows that patients seek first consultations with dentists and dental hygienists less often than with family physicians and ENT specialists, despite the fact that the cause of halitosis is primarily intraoral. PMID: 25503646 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

[Enlargement of keratinized peri-implant mucosa at the time of second stage surgery (re-entry)].
Authors: Kaufmann R, Bassetti R, Mericske-Stern R, Enkling N Abstract A tightly attached keratinized mucosa around endosseous dental implants is believed to be protective against peri-implant bone loss. Tension caused by buccal frena and mobile non keratinized mucosa is to avoid. This case report documents the optimization of peri-implant mucosal conditions in the upper and lower jaw. At the time of second stage surgery (re-entry) at submucosally osseointegrated dental implants an enlargement of keratinized mucosa and a thickening of soft tissue was obtained administrating a vestibuloplasty combined by a free gingi...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Erosive tooth wear and wedge-shaped defects in 1996 and 2006: cross- sectional surveys of Swiss army recruits.
Authors: Lussi A, Strub M, Schürch E, Schaffner M, Bürgin W, Jaeggi T Abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and possible etiological factors of erosive tooth wear and wedge-shaped defects in Swiss Army recruits and compare the findings with those of an analogous study conducted in 1996. In 2006, 621 recruits between 18 and 25 years of age (1996: 417 recruits; ages 19 to 25) were examined for erosive tooth wear and wedge-shaped defects. Additional data was acquired using a questionnaire about personal details, education, dentition’s subjective condition, oral hygiene, eating a...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

[In Process Citation].
Authors: Scherrer B, Della Chiesa A, Polska E, Kutten Berger JJ Abstract Inflammation of bone is caused either by bacterial infection or occasionally by physical stimulus. Primary chronic osteomyelitis of mandibular bone is a chronic inflammation of an unknown cause. Pain, swelling, limited mouth opening, regional lymphadenopathy and hypaesthesia are clinical symptoms at initial presentation. Results of biopsy, computed tomography and scintigraphy reveal the diagnosis of a primary chronic osteomyelitis. Its management is long-term antibiotic therapy, hyperbaric oxygen and surgical therapy, even bisphophonate treate...
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[In Process Citation].
The objective of this article is to present an overview of the mechanisms and to underline potentially lethal adverse effects and contraindications. The knowledge of specific side effects is vital in daily practice. An overview on specific products is accessible on www.kompendium.ch, however users have to be aware of the fact that this source may be incomplete. PMID: 25592063 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

[Prosthetic rehabilitation of partially edentulous patients: fixed - removable - combined? Metal - ceramics - all - ceramics? Implants? Anything goes! Part 2: two case studies represent the fixed, respectively the combined fixed-removable prosthetic restoration by utilization of implants].
Authors: Schnabl D Abstract The prosthetic rehabilitation of two partially edentulous patients is presented: one Patient was restored by permanent crowns and bridges attached to natural teeth and to implants, the second was treated by crowns attached to natural teeth and removable implant- supported prostheses. Depending on esthetic requirements and the localization of preparation margins all- or metal-ceramics were used for single crowns, metal-ceramics was used for bridges. In general, a well coordinated cooperation of dentist, surgeon and dental technician in treatment planning and realization is required for a ...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

[Preventive vaccinations in dentistry].
Authors: Rostetter C, Lübbers HT, Kruse AL, Metzler P Abstract The purpose of this current paper is to give a simple update and overview about vaccinations for dental health care workers considering the new guidelines published in February 2014 by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health. It is recommended to have at least a valid protection against hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, influenza, varicella, diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis and pertussis. Dental health care workers are highly exposed and high risk carriers for inoculable diseases, therefore regular refreshment of vaccinations is necessary f...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

The effects of matrix-metallo- proteinases and chlorhexidine on the adhesive bond.
Authors: Strobel S, Hellwig E Abstract The bond stability between dentin and filling material is the major challenge in modern adhesive techniques. A resin-dentin bond created by the etch-and-rinse technique considerably loses strength within 0.5 to 5 years. This may lead to secondary caries, hypersensitivity and finally loss of restorations. The decrease in bond strength is mainly due to two factors which are related to the collagen network of dentin and its constituent matrix-metalloproteinases (MMPs). Firstly, the collagen fibres exposed by the etching process using 37% phosphoric acid may not be completely infi...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

[Prosthetic rehabilitation of partially edentulous patients: fixed - removable - combined? Metal - ceramics - all - ceramics? Implants? Anything goes! Part 1: two example cases of a combined fixed-removable restoration].
Authors: Schnabl D Abstract After a careful diagnosis, treatment planning and pretreatment, two partially edentulous patients were restored partly by onlays, crowns and bridges, partly by removable prostheses. According to esthetic and functional demands all- and/or metal-ceramic restorations were used as well as cast frame prostheses with clasps or extracoronal attachments. PMID: 25735004 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Frequency and anatomy of the retromolar canal - implications for the dental practice.
Authors: Filo K, Schneider T, Kruse AL, Locher M, Grätz KW, Lübbers HT Abstract The retromolar canal (RMC) is an anatomical variant of the mandibular canal. Apart from blood vessels it also contains accessory nerve fibers and is clinically important, because its presence can account for failures of mandibular block anesthesias and in rare cases, injuries of its neurovascular bundle can lead to complications such as hemorrhages and dysesthesias. The aim of this retrospective case study was to analyze the frequency and anatomy of the RMC using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in order to draw conclusion...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Possibilities and limits of imaging endodontic structures with CBCT.
Authors: Weber MT, Stratz N, Fleiner J, Schulze D, Hannig C Abstract An adequate portrayal of the root canal anatomy by diagnostic imaging is a prerequisite for a successful diagnosis and therapy in endodontics. The introduction of dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) has considerably expanded the scope of imaging diagnostics. The aim of the following study was to evaluate the imaging of endodontic structures with CBCT. One hundred and twenty teeth were examined with a CBCT device (ProMax 3D). Subsequently, the findings of the three-dimensional images were evaluated and compared to those of dental radiograph...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

[CEOT - Calcified anomalies in dental X-ray. A case-based review of differential diagnoses in radiopaque lesions in maxilla and mandible].
Authors: Lanzer M, Yildirim A, Kruse AL, Grätz K, Lübbers HT Abstract The calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor (CEOT) is a benign tumor entity, usually localized in the molar region of the lower jaw. CEOT is not known for a destructive growth pattern, nevertheless it grows expansive. To properly diagnose a CEOT, histological verification is necessary. Due to its rare appearance and low incidence (approximately 4 cases per year worldwide), it is usually not diagnosed or thought of at once. Usually it happens to be the "surprising" diagnosis after histological verification. Hereby, we represent...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

[Vaccinations in dentistry. An update].
Authors: Abstract The purpose of this current paper is to give a simple update and overview about vaccinations for dental health care workers considering the new guidelines published in February 2014 by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health. It is recommended to have at least a valid protection against hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, influenza, varicella, diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis and pertussis. Dental health care workers are highly exposed and high risk carriers for inoculable diseases, therefore regular refreshment of vaccinations is necessary for public health and their own health. PMID: ...
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[Health measures in the dental office].
Authors: PMID: 26168690 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
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Oral health and dental care of elderly adults dependent on care.
Authors: Baumgartner W, Schimmel M, Müller F Abstract The increase in life expectancy in Switzerland is posing new challenges, as more and more people are becoming dependent on care, both at home and in long-term care facilities. The dental profession must deal with patients retaining their own teeth until later in life with an increased incidence and severity of caries and periodontal diseases. The association between general and oral health is becoming important, particularly in older people with medical conditions. Aspiration pneumonia can develop as a result of pathogenic bacteria descending from the oral ...
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The elderly patient: no reason to worry!?
Authors: Glenz F, Brand C, Besimo CE, Carlo CP Abstract In December 2013, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has placed Switzerland for the first time at the top of the list of countries’ general population life ex- pectancy. The augmenting life expectancy and demographic changes are leading to an increase in the number of older people who are dependent on care (Höpflinger & Hugentobler 2003, Höpflinger et al. 2011). Multimorbidity and the resulting polypharmacy have inevitable consequences for the oral health and present a challenge for dentists (Fried et al. 2001). As...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Utilization of dental services in old age.
Authors: Nitschke I, Stillhart A, Kunze J Abstract Regular utilization of dental services helps to improve and maintain oral and general health, even in old age. However, utilization behavior for dental services changes with age: preventive utilization behavior is often replaced by a symptom-driven one. With age, a decrease in the utilization of dental services can be observed, whilst the frequency of contact with physicians increases. The present review describes the current knowledge regarding the utilization of dental services in old age (frequency, reasons for non-utilization, modifying factors). The reasons fo...
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Masticatory function and nutrition in old age.
Authors: Schimmel M, Katsoulis J, Genton L, Müller F Abstract Nowadays, many people retain their natural teeth until late in life as a result of the large success of preventive strategies. However, there is still a very high prevalence of edentulism especially in elderly patients and many of these patients are provided with inadequate dental prostheses. In addition, many elderly citizens suffer from systemic diseases leading to increased drug prescription with age. This may have direct or indirect negative effects on the health and integrity of oral tissues like teeth, mucosa or muscles. There is growing evide...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Anatomic (positional) variation of maxillary wisdom teeth with special regard to the maxillary sinus.
Authors: Lanzer M, Pejicic R, Kruse AL, Schneider T, Grätz KW, Lübbers HT Abstract The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common interventions in oral surgery. In order to avoid complications, a profound knowledge of the anatomy of teeth and adjacent tissues is crucial. In the case of maxillary wisdom teeth, their relationship to the maxillary sinus, to the pterygoid fossa, to the maxillary tuber and the adjacent venous plexus is particularly important. Three-dimensional (3D) imaging, for example by means of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), is increasingly utilized in practice. However, the n...
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[In Process Citation].
Authors: Zürcher A, Filippi A PMID: 26169600 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
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[In Process Citation].
Authors: Stähli A, Bassetti M, Salvi GE, Sculean A, Mericske-Stern R, Bassetti R Abstract The aims of surgical crown lengthening procedures are to improve prosthetic reconstructions at teeth with limited hard tissue, to prevent periodontal problems and/or to improve esthetics. When planning and performing surgical crown lengthening, it is important to consider not only periodontal and technical aspects but also the gingival profile of the neighbouring teeth. This paper presents the systematic approach starting with the diagnosis and indication to the performed treatments and the obtained results and gives clin...
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[In Process Citation].
Authors: Besimo CE Abstract Gerodontology is still understanding itself as a special field that is caring for elderly persons in the 4th stage of life needing nursing and generally living in an institution. In spite of all efforts that have been made, oral health of this population has not really improved. The reason for this lies in the fact that the causes of oral diseases which we face in institutions occur much earlier, in the so-called 3rd stage of life, in which the elderly are living at home and care for their daily life more or less independently. Oral problems arising in this stage of life are closely rela...
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[In Process Citation].
Authors: Yildirim A, Metzler P, Lanzer M, Lübbers HT, Yildirim V Abstract Solcoseryl® is a protein-free haemodialysate, containing a broad spectrum of low molecular components of cellular mass and blood serum obtained from veal calves. Solcoseryl® improves the transport of oxygen and glucose to cells that are under hypoxic conditions. It increases the synthesis of intracellular ATP and contributes to an increase in the level of aerobic glycolysis and oxidative phosphorylation. It activates the reparative and regenerative processes in tissues by stimulating fibroblast proliferation and repair of the col...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

[In Process Citation].
Authors: Siewczyk M, Altermatt HJ, Bornstein MM PMID: 26169990 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

Comparison of two epinephrine concentrations in an articaine solution for local anesthesia in children.
Authors: Zurfluh MA, Daubländer M, van Waes HJ Abstract Painless dental treatment is of major interest in pediatric dentistry. Local anesthesia contains epinephrine, which prolongs soft tissue anesthesia.This, however, is often a source of iscomfort for children and is responsible for certain side effects (e.g., self-inflicted soft tissue lesions). The aim of this study was to investigate whether an epinephrine-reduced articaine solution could reduce the duration of soft tissue anesthesia and thereby reduce the risk of self-inflicted soft tissue lesions, while still providing an adequate anesthesia. In a non-i...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

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Authors: Schaffner M, Hotz P, Lussi A PMID: 26179240 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin)
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research