6,049 results match your criteria Quintessence International [Journal]


Undesirable course of an oral implant rehabilitation in a patient with a long history of bulimia nervosa: case report and review of the literature.

Quintessence Int 2018 Nov 8:2-13. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Background: Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder resulting in an intended weight loss due to decreased food intake, induced vomiting, or hyperactivity, and is observed frequently between 12 and 25 years of age. One of the complications is early tooth loss. Moreover, since bulimia nervosa patients suffer from increased atrophy of the alveolar processes, oral rehabilitation even with short dental implants may be impossible. Read More

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November 2018
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Endosseous (dental) implants in an oncologic population: a primer for treatment considerations.

Quintessence Int 2018 Nov 8:2-10. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Successful intraoral rehabilitation for patients with head and neck cancer can be extremely challenging to both the patient and the physician due to anatomical, functional, and esthetic changes from the cancer and its treatment. The measures with optimal oral hygiene to prevent or minimize the sequelae of cancer treatments are fundamental to preservation of function and avoidance of complications of therapy. In patients with loss of teeth, endosseous (dental) implants offer an option to improve intraoral rehabilitation. Read More

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November 2018
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Lack of evidence for the necessity of root canal obturation.

Quintessence Int 2018 Nov 8:2-8. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Objective: Root canal obturation still is a relevant research topic and patients spend substantial amounts of financial resources for this step of endodontic treatment. Three experiments were conducted challenging the necessity of root canal obturation.

Method And Materials: Applying micro computed tomography, the volume of dentin tubules that cannot be instrumented during root canal therapy was determined. Read More

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November 2018
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Gingival squamous cell carcinoma: an unexpected clincal presentation.

Quintessence Int 2018 Nov 8:2-9. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is an aggressive tumor and represents the most common oral malignancy found by dental health care providers. Timely detection is paramount to reduce patient comorbidities of regional and distant metastases and improve survival rates. To augment recognition of early stage of gingival SCC (GSCC), this article features the somewhat innocuous clinical findings in a 60-year-old female. Read More

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November 2018

Effect of framework design and firing cycle on the success rate of bilayered zirconia crowns.

Quintessence Int 2018 Nov 8:2-11. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Objective: This study investigated the effect of framework design and modification of porcelain firing cycle on the occurrence of fractures of metal-ceramic and bilayered zirconia crowns after cyclic loading.

Method And Materials: Twenty-four zirconia crowns with two different apicocoronal incisal veneering porcelain lengths (ZS = 2.0 mm and ZL = 4. Read More

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November 2018
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Review of cone beam computed tomography guidelines in North America.

Quintessence Int 2018 Nov 8:2-11. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Objective: The aim of this article is to investigate, study, and summarize cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)-related guidelines offered by relevant organizations and associations within North America to provide the dental practitioner a clearer direction on the practice of CBCT-related procedures in North America.

Data Sources: Scientific databases including PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus, MedLine, and Web of Science were used for the search of relevant literature on the CBCT guidelines developed in North America. In addition, the World Wide Web was searched for comparative CBCT guidelines nationally or internationally using the same search strategies. Read More

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November 2018
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Multidisciplinary dentistry for transitional care patients.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(10):855-861

A growing patient population is adolescents and young adults who have had one or more serious medical problems and are aging into adulthood. This group of patients has unique medical needs, which has resulted in the development of a specialized area of medicine: transitional care medicine. The case reviews of two of these patients are described. Read More

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January 2018
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Single-retainer resin-bonded fixed dental prostheses as an alternative to orthodontic space closure (and to single-tooth implants).

Authors:
Matthias Kern

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(10):789-798

This article describes single-retainer resin-bonded fixed dental prostheses (RBFDPs) as an excellent alternative to orthodontic space closure or tooth replacement with implants or conventional fixed dental prostheses for congenitally and traumatically missing anterior teeth. Although the treatment with RBFDPs is technique sensitive, it is extremely reliable given a correct indication and adequate adhesive procedures. Read More

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January 2018

Midface migraine with concomitant dental disease: A report of two cases.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(10):849-854

Background: Numerous publications have reported on migraines misdiagnosed as endodontic pathologies. However, reports on the effect that concurrent migraine and endodontic pathology can have on each other and how their respective treatments can also affect each other are limited.

Clinical Presentation: Two cases are reported that presented with both migraine and periapical pathology. Read More

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January 2018
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CAD/CAM diamond tool wear.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(10):781-786

Objective: This study evaluated the wear of computer-aided design/computer-assisted manufacture (CAD/CAM) burs and the morphologic changes after a number of millings.

Method And Materials: Diamond burs (cylinder and step-bur) were divided into four milling groups: zero millings (G0); 15 millings (G1); 25 millings (G2); and 35 millings (G3). Seventy-five premolar crowns were milled using the Cerec Compact Milling unit and VitaBlock Mark II. Read More

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January 2018
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A new Fluorescence-aided Identification Technique (FIT) for optimal removal of resin-based bracket bonding remnants after orthodontic debracketing.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(10):809-813

Tooth-colored resin-based bracket bonding agents are used to fix orthodontic brackets to teeth as inconspicuously as possible. However, after debonding the brackets, these tooth-colored bonding remnants remain on the tooth surface and must be removed to prevent adverse sequelae. Various techniques can be used, all of which cause varying damage to the tooth structure, as the transition between composite and enamel is visually difficult to detect. Read More

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January 2018

Dimensional changes in the sinus membrane following maxillary sinus augmentation.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(10):841-847

Objective: The aim of this retrospective study was to measure the sinus membrane's dimensional changes following maxillary sinus augmentation via a lateral approach, and to examine the variables affecting changes in the membrane's thickness.

Method And Materials: Sixty-six sinuses corresponding to 50 patients (15 males and 35 females) who underwent lateral wall maxillary sinus augmentation (34 unilateral and 16 bilateral) were retrospectively evaluated. The sinus membrane thickness was measured on cross-sectional cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans which were performed prior to and 9 to 11 months' post maxillary sinus augmentation. Read More

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January 2018
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Effect on wound healing of a topical gel containing amino acid and sodium hyaluronate applied to the alveolar socket after mandibular third molar extraction: A double-blind randomized controlled trial.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(10):831-840

Objective: The study aimed to assess the effect of topical applications of an amino acid and sodium hyaluronate gel after mandibular third molar extraction.

Method And Materials: 136 patients requiring mandibular third molar extraction were enrolled. An amino acid and sodium hyaluronate gel was applied to the sockets of patients in the test group immediately following the extraction. Read More

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January 2018
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From Signal to Image: Enabling Fine-Grained Gesture Recognition with Commercial Wi-Fi Devices.

Sensors (Basel) 2018 Sep 18;18(9). Epub 2018 Sep 18.

National Defense Engineering College, Army Engineering University of PLA, Nanjing 210007, China.

Gesture recognition acts as a key enabler for user-friendly human-computer interfaces (HCI). To bridge the human-computer barrier, numerous efforts have been devoted to designing accurate fine-grained gesture recognition systems. Recent advances in wireless sensing hold promise for a ubiquitous, non-invasive and low-cost system with existing Wi-Fi infrastructures. Read More

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September 2018
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Assessment of gingival zenith position and its level relative to age and gender in maxillary anterior teeth.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(9):761-768

Objective: The gingival tissues surrounding the maxillary anterior teeth play a pivotal role in fostering a beautiful smile. The gingival zenith position (GZP) and its spatial orientation in the mesiodistal and apicocoronal direction can provide a valuable reference point. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the GZP and gingival zenith line (GZL) in maxillary anterior teeth in different age groups and genders. Read More

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January 2018
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An evidence-based evaluation of the concept of centric relation in the 21st century.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(9):755-760

The concept and application of a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) relationship identified as centric relation (CR) has changed significantly over the past century. Originally proposed as a biologically reasonable position where maxillary and mandibular dentures should occlude, it later was applied to the dentate population as well. The term "ideal" was used by the gnathologic dental community as they sought to define the exact details of CR in terms of condyle-fossa relationships. Read More

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January 2018
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Long-term randomized clinical trial evaluating the effects of fixture surface acid-etching and machined collar design on bone healing.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(9):733-743

Objectives: An implant with an acid-etched fixture surface and internal-hex collar may achieve greater osseointegration. The goal of this research was to study the effects on long-term bone healing of fixture surface acid-etching and machined collar design.

Method And Materials: Three two-part implant types were compared: standard Brånemark (with an external-hex 1. Read More

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January 2018
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Hemostatic gingival retraction agents and their impact on prosthodontic treatment steps: A narrative review.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(9):719-732

The purpose of this topic review is to give a general overview of gingival retraction agents used during prosthodontic treatment, and the possible difficulties connected to them that may be faced by the dentist. Hemostatic agents are important for successful gingival retraction and in achieving hemostasis. However, these agents may show numerous negative effects on the prosthodontic treatment and oral tissues of which the practicing dentist must be aware, and which will be elucidated in this review. Read More

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January 2018
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Esthetic treatment of alveolar ridge atrophy in the anterior maxilla via connective tissue graft performed simultaneously with implant placement: A three-case series.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(10):801-807

Objective: The mere osseointegration of an implant should no longer be considered a satisfactory criterion for success. Tooth extraction itself and, more importantly, possible local comorbidities such as periodontal or endodontic diseases, cause a reduction in the gingival volume of the edentulous site due to bone atrophy. This reduced volume must be treated and resolved to obtain a satisfactory esthetic result, which is an essential factor for successful implant rehabilitation. Read More

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January 2018
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[Analysis of reinforcing and reducing methods by twirling the needle of "rotating the needle to the left for reinforcing, to the right for reducing"].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2018 Aug;38(8):847-51

College of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine, Southwest Medical University, Luzhou 646000, Sichuan Province, China; College of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Chengdu University of TCM, Chengdu 610073, Sichuan Province.

In order to inherit the ancient acupuncture reinforcing and reducing methods and provide references to study those methods,this paper is based on much literature of reinforcing and reducing methods by twirling the needle and "rotating the needle to the left for reinforcing, to the right for reducing". With - theory of traditional Chinese medicine, including descending and ascending of -, the principle of "" and "", and (quintessence of universe) and the Eight Diagrams, we analyse reinforcing and reducing methods by twirling the needle of "rotating the needle to the left for reinforcing, to the right for reducing". Besides, combined with modern experimental and clinical studies, the feasibility and efficacy of twisting reinforcing and reducing are demonstrated. Read More

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August 2018
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The Survival of the Frater Medicus? English Friars and Alchemy, ca. 1370-ca. 1425.

Ambix 2018 Aug 24;65(3):232-249. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

a King's College, University of Cambridge , UK.

This essay reinserts friars into the story of alchemy and medicine in late medieval England. Much of the evidence for the activity of friars, mostly Franciscans, is to be found in a Latin text compiled in 1416-1425, the Tabula medicine. Here friars appear as sources for remedies, and a significant number of these remedies are alchemical. Read More

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Controversy regarding the need for prophylactic removal of impacted third molars: An overview.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(8):653-662

Objective: Removal of third molars (3Ms) is one of the most common surgical procedures performed by dental surgeons. 3Ms that are associated with pathologic changes such as infection, nonrestorable caries lesions, cysts, tumors, and destruction of adjacent teeth and bone are under consensus for their removal. However, debate exists regarding the prophylactic removal of asymptomatic impacted 3Ms. Read More

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January 2018

Editorial: Placebo analgesia in dentistry.

Authors:
Eli Eliav

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(8):605

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January 2018

Some theoretical insights into the hologenome theory of evolution and the role of microbes in speciation.

Theory Biosci 2018 Nov 31;137(2):197-206. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7, 30-387, Kraków, Poland.

Research on symbiotic communities (microbiomes) of multicellular organisms seems to be changing our understanding of how species of plants and animals have evolved over millions of years. The quintessence of these discoveries is the emergence of the hologenome theory of evolution, founded on the concept that a holobiont (a host along with all of its associated symbiotic microorganisms) acts a single unit of selection in the process of evolution. Although the hologenome theory has become very popular among certain scientific circles, its principles are still being debated. Read More

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November 2018

Randomized clinical trial on the comparison of bleaching outcomes using either ozone or hydrogen peroxide.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(8):625-634

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of in-office tooth bleaching following application of either ozone (O3) or hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).

Method And Materials: 32 participants were randomly distributed into two groups (n = 16 each). Participants' maxillary anterior teeth were treated with ozone (produced via a healOzone X4 device; Curozone) for 60 seconds in Group 1, or with 38% H2O2 for 20 minutes in Group 2. Read More

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January 2018

Efficacy of flapless intentional replantation with enamel matrix derivative in the treatment of hopeless teeth associated with endodontic-periodontal lesions: A 2-year prospective case series.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(9):699-707

Objective: In this prospective case series, the effects of flapless intentional replantation (IR) with root surface conditioning with enamel matrix derivative (EMD) was evaluated for the treatment of periodontally-endodontally involved hopeless teeth.

Method And Materials: A total of 17 teeth (17 patients, aged 40 to 73) with ≥ 10 mm attachment loss and radiographic bone loss to the apex were included in the study. The affected teeth were atraumatically extracted using a flapless approach, then granulation tissues, calculus, and necrotic cementum on the root surfaces were removed. Read More

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January 2018
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Computerized three-dimensional design for accurate orienting and dimensioning artificial dental socket for tooth autotransplantation.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(8):663-671

Objective: To present an improved, accurate, and efficient method for planning and preparing an artificial socket for autotransplantation, by using a three-dimensional (3D) surgical guide and a replica of the transplanted donor tooth. The guide and the tooth replica were fabricated using a computerized 3D simulation. A case treated with this approach is presented. Read More

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January 2018
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A classification for assessing surgical difficulty in the extraction of mandibular impacted third molars: Description and clinical validation.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(9):745-753

Objective: Surgical time prediction is an important factor to plan both clinical and organizational aspects of mandibular impacted third molar extraction. Many classifications have been proposed over the years, but their accuracy in surgical time prediction remained questionable. The present study introduced a modification of Juodzbalys and Daugela (JD) classification, and had the aim to validate its effectiveness in predicting the duration of the surgery. Read More

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January 2018
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Impact of glide path preparation on the incidence of dentinal defects after preparation of severely curved root canals.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(8):607-613

Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of glide path preparation on the incidence of dentinal defects after preparation of severely curved canals using ProTaper Next, F6 SkyTaper, and One Shape instruments.

Method And Materials: One hundred and forty human mandibular molars with mesiobuccal canals with angles of curvatures ranging between 25 and 35 degrees and radii ranging between 4 and 9 mm were assigned to seven homogenous groups (n = 20 teeth per group). In half of the teeth of each of the seven groups a manual glide path (size 15) was created prior to instrumentation. Read More

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January 2018
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Comparison of the antibacterial efficacy of sonic- and two ultrasonic-activated irrigation techniques in reducing intracanal Enterococcus faecalis populations.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(9):689-697

Objective: This in-vitro study evaluated the antibacterial efficacy of sonic and ultrasonic irrigation with either intermittent or continuous flush in root canals infected with Enterococcus faecalis.

Method And Materials: Seventy single-rooted, extracted teeth with straight root canals were prepared with FlexMaster NiTi-instruments, sterilized, inoculated with E faecalis and incubated for 72 hours. Sixty roots were randomly divided into four experimental groups as well as into infection and sterile controls (n = 10 each). Read More

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January 2018

Effect of implant number on the movement of mandibular implant-supported overdentures under biting force: An in-vitro study.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(9):709-717

Objective: Many studies have investigated the effect of implant number on the performance of implant-supported overdentures (ISO), but few have focused on denture movement. This in-vitro study aims to investigate the influence of implant number on the movement of mandibular ISO under biting force.

Method And Materials: An edentulous mandibular cast and 12 overdentures (n = 12) were fabricated, and a locator attachment system with blue nylon inserts was chosen for this study. Read More

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January 2018
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Short, parallel-walled, conical-connection implants for a broad range of indications in the maxilla and mandible: Retrospective multicenter study with up to 33 months of follow-up.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(8):645-651

Objective: To evaluate the survival and complication rate of 7-mm short, parallel-walled, conical-connection implants in daily practice.

Method And Materials: This multicenter retrospective study included 219 consecutive patients who received 323 implants. Indication was limited vertical bone height preventing placement of implants longer than 7 mm. Read More

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January 2018

Can extra-short dental implants serve as alternatives to bone augmentation? A preliminary longitudinal randomized controlled clinical trial.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(8):635-643

Objective: A randomized trial to assess clinical and radiographic outcomes of short versus standard dental implants placed with concomitant vertical bone augmentation.

Method And Materials: Patients requiring dental implants were randomized to receive either 6-mm implants (experimental) or 10-mm implants with vertical augmentation (control). Custom load-bearing healing abutments were connected to allow for indirect resonance frequency analysis measurements. Read More

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January 2018
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Management of localized aggressive periodontitis: A 30-year follow-up.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(8):615-624

This case report describes the long-term follow-up of a patient with localized aggressive periodontitis over a 30-year period. A 16-year-old woman was referred for periodontal assessment after starting orthodontic treatment. The patient was treated initially by combined nonsurgical and antimicrobial therapy, and autotransplantation of maxillary third molars in place of maxillary first molars, followed by a regular supportive periodontal treatment program. Read More

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January 2018
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The challenge of managing patients with generalized short root anomaly: A case report.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(8):673-679

The case of an 18-year-old woman with generalized short root anomaly (SRA) is presented, and the clinical management and challenges associated with this rare condition are discussed. The patient was referred for restoration of the edentulous maxillary left anterior region. Due to the SRA, the patient had previously received limited orthodontic treatment for the ectopic maxillary canines. Read More

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January 2018
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Tuberosity versus palatal donor sites for soft tissue grafting: A split-mouth clinical study.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(7):589-598

Objective: To compare postoperative pain associated with palatal and tuberosity donor sites for soft tissue grafting, and to evaluate the outcomes in both the donor and recipient sites.

Method And Materials: Twenty healthy nonsmokers requiring bilateral soft tissue grafts were recruited for the study. For the 10 patients who required free gingival graft (FGG), 10 epithelialized grafts were taken from the tuberosity and 10 from the palate. Read More

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January 2018
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The efficacy of orthodontic treatments for anterior crowding with Invisalign compared with fixed appliances using the Peer Assessment Rating Index.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(7):581-587

Objective: The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine the efficacy of Invisalign in a large sample of patients compared to fixed appliances.

Method And Materials: The test group consisted of 100 patients treated with Invisalign compared with a control group treated with conventional fixed appliances matched for sex, age, and initial severity of malocclusion based on the amount of anterior dental crowding (Little Index) and the Peer Assessment Rating (PAR Index) scores. The retainer used was a 0. Read More

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January 2018
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Determining the interchangeability of KaVo PROTAR semi-adjustable articulators.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(7):549-555

Objective: Interchangeable articulators are crucial for a precise clinical outcome. Lack of interchangeability will affect the accuracy of the occlusion of prosthetic restorations. The objective of this study was to evaluate the interchangeability of KaVo PROTARevo articulators. Read More

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January 2018
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Occlusal onlays as a modern treatment concept for the reconstruction of severely worn occlusal surfaces.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(7):521-533

According to the Fifth German Oral Health Study, the caries experience in the German population is declining sharply. The number of teeth still present at an advanced age has also increased significantly in recent decades. This shows a clear trend towards long-term tooth preservation - possibly with fixed dental prostheses - which is further supported by the possibility to place implants to increase the number of abutments. Read More

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January 2018
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Three-dimensional thinking - it is just a matter of time.

Authors:
Sorin Teich

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(7):519-520

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January 2018
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Peri-implant tissue score (PITS) as a measure of success, applied to 869 dental implants from a retrospective clinical study.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(7):567-579

Objective: This article presents a methodology of a comprehensive score for assessment and monitoring of dental implant success from the peri-implant tissue perspective. It involves only standard and minimally invasive techniques accessible to general dental practices, without the need for special equipment.

Methods And Materials: The proposed score methodology combines existing consensual global knowledge regarding aspects of dental implant success with the standard examination tools accepted for regular recall assessment. Read More

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January 2018
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12 years' preservation of maxillary permanent incisors with cervical root fractures adjacent to aggressive periodontitis: Report of a case.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(7):543-548

This case report presents long-term results following horizontal root fracture of both maxillary central incisors in a 19-year-old woman with aggressive periodontitis. Due to extensive marginal bone loss and the close proximity of the fracture lines to the bottoms of the periodontal pockets, the prognosis of both teeth was uncertain at the time of the accident. Nevertheless, a conservative treatment strategy consisting of splinting and nonsurgical periodontal therapy was initiated. Read More

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January 2018
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Color stability, psychosocial impact, and effect on self-perception of esthetics of tooth whitening using low-concentration (6%) hydrogen peroxide.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(7):557-566

Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the bleaching efficacy and impact on psychosocial and esthetics self-perception of a low-concentration (6%) hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) gel compared with a conventional (37.5%) H2O2 gel when used as an in-office treatment.

Method And Materials: In total, 35 participants received two sessions of three 12-minute applications of treatment with 37. Read More

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January 2018
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Biology of teeth and implants: Host factors - pathology, regeneration, and the role of stem cells.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(6):497-509

In chronic periodontitis and peri-implantitis, cells of the innate and adaptive immune systems are involved directly in the lesions within the tissues of the patient. Absence of a periodontal ligament around implants does not prevent a biologic process similar to that of periodontitis from affecting osseointegration. Our first focus is on factors in the biology of individuals that are responsible for the susceptibility of such individuals to chronic periodontitis and to peri-implantitis. Read More

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January 2018
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Comparison between five CAD/CAM systems for fit of zirconia copings.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(6):437-444

Objective: The aim of this in-vitro study was to investigate the marginal and internal fit of zirconia copings fabricated by five CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-assisted manufacture) systems.

Method And Materials: A typodont mandibular right first molar was prepared according to ideal parameters for a zirconia crown, scanned digitally, and 100 identical resin dies fabricated by 3D printing. Samples were randomly divided into five groups and sent to CAD/CAM systems for zirconia copings (A, Ceramill-Motion 2, Amann Girrbach; B, Weiland, Ivoclar Vivadent; C, Cerec, Ivoclar Vivadent; D, Prettau Zirconia, Zirkonzahn; E, Cad4dent). Read More

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January 2018
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The efficacy of air polishing devices in supportive periodontal therapy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(6):453-467

Objective: This systematic review analyzes existing literature on the clinical efficacy of air polishing devices (APDs), discussing the evidence-based data available for justifying their use as an alternative to conventional periodontal debridement in supportive periodontal therapy. The main objective of the review was to assess whether APD was as equally efficient or superior in obtaining successful treatment outcomes when compared with conventional methods.

Data Sources: Following PRISMA guidelines, a systematic literature search of articles in English, up to December 2016, was conducted using PubMed, Cochrane, and Medline. Read More

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January 2018
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Outcomes of therapeutic TMD interventions on oral health related quality of life: A qualitative systematic review.

Quintessence Int 2018 ;49(6):487-496

Objectives: This systematic review aims to determine the impact of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) therapeutic interventions on patients' oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) and to recommend approaches that improve QoL.

Data Sources: A systematic search of the literature was performed between January 2007 and October 2017 to identify articles on TMD interventions and OHRQoL. Randomized controlled trials, and retrospective and prospective cohort studies that mentioned dedicated tools for measurement of OHRQoL changes in TMD patients after therapeutic interventions were included. Read More

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January 2018
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