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An Overview of the Post-Traumatic Mandibular Bifid Condyle.

Alina Coclici, Raluca A Roman, Emil Crasnean, Cosmin Faur, Simion Bran, Mihaela Baciut, Cristian Dinu, Mihaela Hedesiu,

Objectives: To review the main clinical, radiological and treatment aspects of patients with post-traumatic bifid mandibular condyles (BMC), to report a new case of BMC in a patient with history of trauma and to discuss the long term adaptive changes of the opposite condylar head. Methods: An electronic search in ... Read more >>

Maedica (Bucur) (Maedica)
[2020, 15(2):258-265]

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Clinical applications of avian eggshell-derived hydroxyapatite.

Horia Opris, Simion Bran, Cristian Dinu, Mihaela Baciut, Daiana Antoaneta Prodan, Alexandru Mester, Grigore Baciut,

The search for bone reconstruction materials and methods is an ongoing challenge. The aim of this review is to systemically search the available literature concerning the clinical performance of eggshell as a substitute material in guided bone regeneration in oral surgery. Five databases (PubMed, Cochrane, Web of Science, Scopus, and ... Read more >>

Bosn J Basic Med Sci (Bosnian journal of basic medical sciences)
[2020, 20(4):430-437]

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Impact of COVID-19 on Dental Emergency Services in Cluj-Napoca Metropolitan Area: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Nausica Bianca Petrescu, Ovidiu Aghiorghiesei, Anca Stefania Mesaros, Ondine Patricia Lucaciu, Cristian Mihail Dinu, Radu Septimiu Campian, Marius Negucioiu,

This study aimed to assess dental care needs in Cluj region during the State of Emergency, declared due to the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to the same period of the year 2019. A descriptive retrospective analysis was conducted, which retrieved patients seeking emergency dental services at the Emergency Department of County ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2020, 17(21):]

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Cross-sectional imaging and cytologic investigations in the preoperative diagnosis of parotid gland tumors - an updated literature review.

Sebastian Stoia, Grigore Băciuț, Manuela Lenghel, Radu Badea, Csaba Csutak, Georgeta Mihaela Rusu, Mihaela Băciuț, Tiberiu Tamaș, Emil Boțan, Gabriel Armencea, Simion Bran, Cristian Dinu,

An accurate preoperative diagnosis of parotid tumors is essential for selection and planning of the surgical treatment. Various modern cross-sectional imaging and cytologic investigations can support differential diagnosis of parotid tumors. The aim of this study was to achieve a comprehensive and updated review of modern imaging and cytologic investigations ... Read more >>

Bosn J Basic Med Sci (Bosnian journal of basic medical sciences)
[2020, :]

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The Changes in Upper Airway Volume after Orthognathic Surgery Evaluated by Individual Segmentation on CBCT Images.

Cosmin Ioan Faur, Raluca Ancuta Roman, Simion Bran, Cristian Dinu, Alina Coclici, Horatiu Rotaru, Mihaela Hedesiu,

Objectives:The aim of this CBCT study was to evaluate the postoperative volume changes of the rhinosinusal airway space, maxillary sinuses and nasal fossa, that occur after Le Fort I osteotomy, using individual segmentation of 3D virtual models. Material and methods:A number of 16 patients (with Class II and Class III ... Read more >>

Maedica (Bucur) (Maedica)
[2019, 14(3):213-219]

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Nano-hydroxyapatite use in dentistry: a systematic review.

Ioana Roxana Bordea, Sebastian Candrea, Gabriela Teodora Alexescu, Simion Bran, Mihaela Băciuț, Grigore Băciuț, Ondine Lucaciu, Cristian Mihail Dinu, Doina Adina Todea,

Nano-hydroxyapatite (nano-HA) is a material with multiple uses due to its biocompatibility and its resemblance to the nonorganic bone structure. It is used in various dental domains such as implantology, surgery, periodontology, esthetics and prevention. The aim of this study is to provide a wide understanding of nano-HA and to ... Read more >>

Drug Metab. Rev. (Drug metabolism reviews)
[2020, 52(2):319-332]

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Publisher Correction: Halve the dose while maintaining image quality in paediatric Cone Beam CT.

Anne Caroline Oenning, Ruben Pauwels, Andreas Stratis, Karla de Faria Vasconcelos, Elisabeth Tijskens, Annelore de Grauwe, , Reinhilde Jacobs, Benjamin Salmon,

An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via a link at the top of the paper. ... Read more >>

Sci Rep (Scientific reports)
[2020, 10(1):2474]

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Principles of biomechanics in oral implantology.

Avram Manea, Simion Bran, Cristian Dinu, Horatiu Rotaru, Ioan Barbur, Bogdan Crisan, Gabriel Armencea, Florin Onisor, Madalina Lazar, Daniel Ostas, Mihaela Baciut, Sergiu Vacaras, Ileana Mitre, Liana Crisan, Ovidiu Muresan, Rares Roman, Grigore Baciut,

Background and aims:The principles of biomechanics comprise all the interactions between the body (tissues) and the forces acting upon it (directly or via different medical devices). Besides the mechanical aspects, the tissues response is also studied. Understanding and applying these principles is vital for the researchers in the field of ... Read more >>

(Medicine and pharmacy reports)
[2019, 92(Suppl No 3):S14-S19]

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Sterilization protocol for porous dental implants made by Selective Laser Melting.

Avram Manea, Simion Bran, Mihaela Baciut, Gabriel Armencea, Dumitru Pop, Petru Berce, Dan-Cristian Vodnar, Mihaela Hedesiu, Cristian Dinu, Adrian Petrutiu, Darius Tomina, Grigore Baciut,

Background and aims:Although dental implants are widely and successfully used, failure rates because of bacterial colonization are still high. Adequate fabrication and sterilization techniques as well as proper management of infectious complications represent a constant field of interest and research. In this study, we focused our attention on implants with ... Read more >>

(Clujul medical (1957))
[2018, 91(4):452-457]

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The Effects of Low-Dose Irradiation on Human Saliva: A Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Study.

Ioana Maria Colceriu-Șimon, Mihaela Hedeșiu, Valentin Toma, Gabriel Armencea, Alin Moldovan, Gabriela Știufiuc, Bogdan Culic, Viorica Țărmure, Cristian Dinu, Ioana Berindan-Neagoe, Rareș Ionuț Știufiuc, Mihaela Băciuț,

Biological effects of low-dose ionizing radiation (IR) have been unclear until now. Saliva, because of the ease of collection, could be valuable in studying low-dose IR effects by means of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). The objective of our study was to compare the salivary SER spectra recorded before and after ... Read more >>

(Diagnostics (Basel, Switzerland))
[2019, 9(3):]

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Early and long-term changes in the muscles of the mandible following orthognathic surgery.

Alina Coclici, Mihaela Hedeşiu, Simion Bran, Mihaela Băciuţ, Cristian Dinu, Horatiu Rotaru, Raluca Roman,

OBJECTIVES:The aim of the present study is to evaluate the early and long-term postoperative dimensional changes of the muscles of the mandible in patients with orthognathic surgery for class II and class III malocclusions by using ultrasonography (US). MATERIAL AND METHODS:Twenty-six patients who underwent bimaxillary orthognathic surgery for class II ... Read more >>

Clin Oral Investig (Clinical oral investigations)
[2019, 23(9):3437-3444]

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Understanding the basis of medical use of poly-lactide-based resorbable polymers and composites - a review of the clinical and metabolic impact.

Sergiu Vacaras, Mihaela Baciut, Ondine Lucaciu, Cristian Dinu, Grigore Baciut, Liana Crisan, Mihaela Hedesiu, Bogdan Crisan, Florin Onisor, Gabriel Armencea, Ileana Mitre, Ioan Barbur, Winfried Kretschmer, Simion Bran,

This review intended to comparatively explain and present the most important medical use and biological impact of poly-lactides and lactide-based composites. The utilization and degradation of compounds based on lactic acid and polylactides is described in detail. Understanding the metabolism and degradation phenomenon and the factors that potentially influence it ... Read more >>

Drug Metab. Rev. (Drug metabolism reviews)
[2019, 51(4):570-588]

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Halve the dose while maintaining image quality in paediatric Cone Beam CT.

Anne Caroline Oenning, Ruben Pauwels, Andreas Stratis, Karla De Faria Vasconcelos, Elisabeth Tijskens, Annelore De Grauwe, , Reinhilde Jacobs, Benjamin Salmon,

Cone beam CT (CBCT) for dentomaxillofacial paediatric assessment has been widely used despite the uncertainties of the risks of the low-dose radiation exposures. The aim of this work was to investigate the clinical performance of different CBCT acquisition protocols towards the optimization of paediatric exposures. Custom-made anthropomorphic phantoms were scanned ... Read more >>

Sci Rep (Scientific reports)
[2019, 9(1):5521]

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The use of reformatted Cone Beam CT images in assessing mid-face trauma, with a focus on the orbital floor fractures.

Raluca Roman, Mihaela Hedeşiu, Floarea Fildan, Robert Ileşan, Diana Mitea, Cristian Dinu, Mihaela Băciuţ,

BACKGROUND AND AIM:This study aims at evaluating the reliability on specific multi-planar cone beam computer tomography (CBCT) reconstruction in the orbital floor fractures. METHODS:CBCT examination of the mid-face fractures area involving the floor of the orbit was performed in a number of 93 trauma patients by two independent radiologists. Both ... Read more >>

(Clujul medical (1957))
[2016, 89(4):519-524]

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Estimation of the radiation dose for pediatric CBCT indications: a prospective study on ProMax3D.

Maria Marcu, Mihaela Hedesiu, Benjamin Salmon, Ruben Pauwels, Andreas Stratis, Anne Caroline Costa Oenning, Mike E Cohen, Reinhilde Jacobs, Mihaela Baciut, Raluca Roman, Cristian Dinu, Horatiu Rotaru, Ioan Barbur, ,

BACKGROUND:An increasing number of CBCT units and a wide variability of radiation doses have been reported in dentistry lately. AIM:To estimate the effective, cumulative, and organ absorbed doses in children exposed to CBCT over 2 years. DESIGN:A prospective study was conducted in children who underwent CBCT diagnostic imaging with the ... Read more >>

Int J Paediatr Dent (International journal of paediatric dentistry)
[2018, 28(3):300-309]

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Mandibular reconstruction using free vascularized iliac crest grafts and dental implants.

Iuliu Moldovan, Mihai Juncar, Cristian Dinu, Florin Onisor-Gligor, Horatiu Rotar, Simion Bran, Grigore Baciut,

BACKGROUND AND AIM:The mandible is frequently affected by tumor masses present in the oral cavity and is included in the tumor ablation procedure, with major functional and esthetic consequences for the patient. A method of high current interest in mandibular reconstruction is based on the use of free vascularized iliac ... Read more >>

(Clujul medical (1957))
[2015, 88(3):391-394]

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Unilateral temporal myositis heralding polymyositis: ultrasonographic and elastographic findings. Case report.

Laura Damian, Carolina Botar Jid, Liliana Rogojan, Cristian Dinu, Alma Maniu, Daniela Fodor, Simona Rednic, Siao-Pin Simon,

Temporal myositis is a rare inflammatory disease of the temporal muscle. We report a case of unilateral temporal myositis, in which a polymyositis was diagnosed two years thereafter. Although focal myositis may rarely herald polymyositis, isolated temporal myositis preceding inflammatory myopathies has not been described, to our knowledge. In the ... Read more >>

Med Ultrason (Medical ultrasonography)
[2016, 18(1):123-126]

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Frontal fixed prosthetic restoration in edentulous space modification.

Andrei Picos, Alina M Picos, Doriana M Stratica, Adina Barbur, Cristian Dinu,

This study case presents a 53 years old patient with severe aesthetic dysfunctions due to an ectopic maxillary canine associated with a frontal edentulous space. Orthodontic treatment proposition was refused by the patient. After canine extraction, metalo-ceramic fixed partial prosthesis successfully restored the aesthetic damage in the conditions of a ... Read more >>

(Clujul medical (1957))
[2013, 86(4):385-387]

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The ultrasonographic diagnosis of cystic cervical lesions: a pictorial essay.

Lavinia Manuela Lenghel, Grigore Băciuţ, Mihaela Băciuţ, Horaţiu Rotaru, Simion Bran, Cristian Dinu, Carolina Botar-Jid, Mirela Gersak, Sorin M Dudea,

The importance of ultrasonographic (US) examination in the evaluation of the superficial structures of the head and neck region is increasing due to the widespread availability of modern equipment (such as high-frequency transducers) and modern techniques. In the case of a cervical lesion, ultrasound is usually the first imaging method ... Read more >>

Med Ultrason (Medical ultrasonography)
[2016, 18(2):240-246]

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Erratum to: Selective laser melted titanium implants: a new technique for the reconstruction of extensive zygomatic complex defects

Horatiu Rotaru, Ralf Schumacher, Seong-Gon Kim, Cristian Dinu,

(Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
[2015, 37(1):]

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Misleading appearance in cervical lymph node US diagnosis - a report on sarcoidosis, Warthin tumor and squamous cell carcinoma metastases.

Irina Sandu, Manuela Lenghel, Grigore Băciuţ, Cristian Dinu, Carolina Botar-Jid, Dan Vasilescu, Sorin M Dudea,

Ultrasonography, with its various techniques (grey-scale, color Doppler, sonoelastography) offers many signs for the differentiation between benign and malignant neck lymph nodes. In spite of recent progress, the US appearance may be misleading. We present three cases in which the ultrasonographic appearance of the lymph nodes was misleading as compared ... Read more >>

Med Ultrason (Medical ultrasonography)
[2014, 16(2):182-185]

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Comparison of spatial and contrast resolution for cone-beam computed tomography scanners.

Ruben Pauwels, Jilke Beinsberger, Harry Stamatakis, Kostas Tsiklakis, Adrian Walker, Hilde Bosmans, Ria Bogaerts, Reinhilde Jacobs, Keith Horner, ,

OBJECTIVE: The purpose was to evaluate the perceived spatial and contrast resolution for a wide range of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) devices. STUDY DESIGN: A customized polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) phantom was developed. Inserts containing a line-pair and rod pattern were used. The phantom was scanned with 13 CBCT devices and ... Read more >>

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol (Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology)
[2012, 114(1):127-135]

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Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma on the hard palate: case report.

Ji-Young Song, Suk-Keun Lee, Seong-Gon Kim, Horatiu Rotaru, Mihaela Baciut, Cristian Dinu,

Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma (AFH) is a rare, soft tissue sarcoma, which is slow growing with low metastatic potential. We recently had a patient present with AFH, which had a palatal perforation and it looked like a cyst in the occlusal view. Therefore, the radiological and histological features of AFH are ... Read more >>

Oral Maxillofac Surg (Oral and maxillofacial surgery)
[2012, 16(2):237-242]

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The canine fossa puncture technique in chronic odontogenic maxillary sinusitis.

Silviu Albu, Mihaela Baciut, Iulian Opincariu, Horatiu Rotaru, Cristian Dinu,

BACKGROUND: Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) including middle meatus antrostomy (MMA) has been advocated as the technique of choice in the treatment of maxillary chronic odontogenic sinusitis (COS). However, recently the endoscopic canine fossa puncture (CFP) has been proposed as an alternative surgical technique of accessing the entire antrum when pathology ... Read more >>

Am J Rhinol Allergy (American journal of rhinology & allergy)
[2011, 25(5):358-362]

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Osteonecrosis of the maxilla associated with the use of bisphosphonates.

Silviu Albu, Cristian Dinu,

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg (Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery)
[2010, 143(6):847-848]

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