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The Epidemiology and Management of Bell's Palsy in the Sudan.

Ahmed Hassan Kamil Mustafa, Ahmed Mohammed Sulaiman,

<h4>Background</h4>Bell's palsy is an acute idiopathic facial nerve paralysis of sudden onset. It is the most common cause of lower motor neuron facial nerve paralysis with an annual incidence of 15-30 per 100,000.The objective of this work is to study the prevalence and the management of Bell's palsy in the ... Read more >>

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[2018, 12:827-836]

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Microbiological Response to Periodontal Therapy: A Retrospective Study.

Vittorio Checchi, Gaia Pascolo,

<h4>Background</h4>Periodontitis is a multifactorial infection caused by a complex of pathogenic bacterial species that induce the destruction of periodontal structures.<h4>Objective</h4>The aim of this study is to evaluate the presence and bacterial load of six periodontal pathogens bacteria, measured at initial visit and after osseous surgery in patients affected by chronic ... Read more >>

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[2018, 12:837-845]

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Separation of Nickel-Titanium Rotary and Reciprocating Instruments: A Mini-Review of Clinical Studies.

Marcelo Santos Coelho, Marcos de Azevêdo Rios, Carlos Eduardo da Silveira Bueno,

<h4>Objective</h4>This review aimed to evaluate clinical studies that assessed separated NiTi rotary and reciprocating instruments.<h4>Design and methods</h4>This review assessed clinical studies involving treatments performed by undergraduate students, graduate students, and endodontic specialists. This review evaluated studies using rotary instruments, reciprocating instruments, and hybrid techniques. The number of uses of the ... Read more >>

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[2018, 12:864-872]

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Cone Beam CT-Based Preoperative Volumetric Estimation of Bone Graft Required for Lateral Window Sinus Augmentation, Compared with Intraoperative Findings: A Pilot Study.

Nagla'a A Abdel-Wahed, Maha Ahmed Bahammam,

<h4>Introduction</h4>The presence of an atrophic maxilla creates a serious challenge in cases of implant placement, while maxillary sinus pneumatization further complicates the surgery. This pilot study was performed to investigate the validity of two techniques used to estimate the volumes of bone graft material required in cases that included lateral ... Read more >>

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[2018, 12:820-826]

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Is Conservative Surgery the Best Approach for Peripheral Calcifying Epithelial Odontogenic Tumors?

Isadora Luana Flores, Tissiana Rachel Rossi Schneider, Ana Carolina Uchoa Vasconcelos, Sandra Beatriz Chaves Tarquinio, Ricardo Alves de Mesquita, Ana Paula Neutzling Gomes,

<h4>Background</h4>Peripheral Calcifying Epithelial Odontogenic Tumors (CEOT) rich in clear cells are a rare entity in the oral cavity, with only 14 previous case reports in the English literature. None have discussed recommended treatment approaches for extraosseous CEOT.<h4>Objective</h4>This brief descriptive review describes a treatment approach for peripheral CEOT including the clear ... Read more >>

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[2018, 12:856-863]

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Effectiveness of S-PRG Filler-Containing Toothpaste in Inhibiting Demineralization of Human Tooth Surface.

Bennett T Amaechi, Hariyali Kasundra, Deepika Joshi, Azadeh Abdollahi, Parveez A A Azees, Linda O Okoye,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Using an established pH-cycling caries model, the authors evaluated the effectiveness of toothpastes containing Surface Pre-reacted Glass-ionomer filler (S-PRG) in preventing tooth surface demineralization.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>210 tooth blocks were randomly assigned to seven experimental groups (30 blocks/group): no treatment (A), and toothpaste containing either NaF (B), 0 wt% S-PRG (C), ... Read more >>

Open Dent J (The open dentistry journal)
[2018, 12:811-819]

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Using Resonance Frequency Analysis to Compare Delayed and Immediate Progressive Loading for Implants Placed in the Posterior Maxilla: A Pilot Study.

Mohammed Jasim Al Juboori, Mohammed Ahmed Al Attas, Raquel Zita Gomes, Basma Fathi Alanbari,

<h4>Objective</h4>Implants placed in the posterior region of the maxilla have a high incidence of implant failure due to poor bone quality, especially when immediate implant loading is needed. Immediate Progressive Loading (IPL) can enhance bone quality and may offer an alternative solution when Immediate Implant loading is needed.<h4>Methods</h4>Six patients (one ... Read more >>

Open Dent J (The open dentistry journal)
[2018, 12:801-810]

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Diagnostic Accuracy of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in Lesions of Oral Cavity and Salivary Glands: A Clinico-Pathological Study.

Shubhangi Shalley, Nasib Chand, Amit Aggarwal, Laxmi Narayan Garg, Varuni Yadav, Aashit Yadav,

<h4>Objective</h4>Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) is a rapid, reliable and safe diagnostic tool used for various lesions of the oral cavity and salivary glands. The present study was undertaken to categorize the cytomorphology of the oral cavity and salivary gland lesions on FNAC and to assess the accuracy of FNAC ... Read more >>

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[2018, 12:782-790]

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To Evaluate the Severity, Distribution of Occlusal Tooth Wear and its Correlation with Bite Force in Young North Indian Adults.

Mandeep Kumar, Rashmi Verma, Mohit Bansal, Sunint Singh, Sharique Rehan, Virender Kumar, Dr Simran,

<h4>Aim</h4>To determine the severity and distribution of occlusal tooth wear among young North Indian adults and to evaluate the correlation of occlusal tooth wear with bite force.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>A total of 164 subjects were enrolled in the present study. Inclusion criteria included subjects with age range of 25-40 years having ... Read more >>

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[2018, 12:735-741]

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The IG- file use to Gauge the Apical Diameter in Endodontics: An In Vitro Study.

Massimo Amato, Alfredo Iandolo, Giuseppe Pantaleo, Dina Abtellatif, Michele Simeone, Angelo Lizio, Roberto Lo Giudice, Giuseppe Lo Giudice,

<h4>Aim</h4>The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the IG-file, a new instrument designed for apical diameter gauging.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>After shaping with F1 Universal Protaper, 60 roots were randomly divided into two groups and assigned to two operators, One Expert in Endodontics (EO) and One Unexpert (UO).In ... Read more >>

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[2018, 12:638-646]

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Pathogenesis, Clinical Features, Diagnosis, and Management of Radiation Hazards in Dentistry.

Gundeep Singh, Amit Sood, Ambreen Kaur, Deepak Gupta,

<h4>Introduction</h4>With the advent of newer radiographic diagnostic procedures of the maxillofacial region, there is a drastic increase in the use of Ionizing radiation which further leads to increased chance of radiation hazards among the patients and the health care workers. In addition to the diagnostic information extracted, the radiation exposure ... Read more >>

Open Dent J (The open dentistry journal)
[2018, 12:742-752]

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Dentofacial Medicine and Diagnosis.

Deepak Gupta,

Open Dent J (The open dentistry journal)
[2018, 12:696-699]

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No Compliance Correction of Class II Malocclusion in Growing Patients Whit HERBST Appliance: A Case Report.

M Portelli, A Militi, M Cicciù, A Lo Giudice, G Cervino, R Fastuca, R Nucera,

<h4>Background</h4>Class II malocclusion is the most common sagittal skeletal discrepancy, with a prevalent skeletal pattern of mandibular retrusion. The correction of mandibular retrusion with functional removable appliance needs a good patient's compliance; for this reason, some clinicians prefer to use no compliance apparatus.<h4>Objective</h4>Objective of the present therapy note is to ... Read more >>

Open Dent J (The open dentistry journal)
[2018, 12:605-613]

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Correlation of Condylar Translation During Maximal Mouth Opening with Presence of Signs of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders in an Asymptomatic Population of 18-25 Years Age Group of Northern India.

Deepak Gupta, Soheyl Sheikh, Shambulingappa Pallagatti, Ravinder Singh, Amit Aggarwal,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of "subluxation" and presence of clinical signs of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) in asymptomatic individuals and its distribution according to age and sex.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>The material investigated comprised of 200 asymptomatic subjects with 400 joints. The subjects were divided into ... Read more >>

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[2018, 12:770-781]

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Assessment of Masseter Muscle Appearance and Thickness in Edentulous and Dentate Patients by Ultrasonography.

Meltem Mayil, Gaye Keser, Arzu Demir, Filiz Namdar Pekiner,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The purpose of the present study was to examine ultrasonographic appearances of Masseter Muscle (MM) in dentate and edentulous patients without Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD).<h4>Materials and methods</h4>The thickness of the MM in 25 dentate (mean age: 30,68 ± 10,49) and 24 edentulous (mean age: 61,46 ± 9,71) patients, who visited routine ... Read more >>

Open Dent J (The open dentistry journal)
[2018, 12:723-734]

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Oral Lichenoid Lesion Manifesting as Desquamative Gingivitis: Unlikely Association? Case Report.

Lívia Maria Lopes de Oliveira, Luiz Henrique Carvalho Batista, Alexandrino Pereira Dos Santos Neto, Luciano Barreto Silva, Renata Cimões, Jair Carneiro Leão, Maria Leticia Cintra, Camila Maria Béder Ribeiro,

<h4>Introduction</h4>The aim of this report is to present a clinical case of oral lichenoid lesions associated with amalgam restorations with the presence of desquamative gingivitis for a nine months follow up period.<h4>Case report</h4>The histopathologic characteristics and direct immunofluorescence were compatible with Oral Lichenoid Lesion (LLO). Diagnosis was based on a ... Read more >>

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[2018, 12:679-686]

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Investigation of Stress Level Among Dentistry Students, General Dentists, and Pediatric Dental Specialists During Performing Pediatric Dentistry in Kerman, Iran, in 2017.

Elham Farokh-Gisour, Marjan Hatamvand,

<h4>Background & aim</h4>Dentists are exposed to stress and tension as they have a close contact with the patients. The increase in stress may affect the dentists' performance and can be a major threat to the physical and mental health of the patients. Pediatric dentistry requires experience, without which the amateur ... Read more >>

Open Dent J (The open dentistry journal)
[2018, 12:631-637]

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Assessment of Mandibular Surface Area Changes in Bruxers Versus Controls on Panoramic Radiographic Images: A Case Control Study.

Lakshmi Padmaja Satheeswarakumar, Tatu Joy Elenjickal, Shashi Kiran Mohan Ram, Kartheesan Thangasamy,

<h4>Background</h4>Bruxism is the commonest of the many parafunctional activities of the masticatory system. Opinions on the causes of bruxism were numerous and widely varying. It can occur during sleep as well as wakefulness. Bruxism was for long considered a major cause of tooth wear. Other effects of bruxism may include ... Read more >>

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[2018, 12:753-761]

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A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial on Clinical Efficacy of Topical Agents in Reducing Pain and Frequency of Recurrent Aphthous Ulcers.

Renu Sharma, Shambulingappa Pallagatti, Amit Aggarwal, Soheyl Sheikh, Ravinder Singh, Deepak Gupta,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Recurrent Aphthous Ulcers (RAU) is one of the most common oral ulcerative Disease of the oral mucosa with high recurrence rate. Standard topical treatment options provide symptomatic relief with few have been found to be effective in treating or relieving the symptoms.<h4>Aim</h4>The study aimed to evaluate the clinical efficacy of ... Read more >>

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[2018, 12:700-713]

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Overall and Anterior Tooth Size Ratios in a Group of Emiratis.

Moaza Ghuloom Mohammad, Shazia Naser-Ud Din, Amar Hassan Khamis, Athanasios E Athanasiou,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The aims of this investigation in a group of Emiratis were (<b>1</b>) To study overall and anterior tooth size ratios in Class I normal occlusion, (<b>2</b>) To estimate overall and anterior tooth size ratios in different malocclusion groups, (<b>3</b>) To compare overall and anterior tooth size ratios in Class I ... Read more >>

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[2018, 12:655-663]

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Orthodontic Fixed Appliance and Periodontal Status: An Updated Systematic Review.

Silvia Cerroni, Guido Pasquantonio, Roberta Condò, Loredana Cerroni,

<h4>Background</h4>Periodontal implications of orthodontic therapy are frequent, gingival and periodontal conditions need to be evaluated for every appointment. Several studies have analyzed the effects of fixed appliance on periodontal health.<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate whether there is updated scientific evidence on the relationship between fixed orthodontic therapy and periodontal health.<h4>Methods</h4>A literature search was ... Read more >>

Open Dent J (The open dentistry journal)
[2018, 12:614-622]

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Digitized Morphometric Analysis using Maxillary Canine and Mandibular First Molar for Age Estimation in South Indian Population.

Vadivel Ilayaraja, Nalliapan Ganapathy, Georgebabu Jisha, Thambu Keerthipriyadharshini, Thangadurai Maheswaran, Thukanayakanpalayam R Yoithapprabhunath,

<h4>Background</h4>In recent years, the estimation of age in living individuals have become important to solve judicial or civil problems. Secondary dentin deposition occurs as the age advances and can be measured by calculating the reduction in pulp chamber through Noninvasive radiograph techniques.<h4>Aim</h4>The aim is to derive precise population specific formulae ... Read more >>

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[2018, 12:762-769]

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Molar Incisor Hypomineralization: Prevalence and Risk Factors Among 7-9 Years Old School Children in Muradnagar, Ghaziabad.

Archana Rai, Avnish Singh, Ipseeta Menon, Jyoti Singh, Vineet Rai, Gunjan Singh Aswal,

<h4>Background</h4>The aim of this school-based, cross-sectional survey was to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of permanent Molar Incisor Hypomineralization among 7-9 years old school children in Muradnagar.<h4>Methods</h4>This cross-sectional study was performed among 7-9 years old school children in Muradnagar. Estimated sample size was 992 in this study. Multistage cluster ... Read more >>

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[2018, 12:714-722]

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Assessment of Bonding Effectiveness of Adhesive Materials to Tooth Structure using Bond Strength Test Methods: A Review of Literature.

Aminah M El Mourad,

<h4>Background</h4>The rapid developments in the field of adhesive dental materials have led to improvements in many aspects of clinical dentistry. Adhesive bond strength plays an important role in determining the clinical performance and longevity of dental restorations. Nevertheless, bond strength tests have never been well-standardized, although a number of important ... Read more >>

Open Dent J (The open dentistry journal)
[2018, 12:664-678]

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Anterior Mandibular Segmental Distraction Osteogenesis: A Case Report.

Thomas Starch-Jensen, Annette Dalgaard Kjellerup,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Skeletal Angle Class I patients with a severe dental Class II malocclusion are characterized by an unfavourable anterior-posterior relationship between the anterior dentoalveolar area and the skeletal base. Orthodontic alignment posing various treatment difficulties and surgical correction with bilateral sagittal split osteotomy may result in a compromised facial profile. Hence, ... Read more >>

Open Dent J (The open dentistry journal)
[2018, 12:623-630]

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