Table of Contents
Special section on oral and maxillofacial surgery
Guest Editorial Those who ignore the evidence are doomed to misuse itThomas B. Dodson, DMD, MPHFull Article (PDF)
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):22.
Diagnosis and management of antiresorptive-related osteonecrosis of the jawSalvatore L. Ruggiero, DMD, MD, FACSFull Article (PDF)
Antiresorptive medications have proven to be extremely efficacious in the treatment of disorders of bone remodeling and metabolism. However, the benefits of these agents have been offset to some degree by the occurrence of jaw necrosis in a subset of patients receiving these medications. Recent studies have made significant progress toward understanding antiresorptive-related osteonecrosis of the jaw.
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):24.
The role of the general dentist in the management of obstructive sleep apnea, application of oral appliance therapy, and the indication for surgeryFull Article (PDF)
Shaunda Kelly, DMD, MD
Peter Waite, DDS, MD, MPH
The general dentist can play an important role in the recognition and initial diagnosis of patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. This article will provide a greater understanding of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, indications, risks, and benefits of treatments available so that dental practitioners can make better treatment recommendations.
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):30.
Facial rejuvenation using neurotoxins and injectable fillersFull Article (PDF)
Joe Niamtu III, DMD
This paper reviews some of the most common injectable cosmetic treatments with an emphasis on dental-related applications. The safe and effective administration of injectable fillers and neurotoxins require a command of head and neck anatomy and physiology, pain control, and injection expertise, which puts dentistry in an optimal position for providing these treatments.
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):38.
The role of dental care providers and oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the surgical and medical management of oral cancer in the United StatesFull Article (PDF)
Beomjune B. Kim, DMD, MD
Dongsoo D. Kim, DMD, MD, FACS
This article discusses the role of dental care providers in routine oral cancer screenings, smoking cessation, treatment and rehabilitation of oral cancer patients, and the role of oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the surgical and medical management of oral cancer patients.
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):47.
Sedation in the oral and maxillofacial surgery officeFull Article (PDF)
Stuart E. Lieblich, DMD
With the administration of appropriate local anesthetics, most dental procedures can be accomplished without eliciting pain. However, even with a complete blockade of pain, the pressure and noises associated with a surgical tooth extraction makes it intolerable for many patients to consider the procedure without being “asleep.”
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):54.
Editorial Home RunFull Article (PDF)
Roger D. Winland, DDS, MS, MAGD
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):8.
Minimally Invasive Dentistry Stairway to health: an MIBD approachFull Article (PDF)
Mark Malterud, DDS, MAGD
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):10.
Pediatrics Upper airway obstruction in the pediatric patientFull Article (PDF)
Jane A. Soxman, DDS
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):13.
Pharmacology Combination ibuprofen and acetaminophen analgesic products for dental pain managementFull Article (PDF)
Thomas A Viola, RPh, CCP
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):14.
Ethics ‘I’ll trade you one’Full Article (PDF)
Toni M. Roucka, DDS, MA, FACD
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):16.
Esthetics Minimal invasive correction of the darkened anterior toothFull Article (PDF)
Wynn Okuda, DMD, FICD, FICOI
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):18.
Answers Self-Instruction exercises No. 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, and Errata2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):80.Full Article (PDF)
Operative (Restorative) Dentistry Comprehensive restoration and mandibular incisor esthetic exposure: a clinical reportFull Article (PDF) Self-Instruction Exercise No. 340
Roger A. Solow, DDS
Provisional restorations can be adjusted and recorded so that the final restorations are predictably successful. This case report illustrates the use of a trial incisal edge and digital videography of a provisional restoration to facilitate correct placement of a mandibular incisal plane.
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):59.
Tooth Whitening/Bleaching Effect of remineralizing agents on the bleaching efficacy of gelsFull Article (PDF) Self-Instruction Exercise No. 341
Alessandra Buhler Borges, DDS, PhD
Rafaela Lantyer Marques Dantas
Taciana Marco Ferraz Caneppele, DDS, PhD
Alexandre Luis Souto Borges, DDS, PhD
Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres, DDS, PhD
This study sought to investigate the efficacy of hydrogen peroxide (HP) gel after the addition of calcium and fluoride, and found that adding either of these remineralizing agents to 7.5% and 35% HP gels did not interfere with their whitening effect and that both concentrations tested offered similar bleaching outcomes.
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):67.
Dental Materials Bond strength of silorane- and methacrylate-based composites to resin-modified glass ionomersFull Article (PDF) Self-Instruction Exercise No. 342
Christopher S. Nuttall, DDS, MS
Kraig S. Vandewalle, DDS, MS
Jeffery A. Casey, DDS
Kent A. Sabey, DDS
This study evaluated the shear-bond strength of a resin-modified glass ionomer (RMGI) restorative material to a new silorane-based composite and a methacrylate-based composite in a sandwich technique with various combinations of surface treatments and bonding agents. The greatest bond strengths to the RMGI were produced when using the silorane system adhesive agent with the methacrylate composite.
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):73.
Dental Materials Effect of artificial accelerated aging on the optical properties and monomeric conversion of composites used after expiration dateFull Article (PDF)
Lucas da Fonseca Roberti Garcia, DDS, MSc, PhD
Fabrício Mariano Mundim, DDS, MSc
Fernanda de Carvalho Panzeri Pires-de-Souza, DDS, MSc, PhD
Regina Maria Puppin Rontani, DDS, MSc, PhD
Simonides Consani, DDS, MSc, PhD
This study sought to evaluate how artificial accelerated aging (AAA) affected color stability, opacity and degree of conversion (DOC) for 3 composites (Tetric Ceram, Tetric Ceram HB, and Tetric Flow). It was concluded that both expiration date and AAA affected the properties of the composites tested.
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):e1.
Veneers Effects of 2 polishing techniques and reglazing on the surface roughness of dental porcelainFull Article (PDF)
Jacqueline Schneider, DDS
Bruna Marjorie Dias Frota, DDS, MSD
Vanara Florencio Passos, DDS, MSD, PhD
Sergio Lima Santiago, DDS, MSD, PhD
Karina Matthes de Freitas Pontes, DDS, MSD, PhD
The aim of this study was to compare the effect of 2 polishing systems and reglazing of dental porcelain on surface roughness. Significant differences were found between the ground and treated values for all groups. The silicon carbide system re-established the initial surface smoothness, while polishing with diamond rubber or reglazing alone were not able to achieve a satisfactory smoothness.
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):e6.
Dental Materials Bond strength and stability of 3 luting systems on a zirconia-dentin complexFull Article (PDF)
Sebnem Begum Turker, DDS, PhD
Mutlu Ozcan, PhD
Gamze Mandali, DDS, PhD
Isil Damla, DDS
Burcu Bugurman, DDS
Luiz Felipe Valandro, PhD
This study compared the bond strength and stability of 3 different cements: glass ionomer (GI), resin-modified glass-ionomer (RMGI), and a resin cement containing 10-methacryloyloxydecyl dihydrogen phosphate (MDP) to a zirconia ceramic crown. The MDP cement promoted better adhesion between dentin and the zirconia ceramic.
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):e10.
Complete Dentures Use of a permanent soft denture liner in the retromylohyoid eminence and knife-edge ridge areas of the mandible to aid in retention and stability: a case reportFull Article (PDF)
Maritza Mendez, DMD
Christina Lee, DDS
This article presents a case involving a patient who could not tolerate traditional dentures. A silicone-based permanent soft denture liner, which provides less discomfort when the denture is inserted or removed from the mouth, was utilized in the knife-edge ridge and retromylohyoid areas of the mandible.
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):e14.
Surgical Endodontics Surgical management of invasive cervical resorption using resin-modified glass ionomer cementFull Article (PDF)
Warley Luciano Fonseca Tavares, DDS, PhD
Renata Carvalho Portes Lopes, MSc
Ricardo Reis Oliveira, DDS, PhD
Rodrigo Goncalves de Souza, DDS
Luiz Carlos Feitosa Henriques, DDS, PhD
Antonio Paulino Ribeiro Sobrinho, DDS, PhD
This case report involved an invasive Class III cervical resorption resulting from trauma to the superior right central incisor. Root canal treatment was followed by surgical intervention. The resorptive defect was debrided, and part of the tooth was restored with resin-modified glass ionomer cement. Postoperative follow-up revealed complete healing and healthy gingival attachment.
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):e16.
Dental Materials Effect of water storage and surface treatment on the microshear bond strength of different luting cements to zirconiaFull Article (PDF)
Carla Castiglia Gonzaga, DDS, PhD
Fernanda de Lima Ramos, DDS
Ana Paula Mendes, DDS
Gisele Maria Correr, DDS, MSc, PhD
Patrício Runnacles, DDS, MSc
Karen Akemi Fukushima, DDS, MSc
Paulo Francisco Cesar, DDS, MSc, PhD
This study sought to determine the microshear bond strength of 4 luting cements to zirconia subjected to water storage and surface treatment. Surface treatment increased the bond strength to zirconia for 3 of the 4 cements tested. Even after a relatively long period of water storage, the results indicated that surface treatment did not significantly decrease the bond strength values for the same 3 cements.
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):e19.
Operative (Restorative) Dentistry Effects of pretreating preparations with sodium hypochlorite on bonding composite resin restorationsFull Article (PDF)
James V. Potter, DDS
Chong Fang Zhu, MS
John D. Jones, DDS
This study sought to determine how using 6% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) as a pretreatment before acid etching would affect fourth generation bonding agents. Results showed that NaOCl did not adversely affect bond strength.
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):e23.
Prosthesis/Removable Management of velopharyngeal disorder with a pharyngeal obturator: a case reportFull Article (PDF)
Pankaj Kharade, BDS, MDS
Swati Sharma, BDS, MDS
Patients with acquired defects or congenital malformations of the palate reveal disturbances in speech. Deglutition is also affected, and many patients suffer poor self-esteem. This article describes the prosthodontic management of a patient with a palatopharyngeal defect using a pharyngeal obturator.
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):e26.
Digital Radiology Dental anomalies in panoramic radiographs of pediatric patientsFull Article (PDF)
Mirian de Waele Souchois de Marsillac, MS, PhD
Marcia Rejane Thomas Andrade, MS, PhD
Raquel de Oliveira Fonseca
Sonia Lucia Macedo Marcal, MS
Vera Lucia Campos Santos, MS
This study analyzed 1359 panoramic radiographs taken over 33 years to determine the prevalence of dental anomalies in mixed dentition children. The results showed that a panoramic radiograph can help to analyze transitional dentition, as well as complement the clinical examination at the first dental visit of a pediatric patient with a high risk for caries.
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):e29.
Dentistry for the Medically Compromised Noma in an immunocompromised patientFull Article (PDF)
Igor Henrique Morais Silva, DDS, MSc
Andreza Barkokebas S. de Faria, DDS, MSc
Deborah Daniela Diniz Fonseca, DDS, MSc
Carlos Menezes Aguiar, DDS, PhD
Alessandra Tavares Carvalho, DDS, PhD
Luiz Alcino Gueiros, DDS, PhD
Jair Carneiro Leao, DDS, PhD
Noma (cancrum oris) is found commonly in malnourished children. However, immunocompromised patients with poor oral hygiene are at risk also. This case report of noma in a 62-year-old immunocompromised patient highlights the importance of aggressive intravenous antimicrobial therapy, surgical intervention, and supportive care.
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):e34.
Splinting Repositioning a laterally luxated maxillary central incisor with a vacuum-formed splint: a case reportFull Article (PDF)
Vishal Khandelwal, MDS
Anand L. Shigli, MDS
Ullal Anand Nayak, MDS
This case report describes how a clear vacuum-formed splint was used to reposition and stabilize an avulsed maxillary left central incisor. Due to the avulsion, an unerupted canine, and partially erupted premolars, it was difficult to fabricate a traditional splint, hence the creation of the vacuum-formed splint.
2013 Nov/Dec; 61(7):e38.