Table of Contents
Editorial How to read a citation: contemplating the meanings of references in scientific papersFull Article (PDF)
Eric K. Curtis, DDS, MA, MAGD
2013 Sep/Oct; 61(6):8.
Esthetics Developing a road map for success in estheticsFull Article (PDF)
Wynn Okuda, DMD, FICD
2013 Sep/Oct; 61(6):10.
Dental Materials Universal materials—do they really exist?Full Article (PDF)
Michael B. Miller, DDS, FAGD
2013 Sep/Oct; 61(6):14.
Oral Diagnosis Alteration of lingual frenum Multilocular radiolucency of the ramusFull Article (PDF)
Douglas D. Damm, DDS
2013 Sep/Oct; 61(6):77.
Answers Oral Diagnosis and Self-Instruction Exercises No. 312, 313, 3142013 Sep/Oct; 61(6):78.Full Article (PDF)
Nonsurgical Endodontics Management of a 3-canal mandibular premolar in a patient with unusual root canal anatomy in all mandibular premolarsFull Article (PDF)
Raju Chauhan, BDS, MDS
Shweta Singh, BDS, MDS
2013 Sep/Oct; 61(6):16.
This article presents a rare case of a mandibular second premolar with 3 root canals in separate roots and its endodontic management, with a special emphasis on radiographic interpretation and access refinement during treatment.
Periodontics Influence of periodontal biotype on the presence of interdental papillaeFull Article (PDF) Self-Instruction Exercise No. 337
Alexandre Barboza de Lemos, DDS, MSD
Sergio Kahn, DDS, MSD, PhD
Walmir Junio de Pinho Reis Rodrigues, DDS
Marcos Barceleiro, DDS, MSD, PhD
2013 Sep/Oct; 61(6):20.
This study evaluated the influence of the periodontal biotype (PB) on the presence and absence of interdental papillae. The PB, presence of interdental papilla, loss of papillary height, and the distance between the base of the contact point and bone crest (CP-BC) were evaluated. PB influenced the presence and height of interdental papillae.
TM Disorders A randomized controlled clinical trial evaluating the effectiveness of an external mandibular support device during dental care for patients with temporomandibular disordersFull Article (PDF)
Patricia G. Fernandes, DDS, MS
Ana Miriam Velly, DDS, MS, PhD
Gary C. Anderson, DDS, MS
2013 Sep/Oct; 61(6):26.
This study tested a jaw support device for patients receiving dental care while suffering from temporomandibular joint pain. Statistically significant differences were found for jaw pain (P = 0.001), and fatigue (P = 0.04), indicating the effectiveness of the device. The study found that supporting the mandible of patients with temporomandibular disorders during dental treatments may prevent further pain.
Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Bilateral lymphoepithelial cysts of the tongue: a case reportFull Article (PDF)
Igor Henrique Morais Silva, DDS, MSc
Mario Jose Romanach, DDS, PhD
Alessandra Tavares Carvalho, DDS, PhD
Oslei Paes de Almeida, DDS, PhD
Jair Carneiro Leao, DDS, PhD
Luiz Alcino Gueiros, DDS, PhD
2013 Sep/Oct; 61(6):32.
A lymphoepithelial cyst (LC) is a rare occurrence in the oral cavity, lined by a keratinized stratified squamous epithelium that is surrounded by diffuse lymphoid tissue, which often contains lymphoid follicles. This article presents the histopathological and immunohistochemical findings of a unique bilateral LC in the posterolateral region of the tongue.
Dental Materials Effects of mixing technique on bubble formation in alginate impression materialFull Article (PDF) Self-Instruction Exercise No. 338
Thomas F. McDaniel, DMD, FAGD
Robert T. Kramer, DMD, FACD, FICD
Francis Im, BS, MA
Dallin Snow, BS, MS
2013 Sep/Oct; 61(6):35.
The aim of this study was twofold: determine whether bubble formation in alginate is influenced by the sequence of water/powder addition prior to mixing, and to compare 4 different spatulation techniques. Porosity was significantly less for powder-first trials using manual spatulation (P < 0.05) but the sequence made no difference with the other techniques (P = 0.714). Surface porosity was significantly less for centrifugal and vacuum mixing compared to manual spatulation, while internal porosity was significantly less for centrifugal mixing compared to all the other techniques (P < 0.05).
Fixed/Removable Hybrid Prosthesis Simple method for fabricating a cast partial framework obturator for lifelike appearance: a case reportFull Article (PDF)
Pankaj Kharade, BDS, MDS
Swati Sharma, BDS, MDS
2013 Sep/Oct; 61(6):42.
Defects can form after tumors in the maxillary region are resected surgically. The design of an obturator can improve the esthetics of the prosthesis and give it a more lifelike appearance. This case report describes the fabrication of a cast metal framework design for a partial obturator prosthesis in a maxillectomy patient.
Tooth Whitening/Bleaching Should acid etching be performed prior to nonvital bleaching?Full Article (PDF)
Silvana Batalha-Silva, DDS, MS, PhD
Gilberto Muller Arcari, DDS, MS, PhD
Sylvio Monteiro Jr., DDS, MS, PhD
2013 Sep/Oct; 61(6):46.
This study sought to measure the microtensile bond strength of a nanofilled composite resin to human dentin after phosphoric acid etching followed by nonvital bleaching. Twenty extracted human maxillary premolars were prepared and assigned randomly to 4 groups (n = 5): Group 1 (control) – unbleached with no previous acid etching, Group 2 – bleached only, Group 3 – acid-etched for 15 seconds prior to bleaching, and Group 4 – acid-etched for 30 seconds prior to bleaching. There were no statistically significant differences of bond strength values among Groups 1-3; however, the mean values of Group 4 were statistically lower compared with the other groups.
Endodontics Coronal microleakage of 3 temporary filling materials used for endodontic treatment: an in vitro studyFull Article (PDF)
Leandro Feliz Matos, DDS, MS
Indira De Los Santos Rodriguez, DDS
Mally Luz Rodriguez Gonzalez, DDS
Dulce Pereyra, DDS, MS
Erick R. Monzon Velez, DDS
2013 Sep/Oct; 61(6):52
This study assessed the degree of microleakage of temporary sealing materials according to time spent blocking an access cavity. Results indicated statistically significant differences between the materials and the degree of microleakage (P = 0.000). All 3 sealing materials allowed microleakage within 48 hours, with the glass ionomer cement demonstrating the most microleakage.
Digital Radiology Comparative study of a wireless digital system and 2 PSP digital systems on proximal caries detection and pixel valuesFull Article (PDF)
Andrea dos Anjos Pontual, DDS, PhD
Daniela Pita de Melo, DDS, PhD
Maria Luiza dos Anjos Pontual, DDS, PhD
Solange Maria de Almeida, DDS, PhD
Francisco Haiter-Neto, DDS, PhD
2013 Sep/Oct; 61(6):56.
This study compared the radiographic image quality of 2 photostimulable phosphor (PSP) plate systems with a radiographic system against a complementary metal oxide silicon (CMOS) system. The performance of the new CMOS system was comparable to the PSP plate systems and radiographic film.
Periodontics Management of phenytoin-induced gingival enlargement: a case reportFull Article (PDF) Self-Instruction Exercise No. 339
Rajkumar N. Parwani, MDS
Simran R. Parwani, MDS
2013 Sep/Oct; 61(5):61.
A patient presented with a phenytoin-induced gingival enlargement. Treatment for such a case should include consultation with the patient’s physician, substitution of the drug, nonsurgical therapy, surgical therapy (if needed), and supportive periodontal therapy after every 3 months. In this case, healing was uneventful, and there was no postoperative recurrence at 3 months.
Diagnosis & Treatment Planning Surgical management of multiple myeloma in the mandible: a case reportFull Article (PDF)
Gardenia Matos Paraguassu, DDS, MSc
Isaac Vieira Queiroz, DDS, MSc
Marcelo Fernando do Amaral, DDS, MSc
Auremir Rocha Melo, DDS, MSc
Carlos Augusto Pereira do Lago, DDS, MSc, PhD
Ieda Crusoe-Rebello, DDS, MSC, PhD
2013 Sep/Oct; 61(6):69.
It is important for every dentist to be aware of the maxillofacial manifestations of multiple myeloma (MM), especially with regard to early diagnosis, since injury can occur when MM is in its primary form in the maxillary bones. This case report presents a 58-year old man with mandibular swelling; his medical history indicated he had a fracture of the humerus a month earlier. The patient underwent chemotherapy for the MM, and a hemimandibulectomy was followed by the installation of a reconstructive plate for the fractured jaw.
Dental Materials Bond strength of resin cements to zirconia conditioned with primersFull Article (PDF)
Kurtis G. Kobes, DDS
Kraig S. Vandewalle, DDS, MS
2013 Sep/Oct; 61(6):73.
This study compared the shear-bond strength of 3 resin cements (Multilink Automix, RelyX Unicem, and Panavia F 2.00) to zirconia conditioned with 4 ceramic primers (Z-Prime Plus, MonoBond Plus, CLEARFIL CERAMIC PRIMER, AZ Primer) or no primer. The shear-bond strength of the resin cements to zirconia varied based on the type of primer. Z-Prime Plus provided the highest shear bond strength to zirconia, and was significantly greater than the control with all 3 resin cements.
Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Pigmented lesion with characteristics of malignancy: a case reportFull Article (PDF)
Vivian Petersen Wagner
Etiene Andrade Munhoz, DDS, PhD
Vinicius Coelho Carrard, DDS, PhD
Marcia Gaiger de Oliveira, DDS, PhD
Pantelis Varvaki Rados, DDS, PhD
Manoel Sant’ana Filho, DDS, PhD
2013 Sep/Oct; 61(6):e2.
Due to their varying clinical appearance, benign pigmented lesions can be mistaken for malignant tumors, especially when the lesions exhibit similar coloration, symmetry, and borders. This report aims to reinforce the ubiquitous nature of oral pigmented lesions, and the importance of employing different approaches to diagnose these lesions.
Anesthesia and Pain Control The absolute contraindication for using nitrous oxide with intraocular gases and other dental considerations associated with vitreoretinal surgeryFull Article (PDF)
Andrew Tanchyk, DMD
Amy Tanchyk, DMD, MD
2013 Sep/Oct; 61(6):e6.
This case report identifies a side effect of vitreoretinal surgery with a benign outcome—specifically, a referred pain or pressure from left eye surgery or an associated gas bubble to the upper left quadrant. Such cases underscore the need for a dentist and staff to inquire about all ocular procedures to avoid catastrophic patient vision loss due to nitrous oxide, which is absolutely contraindicated after vitreoretinal surgery that uses intraocular gas. Dentists should communicate with the patient’s opthalmologist before proceeding with any dental procedure.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Conservative treatment of an aggressive odontogenic tumor: a case reportFull Article (PDF)
Ivson Souza Catunda, DDS
Belmiro Cavalcanti Egito Vasconcelos, DDS, MSc, PhD
Bruno Jose Carvalho Macedo Neres, DDS
Raquell Alves de Araujo
Elizabeth Arruda Carneiro Ponzi, DDS, MSc, PhD
2013 Sep/Oct; 61(6):e8.
This report demonstrated that the use of Carnoy’s solution following the enucleation of a unicysticameloblastoma with mural invasion may be a treatment alternative with a low rate of recurrence, as well as reduced rate of postoperative complications, a reduction in costs, and preservation of both esthetics and function.
Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Giant cemento-ossifying fibroma of the mandible: a rare caseFull Article (PDF)
D. Sujatha, MDS
Shubha Gurudath, MDS
Pai Anuradha, MDS
Mahadev Naik Ragavendra, MDS
2013 Sep/Oct; 61(6):e13.
This article describes the case of a 34-year-old female patient, who presented with the complaint of progressive swelling of the face which had started 6 years earlier. Both axial and 3D chromatography scans aided in the diagnosis of giant cemento-ossifying fibroma.
Prosthodontics/Fixed Clinical fractures of veneered zirconia single crownsFull Article (PDF)
Antonio Alves de Almeida Jr., DDS, MS, PhD
Oscar Fernando Munoz Chavez, DDS, MS, PhD
Beatriz Regalado Galvao, DDS, MS
Gelson Luis Adabo, DDS, MS, PhD
2013 Sep/Oct; 61(6):e17.
This article examines the possible causes of failure in zirconia systems and presents a case report involving the diagnosis and repair of three different types of failure in six 3Y-TZP/porcelain crowns.
Implant Placement Surgery Vertical ridge augmentation using sandwich osteotomy: 2 case reportsFull Article (PDF)
Erdem Kilic, DDS, PhD
Alper Alkan, DDS, PhD
Murat Ulu, DDS, PhD
Mustafa Zortuk, DDS, PhD
Hasan Onder Gumus, DDS, PhD
2013 Sep/Oct; 61(6):e22.
This is a report of 2 female patients with complaints of atrophic mandible. Both patients were treated with a segmental mandibular sandwich osteotomy with interpositional grafts. The postoperative period was uneventful, and sufficient bone gain was obtained in both patients. Sandwich osteotomy is an effective technique to gain vertical bone height in atrophic jaws.
Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology A rare case of recurring calcifying epithelial odontogenic cyst of the maxillary sinus: a case report and literature reviewFull Article (PDF)
Vinayak Karun, MDS
Amit Kumar Mishra, MDS
Rashmi Saikhedkar, MDS
2013 Sep/Oct; 61(6):e26.
Calcifying epithelial odontogenic cyst (CEOC) is an odontogenic cyst with an epithelial lining. This article describes a case of recurring CEOC in the right maxilla antrum. The patient presented to the authors after postsurgical recurrence. The case was evaluated thoroughly, and the cyst was resolved.