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  • Editorial FAIL

    2024 March/April; 72(2):5.

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  • Letters to the Editor On good antibiotic stewardship and Adding an antirotation feature

    2024 March/April; 72(2):6-7.

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  • Endodontics Endodontic puzzle pieces

    Nathan A. Dinsbach

    2024 March/April; 72(2): 8-10.

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  • Restorative Dentistry In-office indirect reline of removable prostheses

    Roger A. Solow

    2024 March/April; 72(2):11-14.

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  • Ethics Rating and review websites in dental practice

    Toni M. Roucka

    2024 March/April; 72(2):15-17.

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  • Pharmacology Nutraceuticals in dentistry: 3 examples used today

    Mark Donaldson
    Jason H. Goodchild

    2024 March/April; 72(2):18-22.

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  • 2023 Reviewers 2024 March/April; 72(2):74-77.

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  • Oral Diagnosis Radiopaque mass and Labial mucosa nodule

    Tanya M. Gibson

    2024 March/April; 72(2):78,80.

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  • Self-Instruction Answers Exercises No. GD507, GD508, and GD509 from the March/April 2023 issue

    2024 March/April; 72(2):79.

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  • Correction 2024 March/April; 72(2):79.

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Clinical Articles


    Basic Science Fracture strength of ceramic overlays with immediate dentin sealing and same-day delivery

    Melissa N. Seibert
    Joseph L. Gedge
    Kraig S. Vandewalle

    This study compared the fracture strengths of ceramic overlays fabricated with a delayed dentin sealing (DDS) or immediate dentin sealing (IDS) technique under 1-hour same-day or 2-week multiple-day delivery conditions. Two-way analysis of variance tests revealed no statistically significant differences in fracture strength between the groups based on dentin sealing or delivery time. IDS did not provide a significant increase in the fracture strength of overlay restorations compared with DDS.

    2024 March/April; 72(2):23-28.

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    Self-Instruction Exercise No. GD524

    Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Oral manifestations of mpox (monkeypox)

    Shravan V. Thiagarajan
    John K. Brooks
    Ahmed S. Sultan

    The viral disease mpox (previously known as monkeypox) is emerging in countries that have never previously documented the illness. The virus is transmitted via human-to-human contact, and sexual contact is implicated in the spread of the disease. Oral ulcers and perioral papules may be the first evidence of the disease. 

    2024 March/April; 72(2):30-38.

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    Self-Instruction Exercise No. GD525

    Fixed Prosthodontics Evaluating the color stability of temporary crowns fabricated by 3-dimensional printing and manual methods

    Shima Ghasemi 
    Farhang Mahboub 
    Amirreza Babaloo 
    Mahsa Zohdi
    Arvin Etemadpour
    Neda Yasamineh

    This study compared the color stability of temporary restorations fabricated by 3D printing or manual methods (automix bis-acryl or powder-and-liquid polymethyl methacrylate) following immersion in coffee, soft drink, or distilled water for 1 week. The greatest color change was exhibited by specimens in the automix group, and the coffee solution resulted in the greatest color change. 

    2024 March/April; 72(2):40-47.

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    Self-Instruction Exercise No. GD526
  • Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Optimizing the use of panoramic radiography for determining the position of impacted permanent maxillary canines

    Lina Sharab 
    Christopher M. Fanelli 
    Galal Omami
    Cynthia S. Beeman
    James K. Hartsfield, Jr

    This study tested the reliability of a modified magnification method for using a single panoramic radiograph to determine whether an impacted maxillary canine is palatally or buccally positioned. The canine-incisor index and vertical zone relative to the contralateral central incisor were significant predictors of buccal vs palatal positioning. 

    2024 March/April; 72(2):48-54.

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  • Orthodontics Influence of etchant type on the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets to enamel

    Paula Cristina de Andrade 
    Natália Russo Carlos 
    Victor Angelo Martins Montalli
    Jurandir Antonio Barbosa
    Roberta Tarkany Basting

    This study compared the influence of different enamel etchants on the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets to enamel and the Adhesive Remnant Index after bracket debonding. Specimens etched with phosphoric or glycolic acid had significantly higher shear bond strengths than those etched with ferulic acid, but the phosphoric acid group had significantly more remaining adhesive than the glycolic acid group. 

    2024 March/April; 72(2):55-59.

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  • Implants Prosthetically driven robot-assisted implant surgery: turning a major failure into a simple case

    Sean Pierce

    This case report documents the use of robotics technology to correct failure of a fixed partial denture and its supporting dentition. After extraction of the failed teeth and implant, new implants were placed with haptic guidance technology, leading to stable implants and a new restoration. The treatment plan was completed in 4.5 months with a single surgical procedure.

    2024 March/April; 72(2):60-64.

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  • Implants Dental implant failure possibly attributed to embedded pencil graphite: first clinical report

    John K. Brooks 
    George C. Kreisheh 
    Seung Kee Choi 
    Ahmed S. Sultan 
    Arash Rostami
    Jeffery B. Price

    The article reports a novel case of the apparent failure of an implant to undergo osteointegration in the presence of submerged pencil graphite. Practitioners are advised to carefully evaluate proposed implant sites for occult foreign substances. Embedded pencil graphite may promote a foreign body reaction and should be considered in the list of possible factors contributing to dental implant complications.

    2024 March/April; 72(2):65-68.

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  • Removable Prosthodontics Digital planning and surveying for a rotational path removable partial denture: a case report

    Míria Rafaelli Souza Curinga 
    Débora Jidiane da Silva 
    Ana Larisse Carneiro Pereira
    Nathalia Ramos da Silva
    Adriana da Fonte Porto Carreiro

    This case report describes the digital work sequence for a rotational path RPD. A virtual survey determined the dual-axis path of insertion and removal, while the framework was fabricated conventionally. The digital planning provided was effective for esthetic and biomechanical analysis, resulting in minimal preparation of the abutment teeth. 

    2024 March/April; 72(2):69-73. 

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