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Treatment of root perforations with resin ionomer cement and connective tissue graft: a case report.
The clinical practice of endodontic therapy is relatively common, especially in the anterior of the mouth, with easy access to cavities and in cases of mechanical debridement. However, problems such as perforation of the root canal can occur during treatment, and can cause periodontal tissue damage...
What a dentist should know about dental technology certification.
The Class IV resin composite restoration: results of a national survey.
Various aspects and principles of the Class IV acid-etched direct resin composite restoration are reviewed through an examination of the literature and a national survey. The purpose of the survey was to determine what is being taught and relate it to literature on the subject. The general conclusion...
Asymptomatic nodule in the posterior tongue. Oral lymphepithelial cyst.
Accelerated treatment protocols: Full arch treatment with interim and definitive prostheses.
With the advent of titanium, root form implants and osseointegration, dental treatment has undergone a metamorphosis in recent years. These new techniques enable dentists to provide anchorage for various kinds of prostheses that improve masticatory function, esthetics, and comfort fo...
Image-based evaluation of facial fractures in a child using computed tomography.
This article describes the case of a boy who had a fracture of the mandibular parasymphysis region associated with a fracture of the contralateral condyle. Panoramic and computed tomography images were used to monitor bone remodeling.
Color stability of repaired composite submitted to accelerated artificial aging.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the color stability (ΔE) of nanoparticulate composite, with consideration for the type of surface treatment performed before repair. A Teflon matrix was used to fabricate 50 test specimens from composite. After initial color readout, the specime...
Drug-induced gingival overgrowth: a case report.
A variety of systemic drugs can lead to adverse effects in the oral environment. This article reports the case of a 61-year-old man who had a severe drug-induced gingival overgrowth (DIGO) caused by nifedipine. DIGO is relevant due to severe gingival enlargement, which causes disfigurement and block...
In situ remineralization of early caries by a new high-fluoride dentifrice.
The present study evaluated the ability of a high-fluoride dentifrice containing tricalcium phosphate to remineralize white spot lesions and inhibit lesion formation. Three demineralized enamel blocks and three healthy blocks (cut from a group of 30 molars), were exposed in pairs (one demineralized,...
Antibiotics in dentistry: Bacteremia, antibiotic prophylaxis, and antibiotic misuse.
What is known regarding bacteremia? How effective is antibiotic prophylaxis for distant-site infections (late prosthetic joint infections and infective endocarditis)? Antibiotic resistance poses a growing danger to mankind. The misuse of antibiotics is a main cause of antibiotic resi...