January/February 2023

Table of Contents


  • Editorial Breath of fresh air

    Timothy F. Kosinski

    2023 January/February; 71(1):5.

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  • Pharmacology Utilizing synergism to maximize therapeutic effects of postoperative analgesics

    Mark Donaldson
    Jason H. Goodchild

    2023 January/February; 71(1):6-11.

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  • Endodontics Vital pulp therapy: clinical considerations and future potential

    Nathan Dinsbach

    2023 January/February; 71(1):12-14.

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  • Prosthodontics A deviation from conventional fixed-detachable prosthetic design

    Samuel M. Strong

    2023 January/February; 71(1):15-18.

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  • Oral Diagnosis Dense radiopaque mass and Anterior mandibular radiolucency

    Galal Omami

    2023 January/February; 71(1):78,80.

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  • Self-Instruction Answers Exercises No. GD486, GD487, and GD488 from the January/February 2022 issue

    2023 January/February; 71(1):79. 
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Clinical Articles


    Pediatric Dentistry The prevalence of developmental dental and eruption anomalies assessed using panoramic radiographs: a retrospective study

    Brooks Hummel
    Qingzhao Yu
    John Frazier
    Richard W. Ballard
    Jeffrey T. Johnson
    Paul C. Armbruster 

    Panoramic radiographs were evaluated to determine the prevalence of dental anomalies and developmental disturbances in a heterogenous patient population of 1042 orthodontic patients aged 10 to 18 years. There were no differences in prevalence based on the sex, Angle classification, or age of the patients. However, Black patients had a significantly greater prevalence of impactions, and Asian patients had a significantly greater prevalence of findings that could not be definitively diagnosed by panoramic radiograph alone.

    2023 January/February; 71(1):19-23.
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    Self-Instruction Exercise No. GD504
  • Prosthodontics Root-supported overdenture in a patient with a cleft palate and extensive bone loss after traumatic injury

    Rodrigo Shinichi Takeshita
    Victor Augusto Alves Bento
    Daisilene Baena Castillo

    This case report describes the use of palatoplasty and maxillary and mandibular complete overdentures with a ball attachment system supported by natural roots as rehabilitative treatment for a patient injured in an automobile accident. The treatment successfully reestablished chewing, phonetic, and esthetic functions at a lower cost than other options. 

    2023 January/February; 71(1):25-30.
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    Restorative Dentistry Effect of ultrasonic vibration on the presence of voids in core build-up materials

    Wei Liu
    Michael Rudmann
    Stephen Yune
    Richard Adcook
    Nora Watson
    Nicholas Hamlin

    This study examined the effects of ultrasonic vibration during core build-up placement in glass ionomer and composite resin materials. Compared with specimens fabricated without vibration, specimens in the vibration group had more voids in both materials, but vibration was significantly associated with more severe voids only in the glass ionomer group.  The application of ultrasonic vibration during placement of core build-up materials may not be clinically advantageous for improving restorative outcomes.

    2023 January/February; 71(1):31-36.
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    Self-Instruction Exercise No. GD505
  • Practice Management Dental patients’ communication preferences for learning about HPV-related topics

    Heather Owens
    Jason Beckstead
    Kimberly Walker
    Erika L. Thompson
    Scott L. Tomar
    Stacey Griner
    Jill Desch
    Ellen M. Daley

    The aim of this study was to determine how dental patients prefer to learn about topics related to human papillomavirus, including the vaccine. The most preferred modality was one-on-one discussion with an oral healthcare provider, rather than electronic or print media, but the strength of this preference was significantly attenuated among patients who had previously discussed the subject with their dentist.

    2023 January/February; 71(1):38-43.

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  • Restorative Dentistry Survival and success of composite resin restorations in endodontically treated maxillary incisors with minimal structure loss

    Rahul B.
    Anand Sherwood I.
    Bennett T. Amaechi
    Swathipriyadharshini S.
    Gokulapriyan K.
    Omar Farooq
    Kamatchi Savadamoorthi Subramani

    The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical performance of a nanofilled composite resin restoration in traumatized, endodontically treated maxillary incisors with structural loss of 40% or less. The results showed that the direct composite resin restorations demonstrated acceptable survival and success rates over a period of 20 months.

    2023 January/February; 71(1):44-49.

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  • Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Severe craniofacial fibrous dysplasia associated with decreased visual acuity: a case report

    Gabriely Franzoi
    Natália Cristina Trentin Bordignon
    Luiz Henrique Godoi Marola
    Rogério Gondak

    Fibrous dysplasia is a developmental abnormality characterized by the replacement of normal bone tissue by fibrous connective tissue with poorly organized bone trabeculae. This case report describes the treatment of an 18-year-old man who presented with complaints of facial deformity and decreased visual acuity caused by craniofacial fibrous dysplasia.

    2023 January/February; 71(1):50-53.
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  • Restorative Dentistry Clinical protocol for intraoral repair of a chipped all-ceramic crown: a case report

    Miguel A. Saravia-Rojas
    Rocio Geng-Vivanco

    A 59-year-old patient fractured her all-ceramic crown, revealing chipping and debonding of the feldspathic ceramic veneer and exposure of the zirconia framework. The fractured fragment was brought to the dental office, and the fragment was successfully used to repair the crown intraorally. The intraoral repair of a chipped all-ceramic crown is a conservative, low-cost alternative that allows for immediate restoration of function and esthetics.

    2023 January/February; 71(1):54-57.

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    Basic Science Prevalence of second molar external root resorption caused by mandibular third molars: a CBCT study

    Jhonatan Thiago Lacerda-Santos
    Gélica Lima Granja
    Patrícia Meira Bento
    José Cadmo Wanderley Peregrino de Araújo-Filho
    Daniela Pita de Melo
    Jalber Almeida dos Santos

    Assessment of cone beam computed tomograms revealed that the prevalence of mandibular second molar external root resorption caused by impacted third molars was high, especially in male patients. Mandibular third molars in the Pell and Gregory class IC position or Winter mesioangular position demonstrated greater potential to result in external root resorption of the adjacent second molar.

    2023 January/February; 71(1):58-63.

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    Self-Instruction Exercise No. GD506
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clear aligners combined with orthognathic surgery: a case series

    Sérgio Luis de Miranda
    Marina Reis Oliveira
    Adonai Peixoto Cheim Júnior 
    Roberto Moreno
    Maria Victória de Freitas Miranda
    Ricardo Luiz de Lima Barbosa

    This article presents a case series of 16 patients who underwent orthognathic surgery with the adjunctive use of clear aligners. All patients were successfully treated, and none experienced complications or relapse during posttreatment follow-up periods of up to 10 years. 

    2023 January/February; 71(1):66-70.

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  • Prosthodontics Prototyping of increased vertical dimension of occlusion using an existing removable partial denture and composite resin: a case report

    Kevin A. Shepherd 
    Jackie Janzen
    William W. Brackett
    Mario F. Romero

    In partially edentulous patients, the concept of a bonded composite resin prototype for increasing the vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO) has previously been applied through the use of an overlay removable partial denture (RPD) with acrylic resin covering the existing dentition. This case report describes the direct bonding of an existing RPD to create a prototype for increased VDO in a partially edentulous patient with a skeletal Class II malocclusion.

    2023 January/February; 71(1):72-76. 
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