July/August 2022

Table of Contents


  • Editorial Going hybrid

    Timothy F. Kosinski

    2022 July/August; 70(4):5.

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  • Pharmacology Is it time to omit ammonia inhalants from dental emergency kits?

    Jason H. Goodchild
    Mark Donaldson

    2022 July/August; 70(4):6-9.

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  • Public Health Understanding special needs in dental practice

    Larry N. Williams

    2022 July/August; 70(4):10-12.

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  • Ethics Perfectionism: pitfalls and perks

    Toni M. Roucka

    2022 July/August; 70(4):13-15.

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  • Oral Diagnosis “Moth-eaten” loss of tooth structure and Persistent radiolucency in extraction site

    Galal Omami

    2022 July/August; 70(4):78,80.

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  • Self-Instruction Answers Exercises No. GD477, GD478, and GD479 from the July/August 2021 issue

    2022 July/August; 70(4):79.

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Clinical Articles


    Special Patient Care Dental care for pregnant patients: a survey to assess the current practices of Alabama dentists

    Arealle E. Franklin
    Suman Challa
    Rochisha Singh Marwaha

    A survey of Alabama AGD members assessed attitudes toward and barriers to providing dental care for pregnant patients. Lack of education and/or training was the most frequently identified barrier, and dentists who did not receive residency training reported more confidence in their ability to provide care. 

    2022 July/August; 70(4):16-21.

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    Self-Instruction Exercise No. GD495
  • Pediatric Dentistry Symmetry of carious lesions in primary and permanent teeth in children as a predictor of future caries patterns

    Solange Laudier
    Daniela Novaes Soares
    Mirian de Waele Souchois de Marsillac
    Vera Ligia Mendes Soviero
    Tatiana Kelly da Silva Fidalgo

    This study evaluated the bilateral symmetry of carious lesions in the primary and permanent teeth of children. The results suggest that the presence of a carious lesion on a tooth surface can predict vulnerability to caries on the contralateral tooth, allowing the dentist to pursue targeted preventive action.

    2022 July/August; 70(4):23-27.

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    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Autotransplantation: a lost art worthy of revival in the era of implants

    Adam P. Tow

    This case report describes autotransplantation of a maxillary third molar into a second molar extraction socket. In addition, the author reviews the literature surrounding autotransplantation and proposes a system for naming transplanted teeth. 

    2022 July/August; 70(4):28-32.

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    Self-Instruction Exercise No. GD496

    Basic Science Effect of high-concentration bleaching agents on dentin bonding: an in vitro study

    Phuong Trinh Nguyen
    Viet Hung Hoang Nguyen
    Anh Chi Phan

    This study evaluated the effects of high-concentration solutions of carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide on the dentin-resin interface and shear bond strength of restorative materials. The shear bond strength increased significantly with a longer delay between bleaching and bonding (immediate vs 1-week delay vs 2-week delay), and there were no differences between bleaching solutions.

    2022 July/August; 70(4):34-39.

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    Self-Instruction Exercise No. GD497
  • Implants Subperiosteal implant overdenture fabrication using existing custom Dolder bar attachments

    Cassandra Mitchell
    Kurt Metzler
    Courtney S. Babb
    Mario F. Romero

    This case report describes treatment of a patient with subperiosteal implants who requested repair of her existing spare set of dentures. The dentures that the patient currently wore were used as a guide for creating the new prostheses, and the Dolder bar attachments in the spare set of dentures were reused, providing satisfactory esthetic and functional results. 

    2022 July/August; 70(4):41-43.

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  • Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Solitary fibrous tumor arising from the buccal mucosa: diagnostic challenge of a rare entity

    Natália Cristina Trentin-Bordignon
    Ana Guadalupe Gama Cuellar
    Leandro Marins
    Rogério Gondak

    This case report presents a rare occurrence of a solitary fibrous tumor presenting in the buccal mucosa. The lesion was excised and underwent immunohistochemical and histopathologic analyses. The clinical and histopathologic features of a solitary fibrous tumor and its differential diagnoses are described. 

    2022 July/August; 70(4):44-47.

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  • Pediatric Dentistry Selection of mucocele management technique: considerations in pediatric patients

    Shaden A. Alfaqih
    Jonathan P. Bacon
    Esther L. B. Childers

    This case report describes the surgical excision of an oral mucocele in a 9-year-old boy. A review of the literature from 2010 to 2018 revealed 20 studies pertaining to mucocele excision. Although surgical excision is suitable for cooperative pediatric patients, alternative approaches may offer reduced chair time, minimal intraoperative bleeding, and enhanced postoperative recovery.

    2022 July/August; 70(4):48-53.

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  • Orthodontics Association between sella turcica bridging and impacted maxillary canines

    Filipe Colombo Vitali
    Ihan Vitor Cardoso
    Mariane Cardoso
    Thais Mageste Duque
    Gustavo da Luz Vieira

    A case-control study in a Brazilian population showed that impacted maxillary canines were positively associated with the presence and severity of sella turcica bridging.

    2022 July/August; 70(4):54-58.

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  • Special Patient Care Clinical, radiographic, and genetic observations in 2 families with cleidocranial dysplasia

    Viviane de Fátima Mestre
    Isabella Carolina Spoladori
    Lucas Brust Osiak
    Wagner José Martins Paiva
    Renata Lúcia Leite Ferreira de Lima
    Bianca Carvalho Silveira
    Maria José Sparça Salles

    Cleidocranial dysplasia is a rare congenital malformation with oral manifestations that include late eruption of permanent teeth and the presence of supernumerary teeth. The clinical, radiographic, and genetic aspects of 2 families affected by the disorder are examined to contribute to the literature on the disease.

    2022 July/August; 70(4):59-66.

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  • Periodontics Periodontal treatment of patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia

    Vinícius de Paiva Gonçalves
    Mirian Aparecida Onofre
    Andréia Bufalino
    Cláudia Maria Navarro
    Joni Augusto Cirelli
    Rose Mara Ortega

    To date, no protocol has been established for optimizing the outcomes of periodontal treatment in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), a rare condition characterized by increased risks of bleeding, cerebral abscesses, arteriovenous malformations, anemia, and thrombosis. This case report describes a safe clinical approach to periodontal treatment in a patient with HHT.

    2022 July/August; 70(4):67-71.

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  • Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Incidence of osteoradionecrosis of the jaws: a retrospective study of 620 patients with head and neck cancer

    Ryma Kabir
    Robert Durand
    David Roberge
    Eric Dufresne
    Phuc Félix Nguyen-Tân
    Matthieu Schmittbuhl 

    A retrospective cohort study of 620 adults following irradiation for head and neck cancer evaluated the occurrence of osteoradionecrosis and identified factors to minimize its incidence: meticulous preradiotherapy dental examination, a comprehensive treatment plan, and diligent postradiotherapy follow-up examinations conducted by an experienced multidisciplinary team. 

    2022 July/August; 70(4):72-77.

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