Table of Contents
Editorial Goals for gratificationTimothy F. KosinskiFull Article (PDF)
2023 March/April; 71(2):6.
Ethics Honoring professional obligations while avoiding people-pleasingToni M. RouckaFull Article (PDF)
2023 March/April; 71(2):8-9.
Restorative Dentistry Quantified mounted diagnostic casts for orthodontic-restorative codiagnosisRoger A. SolowFull Article (PDF)
2023 March/April; 71(2):10-14.
Public Health Role of general dentists in addressing head and neck squamous cell carcinomaLarry N. WilliamsFull Article (PDF)
2023 March/April; 71(2):15-16.
Pharmacology Diphenhydramine: a hidden gem in dentistryMark DonaldsonFull Article (PDF)
Jason H. Goodchild
2023 March/April; 71(2):17-21.
2022 Reviewers General Dentistry expresses its gratitude to 2022 peer reviewers2023 March/April;71(2):75-77.Full Article (PDF)
Oral Diagnosis Gingival mass and Bluish tongue noduleTonya M. GibsonFull Article (PDF)
2023 March/April; 71(2):78,80.
Self-Instruction Answers Exercises No. GD489, GD490, and GD491 from the March/April 2022 issue2023 March/April; 71(2):79.Full Article (PDF)
Clinical Articles - Focus on Oral and Systemic Cancers
Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Approaches to the diagnosis of secretory carcinoma of the salivary glands: a case series and reviewEduarda Carolina Ronchi HermannFull Article (PDF)
Ana Guadalupe Gama-Cuellar
Katya Pulido Díaz
Secretory carcinoma is a salivary gland neoplasm with morphologic and immunohistochemical characteristics similar to those of breast secretory carcinoma, and the tumors share the same fusion gene, ETV6::NTRK3. Since molecular analysis is not always feasible, the definitive diagnosis of secretory carcinoma can be established based on a combination of the morphologic findings and immunohistochemical profiles, which are reviewed in this article.
2023 March/April; 71(2):23-27.
Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the palate mimicking a pyogenic granuloma in a 30-year-old womanDaniele Sorgatto FaéFull Article (PDF)
Iara Vieira Ferreira
Thayná Melo de Lima Morais
Celso Henrique Najar Rios
Sibele Nascimento de Aquino
A lesion on the palate of a 30-year-old woman was initially treated as a pyogenic granuloma, but histopathologic analysis established a diagnosis of low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma. Some malignant tumors can mimic nonneoplastic reactive lesions clinically, and biopsy of suspicious lesions and proper microscopic analysis of the resulting specimens are important to avoid late diagnosis.
2023 March/April; 71(2):28-31.
Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Adenoid cystic carcinoma presenting as a midpalatal nodular mass with slow growth and long evolution: a case report with review of differential diagnosisJustin ChanFull Article (PDF)
Angela C. Ritchie
Michael E. Sovanich
This article covers an uncommon case of an adenoid cystic carcinoma with a reported clinical presentation of 10 years. The nodular mass on the patient’s palate had increased in size over the previous year, causing dull pain. Immunohistochemical staining confirmed that the mass was cancerous, and it was surgically removed.
2023 March/April; 71(2):32-35.
Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Prosthetic rehabilitation after hemimaxillectomy: a case reportCinthia Berenice Bañaga CabreraFull Article (PDF)
Jesús Manuel Romero Muñoz
Miguel Ángel Carrillo Collado
Gabriel Muñoz Salcido
Jorge Armando López-Mendoza
Hemersson Khoval Mandujano Law
Sibelli Olivieri Parreiras
Andrés Felipe Cartagena
A 68-year-old woman received a diagnosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma involving the hard palate. The hemimaxillectomy procedure for tumor resection created a defect on the left side of the palate. This case report describes the patient’s cancer treatment from presurgical planning to final rehabilitation with a conventional obturator and subsequent follow-up care for 1 year.
2023 March/April; 71(2):36-41.
Self-Instruction Exercise No. GD507
Basic Science Effect of a cross-linking antioxidant agent on the bond strength of adhesive resin to irradiated dentinFereshteh ShafieiFull Article (PDF)
Maryam S. Tavangar
This study assessed the effects of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) pretreatment, time of bonding (24 hours vs 1 month postradiotherapy), and bonding technique (etch-and-rinse vs self-etching) on the bond strength of adhesive to irradiated dentin. EGCG pretreatment used with an etch-and-rinse technique significantly increased bond strength in irradiated dentin, but delayed bonding had no effect.
2023 March/April; 71(2):43-47.
Orthodontics Interdisciplinary management of an adult orthodontic patient: a case report and literature reviewLina SharabFull Article (PDF)
Joseph Van Sickels
The purpose of this article is to describe the case of a 29-year-old woman who changed her treatment goals during the course of orthodontic treatment. This report highlights treatment options, outcomes, and avoidable mistakes for this type of complex case involving high esthetic demands.
2023 March/April; 71(2):48-57.
Self-Instruction Exercise No. GD508
Basic Science Novel chairside spectrometer-trained system for measuring the irradiance of light-curing unitsDouglas C. HolmesFull Article (PDF)
Christopher J. Raimondi
Wyeth L. Hoopes
Kraig S. Vandewalle
This study evaluated a novel chairside spectrometer-trained system (CheckUp) for measuring irradiance of light-curing units compared to other radiometers and gold standard devices. The CheckUp results presented the highest correlation with the gold standard devices and the lowest absolute percent difference from their measurements.
2023 March/April; 71(2):59-63.
Self-Instruction Exercise No. GD509
Periodontics Advances in separation methods for the use of platelet-rich fibrin in tissue repair: an integrative reviewRoberto Felipe dos SantosFull Article (PDF)
Jorge Alexandre Araújo Peres
Marcia Silva Queiroz
This integrative review provides an analysis of the literature on plasma concentrates such as platelet-rich fibrin and platelet-rich plasma. Improvements in platelet formulations and production protocols have led to better isolation of cells and growth factors and more promising results in tissue repair.
2023 March/April; 71(2):65-69.
Pediatric Dentistry Pediatric erythema multiforme induced by topical imiquimod: a case reportAna C. P. LoboFull Article (PDF)
Milena S. Moraes
Elen S. Tolentino
Erythema multiforme (EM) is a rare immune-mediated reaction with mucocutaneous involvement. A 9-year-old girl developed EM after use of imiquimod, a topical immunomodulator used to treat some dermatologic conditions. The lesions resolved with supportive therapy after discontinuation of imiquimod. Clinicians should be aware that topical imiquimod can induce EM.
2023 March/April; 71(2):70-74.