May/June 2013

Table of Contents


  • Editorial Great expectations: lessons learned from a volunteer project in India

    Eric K. Curtis, DDS, MAGD
    2013 May;61(3):8
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  • Pharmacology Vitamin D deficiency and nonspecific musculoskeletal pain

    Richard L. Wynn, PhD
    2013 May;61(3):10-13.
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  • Minimally Invasive Dentistry Magnification: you can’t effectively practice minimally invasive biomimetic dentistry without it

    Mark I. Malterud, DDS, MAGD
    2013 May;61(3):14-17.
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  • Prosthodontics Prosthetic conversion for an interim All-on-4 appliance

    Samuel M. Strong, DDS
    2013 May;61(3):18-20.
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  • Ethics A case of justifiable criticism, or not?

    Toni M. Roucka, DDS, MA
    2013 May;61(3):22-25.
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  • Oral Diagnosis Blue lesion of alveolar ridge. Interradicular radiolucency.

    Douglas D. Damm, DDS
    2013 May;61(3):77. 
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  • Answers Oral Diagnosis, Self-Instruction exercises No. 303, 304, 305, and Errata

    2013 May;61(3):78-79.
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Clinical Articles

  • Pediatric Dentistry Successful management of oral ranula: a rare case in an infant

    Thais Pinto Alves, DDS
    Raquel dos Santos Pinheiro, DDS, MSD
    Leonardo Pinto Monteiro
    David Nascimento Braga
    Gloria Fernanda Barbosa de Araujo Castro, DDS, MSD, PhD

    2013 May;61(3):26-28.

    An oral ranula is a retention cyst that arises from the sublingual gland as a result of ductal obstruction and fluid retention. This report describes the successful management of a rare case of oral ranula in an infant.
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    Dental Materials Mechanical properties of nanofilled and microhybrid composites cured by different light polymerization modes

    Luana Farias Pontes, DDS
    Eliane Bemerguy Alves, DDS, MS, PhD
    Bruno Pereira Alves, DDS, MS, PhD
    Rafael Yague Ballester, DDS, MS, PhD
    Carmen Gilda Barroso Tavares Dias, DDS, MS, PhD
    Cecy Martins Silva, DDS, MS, PhD

    2013 May;61(3):30-33. 

    This study compared nanofilled and microhybrid composites polymerized by different light polymerization modes, and the effects these modes had on the mechanical properties of the composites.
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    Self-Instruction Exercise No. 328
  • Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Extensive central ossifying fibroma of the maxilla: a case report

    Isaac Vieira-Queiroz, DDS
    Naiadja de Santana Cerqueira
    Gardenia Matos Paraguassu, DDS
    Marcelo Fernando do Amaral, DDS
    Marcelo Ferreira Lima, MS, DDS
    Ieda Crusoe-Rebello, PhD

    2013 May;61(3):36-38. 

    This article describes the surgical treatment and subsequent reconstruction in a 22-year-old man with COF and an expansile lesion of the anterior maxilla. Enucleation of the lesion was performed and porous high-density polyethylene biomaterial was used for reconstruction.
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    Operative (Restorative) Dentistry Effect of thermocycling and water storage on bond longevity of two self-etch adhesives

    Maryam Khoroushi, DDS, MS
    Elahe Rafiei, DDS

    2013 May;61(3):39-44. 

    Despite recent improvements in adhesive systems and their bond strength to enamel and dentin, there are concerns regarding bond durability of self-etch adhesives. This in vitro study investigated the bond durability of 2 such adhesives following thermocycling and water storage.
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    Self-Instruction Exercise No. 329
  • Dental Materials Clinical and SEM characterization of prolonged retention of a primary tooth with pulpectomy

    Patricia Correa-Faria, MS
    Carlos Eduardo Pinto Alcantara, MS
    Ana Terezinha Mesquita, PhD
    Leandro Silva Marques, PhD
    Maria Leticia Ramos-Jorge, PhD

    2013 May;61(3):46-48.

    This study describes a case of prolonged retention of a primary maxillary incisor that was subjected to pulpectomy and filled with ZOE paste in order to characterize the aspects of root resorption using scanning electron microscopy.
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  • Appliance Therapy The occlusal guard: a simplified technique for fabrication and equilibration

    John Antonelli, DDS, MS
    Timothy L. Hottel, DDS, MS, MBA
    Sharon C. Siegel, DDS, MS
    Robert Brandt, DDS, MS
    Gladston Silva, DDS, DMD

    2013 May;61(3):49-54.

    Hard occlusal guards have been used effectively to treat myofacial pain originating from parafunctional activities. A simplified technique is described to fabricate a properly designed wax model of an occlusal guard that can be processed in acrylic in the same manner used to construct a complete denture.
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    Basic Science In vivo dental plaque pH after consumption of dairy products

    Ravishankar Lingesha Telgi, MDS
    Vipul Yadav, MDS
    Chaitra Ravishankar Telgi, MDS
    Naveen Boppana, MDS

    2013 May;61(3):56-59.

    This in vivo study assessed plaque pH in subjects following the consumption of different dairy products. The results suggest that cheese has the highest anti-cariogenic property among the dairy products studied, and that milk and yogurt can be considered as non-cariogenic.
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    Self-Instruction Exercise No. 330
  • Partial Dentures Using a fiber-reinforced composite fixed partial denture to restore a missing single posterior tooth: a case report

    Carlos Jose Soares, DDS, MS, PhD
    Bruno de Castro Ferreira Barreto, DDS, MS, PhD
    Paulo Cesar de Freitas Santos-Filho, DDS, MS, PhD
    Luis Henrique de Araujo Raposo, DDS, MS, PhD
    Luis Roberto Marcondes Martins, DDS, MS, PhD

    2013 May;61(3):61-65.

    This article describes a case involving an inlay-retained fiber-reinforced fixed partial denture (FRC-FPD) with a prefabricated fiber-reinforced pontic substructure. In addition, a 6-year follow-up is presented. The FRC-FPD fully restored the single missing molar with simple and conservative intracoronal preparations in the proximal teeth and was deemed clinically acceptable after the evaluation period.
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  • Dentinal Hypersensitivity & Treatment Comparative evaluation of diode laser, stannous fluoride gel, and potassium nitrate gel in the treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity

    Preeti Satyabodh Raichur, BDS
    Swati B. Setty, MDS
    Srinath L. Thakur, MDS, FDSRCS

    2013 May;61(3):66-71.

    The aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy of diode laser (DL) with stannous fluoride and potassium nitrate gels in the treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity (DH). The 940 nm DL was not only efficacious, but also brought about improved immediate relief as compared to stannous fluoride and potassium nitrate gels in the reduction of DH.
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  • Operative (Restorative) Dentistry Management of dentinogenesis imperfecta: a review of two case reports

    Reisha N. Rafeek, BDS, MSc, FDSRCS
    Amit Paryag, DDS, MClinDent
    Haytham Al-Bayaty, BDS, MDSc, PhD, FDSRCS

    2013 May;61(3):72-76.

    Dentinogenesis imperfecta (DI) is an inherited disorder that affects dentine and often manifests as tooth discoloration; in addition, the dentition is also extremely susceptible to wear. This study presents two cases of Type II DI in the same family and the management of each case. Restorative management included amalgams, composite veneers, crowns, bridges, and overdentures.
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  • Strategy for apexification of wide-open apex associated with extensive periapical lesion in a weakened root Non-Surgical Endodontics

    George Moreira Costa, DDS, MS
    Suelleng Maria Cunha Santos Soares, DDS, MS, PhD
    Leandro Silva Marques, DDS, MS, PhD
    Jose Cristiano Ramos Gloria, DDS, MS
    Janir Alves Soares, DDS, MS, PhD

    2013 May;61(3):e2-e4.

    This case report describes successful apexification for a challenging case involving a 30-year-old man, who suffered from dental trauma involving tooth No. 7. Radiographic analysis revealed incomplete root formation, a wide-open apex, thin root canal walls, and an extensive periapical lesion.
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  • Traumatic Injuries & Emergencies Autogenous bonding of lower incisors: case report and 17-year follow-up

    Marina Deus Moura Lima, DDS, PhD
    Cacilda Castelo Branco Lima, DDS
    Neusa Barros Dantas-Neta, DDS
    Marcoeli Silva Moura, DDS, PhD
    Carmem Dolores Vilarinho Soares de Moura, DDS, PhD
    Lucia Fatima Almeida Deus Moura, DDS, PhD

    2013 May;61(3):e5-e8. 

    There is no study or case report in the literature regarding autogenous bonding of lower incisors. This study presents a case with a 17-year follow-up for a 9-year-old patient who underwent uncomplicated crown fractures of the permanent mandibular central incisors and was treated by autogenous bonding of the tooth fragments.
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  • Exodontia Postoperative recovery after mandibular third molar surgery: a criteria for selection of type of surgical site closure

    Neeliahgari Durga Akhila Damodar, BDS, MDS
    Hanumanthaiah Nandakumar, MDS
    Narashimha Murthy Srinath, MDS, FDSRCS, FIBOMS

    2013 May;61(3):e9-e13.

    This study sought to evaluate postoperative recovery after mandibular third molar surgery, with and without the use of sutures.
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  • Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Giant calculus: review and report of a case

    Karl Woodmansey, DDS, FAGD
    Anthony Severine, DDS, MDent
    Bakari S. Lembariti, DDS, MDent, PhD

    2013 May;61(3):e14-e16.

    The term giant calculus is used to describe unusually large deposits of dental calculus. This paper reviews previously reported cases, and presents another extreme example of giant calculus.
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  • Dental Materials Use of a visible light-cured periodontal dressing material as a temporary restoration for inlay/onlay preparations

    James J. Apltauer, DDS
    Joel Silver, DDS, MS
    Lawrence J. Friedman, DDS
    Steven J. Resnick, DDS
    Leonard I. Berkowitz, DDS
    Glenn K. Rochlen, DDS
    Jeffrey S. Blye, DDS
    David H. Hershkowitz, DDS
    Gary S. Berkowitz, DDS

    2013 May;61(3):e17-e20.

    This article looks at two types of temporary materials that were placed into inlay or onlay preparations by student dentists: a methylmethacrylate acrylic material (DuraLay Inlay Pattern Resin) and a visible light-cured periodontal surgical dressing (Barricaid).
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  • Tooth Whitening/Bleaching Hydrogen peroxide penetration into the pulp chamber and dental permeability after bleaching

    Sandrine Bittencourt Berger, DDS, MSc, PhD
    Cinthia Pereira Machado Tabchoury, DDS, MSc, PhD
    Glaucia Maria Bovi Ambrosano, PhD
    Marcelo Giannini, DDS, MSc, PhD

    2013 May;61(3):e21-e25.

    This study sought to quantify the concentration of hydrogen peroxide (HP) in the pulp chamber and evaluate changes on dental permeability after bleaching with 3 HP concentrations (10%, 35%, and 50%).
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  • Precision/Semi-Precision Attachments Managing dislodged locator from a titanium alloy implant bar in an implant-supported bar overdenture: a clinical report

    Ramtin Sadid-Zadeh, DDS, MS
    Jessica Isabel Junquera, DDS
    Perng-Ru Liu, DMD, MS

    2013 May;61(3):e26-e28.

    This article reports on a case that has not been documented in the literature involving complications in a maxillary implant-supported bar overdenture, followed by the management of the complications.
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