May/June 2023

Table of Contents


  • Treatment complications: an opportunity for growth Editorial

    Timothy F. Kosinski

    2023 May/June; 71(3):6.

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  • Prosthodontics New snap-on attachment option for a full-arch fixed prosthesis

    Samuel M. Strong

    2023 May/June; 71(3):7-9.

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  • Endodontics Multispecialty apical surgery

    Nathan Dinsbach

    2023 May/June; 71(3):10-11.

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  • Pharmacology Dexamethasone: 3 things the general dentist needs to know

    Mark Donaldson
    Jason H. Goodchild

    2023 May/June; 71(3):12-15.

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  • Oral Diagnosis J-shaped radiolucency and Serpentine calcifications

    Galal Omami

    2023 May/June; 71(3):78,80.

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  • Self-Instruction Answers Exercises No. GD492, GD493, and GD494 from the May/June 2022 issue

    2023 May/June; 71(3):79.

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Clinical Articles


    Infection Control Efficacy of a chairside extraoral suction system in the reduction of aerosol contamination

    Benjamin Y. Wang
    Lori E. Henrichs
    Kelli Arricale
    Wen Lien
    Daniel A. Savett
    Kraig S. Vandewalle

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a chairside extraoral suction device in reducing aerosol contamination from patients undergoing ultrasonic scaling. The results suggest that the tested extraoral suction system may reduce aerosol contamination in the clinical dental setting, especially in proximity to the patient’s head, where most aerosols are generated.

    2023 May/June; 71(3):16-21.

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    Self-Instruction Exercise No. GD510
  • Basic Science What every dentist needs to know about the use of artificial intelligence in dentistry

    Suephie Nazemian
    Steven Boggs
    Elvia Jimenez Ciriaco
    Heba Abu Shakra
    Esther Jung
    Yasmin Lotfalikhan-Zand
    Jeffery B. Price
    Nasir Bashirelahi

    Dental applications of artificial intelligence (AI) range from marketing and report writing to lesion detection and surgical guidance. This review describes how AI is applied in various dental specialties to increase office efficiency and aid in clinical decision-making. In addition, the article discusses ethical considerations and drawbacks associated with implementing AI in the dental practice. 

    2023 May/June; 71(3):23-27.

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    Endodontics Endodontic therapy in patients with inherited bleeding disorders: a scoping review

    Mateus de Azevedo Kinalski
    Lucas Peixoto de Araújo
    Rafael Sarkis-Onofre
    Mateus Bertolini Fernandes dos Santos

    A systematic scoping review of the literature regarding endodontic therapy in patients with inherited bleeding disorders (IBDs) revealed a lack of well-designed studies related to the topic. However, the available evidence suggests that endodontic therapy in patients with IBDs can be considered a low-risk procedure that usually can be conducted in a clinical setting without the need for hospital admittance.

    2023 May/June; 71(3):28-34.

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    Self-Instruction Exercise No. GD511
  • Pediatric Dentistry A rare primordial odontogenic tumor in a pediatric patient

    Suvendra Vijayan
    Gauri Velankiwar
    Anitha Potluri
    Elizabeth Ann Bilodeau

    Primordial odontogenic tumor (POT) is a rare, benign pediatric lesion that was only recently identified. A total of 23 cases have been reported to date. This case report describes a new case of POT and reviews the characteristics of this neoplasm in order to better characterize its features and increase dentists’ awareness. 

    2023 May/June; 71(3):36-39.

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    Periodontics Periodontal bacterial species in hopeless dentitions with severe periodontitis: comparison of levels before extraction and 90 days after immediate implant placement

    Daniela Susin
    Davi R. Aquino
    Jose R. Cortelli
    Fernando O. Costa
    Poliana M. Duarte
    Emanuel S. Rovai
    Sheila C. Cortelli

    The levels of target periodontal bacterial species in saliva and subgingival biofilms were evaluated during the transition from teeth indicated for extraction to immediate implants supporting immediately loaded complete dentures over 90 days. There was an overall reduction in the levels of pathogenic bacterial species during the transition from hopeless dentition to rehabilitation, but the subgingival biofilm around the implants harbored considerable levels of pathogenic species.

    2023 May/June; 71(3):40-45.

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    Self-Instruction Exercise No. GD512
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Orthognathic surgery associated with reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint with a customized prosthesis: a case report

    Géssica Vasconcelos Godinho
    Ana Luiza Lima Medeiros Paz
    Everton José da Silva
    Luiz Evaristo Ricci Volpato

    A dentofacial and temporomandibular deformity in a 22-year-old man was treated by means of reconstruction with a customized temporomandibular joint prosthesis and orthognathic surgery. Postoperatively, substantial improvement was observed in the facial pattern and masticatory function.

    2023 May/June; 71(3):47-51.

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  • Basic Science Comparison of the marginal microleakage of a bioactive composite resin and traditional dental restorative materials

    Abisoluwa Adeyeye
    Valerie Spivey
    Dan Stoeckel
    Danny Welch

    The marginal microleakage of a bioactive composite resin used with or without a bonding agent was compared with that of a traditional composite resin and a resin-modified glass ionomer cement (RMGIC). The bioactive composite exhibited lower microleakage rates than the RMGIC, so the fluoride-releasing bioactive material could be especially effective in high-caries-risk patients. Results suggested that the bioactive composite should be used with a bonding agent.

    2023 May/June; 71(3):52-56.

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  • Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Skin cancer, sunscreens, and prevention: discussions to have with patients

    Emily Li
    James J. Closmann
    Oliver H. Chang

    Because the majority of skin cancers appear in the head and neck region, dentists can play an important role in detecting suspicious skin lesions. In addition, dental providers can advise patients on proper sun-protective measures to decrease the risk of skin cancer. This article reviews the most common forms of skin cancer, the different types of UV radiation, and recommended sun-protective strategies.

    2023 May/June; 71(3):57-61.

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  • Fixed Prosthodontics Single-implant–supported zirconia fixed partial denture with a mesial cantilever extension: a case report

    Giuseppe D’Albis
    Vincenzo D’Albis
    Micol Palma
    Al Krenawi Nizar

    This case report describes the digital workflow used for the restoration of 2 teeth in the posterior maxilla with a single-implant–supported zirconia fixed partial denture with a mesial cantilever extension. The prosthesis offered adequate resistance to chewing loads and was still providing satisfactory esthetics at a 2-year follow-up examination.

    2023 May/June; 71(3):62-65.

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  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Influence of bone wax on bone healing: a case report and literature review

    Yuri de Lima Medeiros
    Luan Viana Faria
    Matheus Sampaio-Oliveira
    Helenice de Andrade Marigo Grandinetti
    Matheus Furtado de Carvalho

    This article reports the case of a patient who exhibited a foreign body reaction associated with the use of bone wax after extraction of an impacted third molar. An integrative review of the literature suggests that bone wax is capable of negatively influencing bone healing and should be used cautiously in amounts that are just enough to promote the sealing of the bone channels.

    2023 May/June; 71(3):66-72.

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  • Endodontics Ex vivo evaluation of the influence of cervical preflaring on choice of apical reciprocating file

    Vanessa Zanin Figueira
    Flavia Darius Vivacqua
    Marco Antonio Húngaro Duarte
    Bruno Carvalho de Vasconcelos
    Nilton Vivacqua-Gomes

    This study assessed the effect of cervical preflaring on the file size chosen for instrumentation of root canals as well as the number of insertions required to reach the working length. The results showed that preflaring enabled a more suitable selection of reciprocating instrument, which, in turn, allowed for fewer insertions up to the working length.

    2023 May/June; 71(3):73-77.

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