Table of Contents
Special Section on Prosthodontics
Guest Editorial A shared commitment to patient careCarl F. Driscoll, DMD, FACPFull Article (PDF)
2016 Nov/Dec; 64(6):8.
Prosthodontics Prosthodontic considerations for managing the older adult patientFull Article (PDF)
Mark C. Hutten, DDS, MS
2016 Nov/Dec; 64(6):18-22.
Management of chronic disease processes affecting older Americans consumes 86% of the nation’s healthcare expenditures. Oral healthcare providers should become astute at developing treatments that take into account the medical conditions affecting this population and provide restorative care that may simplify oral maintenance as this population continues to age.
Prosthodontics Current techniques in CAD/CAM denture fabricationFull Article (PDF)
Nadim Z. Baba, DMD, MSD
Hamad S. AlRumaih, DDS, MSD
Brian J. Goodacre, DDS
Charles J. Goodacre, DDS, MSD
2016 Nov/Dec; 64(6):23-28.
The use of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to produce complete dentures has seen exponential growth in the dental market. This article reviews the clinical and laboratory procedures of 5 CAD/CAM denture systems.
Myofascial Pain/Occlusion/Prosthodontics A progressive approach for the use of occlusal devices in the management of temporomandibular disordersFull Article (PDF)
Jonathan P. Wiens
2016 Nov/Dec; 64(6):29-36.
Evidence-based diagnostic criteria for various temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are emerging, while corresponding treatment procedures remain less clear. This review outlines various types of occlusal device, assesses the efficacy of occlusal splints in the treatment of TMDs, and creates a treatment rubric for clinicians to follow.
Prosthodontics Implant-assisted removable partial dentures: practical considerationsFull Article (PDF)
Aaron J. Omura, DMD, CDT
Vaibhav Latthe, BDS, MDS, CDT
Mark M. Marin, CDT
David R. Cagna, DMD, MS
2016 Nov/Dec; 64(6):38-45.
The strategic addition of implants to the partially edentulous foundation can improve support, comfort, and esthetics of removable partial dentures (RPDs). This article discusses diagnostic, treatment planning, clinical, laboratory, and maintenance considerations for successful implant-assisted RPDs.
Prosthodontics Rethinking the traditional full-mouth rehabilitation by applying minimal prosthetic dentistry for maximum patient benefitFull Article (PDF)
Miles R. Cone, DMD, MS, CDT, FACP
2016 Nov/Dec; 64(6):46-53.
This case report demonstrates the utilization of multiple restorative materials to provide a minimally invasive, definitive treatment which was biomechanically, esthetically, and financially satisfactory for the patient.
Editorial Developing purposeRoger D. Winland, DDS, MS, MAGDFull Article (PDF)
2016 Nov/Dec; 64(6):6.
Pharmacology Challenging historical dogma: should you really have epinephrine autoinjectors in your emergency kit?Jason H. Goodchild, DMDFull Article (PDF)
Mark Donaldson, BSP, RPH, ACPR, PHARMD, FASHP, FACHE
2016 Nov/Dec; 64(6):10-13.
Public Health Handwashing: what do I use and why?Larry Williams, DDSFull Article (PDF)
2016 Nov/Dec; 64(6):14-16.
Oral Diagnosis Diffuse gingival hyperplasia and Ramus radiolucencyDouglas D. Damm, DDSFull Article (PDF)
2016 Nov/Dec; 64(6):77-78.
Self-Instruction Answers Exercises No. 376, 377, and 378 from the November/December 2015 issue2016 Sep/Oct; 64(5):79.Full Article (PDF)
Special Patient Care Oral management of Marfan syndrome: an overview and case reportFull Article (PDF)
Esdras Campos França
Lucas Guimarães Abreu
Saul Martins Paiva
Alexandre Fortes Drummond
Maria Esperanza Cortes
2016 Nov/Dec; 64(6):54-59
Marfan syndrome is an autosomal-dominant genetic disorder that affects connective tissues. This article presents a case of Marfan syndrome, emphasizing the clinical manifestations of the disease, and provides an overview of oral management.
Self-Instruction Exercise No. 394
Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Cryosurgery with refrigerant gas as a therapeutic option for the treatment of leukoplakia: a case reportFull Article (PDF)
Pedro Thalles Bernardo de Carvalho Nogueira
Ozawa Brasil, Jr
Antonio Dionízio de Albuquerque Neto
Luciano Leocádio Teixeira Nogueira Filho
Bruna Lopes Souza
José Rodrigues Laureano Filho
2016 Nov/Dec; 64(6):61-64.
A combination of propane and butane gases was used to treat leukoplakia of the tongue, a potentially malignant lesion, in a 65-year-old woman. Among the advantages of this technique are a low rate of postsurgical infection, absence of hemorrhage, and ease of application.
Self-Instruction Exercise No. 395
Dentinal Hypersensitivity & Treatment Efficacy of Nd:YAG and GaAlAs lasers in comparison to 2% fluoride gel for the treatment of dentinal hypersensitivityFull Article (PDF)
Marília De Lima Soares
Geane Bandeira Porciúncula
Mara Ilka Holanda Medeiros De Lucena
Luiz Alcino Monteiro Gueiros
Jair Carneiro Leão
Alessandra De Albuquerque Tavares Carvalho
2016 Nov/Dec; 64(6):66-70.
Comparison of the efficacy of Nd:YAG and GaAlAs lasers and 2% fluoride gel in the treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity revealed that all treatments were adequate strategies, but laser treatments provided greater pain control.
Self-Instruction Exercise No. 396
Multi-Disciplinary Topics Dental patients’ self-reported use of dietary supplements on medical history questionnairesFull Article (PDF)
Sharon K. Lanning
Al M. Best
Thomas C. Waldrop
2016 Nov/Dec; 64(6):72-76.
This study sought to determine the frequency of, and factors impacting, dietary supplement use among dental patients and whether the design of a medical history questionnaire influences reporting of that use. Patients tended to report greater use of dietary supplements when specifically asked about use on a medical history questionnaire.
Myofascial Pain/Occlusion Impact of malocclusion on adolescents’ oral health–related quality of lifeFull Article (PDF)
Lucas Guimarães Abreu
Camilo Aquino Melgaço
Elizabeth Maria Bastos Lages
Saul Martins Paiva
2016 Nov/Dec; 64(6):e1-e5.
When assessed with the Child Perceptions Questionnaire for 11 to 14 year olds, adolescents with malocclusion were significantly more likely to report a negative impact on their oral health–related quality of life, particularly their emotional and social well-being, than their counterparts without malocclusion.
Cosmetic/Esthetic Dentistry Noninvasive esthetic treatment for hypomaturation amelogenesis imperfecta: a case reportFull Article (PDF)
Flávia Pardo Salata Nahsan
Luciana Mendonça da Silva
Thiago Mendes de Lima
Verônica Pereira de Lima Bertocco
Fabíola Mendonça da Silva Chui
Leandro de Moura Martins
2016 Nov/Dec; 64(6):e6-e9.
Enamel alterations, such as amelogenesis imperfecta, can compromise the harmony of the smile, damage the patient’s self-esteem, and cause tooth sensitivity. A simple and effective approach to treatment uses the natural stratification of composite resins to mask the enamel defects and mimic the natural appearance of the substrate.
Multi-Disciplinary Topics Interdisciplinary approach to complete-mouth rehabilitation: a clinical reportFull Article (PDF)
Rahul S. Kulkarni
Sandeep K. Pimpale
Suryakant N. Powar
2016 Nov/Dec; 64(6):e10-e15.
This case report describes a successful multidisciplinary approach to complete-mouth rehabilitation of a patient affected by fluorosis as well as other esthetic and functional dental problems.
Basic Science Effect of bleaching agent and topical fluoride application on color and gloss of dental ceramicsFull Article (PDF)
Fernanda de Carvalho Panzeri Pires-de-Souza
Marta Maria Martins Giamatei Contente
Carla Cecilia Alandia-Román
Sergio Augusto de Freitas Vicente
2016 Nov/Dec; 64(6):e16-e20.
This study investigated the change in color (ΔE *) or brightness of dental ceramic submitted first to different finishing procedures and second to application of carbamide peroxide, fluoride, or both. The type of finishing had no influence on ΔE * or brightness. A decrease in brightness occurred only for the group treated with bleach and fluoride.
Basic Science The influence of pH and chemical composition of beverages on color stability of a nanofilled composite resinFull Article (PDF)
Hercules Bezerra Dias
Emanuelle Teixeira Carrera
Alessandra Nara de Souza Rastelli
2016 Nov/Dec; 64(6):e21-e27.
This study investigated the staining of a nanofilled composite resin by 2 anthocyanin-rich beverages and found that the color stability was significantly affected by both the storage times and the solutions (P < 0.001). Blueberry juice affected color stability and lightness the most, followed by acai juice and artificial saliva.
Periodontics The versatile subepithelial connective tissue graft: a literature updateFull Article (PDF)
Kamedh Yashawant Chowdhary
2016 Nov/Dec; 64(6):e28-e33.
The versatile subepithelial connective tissue graft is readily available and economical and provides stable, excellent results for periodontal reconstruction. This article discusses key factors associated with these grafts, including harvesting, applications, limitations, and complications.