September/October 2014

Table of Contents


  • Neil Armstrong: model of modesty

    Eric K. Curtis, DDS, MA, MAGD
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):8.
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  • Guest Editorial A path towards stagnation and the eventual decline of dental education and dentistry

    David A. Nash, DMD, MS, EdD
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):9.
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  • Pharmacology Considerations for the treatment of the dental patient with Parkinson’s disease

    Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP 
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):12.
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  • Prosthodontics The use of cementable, angled abutments for implant overdentures

    Samuel M. Strong, DDS
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):15.
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  • Oral Diagnosis Nodule of incisive papilla, Gingival mass

    Douglas D. Damm, DDS
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):78. 
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  • Answers Oral Diagnosis; Self-Instruction Exercises No. 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339; and Errata.

    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):79.
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Clinical Articles

  • Myofascial Pain Dysfunction Nonpainful phantom sensations in dentistry: an update of etiologic concepts

    Bo Yeon Bartilotta, BS
    Maria Therese Galang-Boquiren, DMD, MS
    Charles S. Greene, DDS
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):19.  

    This article provides a topical review of relevant literature to update current thinking on the etiology of various nonpainful phantom phenomena involving the oral cavity, traces the evolution of these concepts, and offers practical patient management recommendations for dentists.
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    Digital Radiology Digital intraoral radiographic quality assurance and control in private practice

    Timothy F. Walker, DDS, MS
    Peter Mah, DMD, MS
    S. Brent Dove, DDS, MS
    W. Doss McDavid, PhD
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):22.   

    Working with a representative sample of private practice dental offices, this study examined and evaluated the entire digital intraoral radiographic system used in each operatory. The X-ray machine was tested for equipment performance and accuracy, and the computer monitor calibration was evaluated and adjusted as needed. The results confirm the continued need for updated QA procedures in the dental office that include digital X-ray imaging.
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    Self-Instruction Exercise No. 355
  • Biopsy/Excision of Oral Lesions A rare case of unicystic ameloblastoma with luminal, intraluminal, and intramural proliferation

    Preethi Balan, MDS
    Subhas Babu G., MDS
    Urvashi Ashwin Shetty, MDS
    Anusha Rangare Lakshman, MDS
    Renita Lorina Castellino, MDS
    Fazil K.A., MDS
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):31.  

    This article reports the case of a 22-year-old man with dull intermittent pain and swelling in the mandible. Histopathological examination revealed a unicystic ameloblastoma of a luminal, intraluminal, and intramural histological subgroup, which has a high risk for recurrence.
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  • Management of Hard & Soft Tissue Lesions Juvenile psammomatoid ossifying fibroma with massive mandibular involvement

    Auremir Rocha Melo, DDS, MSc
    Belmiro Cavalcanti do Egito Vasconcelos, DDS, MSc, PhD
    Suzana Celia de Aguiar Soares Carneiro, DDS, MSc, PhD
    Marcelo Fernando do Amaral, DDS, MSc
    Adilis Stepple da Fonte Neto, MD
    Maria do Socorro Orestes Cardoso, DDS, MSc, PhD
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):34.  

    This article describes a rare, aggressive case of a large juvenile psammomatoid ossifying fibroma that led to the total destruction of the mandible.
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  • Non-Surgical Therapeutic Management Gingival foreign body granuloma in conjunction with the use of a dental water jet: a case report

    Mark A. Terry, DDS
    Nagamani Narayana, DMD, MS
    Wayne B. Kaldahl, DDS
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):37.  

    This article presents the case of a 58-year-old woman with a chief complaint of periodic discomfort in her maxillary “gums” and redness in the facial gingival tissues of the maxillary anterior segment. The patient revealed that she had been using a water jet device on a high pressure setting. She was advised to discontinue the water jet use, after which the gingival redness and inflammation began to subside, and appeared normal at 3- and 6-month follow-up visits.
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  • Surgical Endodontics Surgical endodontic reintervention using a modern technique: 2 case reports

    Ricardo Machado, DDS, MSc
    Luis Pascoal Vansan, DDS, MSc, PhD
    Antonio de Miranda da Cruz, DDS, MSc, PhD
    Emmanuel Joao Nogueira Leal da Silva, DDS, MSc, PhD
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):40.  

    This article presents 2 cases of surgical reintervention using a modern surgery technique that utilized an operating microscope, ultrasonic tips, and biocompatible materials. After the reinterventions were performed, adequate periradicular healing was observed in both cases.
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  • Anatomy CBCT analysis of root canal morphology in geminated primary incisor: a proposed classification and case report

    Kanimozhi Gandiban, MDS
    Mahesh Ramakrishnan, MDS
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):44.   

    A case involving endodontic management of a geminated primary central incisor is presented. Cone beam computed tomography analysis was vital in the diagnosis of this unusual root canal system.
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    Caries Detection & Prevention Survey of fluoride levels in vended water stations

    Urvi G. Jadav, DDS, MSD
    Bhavini S. Acharya, BDS, MPH
    Gisela M. Velasquez, DDS, MS
    Bradley J. Vance, DDS
    Robert H. Tate, DDS, MS
    Ryan L. Quock, DDS
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):47.   

    This study sought to measure the fluoride concentration of water derived from vended water stations and to identify its clinical implications, especially regarding caries prevention and fluorosis.
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    Self-Instruction Exercise No. 356
  • Digital Radiology Turner’s tooth with unique radiographic presentation: a case report

    Anusha Rangare Lakshman, MDS
    Sham Kishor Kanneppady, MDS
    Renita Lorina Castelino, MDS
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):52.  

    This article presents a case of Turner’s hypoplasia of the first mandibular premolar, with an unusual radiographic presentation.
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  • Obturation Techniques Using mineral trioxide aggregate powder as an apical barrier: a bacterial leakage study

    Amin Salem Milani, DDS, MSc
    Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, PhD
    Mahdi Vahid Pakdel, DDS
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):55.  

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the bacterial microleakage of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) powder in comparison with wet-mix MTA, in single or 2-step barrier approaches.
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  • Prosthodontics/Removable The use of an anterior deprogrammer in a removable prosthodontics case: the key to accurate and predictable centric relation records

    Panagiotis Zoidis, DDS, MS, Dr. Dent
    Aristeidis Troulis, DDS
    Gregory Polyzois, DDS, MScD, Dr. Dent
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):60.   

    This case report illustrates how an anterior deprogrammer can be used in a combination case such as a maxillary complete denture opposing a mandibular removable partial denture.
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    Nutrition What every dentist should know about tea

    Moshe M. Rechthand
    Judith A. Porter, DDS, EdD, FICD
    Nasir Bashirelahi, PhD
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(4):64.   

    This article reviews the general and specific benefits of drinking tea, as well as the potential negative aspects of tea consumption.
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    Self-Instruction Exercise No. 357
  • Diagnosis & Treatment Planning A rare case of ankyloglossia and bilateral fusion of mandibular incisors

    Preeti Upadhyay, MDS
    Ashish Verma, MDS
    Dimple Grover, MDS
    Swati Sanghi, MDS
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):68.   

    This article describes a rare presentation of bilaterally fused permanent mandibular central and lateral incisors, along with ankyloglossia and fluorosis in a 22-year-old man, with the chief complaint of “dirty teeth.”
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  • Caries Detection & Prevention Caries prevention and adhesiveness of restorative materials submitted to cariogenic mixed biofilm

    Thalita Miana, DDS
    Tatiana Kelly da Silva Fidalgo, DDS, MSD, PhD
    Maristela Barbosa Portela, DDS, MSD, PhD
    Lucianne Cople Maia, DDS, MSD, PhD
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):71.  

    This in vitro study evaluated the mechanical properties of different restorative materials submitted to cariogenic conditions with induced mixed biofilm.
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  • Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Traumatic myositis ossificans of the masseter muscle: a case report with conventional and advanced imaging features

    Nishant Kumar, BDS
    Ravi David Austin, MDS
    Philips Mathew, MDS, MPH
    Sakthivel S., MDS
    Vijayalakshmi L., MDS
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):75.   

    This article presents a case of traumatic myositis ossificans in the left masseter muscle of a 26-year-old male patient who suffered from epilepsy. The various types of myositis ossificans, its epidemiology, pathogenesis, differential diagnoses, and various treatment modalities are outlined.
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  • Implants Using implants for prosthodontic rehabilitation of a 4-year-old with ectodermal dysplasia

    Lida Toomarian, DMD, MS
    Mohammad Reza Talebi Ardakani, DMD, MS
    Jamileh Ramezani, DMD, MS
    Amin Rezaei Adli, DMD, MS
    Zahra Alizadeh Tabari, DMD, MS
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):e1.  

    This article describes the case of a child who, after being diagnosed with ectodermal dysplasia, was put on a treatment plan that involved mandibular implants, reshaping of the maxillary central incisors, and prosthetic dental rehabilitation.
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  • Diagnosis of Oral Pathology Peripheral giant cell granuloma: a case report

    Murari Aditi, MDS
    Ashutosh Agrawal, MDS
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):e6.  

    This article presents a case of a 75-year-old man whose chief complaint was painless swelling in the posterior mandibular region. The lesion was diagnosed as a peripheral giant cell granuloma after thorough clinical, radiologic, and histopathologic examinations.
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  • Cariology Reliability of specific finger dermatoglyphic patterns and their association with dental caries

    Pratibha Ramani, MDS, DNB
    G. Sentamilselvi, MD, DD, MNAMS, PhD
    Vinod Narayan, MDS, FDSRCS, MOMS
    Priya Premkumar, MDS
    N. Anuja, MDS
    Herald Sherlin, MDS
    R. Abilasha, MDS
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):e9.   

    This study sought to determine a correlation between the prevalence of dental caries and dermatoglyphic fingerprint patterns, and thus assess the reliability of such patterns for identifying a susceptibility to dental caries.
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  • Diagnosis of Oral Pathology Clinicoradiologic features of cherubism: a case report and literature review

    Sujatha Dyasanoor, MDS
    Shobha Naik, MDS
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):e12.  

    This article presents a case of cherubism in a 5-year-old girl with painless bilateral swelling. Panoramic radiographs and computed tomography showed bilateral multilocular radiolucent areas with cortical expansion. Histopathologic examination revealed proliferating fibrous connective tissue containing numerous multinucleated giant cells.
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  • Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Type III talon cusp and Type III B dens invaginatus occurring simultaneously in a mandibular lateral incisor

    Umesh Dharmani, MDS
    Akhil Rajput, MDS
    Sarika Chaudhary, MDS
    Sangeeta Talwar, MDS
    Mahesh Verma, MDS, MBA
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):e16.  

    This article presents a rare case of dens invaginatus and talon cusp occurring concurrently in a mandibular lateral incisor.
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  • Diagnosis of Oral Pathology The blue nevus: a rare lesion of the oral cavity

    Adel Kauzman, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)
    Nathalie Rei, DMD, MSD
    Sylvie Louise Avon, DMD, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C)
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):e22.  

    This article presents 2 patients with blue nevi in the oral cavity, and reviews the differential diagnosis of solitary pigmented lesions, including oral melanoma. The importance of proper diagnosis and treatment of oral pigmentations in general, and of melanocytic nevi in particular, is underlined in order to help the general dentist manage patients presenting with such lesions.
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  • Bone Grafting/GTR Surgery An esthetic approach to anterior segments: crown restorations following a subepithelial connective tissue graft procedure

    Erdem Ozdemir, DDS, PhD
    Yasin Bozok, DDS, PhD
    2014 Sept/Oct; 62(5):e27.  

    Using soft tissue grafts to correct an esthetic deficiency may be a feasible approach for establishing new and stable gingival and papilla contours. Altering the shape of a residual ridge by gradual hydropressure is another promising technique to improve tissue contour.
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