Table of Contents
Editorial RenewalRoger D. WinlandFull Article (PDF)
2016 Jul/Aug; 64(4):5.
Restorative Dentistry Corralling the Class II composite resin restorationHenry A. St. Germain, JrFull Article (PDF)
2016 Jul/Aug; 64(4):6-9.
Minimally Invasive Dentistry Pushing it to the limitsMark I. MalterudFull Article (PDF)
2016 Jul/Aug; 64(4):10-13.
Oral Diagnosis Mandibular radiopacity and Red lesion of ventral tongueDouglas D. DammFull Article (PDF)
2016 Jul/Aug; 64(4):77-78.
Self-Instruction Answers Exercises No. 370, 371, and 372 from the July/August 2015 issue2016 Jul/Aug; 64(4):79.Full Article (PDF)
Dentistry for the Medically Compromised Dental surgical management of the patient with hemophiliaFull Article (PDF)
James J. Closmann
2016 Jul/Aug; 64(4):14-17.
The dental surgical management of 2 patients with hemophilia is described, and therapies and local measures to attain hemostasis in patients with bleeding disorders are reviewed.
Self-Instruction Exercise No. 388
Basic Science What every dentist should know about coffeeFull Article (PDF)
Lara M. Seidman
Kelsey N. Eckenrode
Ira T. Bloom
2016 Jul/Aug; 64(4):20-23.
This review of recent research on the systemic and oral health effects of coffee finds that many of its supposed harmful effects have been disproved, while many protective and beneficial roles for coffee are emerging.
Special Patient Care Effect of occlusal calculus utilized as a potential “biological sealant” in special needs patients with gastric feeding tubes: a qualitative in vitro contrast to pit and fissure sealant restorationsFull Article (PDF)
Barry M. Owens
Harry K. Sharp
Emily E. Fourmy
Jeffrey G. Phebus
2016 Jul/Aug; 64(4):24-29.
Marginal microleakage of intact occlusal calculus of primary molars extracted from a patient with a gastric feeding tube was compared with microleakage of pit and fissure sealants in calculus-free molars from a prior study. Observations indicated that calculus may serve as a “natural” occlusal surface sealant, rendering its removal from occlusal surfaces unnecessary in some patients.
Endodontics Maintenance of pulpal vitality in a tooth with deep caries: a case reportFull Article (PDF)
Maria de Lourdes de Andrade Massara
Warley Luciano Fonseca Tavares
Antônio Paulino Ribeiro Sobrinho
2016 Jul/Aug; 64(4):30-32.
Conservative stepwise excavation was used to successfully treat a mature permanent tooth that exhibited deep caries and apical periodontitis. At the 4-year follow-up, the tooth remained functional, presenting normal color and satisfactory restoration.
Dental Materials Biocompatibility of a restorative resin-modified glass ionomer cement applied in very deep cavities prepared in human teethFull Article (PDF)
Diana Gabriela Soares
Fernanda Gonçalves Basso
Débora Lopes Sales Scheffel
Elisa Maria Aparecida Giro
Carlos Alberto de Souza Costa
2016 Jul/Aug; 64(4):33-40.
This study assessed the biocompatibility of a resin-modified glass ionomer cement when used as a liner in very deep cavities. While Vitremer caused persistent pulpal damage, 2 liner cements, Vitrebond and Dycal, were found to be biocompatible.
Self-Instruction Exercise No. 389
Endodontics Conservative management of external root resorption after tooth reimplantation: a 3-year follow-upFull Article (PDF)
Franciny Querobim Ionta
Gabriela Cristina de Oliveira
Catarina Ribeiro Barros de Alencar
Priscilla Santana Pinto Gonçalves
Murilo Priori Alcalde
Paloma Gagliardi Minotti
Maria Aparecida de Andrade Moreira Machado
2016 Jul/Aug; 64(4):42-46.
When a 9-year-old patient suffered external root resorption after avulsion and reimplantation of the permanent maxillary left lateral incisor, the root canal was obturated with gutta percha and mineral trioxide aggregate. The 3-year recall examination revealed no mobility, soft tissue alterations, or progression of resorption.
Basic Science Shear bond strength comparison of implant-retained overdenture attachment pickup materialsFull Article (PDF)
Monica J. Cayouette
2016 Jul/Aug; 64(4):47-50.
This study compared the shear bond strengths of 4 retentive materials for chairside pickup of implant attachments. A secondary goal was to compare the shear bond strengths of a retentive material and a traditional polymethyl methacrylate resin to metal housings.
Soft Tissue Surgery Do we need keratinized mucosa for a healthy peri-implant soft tissue?Full Article (PDF)
2016 Jul/Aug; 64(4):51-55.
This study assessed the impact of the width of keratinized mucosa (WKM) on periodontal parameters, including modified bleeding index, modified plaque index, modified gingival index, and gingival recession, and found that an association does exist between the WKM and peri-implant soft tissue health. A minimum of 2 mm of keratinized mucosa is recommended.
Self-Instruction Exercise No. 390
Basic Science The effect of preheating and opacity on the sorption and solubility of a composite resinFull Article (PDF)
Fabrício Luscino Alves de Castro
Flávia Bittencourt Pazinatto
Érick de Lima
Paulo Francisco Cesar
Rogério Vieira Reges
2016 Jul/Aug; 64(4):57-61
A study evaluating the influence of material opacity and preheating on a composite resin demonstrated that preheating at 60°C reduced both the sorption and solubility of the composite, but the opacity only affected the results for a specific shade of the material.
Special Patient Care Risk-benefit assessment for antibiotic prophylaxis in asplenic dental patientsFull Article (PDF)
Ronald S. Brown
2016 Jul/Aug; 64(4):62-65.
Antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines for the asplenic dental patient have changed over the last 30 years. While antibiotic prophylaxis is not routinely indicated prior to dental procedures for asplenic adult dental patients without risk factors, it should be considered for young children, immunocompromised patients with underlying disease, or any patient during the first 3 years after a splenectomy.
Basic Science Adopting caries risk assessment in all practice environmentsFull Article (PDF)
2016 Jul/Aug; 64(4):66-72.
This review article summarizes clinical studies demonstrating that caries management by risk assessment effectively predicts dental caries development and accurately outlines appropriate treatment options and preventive strategies that can reduce the morbidity of this common disease process.
Endodontics Management of progressive apical root resorption 13 years after dental trauma and primary endodontic treatmentFull Article (PDF)
Luiz Fernando Tomazinho
Emmanuel João Nogueira Leal Silva
Luiz Pascoal Vansan
2016 Jul/Aug; 64(4):74-76.
This case report describes the successful use of mineral trioxide aggregate for management of progressive apical root resorption in a previously traumatized and endodontically treated tooth.
Prosthodontics (Fixed) Effect of surface treatments of porcelain on adhesion of Candida albicansFull Article (PDF)
2016 Jul/Aug; 64(4):e1-e4.
To assess the effects of different surface treatments on adhesion of Candida albicans to porcelain, porcelain discs received no surface treatment or were glazed, overglazed, or polished. Adhesion of C albicans was lowest in the overglazed group, and polishing provided a surface as smooth as a glazed surface.
Special Patient Care Effect of a dedicated oral care program on periodontal status of medically compromised patients at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Dental ClinicFull Article (PDF)
2016 Jul/Aug; 64(4):e5-e9.
A study in medically compromised patients with gingival inflammation demonstrated that toothbrushing alone, with water but without toothpaste, improved the health of gingival tissues and reduced the biofilm. The addition of an antibiotic solution to the toothbrush increased healing and further reduced bacteria.
Basic Science Composite resin bond strength to caries-affected dentin contaminated with 3 different hemostatic agentsFull Article (PDF)
2016 Jul/Aug; 64(4):e11-e15.
An in vitro study found that contamination of both sound and caries-affected dentin with hemostatic agents decreased composite resin bond strength, although ViscoStat Clear had a less detrimental effect than either ViscoStat or trichloroacetic acid.