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Editorial Fed up, stressed out, getting out? Finding a cure for the malaise of dentistryTimothy KosinskiFull Article (PDF)
2016 Sep/Oct; 64(5):5-6.
Prosthodontics Unique application of material and workflow for an implant hybrid procedure in an elderly patientSamuel M. StrongFull Article (PDF)
2016 Sep/Oct; 64(5):7-10.
Esthetics Attaining optimal esthetics with socket preservation in the anterior zoneWynn OkudaFull Article (PDF)
2016 Sep/Oct; 64(5):11-13.
Restorative Dentistry Esthetic, conservative, cast gold restorations for posterior teethRoger A. SolowFull Article (PDF)
2016 Sep/Oct; 64(5):14-19.
Self-Instruction Answers Exercises No. 373, 374, and 375 from the September/October 2015 issue2016 Sep/Oct; 64(5):79.Full Article (PDF)
Posterior Composite Restorations Microcomputed tomographic comparison of posterior composite resin restorative techniques: sonicated bulk fill versus incremental filFull Article (PDF)
Peter H. Guevara
William J. Greenwood
William J. Dunn
2016 Sep/Oct; 64(5):20-23.
The porosity of resin-based composites was evaluated after incremental application of a hybrid material and sonicated application of a bulk-fill material in simulated box-type and cylindrical cavity preparations. Sonicated bulk-filled restorations in cylindrical cavities were the least porous, while restorations that were incrementally placed in cube-shaped cavities were the most porous.
Self-Instruction Exercise No. 391
Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Sclerotherapy and cryotherapy in the management of oral vascular lesions: a series of 10 casesFull Article (PDF)
Melissa Rodrigues de Araujo
Rafael Zancan Mobile
Lucas Caetano Uetanabaro
Allan Fernando Giovanini
Rafaela Scariot de Moraes
Alexandre Moro, DDS
2016 Sep/Oct; 64(5):25-29.
When 10 patients with oral vascular lesions underwent cryotherapy or sclerotherapy, both procedures were clinically effective. Cryotherapy requires only 1 session, but the cost of the equipment is high. Sclerotherapy is widely accepted by patients, but more than 1 session is required.
Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma of the minor salivary glands: a case report and review of the literatureFull Article (PDF)
Débora Lima Pereira
Marcelo Brum Corrêa
Alan Roger Santos-Silva
Pablo Agustin Vargas
Márcio Ajudarte Lopes
2016 Sep/Oct; 64(5):30-34.
An epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma on the palate was treated surgically, and no recurrence or metastasis was observed 10 years postoperatively. A literature review found only 30 documented cases of epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma associated with minor salivary glands.
Sports Dentistry & Mouthguards Mouthguard usage by middle and high school student-athletes in Houston, TexasFull Article (PDF)
Michael B. Miller
Cleverick D. Johnson
Ralph A. Cooley
Thomas A. Servos
2016 Sep/Oct; 64(5):35-38.
A survey of 503 middle and high school athletes revealed that 56% of the respondents did not own a mouthguard. Among athletes who owned a mouthguard, the most commonly cited reasons for failure to wear it were forgetfulness and a lack of comfort. The dental profession should make a concerted effort to encourage enforcement of mouthguard usage policies among student-athletes.
Myofascial Pain/Occlusion Ear pruritus: a new otologic finding related to temporomandibular disorderFull Article (PDF)
Belmiro Cavalcanti do Egito Vasconcelos
Lívia Mirelle Barbosa
Jimmy Charles Melo Barbalho
Gabriela Madeira Araújo
Auremir Rocha Melo
Lucas Alexandre de Morais Santos
2016 Sep/Oct; 64(5):39-43.
In a prospective clinical study of 100 patients with temporomandibular disorder (TMD), the most common otologic manifestations were ear pruritus, otalgia, and aural fullness, showing a significant correlation with the female sex, severity of TMD, and frequency of TMD symptoms.
Physiology Current concepts of oral and maxillofacial rehabilitation and treatment in aviationFull Article (PDF)
Turan Atila Çini
2016 Sep/Oct; 64(5):44-48.
Flight-related oral conditions are a source of concern for aircrew members. This review outlines preventive measures, treatment guidelines, and dental-related flight restrictions for flight staff.
Full article (PDF) Self-Instruction Exercise No. 392
Basic Science Surface roughness and bond strength between Y-TZP and self-adhesive resin cement after air particle abrasion protocolsFull Article (PDF)
Rafael Santiago de Sousa
Hugo Ramalho Sarmento
Maria Luiza Lima Alves
Amanda Maria de Oliveira Dal Piva
Laísa Daniel Gondim
Rodrigo Othávio Assunção Souza
2016 Sep/Oct; 64(5):50-55.
Different air particle abrasion protocols—with variations in particle types, duration of abrasion, and the distance between the device tip and the ceramic—were evaluated for their influence on the surface roughness of zirconia-based ceramic and the shear bond strength between the material and resin cement. Only the particle type was a statistically significant factor; air particle abrasion with silica-coated alumina resulted in higher shear bond strengths.
Implants Esthetic solution to malpositioned implants with remodeling of soft tissue: a case reportFull Article (PDF)
Mariana Lima da Costa Valente
Elcio Marcantonio, Jr
Rafael Silveira Faeda
Wagner Nunes de Paula
Andréa Cândido dos Reis
2016 Sep/Oct; 64(5):56-59.
Gingival conditioning was used to improve the soft tissue esthetics of fixed prostheses placed on malpositioned implants
Endodontics In vitro evaluation of the antimicrobial efficacy of chitosan and other endodontic irrigants against Enterococcus faecalisFull Article (PDF)
Pratima R. Shenoi
Elakshi S. Morey
Chetana S. Makade
Mohit K. Gunwal
Rajiv T. Khode
Sunay S. Wanmali
2016 Sep/Oct; 64(5):60-63.
This study compared the antimicrobial efficacy of several irrigants against Enterococcus faecalis. BioPure MTAD was the most effective antimicrobial agent. While 0.2% chitosan did not show any inhibition zones, 1% chitosan was as effective as sodium hypochlorite, and both irrigants showed significantly greater effectivity than 2% chlorhexidine.
Operative (Restorative) Dentistry An evidence-based review of dental matrix systemsFull Article (PDF)
Barry M. Owens
Jeffrey G. Phebus
2016 Sep/Oct; 64(5):64-70.
This article identifies and explains the challenges associated with restoring proximal surface cavities to “normal” anatomical specifications and presents solutions within a historical context of procedures, materials, and devices.
Self-Instruction Exercise No. 393
Special Patient Care Multifocal epithelial hyperplasia: a forgotten condition in the elderlyFull Article (PDF)
2016 Sep/Oct; 64(5):72-74.
A 92-year-old man presented with asymptomatic, circumscribed, soft, flattened papules on his lower lip that were consistent with multifocal epithelial hyperplasia. Although it tends to occur in the first 2 decades of life, multifocal epithelial hyperplasia can be encountered in the elderly.
Esthetics/Cosmetic Dentistry Enamel hypoplasia: challenges of esthetic restorative treatmentFull Article (PDF)
Vanessa Carla Ruschel
Jussara Karina Bernardon
Guilherme Carpena Lopes
2016 Sep/Oct; 64(5):75-78.
A permanent maxillary central incisor exhibited enamel hypoplasia caused by trauma to the primary tooth. The tooth was esthetically restored with a composite resin restoration placed with a layering technique.
Endodontics Endodontic management of permanent mandibular molars with 6 root canals: report of 3 casesFull Article (PDF)
2016 Sep/Oct; 64(5):e1-e4
A case series describes 3 mandibular first molars with 6 root canals each, including extra canals in the distal roots, serving as a reminder to look for anatomical variations to ensure successful endodontic therapy.
AGD Practice Guidelines Clinical practice guidelines on the management of acid erosionFull Article (PDF)
Dimitrios P. Arfanakis
Bennett R. Amaechi
Mohamed A. Bassiouny
V. Ramesh Ramakrishnan
2016 Sep/Oct; 64(5):e6-e17.
After a systematic literature review and meta-analysis, the Academy of General Dentistry presents clinical practice guidelines on the diagnosis and management of acid erosion. Basic Erosive Wear Examination is the recommended index for diagnosis of acid erosion in the dental practice setting. Recommended treatment options include stabilized stannous fluoride, stabilized stannous fluoride in combination with chitosan, prescription and over-the-counter concentrations of sodium fluoride, casein phosphopeptide–amorphous calcium phosphate paste, and 1.23% acidulated phosphate fluoride gel (alone or with laser treatment).