Condylar reconstruction in the treatment of temporomandibular joint ankylosis: a contribution to the ongoing debate and a plea to join forces for tissue engineering strategies

Jan 17, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Condylar reconstruction in the treatment of temporomandibular joint ankylosis: a contribution to the ongoing debate and a plea to join forces for tissue engineering strategies

The treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis is a challenging problem. An excellent review paper that highlights recent developments, with a specific focus on graft materials for condylar reconstruction, has…

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A discussion concerning direct bone regeneration on and around inserted dental implants in maxillary sinus lifting procedures without any placement of bony substitutes

Jan 17, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on A discussion concerning direct bone regeneration on and around inserted dental implants in maxillary sinus lifting procedures without any placement of bony substitutes

We read the article by Bassi et al. entitled “Maxillary sinus lift without grafting, and simultaneous implant placement: a prospective clinical study with a 51-month follow-up” with great interest. The…

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Electrophysiological evaluation of nerve function in inferior alveolar nerve injury: relationship between nerve action potentials and histomorphometric observations

Jan 17, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Electrophysiological evaluation of nerve function in inferior alveolar nerve injury: relationship between nerve action potentials and histomorphometric observations

Abstract The objective of this study was to improve the accuracy of diagnosis of inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) injury by determining degrees of nerve disturbance using the sensory nerve action…

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Administration of teriparatide improves the symptoms of advanced bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw: preliminary findings

Jan 17, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Administration of teriparatide improves the symptoms of advanced bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw: preliminary findings

Abstract Teriparatide is a synthetic polypeptide hormone that contains the 1–34 amino acid fragment of the recombinant human parathyroid hormone that stimulates bone formation. Currently, it is approved only for…

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Retrospective analysis of osteoradionecrosis of the mandible: proposing a novel clinical classification and staging system

Jan 17, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Retrospective analysis of osteoradionecrosis of the mandible: proposing a novel clinical classification and staging system

Abstract Osteoradionecrosis of the jaw is a common radiation-induced complication that may be observed in oral cancer patients. Several classifications and staging systems have been proposed for osteoradionecrosis of the…

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Allicin as a possible adjunctive therapeutic drug for stage II oral submucous fibrosis: a preliminary clinical trial in a Chinese cohort

Jan 17, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Allicin as a possible adjunctive therapeutic drug for stage II oral submucous fibrosis: a preliminary clinical trial in a Chinese cohort

Abstract The objective of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of allicin in the treatment of stage II oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) in a Chinese patient cohort….

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Sinus grafting and simultaneous removal of large antral pseudocysts of the maxillary sinus with a micro-invasive intraoral access

Jan 17, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Sinus grafting and simultaneous removal of large antral pseudocysts of the maxillary sinus with a micro-invasive intraoral access

Abstract Large antral pseudocysts of the maxillary sinus (APCs) may hamper the elevation of the Schneiderian membrane during sinus grafting and may impair osteo-meatal complex patency after sinus augmentation. Therefore,…

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Micro-computed tomography and histomorphometric analysis of human alveolar bone repair induced by laser phototherapy: a pilot study

Jan 17, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Micro-computed tomography and histomorphometric analysis of human alveolar bone repair induced by laser phototherapy: a pilot study

Abstract Immediate dental implant placement in the molar region is critical, because of the high amount of bone loss and the discrepancy between alveolar crest thickness and the implant platform….

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Bone augmentation of the atrophic anterior maxilla for dental implants using rhBMP-2 and titanium mesh: histological and tomographic analysis

Jan 17, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Bone augmentation of the atrophic anterior maxilla for dental implants using rhBMP-2 and titanium mesh: histological and tomographic analysis

Abstract The loss of multiple teeth or trauma to the anterior maxilla often results in a deficient ridge width for prosthetic tooth rehabilitation. This study evaluated the use of titanium…

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Compensating for poor primary implant stability in different bone densities by varying implant geometry: a laboratory study

Jan 17, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Compensating for poor primary implant stability in different bone densities by varying implant geometry: a laboratory study

Abstract The aim of this study was to determine the influence of implant diameter and length on primary stability in artificial bone blocks. In total, 240 implants of various diameters…

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Use of autogenous bone and beta-tricalcium phosphate in maxillary sinus lifting: a prospective, randomized, volumetric computed tomography study

Jan 17, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Use of autogenous bone and beta-tricalcium phosphate in maxillary sinus lifting: a prospective, randomized, volumetric computed tomography study

Abstract The correction of bone defects can be performed using autogenous or alloplastic materials, such as beta-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP). This study compared the changes in bone volume (CBV) after maxillary…

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Comparison of virtual and titanium clip marking of tumour resection margins for improved radiation planning in head and neck cancer surgery

Jan 17, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Comparison of virtual and titanium clip marking of tumour resection margins for improved radiation planning in head and neck cancer surgery

Abstract Communication between the surgeon and the radiation oncologist is improved with the use of virtual models of the final tumour resection, combining three-dimensional imaging and conventional clip marking with…

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