How much does experience in guided implant surgery play a role in accuracy? A randomized controlled pilot study

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on How much does experience in guided implant surgery play a role in accuracy? A randomized controlled pilot study

Abstract The current literature is not consistent on whether experience influences accuracy. The aim of this study was to analyze the accuracy of implant insertion performed by inexperienced versus experienced…

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Evaluation of hyaluronic matrix efficacy in sinus augmentation: a randomized-controlled histomorphometric and micro–computed tomography analysis

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Evaluation of hyaluronic matrix efficacy in sinus augmentation: a randomized-controlled histomorphometric and micro–computed tomography analysis

Abstract The objective of the present study was to test the hypothesis that the addition of hyaluronic acid–based matrix to collagenated heterologous bone graft for sinus augmentation would enhance bone…

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Role of local alendronate delivery on the osseointegration of implants: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Role of local alendronate delivery on the osseointegration of implants: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Abstract There is controversy regarding whether locally delivered alendronate enhances osseointegration. The aim of this systematic review was to assess the role of local alendronate delivery (topical, or as a…

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The influence of mandibular third molar germectomy on the treatment time of impacted mandibular second molars using brass wire: a prospective clinical pilot study

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on The influence of mandibular third molar germectomy on the treatment time of impacted mandibular second molars using brass wire: a prospective clinical pilot study

Abstract The brass wire ligature is an efficient method to correct a moderately mesially impacted mandibular second molar (MM2). The aim of this prospective clinical pilot study was to evaluate…

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Synovial chondromatosis of the temporomandibular joint with extension into the middle cranial fossa and internal carotid canal

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Synovial chondromatosis of the temporomandibular joint with extension into the middle cranial fossa and internal carotid canal

Abstract This report presents the case of an extensive synovial chondromatosis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), with extension into the middle cranial fossa, middle ear, and carotid canal. Synovial chondromatosis…

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Surgical resection and vascularized bone reconstruction in advanced stage medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Surgical resection and vascularized bone reconstruction in advanced stage medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw

Abstract A retrospective review of all patients with stage 3 medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ), treated by surgical resection and immediate vascularized bone reconstruction at a tertiary care medical…

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Histomorphometric analysis of unilateral condylar hyperplasia in the temporomandibular joint: the value of the condylar layer and cartilage island

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Histomorphometric analysis of unilateral condylar hyperplasia in the temporomandibular joint: the value of the condylar layer and cartilage island

Abstract This study aimed to describe the condylar layer and cartilage island in subjects with unilateral condylar hyperplasia (UCH). Five individuals (15–18 years old) with a diagnosis of UCH, treated…

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A new method for three-dimensional evaluation of the cranial shape and the automatic identification of craniosynostosis using 3D stereophotogrammetry

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on A new method for three-dimensional evaluation of the cranial shape and the automatic identification of craniosynostosis using 3D stereophotogrammetry

Abstract Craniosynostosis is a congenital defect which can result in abnormal cranial morphology. Three dimensional (3D) stereophotogrammetry is potentially an ideal technique for the evaluation of cranial morphology and diagnosis…

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Computational fluid dynamics study of the pharyngeal airway space before and after mandibular setback surgery in patients with mandibular prognathism

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Computational fluid dynamics study of the pharyngeal airway space before and after mandibular setback surgery in patients with mandibular prognathism

Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the pressure drop in the pharyngeal airway space ( ΔP PAS ) and the minimum cross-sectional area (minCSA)…

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Comparison of the adult three-dimensional craniofacial features of patients with unilateral craniofacial microsomia with and without early mandible distraction

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Comparison of the adult three-dimensional craniofacial features of patients with unilateral craniofacial microsomia with and without early mandible distraction

Abstract This study was conducted to analyze the long-term facial growth of patients with craniofacial microsomia (CFM) after early mandible distraction osteogenesis (DO), and compared adult three-dimensional (3D) craniofacial features…

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The value of cone beam computed tomography imaging in surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion: a systematic review of the literature

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on The value of cone beam computed tomography imaging in surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion: a systematic review of the literature

Abstract This study aimed to evaluate the reliability of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging of the maxillary structures and the postoperative dentoskeletal, nasal airway, periodontal, and facial soft tissue changes…

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The effects of clinical factors on airway outcomes of mandibular distraction osteogenesis in children with Pierre Robin sequence

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on The effects of clinical factors on airway outcomes of mandibular distraction osteogenesis in children with Pierre Robin sequence

Abstract Mandibular distraction osteogenesis (MDO) is an effective treatment for tongue-based airway obstruction in children with severe Pierre Robin sequence. An investigation was performed to determine whether certain clinical factors…

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