Dentistry

Esthetic Treatment of a Diffuse Amelogenesis Imperfecta Using Pressed Lithium Disilicate and Feldspathic Ceramic Restorations: 5-Year Follow Up
The treatment of a diffuse and severe case of amelogenesis imperfecta represents a challenge for the dental team and in particular for the dentist who perform the prosthetic restorations. Clinical ConsiderationsThe enamel alterations, which are characteristic of the disease, determine different problems that need to be carefully planned and solved before the beginning of the treatment, with par...


Sinus augmentation by orthodontic movement as an alternative to a surgical sinus lift: A clinical report
Maxillary sinus pneumatization may significantly reduce the alveolar bone height. As a result, the sinus membrane may need to be apically repositioned, with or without grafts, before or at the time of implant placement. The sinus lift, however, is a relatively invasive surgical procedure that can lead to complications and sometimes unsuccessful results. This clinical report presents an orthodon...
The use of MDP-based materials for bonding to zirconia
A strong and stable bond between the luting resin and overlying ceramic restoration is critical to longevity, but no technique has been established for how to provide such a bond when the core material is zirconia. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of different materials containing 10-methacryloyloxydecyl dihydrogen phosphate (MDP) on the bond strength to yttria-tetragonal zi...


Mini-implants as provisional anchorage for the replacement of missing anterior teeth: A clinical report
This clinical report describes an adult patient referred for orthodontic treatment with mini-implants as anchorage to correct the root angulation of maxillary lateral incisors. The purpose of this report was to demonstrate the versatility of mini-implants placed in a vertical direction in esthetic areas. During orthodontic treatment, some aspects must be observed to preserve the interim restora...
Periimplant bone-level reduction in relation to hydroxyapatite-coated dental implants that act as mandibular overdenture retainers: Results at 6 to 10 years
Edentulism in combination with chronic alveolar ridge resorption can lead to a debilitating oral state which conventional complete dentures cannot alleviate. The provision of anterior mandibular implants positively contributes to both function and an improved quality of life for these patients. However, individuals who could most benefit from the treatment are usually older and more likely to ...


Effect of post space conditioning and luting resin on the retentive strength of fiber-reinforced composite resin posts
The ideal surface conditioning of the root dentin and the best resin to improve the retentive bond strength of fiber-reinforced composite resin posts have not yet been verified. The purpose of this study was to test the retention of abraded fiber-reinforced composite resin posts luted with 2 different bonding systems after treating post space dentin with different conditioning methods. Teeth w...
Microhardness of light- and dual-polymerizable luting resins polymerized through 7.5-mm-thick endocrowns
The complete polymerization of luting resins through thick indirect restorations is still questioned. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the degree of polymerization of light- and dual-polymerizable luting resins under thick indirect composite resin and ceramic endocrowns by means of Vickers microhardness measurements. The Vickers microhardness measurements of a light-polymerizable micro...

Gestational Day-Dependent Expression of Interleukin-10 and Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha in Porphyromonas gingivalis-infected Pregnant Rats
Fetal growth restriction remains a major cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Porphyromonas gingivaliscan induce placental inflammatory response resulting in fetal growth restriction. This study aimed to evaluate the potential utility of the pro-inflammatory cytokine TNF-α and anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 in rat placental tissues to understand whether these events were causally relat...
Muntingia calabura L Leaves Extract Inhibits Glucosyltransferase Activity of Streptococcus mutans
Jamaican cherry (Muntingia calabura L.) is one type of plants that used by Indonesians as traditional medicine. Muntingia calabura L. leaves contain tannins, flavonoids, and polyphenolics that are believed to have capability as antibacterial agent. One of bacteria that can cause dental caries is Steptococcus mutans that has glucosyltransferase (GTF) which is capable to catalyze glucan synthesis...

Influence of DNA extraction on oral microbial profiles obtained via 16S rRNA gene sequencing
objective: The advent of next-generation sequencing has significantly facilitated characterization of the oral microbiome. Despite great efforts in streamlining the processes of sequencing and data curation, upstream steps required for amplicon library generation could still influence 16S rRNA gene-based microbial profiles. Among upstream processes, DNA extraction is a critical step that could ...
Effect of different chlorhexidine formulations and application time on shear bond strength of silorane adhesive system-an in vitro study
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of different formulations and application times of Chlorhexidine on shear bond strength of Silorane based adhesive systems.

Study of third molar development and its use as an estimator of chronological age-a research study
Age estimation is not only important for clinical but also for civil, criminal, forensic and anthropologic purposes. Radiographs depicting third molars (M3s) have been used to estimate chronological age in juvenile and adult suspects, but accuracy of the method has been in question. This study provides age benchmarks for north Indian peoples.
Comparative evaluation of ChlositeCE gel and hexigelR application in management of persistent periodontal pockets: -a randomized, controlled clinical trial
In this randomized controlled clinical trial(RCT) we have compared clinical and microbiological effect of two different concentrations of commercially available chlorhexidine gel (CHLOSITECE and HEXIGELR) in treatment of localized periodontal pocket as an adjunct to scaling & root planing (SRP).
Use of lasers in the management of peri-implantitis-a review
Peri-implantitis is defined as an inflammatory reaction with loss of supporting bone in the tissues surrounding a functioning implant. Different techniques have been used for the treatment of peri-implant defects. The infection around an implant is treated during mechanical instrumentation when hard and soft deposits on the surfaces are removed. Recently, several studies implicate that conventi...
Orthodontic tooth movement regulated through mediators of inflammatory pathways-a review
The present scenario in the field of orthodontics has been focusing more on patient demands rather than achieving what is called as ideal for that particular patient. Esthetic and shorter treatment duration is nowadays the prime concern among the adults who seek for an orthodontic treatment. In such circumstances, carrying out tooth movement becomes a challenge for an orthodontist within the st...