Claudio Mongardini

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BACKGROUND Recent studies reported significant, additional clinical and microbiological improvements when severe adult periodontitis was treated via the one-stage full-mouth (OSFM) disinfection approach, instead of a standard treatment scheme with staged instrumentation per quadrant. The OSFM disinfection involves dealing with the remaining oropharyngeal(More)
BACKGROUND A standard treatment strategy for periodontal infections often consists of 4 consecutive sessions of scaling and root planing (per quadrant, at 1- to 2-week intervals), without proper disinfection of the remaining intra-oral niches for periodontopathogens. This could theoretically lead to a reinfection of previously disinfected pockets by(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies showed the clinical benefits of a one stage full-mouth disinfection, when compared to the worldwide standard treatment strategy of consecutive root planings per quadrant without proper disinfection of the remaining intraoral niches. The purpose of this study was to investigate the microbiological benefits of such a one stage(More)
Several publications have reported an increased susceptibility for root caries after periodontal therapy. It has been suggested that newly exposed roots were less resistant to cariogenic species. This study examined the hypothesis that the increased susceptibility could also be related to an intra-oral microbial shift during the initial phase of the(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with severe peridontitis, lower incisors are prone to terminal breakdown. This study assessed the longevity of composite-bonded resin/natural teeth (reinforced only with a stainless steel mesh) as replacements for periodontally lost lower incisors. METHODS Besides the longevity of the restoration, the periodontal condition of the(More)
Eradication or suppression of pathogens is a major goal in periodontal therapy. Due to the increase in antibiotic resistance, the need of new disinfection therapies is raising. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has demonstrated anti-infective potential. No data are available on the use of light-emitting diode (LED) lights as the light source in PDT. The aim of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Recent studies reported significant additional clinical and microbiological improvements when severe adult periodontitis was treated by means of a "one-stage full-mouth" disinfection instead of a standard treatment strategy with consecutive root planings quadrant per quadrant. The one stage full-mouth disinfection procedure involves scaling(More)
OBJECTIVE Chlorhexidine (CHX) is considered the gold standard against gram-negative microorganisms. Little has been written about the simultaneous influence that both time and concentration could have on antiplaque formation effectiveness of CHX. The aim of this study is to compare the clinical and microbiological effectiveness of two different CHX(More)
A treatment for periodontal infections often consists of consecutive rootplanings (per quadrant, at a 1- to 2-week interval), without a proper disinfection of the remaining intra-oral niches (untreated pockets, tongue, saliva, mucosa and tonsils). Such an approach, could theoretically lead to a reinfection of previously-treated pockets. The present study(More)
Oral malodor affects a large proportion of the population and may be the cause of a significant social and psychological handicap. This pilot study aimed to examine whether a 1-stage full-mouth disinfection in periodontitis patients (scaling and root planing of all pockets within 24 hours together with the application of chlorhexidine to all intra-oral(More)