Elen de Souza Tolentino

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Radiotherapy, alone or associated with surgery or chemotherapy, produces a significant increase in cure rates for many malignancies of the head and neck region. However, high doses of radiation in large areas, including the oral mucosa, may result in several undesired reactions that manifest during or after the completion of therapy. The multidisciplinary(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this work was to evaluate saliva and tongue coating pH in oral healthy patients with morning bad breath before and after use of different oral mouthrinses. MATERIAL AND METHODS Saliva and tongue coating pH of 50 patients allocated in 5 groups were measured respectively by a digital pHmeter and color pH indicators, before, immediately(More)
UNLABELLED Although some morphological investigations on aged human sublingual glands (HSG) found eventual phenomena identified as autolysis and mucous extravasation, the exact meaning of these findings has not been elucidated. OBJECTIVE The aim of this work is to investigate whether acinar autolysis and mucous extravasation are related to the aging(More)
OBJECTIVES To report cases of idiopathic osteosclerosis (IO), to review the literature on the subject, and to discuss its main characteristics, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective analysis of 354 panoramic radiographs, searching for IO, its size, shape, location, and noting patients' demographic(More)
This paper aims to report and discuss a case in which unusual anatomical variations were observed in the mandibular canal (MC) and the mandibular incisive canal (MIC) in a same patient. A 49-year-old healthy female was referred for mandibular dental implant placement. Panoramic radiography and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) were performed.(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the safety of dental implants placed in irradiated bone and to discuss their viability when placed post-radiotherapy (RT). METHODS A systematic review was performed to answer the questions: "Are dental implants in irradiated bone viable?" and "What are the main factors that influence the(More)
Schwannoma is a benign tumor arising from nerve-sheath Schwann cells. When it affects the mouth, the lips are rarely involved. A MEDLINE search in the English literature from 1969 to 2009 revealed only 17 documented cases of schwannomas of the lip. This report describes the unusual case of a 52-year-old man who developed a schwannoma of the lower lip.(More)
The purpose of this case report is to describe a previously unpublished association between focal cemento-osseous dysplasia (FCOD) and an aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) and review the literature with regard to associated benign fibro-osseous lesions and cysts. A 41-year-old woman without a history of trauma presented with asymptomatic swelling in the right side(More)
1DDS, MSc, PhD student, Department of Stomatology, Bauru School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, Bauru, SP, Brazil. 2Undergraduate student, Bauru School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, Bauru, SP, Brazil. 3DDS, Bauru School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, Bauru, SP, Brazil. 4DDS, MSc, PhD, Full Professor, Department of Stomatology, Bauru(More)
Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-type 2 (rhBMP-2) is used in oral and maxillofacial procedures due to its endochondral bone formation capacity, and this is also the reason for its use off-label in jaw reconstruction. This study reports a case of an extensive central giant cell lesion along the mandibular body and symphysis. Treatment consisted(More)