Ettore Epifania

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Previous studies on the relationship between morphological structure of the face and cervical posture have predominantly focused on vertical dimensions of the face. The aim of this study was to investigate whether there are significant differences in cervical posture in subjects with a different sagittal morphology of the face, i.e., a different skeletal(More)
The literature reports evidence of various types of correlations between cervical alterations and cervical pain, and the existence of cervical pain in subjects with temporomandibular joint internal derangement (TMD). The hypothesis of this study is that cervical lordosis angle (CVT/EVT angle) alteration on cephalometrics could be correlated to the presence(More)
This study was designed to investigate the attitude of a positioner (Finition) or an Hawley's retention appliance to create a symmetric function of the masticatory, neck and trunk muscles during the orthodontic retention phase. Sixteen patients (18.5 +/- 2.2 years) were included in the sample. All the patients received an orthodontic therapy for the(More)
This article describes a new method of preparing trays for indirect bracket bonding. Computer-aided technology is used to design the individualized trays, which are then produced with a rapid prototyping procedure. Application in clinical practice and the advantages of time savings and accurate bracket placement are discussed.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM There is little agreement regarding a palatal extension of the preparation for porcelain veneers, as it represents a more invasive technique than a preparation limited to the facial surface of a tooth. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to detect the stress in maxillary anterior teeth restored with porcelain veneers and compare the(More)
The need for periodontal prevention and therapy was quantified according to the prevention of pathologies within the framework of an epidemiological study carried out on a sample population aged between 6 and 18 years. Data were collected using the CPITN method (WHO).
Pain and joint noises associated with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) internal derangement are often treated by using an intra-oral splint. This study evaluated whether an anterior repositioning splint (AR splint) could be more effective in the treatment of these symptoms than a full-arch maxillary stabilization splint (FAMS splint), because of its capability(More)
The paper reports the results of a study of the prevalence of periodontal diseases found in a sample group, aged between 6 and 18, resident in Naples. The structure of the survey, the clinical methods of collecting data and the statistical processing of data were carried out according to WHO directives regarding the study of oral pathologies.
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