Fernando Antonio De Oliveira Costa

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to verify the prevalence of peri-implant disease and analyse possible risk variables associated with peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis. The study group consisted of 212 partially edentulous subjects rehabilitated with osseointegrated implants. MATERIAL AND METHODS The implants placed were examined clinically(More)
AIM To determine the incidence of peri-implantitis in individuals with mucositis in a 5-year follow-up study. MATERIAL AND METHODS A sample of 212 partially edentulous individuals, rehabilitated with dental implants, underwent periodontal and peri-implant clinical examinations in 2005 (baseline). Five years later, 80 individuals who had been diagnosed(More)
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that periodontitis is associated with systemic alterations such as adverse pregnancy outcomes. However, some conflicting results have been reported. This case-control study was conducted to determine the association between maternal periodontitis and preterm birth (PTB), low birth weight (LBW), and intrauterine growth(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential impact of periodontal disease on quality of life in diabetics. A total of 159 dentate diabetic individuals registered at the Municipal Hospital in Itaúna, Minas Gerais, Brazil, were examined and interviewed. The clinical periodontal parameters recorded were: gingival bleeding, probing depth, and clinical(More)
It is unclear when the initial colonization by periodontal pathogens occurs in the oral cavity. Therefore, we report here the association between specific age groups and the time when the initial colonization by periodontal pathogens occurs in the oral cavity in such groups. Findings are based on an epidemiological analysis of the prevalence of five(More)
UNLABELLED Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is characterized by recurrent episodes of oral ulceration in an otherwise healthy individual. Some reports in the literature indicate that RAS may have immunological, psychological, genetic and microbiological bases. OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study was to investigate, using binary logistic(More)
Vanessa de Fátima Bernardes; Luis Otávio de Miranda Cota; Fernando de Oliveira Costa; Ricardo Alves Mesquita; Ricardo Santiago Gomez; Maria Cássia Ferreira Aguiar DDS, MS, Graduate student, Department of Oral Surgery and Pathology, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil DDS, MS, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Oral Surgery and(More)
BACKGROUND Association studies between maternal periodontitis and an elevated risk for preeclampsia have shown conflicting results. The aims of the present case-control study were: 1) to evaluate the association between maternal periodontitis and preeclampsia before and after matching, assessing confounding and interaction; and 2) to evaluate the influence(More)
INTRODUCTION External apical root resorption (EARR) is a frequent complication of orthodontic treatment. Interleukin 1beta (IL-1beta) is a potent stimulus for bone resorption and osteoclastic cell recruitment during orthodontic tooth movement. The purpose of this study was to assess the association between a polymorphism in the IL-1beta genes and EARR(More)
Different periodontitis definitions have been used in periodontal research. This study assessed the impact of case definition on the prevalence and extent rates of periodontitis. A data set including 340 periodontal records, collected in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, was used. Periodontitis was defined as: 1) one site with probing depth (PD) >or= 4 mm; 2)(More)