Harry Reintsema

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Insertion of endosseous implants in the atrophic maxilla is often complicated because of lack of supporting bone. Augmentation of the floor of the maxillary sinus with autogenous bone graft has been proven to be a reliable treatment modality, at least in the short term. The long-term clinical and radiographic outcome with regard to the grafts, the implants(More)
Trismus is a common problem after treatment of head and neck cancer. The Therabite is an effective treatment for trismus. To explore the factors that may influence Therabite exercise adherence, how these interrelate and to provide aims for interventions to increase adherence, the authors conducted a multi-centre, formal-evaluative qualitative retrospective(More)
The aim of this prospective study was to assess treatment outcome and impact on quality of life of prosthodontic rehabilitation with implant-retained prostheses in head-neck cancer patients. Fifty patients were evaluated by standardized questionnaires and clinical assessment. All received the implants during ablative tumour surgery in native bone in the(More)
OBJECTIVE A saliva substitute based on polyglycerylmethacrylate, lactoperoxidase, and glucose oxidase (Oral Balance) has been developed. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Oral Balance on the dryness-related oral complaints in patients suffering from irradiation-induced xerostomia. METHOD AND MATERIALS The efficacy of Oral Balance on the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Head-neck radiotherapy is accompanied by a life-long risk of developing severe oral problems. This study retrospectively assessed oral foci detected during pre-radiation dental screening and follow-up in order to assess risk factors for developing oral problems after radiotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Charts of 185 consecutive(More)
Placement of endosseous implants in the atrophic maxilla is often restricted because of lack of supporting bone. In this article, experience with augmentation of the maxillary sinus floor with autogenous bone grafts to enable insertion of endosseous implants is described. The technique is aimed at providing a cortical layer on top of the graft to ensure a(More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous endosseous implants have acquired an important place in the prosthetic rehabilitation of patients with craniofacial defects. The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of the use of endosseous implants in the orbital and auricular region as well as to assess the satisfaction of patients with implant-retained(More)
Four patients with high internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusive disease were indicated for surgical endarterectomy and needed additional exposure besides regular head rotation and extension. When indicated, in our clinic this is usually achieved by mandibular subluxation with interdental wiring. Due to dental wear and periodontal disease, all 4 patients(More)
PURPOSE A systematic literature review was conducted to identify the types of economic measures currently used in implant prosthodontics and determine the degree to which cost of care is considered in the context of any positive outcome of the care provided. MATERIALS AND METHODS A literature search was conducted using the following set of terms plus some(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of TheraBite exercises on mouth opening and to analyze factors influencing this effect in a patient record evaluation. Effect of exercises with a TheraBite to treat trismus was evaluated in 69 head and neck cancer patients of two university medical centers. Mouth opening was measured as interincisal distance(More)