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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
PURPOSE This study evaluated the applicability of intraorally harvested autogenous bone grafts for the augmentation of the narrow maxillary alveolar ridge to enable insertion of implants for single tooth replacement. MATERIALS AND METHODS Local defects of the anterior maxilla were reconstructed in 27 patients with autogenous bone grafts from the(More)
Summary Placement of endosseous implants in the atrophic maxilla is often limited because of a lack of supporting bone. A technique to augment the floor of the maxillary sinus with autogenous bone graft seems to be a new reliable treatment modality. The morbidity and complication rate of augmentation of the maxillary sinus floor was studied in 75 patients.(More)