Jadranka Keros

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The masticatory cycle is a complex process and it depends on many factors. In our study we wanted to prove to what extent various types of food consistency influence the masticatory motions, especially the extent of forward, downward and lateral motions of the mandible. Nineteen study subjects aged from 20 to 37 years and with intact teeth rows were asked(More)
Comparative measurements were made of 144 orthopantomographs in 50 patients with successful and 94 patients with unsuccessful inferior alveolar nerve block anesthesia. The results show that the bony lingula is prominent in 28.5% of all patients, or in 56.0% of those with unsuccessful anesthesia. The variables mandibular notch vs. mandibular foramen (MN-MF)(More)
The paper presents the results on hereditary and environmental dental findings in identification of human remains exhumed from mass graves in the Republic of Croatia. The total of 17,880 teeth from all the categories (incisors, canines, premolars and molars) was examined. Hereditary findings of the teeth such as shape, size, position, as well as age were(More)
Accurate knowledge about the morphology and topography of foramen mandibulae is of great practical importance in anaesthesia of inferior alveolar nerve. A certain number of skeletotopical relations may be used as valuable orientation points. Because of the controversies about these marking points it has been decided to perform measurements on a large sample(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between the static and dynamic occlusal factors in patients with anterior disk displacement (DD) and to compare it with occlusion in asymptomatic individuals. The study included a group of 40 patients with DD (median age 35.5) and a control group of 25 students of dental medicine (median age 23.4). In(More)
A rare finding of unilateral heterotopia of a mandibular third molar was most probably caused by primary and total dislocation of the tooth base. Other possible causative factors, such as a lack of space between the mandibular second molar and the mandibular ramus or a disproportion between the base and the direction of growth of the third molar, have been(More)
Two groups of population consisting of 84 patients suffering from diabetes (60 type I, 24 type II) and 69 nondiabetics of the same age have been examined on: oral hygiene index (OHI), frequency of daily tooth brushing, dietary habits and incidence of dental caries by registration of the decayed, missed and filled dental surfaces (DMFS-index). OHI in type I(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has enabled the accomplishment of a more effective diagnostics of temporomandibular disorders (TMD). The sample included 40 patients with clinical symptoms of disc displacement (DD) of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and 25 subjects included in our study were asymptomatic. DD were diagnosed by clinical examinations which were(More)
Background and Purpose: Occlusal splint is the most frequent reversible and unspecific form of initial treatment of patients with disc displacement (DD) of temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The purpose of this study was to determine the success in eliminating clinical symptoms in patients with DD after occlusal splint therapy, possibly depending on a level of(More)
Background and Purpose: Radiological findings were compared between the patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and asymptomatic volunteers. Materials and Methods: OA was diagnosed in 16 patients (mean age 46.9, 69% women) with disc displacement. A second group consisted of 20 selected dental school students without any clinical(More)