Konstantinos Nikolaos Arapostathis

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In this longitudinal study, five adult Down's syndrome patients with periodontitis were placed on a frequent recall visit schedule (every 6 weeks) after treatment, in order to investigate: 1) the microbiological status, both supragingivally and subgingivally, and the changes that occurred after treatment and 2) the effect of frequent professional(More)
BACKGROUND A growing body of literature describes the performance of dental fear questionnaires in various countries. We describe the psychometric properties of Greek versions of the Modified Dental Anxiety Scale (MDAS) and the Dental Fear Survey (DFS) in adult Greek patients. METHODS Greek versions of the MDAS and DFS were administered to two samples of(More)
BACKGROUND The Children's Fear Survey Schedule-Dental Subscale (CFSS-DS) is a commonly used questionnaire which measures children's dental fear. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to gather data to evaluate the psychometric properties of a Greek version of the CFSS-DS. METHODS A sample of 260 children aged 4-12 completed the Greek version of the(More)
PURPOSE To report on the prevalence, severity, defect location, and other characteristics of molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH). METHODS Representative samples of eight- and 14-year-old children (1,179 and 1,156, respectively) in three Greek cities were examined for MIH in the classroom using European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry criteria. MIH(More)
OBJECTIVES The periodontal conditions and the subgingival microflora of children, adolescents and young adults (8-28 years old) with Down syndrome were investigated in the present cross-sectional study and compared with those of healthy individuals and subjects with cerebral palsy. MATERIAL AND METHODS Seventy Down syndrome patients, 121 age-matched(More)
Fractured anterior teeth can be restored by adhesive bonding of the fractured fragment to the remaining tooth structure. One of the major challenges for the practitioner treating traumatized anterior teeth with immediate fragment reattachment is disguising the fracture line, through the correct use of masking and restorative resins to make the restorations(More)
Needleless devices have been developed to provide anesthesia without injections. Little controlled research has examined the acceptability of needleless devices in pediatric patients. The aims of the study were to compare children's acceptance and preference for one type of needleless jet injection with classical local infiltration as well as to evaluate(More)
Objective(s): Peripheral giant cell granuloma (PGCG) is a reactive, proliferative, exophytic lesion developing on the gingiva and alveolar ridge, originating from the periosteum or periodontal membrane. The lesion develops mostly in adults, commonly in the lower jaw, with slight female predilection although is uncommon in children. Cases Report: Two boys,(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to examine the acceptance by Greek parents of nine behaviour-management techniques and its association with several possible confounding factors. STUDY DESIGN Following ethical approval, 106 parents whose 3- to 12-year-old children had been receiving treatment in a university postgraduate paediatric dental clinic, and 123(More)
Dental prosthetic treatment of children in the primary and mixed dentition years was planned with respect to the special conditions accompanying the absence of teeth. Besides the immediate functional and esthetic benefit of prosthetic therapy, the prosthetic appliance helps to maintain the oral functional status, which is considered necessary for(More)