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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the factors associated with long-term implant survival in a large cohort of patients in regular follow-up until data collection. METHODS The study population consisted of 475 patients who were referred to a private clinic limited to Periodontics and Implantology between November 1995 and July 2006. Data were collected from patient(More)
BACKGROUND Esthetics has become an important issue in modern society, as it seems to define one's character. In the past, functional demands were the main consideration in dental treatment. Today, with the decrease in caries prevalence, the focus has shifted toward dental esthetics. The authors conducted a study to evaluate the factors influencing patients'(More)
Refractory ceramic fibers (RCF) are manmade vitreous fibers (MMVF) manufactured for high-temperature applications. Between 1987 and 1992, a retrospective cohort and nested case-control study evaluated chest radiographs from 652 workers involved in the manufacture of these fibers for plausibility of a causal relationship between exposure to RCF and(More)
INTRODUCTION Gingival recession can be localized or generalized and associated with at least 1 tooth surface. As a result, gingival recession leads to root surface exposure, often causing esthetic impairment, fear of tooth loss, increased susceptibility for root caries, and dentin hypersensitivity. The prevalence, extent, and severity of gingival recession(More)
BACKGROUND (1-3)-Beta-D-glucan is a fungal cell wall component, suspected to cause respiratory symptoms in adults. However, very little is known on the possible health effects of (1-3)-beta-D-glucan during infancy. We examined the association between (1-3)-beta-D-glucan exposure and the prevalence of allergen sensitization and wheezing during the first year(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this prospective study was to analyze the effect of etodolac versus dexamethasone in reducing postoperative pain in patients who had surgical endodontic treatment using a strict protocol. STUDY DESIGN The study consisted of 90 patients (38 males and 52 females) referred for surgical endodontic treatment. All procedures were(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the overall survival rate and factors that affect the clinical outcome of 1,387 consecutively placed implant-supported single restorations up to 6 years. METHODS During 6 years (1999 to 2005), 1,387 implants were placed in 1,215 subjects (1,073 males and 142 females) who required single-tooth replacements.(More)
PURPOSE To review the published data on the treatment outcomes of restoring the partially edentulous patient with implant-supported removable partial dentures (ISRPDs) and describe the concept of ISRPDs and the clinical guidelines for placing implants for ISRPDs, and evaluate case series results. MATERIALS AND METHODS For the review, a literature search(More)
In addition to mold, indoor bioaerosols also contain bacterial components that may have implications for human health. Endotoxin is a cell wall component in Gram-negative bacteria present at varying levels indoors that has been found to have respiratory health implications. Streptomyces is a large genus of Gram-positive bacteria, and some species have been(More)