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Previous in vivo studies suggested that a high substratum surface free energy (s.f.e.) and an increased surface roughness facilitate the supragingival plaque accumulation. It is the aim of this clinical trial to explore the "relative" effect of a combination of these surface characteristics on plaque growth. 2 strips, one made of fluorethylenepropylene(More)
AIMS The aim of this paper was to analyse the aetiology and characteristics of 2000 patients who visited a multidisciplinary bad breath clinic in Leuven, Belgium and to correlate organoleptic ratings with portable device measurements. MATERIALS AND METHODS The characteristics and aetiology of breath malodour of two thousand consecutive patients who(More)
It has been documented that the long-term clinical outcome of the Brånemark system is very favourable. However, failures do occur before and after loading. This study examined the differences in marginal bone loss between standard and self-tapping fixtures and attempted to explain excessive marginal bone loss or loss of osseointegration during the first 3(More)
AIM The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the influence of systemic and local bone and intra-oral factors on the occurrence of early implant failures, i.e. up to the abutment connection. MATERIAL AND METHODS The surgical records of 2004 consecutive patients from the total patient population who had been treated in the period 1982-2003 (with a(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the location, morphology and dimensions of the nasopalatine canal on two-dimensional and three-dimensional (2D and 3D) CT images. METHODS Material included 34 spiral CT scans for pre-operative planning of implant placement in the maxilla. Scanning was performed using a standard exposure and patient positioning protocol. 2D and 3D(More)
DNA-based methodology for the identification and detection of specific bacteria in dental plaque offers advantages over culturing techniques. One drawback of current molecular techniques like real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-QPCR) is that they are not able to distinguish between live or dead bacteria. To overcome this problem an assay(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this meta-analysis is to evaluate the effectiveness of different systemic antibiotics in combination with scaling and root planing (SRP) compared to SRP alone in patients with untreated aggressive periodontitis. BACKGROUND In patients with aggressive periodontitis, SRP is often combined with the use of systemic antibiotics.(More)
This study aimed to analyse variations in the mandibular interforaminal morphology in an attempt to identify potential risks or contraindications for surgery, especially implant installation, in this particular region. A total of 210 spiral computer tomography (CT) examinations of patients requiring endosseous implant installation in the lower jaw were(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the implant survival rate, periodontal and radiographic parameters of non-submerged screw implants with two different surfaces (TPS and SLA) in periodontally non-susceptible patients (NSP) and in patients with chronic adult periodontitis (CAP) or with generalized aggressive periodontitis (GAP). MATERIAL AND METHODS In 110 healthy(More)
The diagnosis of asymptomatic cirrhosis in patients with liver disease is of importance to start screening for complications in due time. Liver biopsy is neither sensitive nor practical enough to be used as a frequent follow-up test in patients with chronic liver disease. The volatile organic compounds present in exhaled breath offer the possibility of(More)