Marc Quirynen

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OBJECTIVES To assess the appearance, location, and course of the incisive canal as compared to other anatomical landmarks on spiral CT of the mandible. METHODS Study material included 230 spiral CT scans taken for preoperative planning of implant placement in the posterior mandible. All scanning was performed using a standard exposure and patient(More)
AIM To assess the accuracy of panoramic radiography and spiral or computed tomography for the localisation of the mental foramen. MATERIALS AND METHODS The distance from the alveolar crest to the mental foramen was measured from panoramic radiographs, spiral tomograms and CT scans. The same distance was measured during implant surgery using a specially(More)
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the presence and course of the incisive canal in the mental interforaminal region of the human mandible and to describe the occurrence of anatomical variations. Mandibles of 50 adult human cadavers were retrieved from the Department of Anatomy of the Faculty of Medicine, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven(More)
Computed tomography can assist the surgeon in planning the exact three-dimensional positioning of endosseous implants in the jaw bone. This study examined the reliability of three CT techniques: direct imaging (normal coronal and sagittal slices), standard reconstruction (based on axial slices), and multiplanar reconstruction and display (also based on(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the reliability of reformatted 2D-CT for pre-operative planning of implant placement. METHODS One hundred consecutive partially or fully edentate patients underwent 2-D reformatted CT pre-operative planning and subsequent implant placement. The number, site and size of the implants, the available bone height and anatomical(More)
AIM The aim of this randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial was to evaluate the effects of Lactobacillus reuteri-containing probiotic lozenges as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP). MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty chronic periodontitis patients were recruited and monitored clinically and microbiologically at baseline, 3, 6, 9 and 12 weeks after(More)
Quantification of Bdellovibrio-and-like organisms (BALOs) by microbial culturing has a number of substantial drawbacks. Therefore a quantitative PCR (qPCR) assay was designed for the culture-independent enumeration of the Bdellovibrionaceae. After optimization, the dynamic range of the qPCR assay was assessed, the specificity was evaluated and a comparison(More)
AIM To assess the accuracy of static computer-guided implant placement. MATERIAL AND METHODS Electronic and manual literature searches were conducted to collect information on the accuracy of static computer-guided implant placement and meta-regression analyses were performed to summarize and analyse the overall accuracy. The latter included a search for(More)
Panoramic radiographs are routinely used in the dental office for various diagnostic purposes. This study aimed to evaluate the visibility of neurovascular structures in the mandibular interforaminal region on such radiographs. Panoramic radiographs were obtained with a Cranex Tome (Soredex) from 545 consecutive patients using a standard exposure and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare crestal bone-level changes, soft tissue parameters and implant success and survival between small-diameter implants made of titanium/zirconium (TiZr) alloy or of Grade IV titanium (Ti) in edentulous mandibles restored with removable overdentures. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a randomized, controlled,(More)