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OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to determine the prevalence of congenitally missing teeth in a group of Israeli children with various types of clefts. DESIGN Prevalence of congenitally missing teeth was determined for 179 children with cleft lip, cleft lip and alveolar ridge, cleft lip and palate, and cleft palate. Subgroupings were assessed(More)
PURPOSE Augmentation of the maxillary sinus floor is a well-documented technique and is generally accepted as a pure implantology procedure to facilitate placement of dental implants in the posterior atrophic maxilla. The objective of this report was to evaluate the significance of the sinus membrane perforations on the incidence, complications, and success(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)
Distraction osteogenesis is an alternative method for reconstructing atrophic alveolar bone. Fourteen patients underwent vertical alveolar distraction by the LEAD SYSTEM-Endosseous Alveolar Distraction System (Stryker Leibinger, Kalamazoo, MI). An alveolar segmental osteotomy was carried out and the vertical distraction device was mounted. In patients with(More)
Fracture of dental implants is a rare phenomenon with severe clinical results. In this article, the literature is reviewed and various causative factors that may lead to fracture are presented. Galvanic activity has not been mentioned before as a possible cause for implant fracture, yet, it can occur at the level of contact with the superstructure. This is(More)
Actinomycosis was first described as a clinical entity over 100 years ago. However, the fundamental characteristics of this entity have not been fully discussed, and major questions remain unanswered, such as the highly diversified pathogenicity of the phenomenon according to numerous published case reports and clarification of solid diagnostic criteria.(More)
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is an important growth and articulation center in the craniofacial complex. In aging it develops spontaneous degenerative osteoarthritic (OA) lesions. Metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPS) play key roles in extracellular matrix remodeling and degradation. Gelatinase activities and(More)
BACKGROUND Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is a rare, rapidly progressive life threatening opportunistic fungal disease that usually occurs in immunocompromised patients. AIM The aim of the study is to present a case series of six immunocompromised patients who were diagnosed with rhinocerebral mucormycosis, review the diagnostic criteria and treatment(More)
BACKGROUND Alveolar bone is particularly sensitive to increased levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) from either primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism (HPT). The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of secondary HPT on the periodontium of patients on hemodialysis. METHODS The experimental group consisted of 35 patients with secondary HPT,(More)
BACKGROUND Mucosal oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) accounts for 3-5% of all reported cancers, with a 5-year survival rate of approximately 50%. Unfortunately, current detection means are of no value in diagnosing lesions early enough for cure, especially when they recur after resection. Postoperative radiotherapy and/or covering the resection site with(More)