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AIM Pulp capping represents the boundary between conservative and endodontic therapy. The importance of this technique, which considerably improves the prognosis of the tooth, justifies the quest for new techniques and technologies: the most recent literature reports more predictable results (approximately 90%) with cappings performed using laser of(More)
AIM The aim of the present cross-sectional study was to evaluate the relationship between childhood obesity and dental caries, in paediatric subjects, through the use of two methods of diagnosis of overweight-obesity: Body Mass Index (BMI), and Dual energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA). METHODS A total of 107 healthy patients, aged between 6 and 12 years(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this double-blind dentin hypersensitivity clinical study was to investigate the effectiveness of a new desensitizing toothpaste containing 8.0% arginine, calcium carbonate, and 1450 ppm fluoride as sodium monofluorophosphate (MFP), compared to that of a benchmark commercially available desensitizing toothpaste containing 2%(More)
AIM To describe the use of Straumann Orthosystem implants for orthodontic anchorage. METHODS The Straumann Orthosystem consists of a titanium palatal implant and connected device, which can be used when absolute anchorage is required. In the present study the implant was placed in the midline at the junction of the alveolar process and hard palate. The(More)
Multifrequency bioelectrical impedance was used to predict changes in body water compartments during renal dialysis. Weight loss during dialysis was assumed to be water loss. Predicted total body water (TBW) from impedance after dialysis did not differ significantly from TBW determined by deuterium oxide dilution. However, the predicted change in TBW from(More)
BACKGROUND Epulis is a benign tumour located in the area of the alveolar bone, periodontal ligament and marginal gingiva. A clinical case of Epulis, treated using an Er,Cr:YSGG laser in our Paediatric Dentistry division of the PTV Hospital, University of Rome Tor Vergata, is described. CASE REPORT A pink, sessile, broad-based lesion, elastic in(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper presents the results of one of two eight-week dentin hypersensitivity clinical studies in which the efficacy of a novel toothpaste containing 8.0% arginine, calcium carbonate, and 1450 ppm fluoride as sodium monofluorophosphate (MFP) was compared to that of a benchmark commercial toothpaste containing 2% potassium ion, dosed as 3.75%(More)
Recent findings have shown that the development of teeth involves a complex sequence of molecular events in which the p53 family member p63 is involved. Indeed, mice lacking p63 do not have teeth and humans bearing mutations in p63 suffer developmental syndromes that affect tooth morphology and number. Several isoforms of p63 have been described: the use of(More)
AIM The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the skeletal maturation assessed through cervical vertebral maturation (CVM) and dental age, in normal weight, pre-obese and obese patients, using the Body Mass Index (BMI) and the Dual energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA). MATERIALS AND METHODS A group of 107 healthy patients, aged between 6 and(More)