Raffaella Docimo

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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)
AIM The aim of this study is to present a case of Riga-Fede disease (RFD). RFD is a benign and uncommon mucosal disorder, characterized by an ulceration of the tongue, often caused by repetitive traumatic injuries due to backward and forward movements of the tongue over the mandibular anterior incisors. RFD is most commonly associated with the eruption of(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)
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 clinical-statistic study was to evaluate the prevalence of the different oral manifestations in a sample of coeliac patients, in comparison with a control group of healthy subjects. Moreover, a second objective was to determine if the clinical oral examination is useful as a diagnostic tool of screening for atypical forms of coeliac(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)
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)
Orthodontic treatment in a young patient with Beckwith-Wiedeman Syndrome (BWS) is reported and a multidisciplinary approach to the management of this syndrome is reviewed. The patient presented with a tendency to Class III malocclusion, an open-bite and a slight macroglossia, which was treated at an early age by glossotomy. It was decided to monitor growth(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)