Samir Nammour

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BACKGROUND DATA The management of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (BRONJ) is still controversial. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare surgical and nonsurgical approaches to the treatment of BRONJ and the possible usefulness of Nd:YAG and Er:YAG lasers. METHODS One hundred and twenty-eight patients (33 males, 95 females;(More)
Bisphosphonates-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (BRONJ) has been reported with increasing frequency in literature over last years, but its therapy is still a dilemma. One hundred ninety patients affected by BRONJ were observed between January 2004 and November 2011 and 166 treated sites were subdivided in five groups on the basis of the therapeutical(More)
This study was conducted to compare the shear bond strengths of composite resin bonded to Er:YAG laser or bur-prepared dentin surfaces using three self-etching adhesive systems. The occlusal surfaces of 120 human third molars were ground flat to expose dentin. The dentin was prepared using either a carbide bur or an Er:YAG laser at 350 mJ/pulse and 10 Hz(More)
Several studies in the literature have previously shown that the bond strength of a composite bonded to dentin is almost equivalent as when dentin is prepared by either bur or Er:YAG laser. The aim of this preliminary study is to assess the hypothesis that dentin conditioning at low fluency by means of Er:YAG laser can improve the value of adhesion of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of an Er:YAG laser (2960nm) to prepare class V cavities as compared with rotary instruments. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-six freshly extracted human molars were selected and randomly distributed in two groups. Non standardized class V cavities were prepared using (group 1) a diamond bur for(More)
The osteonecrosis of the jaws (ONJ) is an adverse side effect of long-term bisphosphonate therapy (BPT) firstly described in 2003. The aetiology of BRONJ remains unknown, and the pathogenesis seems multifactorial and related to several local or general factors. Many expert panel developed preventive protocols to facilitate specialists involved in the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess the performances of a single-component adhesive system when an Er:YAG laser was used to prepare cavities. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS Shear bond strength tests were performed on composite rods bonded with a single-component adhesive system to dentin surfaces prepared using either(More)
Bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis was first reported in 2003 and is getting common. Size of lesions, symptoms, and duration of time between starting bisphosphonates and the development of bone necrosis vary. There is currently no effective treatment. We describe our preliminary results with 19 patients affected by bisphosphonate-associated(More)
In oral pathology, laser devices can provide important advantages, especially in the treatment of certain lesions. However, there is controversy about the use of some wavelengths in the analysis of suspected dysplastic or neoplastic lesions, raising doubt about the laser’s suitability for use in biopsy procedures. In recent studies, the KTP and diode lasers(More)
OBJECTIVE To research an efficient treatment for the management of bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis. BACKGROUND DATA Necrosis of the jawbone has recently been described in association with systemic bisphosphonate therapy with drugs including zoledronic acid, pamidronate, and alendronate. The extent and clinical characteristics of(More)