Senka Meštrović

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OBJECTIVE To determine the physiologic changes of salivary flow rate, pH, and buffer capacity and the levels of Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus spp in patients undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 23 patients scheduled for fixed orthodontic therapy. All subjects received equal braces, bands, and brackets,(More)
This study is concentrated on the lower face profile, the emphasis being given to the lips and chin area which have been analysed by various proportions. A sample consisted of 110 subjects (52 males and 58 females) with good soft tissue profile, dental class I and Caucasian type. All the records were taken in the natural head position (NHP) and all(More)
The aims of this investigation were to determine whether stabilization of maximum voluntary bite force (MVBF) occurs between 15 and 18 years of age in subjects with a normal occlusion, and to assess the influence of gender, body mass index (BMI), morphological occlusion, and jaw function measured by the number of occlusal contacts, overjet, overbite,(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of hypodontia in subjects with Down's syndrome. A group of 112 subjects with cytogenetically confirmed diagnosis of Down's syndrome, aged 12-36 years were examined. Hypodontia of the permanent teeth has been established on the basis of dental examination and orthopantomogram analysis in all cases.(More)
Physical and psychosocial stressors in dental schools are associated with adverse health outcome, including low back pain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the physical fitness course included in a dental school's curriculum with regard to prevention of low back pain. Ninety first-year and sixty-two final-year dental students completed an anonymous(More)
The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the skeletal characteristics of sagittal maxillary and mandibular discrepancies resulting in class III malocclusions and compensation mechanisms in one Caucasian European population (Croatian). The study sample included 107 patients (63 females and 44 males), aged between 11 and 18 years of age (mean age(More)
An appropriate relationship of the mesiodistal (MD) widths of the maxillary and mandibular teeth favours optimal post-treatment results. The aims of this study were to determine whether there is a difference in the incidence of tooth size discrepancies among different skeletal malocclusion groups and if gender dimorphism exists. The dental casts and lateral(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine the correlation between variables that determine the position of the third molar (M3) and correlation between the pattern of facial growth and examined variables. MATERIALS AND METHODS Material for the study consisted of 130 panoramic radiographs and lateral radiographs of subjects' heads in whom(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the antimicrobial effect of different frequencies of brushing with fluoride toothpaste on the levels of salivary mutans streptococci and lactobacilli in children undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment. METHODS The study included 22 patients scheduled for fixed orthodontic therapy distributed between 2 groups with different hygiene(More)
Forty-three pantograms of the subjects with Down's syndrome were examined for the diagnosis of taurodontic teeth, grade of taurodontism, sex distribution and individual tooth involvement. Taurodontic teeth were found in 55.8% of the subjects, 32.6% females and 23.2% males. Second molars were most frequently affected (53.2%), followed by first molars (40%)(More)