Thomas Michael Präger

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SureSmile is an all-digital system which uses new 3-D imaging and computer techniques for diagnostics and treatment planning and uses robotics to customize fixed orthodontic appliances. Treatment can be simulated in advance and different treatment strategies can be visualized; this allows detailed treatment planning. The application of CAD/CAM aims at(More)
Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is a rare congenital mesodermal disturbance of uncertain etiology in variable expression. The classic manifestation is the triad of congenital mesodermal abnormalities. Clinical, a diversity of phenotypes with subjacent malformations may be encountered. The deviations of the mesioblastic germ layer affecting angioblastic,(More)
BACKGROUND Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can cause severe growth disturbances of the craniomandibular system. Antigen-induced arthritis (AIA) of the rabbit TMJ is simulating the inflammatory process of the TMJ in JIA. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a systemic administration of methotrexate(More)
INTRODUCTION Juvenile idiopathic arthritis affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can cause severe disturbances of the mandibular development. Methotrexate (MTX) is often administered as a common used remission-inducing agent to treat this disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of low dose MTX on the mandibular growth in arthritic(More)
The computer navigation system Robodent, which was developed for dental implants, was used for the placement of orthodontic anchorage screws in a phantom head. The deviation between the planned and finally achieved position of the screws did not exceed that reported for dental implants. In conclusion, the system seem to be suitable and precise enough for(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this double-blind study was to evaluate the effect of intra-articular opioid injections on postoperative pain and joint mobility after arthrocentesis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). METHOD AND MATERIALS Forty patients suffering from persistent pain in combination with anterior disc displacement (22 with reduction, 18 without(More)
The minimally invasive procedures piezosurgical corticocision and osteoperforation have been advocated as methods to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement and to shorten treatment time, but without large-scale trauma of the periosteum and the bone. The aim of this study was to evaluate if there is evidence supporting these claims based on a systematic(More)
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