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Current scoring systems for dental caries do not consider the dynamic nature of the disease. The aims of the present study were to describe a new set of clinical caries diagnostic criteria which differentiate between active and inactive caries lesions at both the cavitated and non-cavitated levels and to evaluate the reliability of this criteria system in a(More)
This study reports the results of implant therapy involving a sinus membrane lift as well as conventional implant therapy in 24 periodontally compromised patients who were treated during the period between June 1990 and May 1995. Patients were included on the basis of being in need of at least 2 implants, 1 of which was to be placed in the maxillary sinus(More)
The present study evaluate the outcome of implant therapy in periodontally compromised patients in need of additional functional tooth support. A total of 31 Astra implants and 93 ITI Dental Implant System implants were inserted in 19 and 56 patients, respectively. The length of the implants varied between 8 and 14 mm, with 45% being 8 mm and 21% being 11(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the association between periodontal disease parameters and coronary ischemic disease among 30-50-year-old Chileans. MATERIAL AND METHODS Cases were 30-50-year-olds who were hospitalized in one of four Cardiologic Units in Santiago, Chile, for acute myocardial infarction, unstable angina or angina pectoris. Controls had undergone(More)
BACKGROUND Relatively little is known about the prevalence, severity, and determinants of clinical attachment loss among adolescents. METHODS A multi-stage random sampling procedure was used to obtain a sample of 9,203 high school students aged 12 to 21 years from the Province of Santiago, Chile. All but 41 students were examined for clinical attachment(More)
A total of 170 adults aged 30-69 yr from the Zanzibar and Pemba Islands (Tanzania) were examined for tooth loss, dental caries and loss of periodontal attachment. The cause of tooth loss was recorded from information given by the examinee to a Kiswahili-English interpreter. Dental caries were recorded according to the depth of the lesion, i.e. involving(More)
This aim of this paper is to spur a discussion of the direction of caries-lesion detection activities in clinical dental practice. It is argued that since the dental clinician's caries-related decision making is a script-matching enterprise in which clinical decisions are made on the basis of 'this-lesion-needs-this-kind-of-treatment' reasoning, the methods(More)
BACKGROUND, AIMS The primary purpose of this study was to determine the association of salivary and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) cotinine levels with periodontal disease status in smokers and non-smokers. METHODS 147 male smokers and 30 male non-smokers were included in the current longitudinal study. The 177 individuals were part of a group of 200(More)
This study reports the results of implant therapy involving a sinus membrane lift and of conventional implant therapy in 68 periodontally compromised patients treated between June 1990 and June 2002. Patients had at least two implants inserted, one of which was placed in the maxillary sinus region following fenestration of the lateral sinus wall and lifting(More)