Showing posts from September, 2013

Delayed orthodontic extrusion of a traumatically intruded immature upper permanent incisor – a case report

Toothache, a tumour and a new face

NASCAR Star Greg Biffle PutS children’s Dental Health ON THE FAST TRACK IN CHICAGO with american dental association’s “give kids a smile®” program

Findings suggest 'HIV-1 replication without integration' may help HIV-1 persist in vivo despite the application of antiviral drugs

DentalEZ® Group Launches New and Improved Identafi® Website

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Delayed replantation of an avulsed maxillary premolar with open apex: A 24 months follow-up case report

Scanning electron microscope analysis of sealant penetration and adaptation in contaminated fissures

Prosthetic restoration in the single-tooth gap: patient preferences and analysis of the WTP index

Supplementation of soft drinks with metallic ions reduces dissolution of bovine enamel

The efficacy of the self-adjusting file and ProTaper for removal of calcium hydroxide from root canals

Factors affecting the bond strength of denture base and reline acrylic resins to base metal materials

Fabrication and characterisation of polymer composites for endodontic use

Liquorice root extracts as potent cariostatic agents in pediatric practice

Effect of the topical application of 50% lignocaine hydrochloride on the sensitivity of dentine in man

Pull-out bond strength of a fibre-reinforced composite post system luted with self-adhesive resin cements

Are there universal restorative composites for anterior and posterior teeth?

The health insurance industry has been exempt from federal antitrust laws- Change That!

CAO Group Launches The Most Technologically Advanced Diode Laser System; Available Exclusively Through Henry Schein Dental

Longitudinal evaluation of simulated toothbrushing on the roughness and optical stability of microfilled, microhybrid and nanofilled resin-based composites

Precision of intraoral digital dental impressions with iTero and extraoral digitization with the iTero and a model scanner

Potential Correlation between Statins and Pulp Chamber CalcificationAbstract Introduction 3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (statins) are the first-line pharmaceuticals for the prevention and treatment of dyslipidemia. A recent investigation has shown that statins induced odontoblastic differentiation of dental pulp stem cells. Statins enhance the differentiation of human dental pulp cells by up-regulating mineralization nodules and odontogenic markers. This study tested the hypothesis that the systemic administration of statins results in increased dental pulp calcification. Methods This retrospective case-control study used digital bitewing radiographs of mandibular molars. Subjects (N = 90) aged ≥60 years were assigned to either test (n = 45) or control (n = 45) groups based on the systemic use of statins. The dimensions of the pulp chambers were measured using a standardized method for height and mesiodistal distances. The chi-square test was used to analyze the data. Multiple linear regression model analysis was performed to explore the association between statin intake and pulp calcification. Results Three of the 45 mandibular molars in the test group exhibited almost complete pulp chamber obliteration. There was a significant reduction in pulp chamber height ratio shown in the statin group compared with the control group (P < .0001). When the mesiodistal width was compared between the 2 groups, there was no significant difference (P = .3730). Conclusions The significant increase of calcification and loss of vertical height of the pulp chamber observed in mandibular molars in patients on statin medication indicated a possible increased odontoblastic activity. Therefore, systemic statins could be a contributing factor for pulp chamber calcification.

A comparative evaluation of fracture resistance of endodontically treated teeth, with variable marginal ridge thicknesses, restored with composite resin and composite resin reinforced with Ribbond: An in vitro study

HPV infection linked to poor oral health, say cancer prevention researchers