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September 23, 2016

Immediate loading of variable-thread expanding tapered-body implants placed into maxillary post-extraction or healed sites using a guided surgery approach: An up-to-five-year retrospective analysis

Transitioning from failing dentition to complete-arch implant rehabilitation may involve temporarily rendering the patient edentulous. In order to avoid the use of a removable prosthesis, immediate im…

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September 23, 2016

Importance of the axial reference plane in computed tomography for dental implant surgery: A cadaveric study

The aims of the study were to assess the accuracy of dental computed tomography (CT) scans and to compare the discrepancies obtained when either the occlusal plane or the basal plane was used as the a…

September 22, 2016

Human pulps capped with PDGF: A pilot study

Growth factors have shown the potential to promote odontoblast-like cell di erentiation and induce the formation of reparative dentin. The aims of this pilot study were to develop a regenerative appro…

September 21, 2016

Impact of argon plasma treatment on microbiological surface receptivity of titanium implants: An in vitro study

Pretreatment of dental implants by argon plasma has been suggested to increase their surface energy and enhance integration of both hard and soft periimplant tissue. However, no data are available on…

September 21, 2016

Comparison of hard- and soft- tissue changes using a superimposition technique: A prospective case series study

This prospective case series study reports on a novel comprehensive method using digitized model casts and a superimposition technique to allow an objective evaluation of the hard- and soft-tissue par…

September 21, 2016

Influence of fatigue on resistance and deformation of implant abutments used for provisional prosthetic restoration

One of the most di icult challenges for implant-supported prosthetic restorations is the management and maintenance of periimplant soft- tissue esthetics, especially in the anterior region. In order t…

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September 20, 2016

Minimally invasive hydraulic elevation of the Schneiderian membrane and insertion of bone graft material using a novel self-tapping implant system: Radiographic and prosthetic aspects

The objective of this article was to report the clinical and radiographic performance of a novel implant system that allows for hydraulic Schneiderian membrane elevation and simultaneous bone graft au…

July 4, 2016

The role of melatonin in periodontal and periimplant bone homeostasis and regeneration

The objectives of this study are to review the properties of melatonin in regulating bone homeostasis; to discuss its direct and indirect effects on bone; and to propose mechanisms for the use of mela…

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July 4, 2016

Accelerated generation of human induced pluripotent stem cells from human oral mucosa using episomal plasmid vectors and maternal transcription factor Glis1

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) possess high pluripotency and differentiation potential and may constitute a possible source of autologous stem cells for clinical applications. However, the len…

July 4, 2016

Bone block graft to treat an apicomarginal defect simultaneously with apical surgery of the maxillary incisors: A case report with three-year follow-up

The objective of this article is to describe the successful management of an apicomarginal defect of a maxillary lateral incisor with a bone block graft performed simultaneously with apical surgery of…

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July 4, 2016

Composition of platelet-rich plasma gel: A Western blot analysis

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) gel is an autogenous blood-derived material that may be used as a regenerative agent of oral structures. The regenerative capacity of PRP is largely attributed to its compos…

June 27, 2016

Knowledge about risk factors associated with periodontal disease among patients referred to a specialist periodontal clinic

The patient’s awareness and knowledge of periodontal disease is a key factor for successful periodontal treatment. The objective of this study was to evaluate this knowledge among patients referred to…

June 27, 2016

Three-year clinical and radiographic outcomes of patients treated according to the All-on-4 concept in the daily practice: A prospective observational study on implants and prosthesis survival rates and complications

All-on-4 treatment concept is widely applied for complete-arch rehabilitations. Nevertheless, minor technical and biological complications can occur. The objective of this study was to evaluate the th…

June 27, 2016

Spontaneous bone regeneration after removal of cysts: One-year follow-up of 336 consecutive cases

The objective of this study was to assess spontaneous bone healing after enucleation of large jaw cysts without using any grafting material.

April 4, 2016

Clinical and histological evaluation of a flapless socket preservation procedure: A prospective single cohort study

The objective of this study was to evaluate the dimensional changes to hard and soft tissue after a flapless ridge preservation procedure in the posterior area of the jaw.

April 4, 2016

Review of the arterial vascular anatomy for implant placement in the anterior mandible

The placement of implants in the anterior region of the mandible is not free of risk and can even sometimes be life-threatening. The aim of this article is to review the anatomy of the anterior mandib…

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April 4, 2016

Transcrestal sinus floor elevation performed twice with collagen sponges and using a sonic instrument

The objective of this study was to describe a minimally invasive transcrestal modified technique for sinus floor elevation performed twice with a sonic instrument (Sonosurgery).

April 4, 2016

Primary stability of dental implants with different thread geometries placed by clinicians with different clinical experience: An in vitro study

The objective of this study was to establish the primary stability of implants with two different designs placed into artificial bone (Type II and Type IV density) by clinicians with different levels…

April 4, 2016

The coronally advanced flap in the treatment of bilateral multiple gingival recessions with or without tunneling the maxillary midline papilla: A randomized clinical trial

The objective of this study was compare the clinical results of the coronally advanced flap (CAF) without vertical releasing incisions using ( i ) a tunneling procedure on the maxillary midline papill…

April 4, 2016

Five-year esthetic evaluation of implants used to restore congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisors after orthodontic space opening treatment

This is a five-year follow-up study of a previous investigation with the aim of assessing the esthetic outcome of Morse taper implants used to replace congenitally missing lateral incisors after ortho…

March 11, 2016

Identification of Staphylococcus aureus at the internal and external implant surfaces in individuals with periimplant disease: A cross-sectional study

The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) at internal and external dental implant surfaces in patients with periimplant disease.

March 11, 2016

Influence of the position of implants placed immediately into extraction sockets: An experimental study in dogs

The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of implant positioning within an extraction socket on the depth of the implant at the time of surgery and on the buccal supracrestal exposure…

October 2, 2015

Comparison of new bone formation between biphasic β-TCP bovine vs. β-TCP bovine doped with silicon biomaterials in small and large defects: Experimental study in dogs

The aim of this study was to assess the bone regeneration of critical-size mandibular defects filled with beta-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) bovine biomaterial in dogs compared with β-TCP bovine biomat…

October 2, 2015

Complications of postoperative swelling of the maxillary sinus membrane after sinus floor augmentation

The aim of this article was to investigate postoperative swelling of the maxillary sinus membrane that occurred one week after sinus floor augmentation.

October 2, 2015

The prevalence and quantitative analysis of the Epstein–Barr virus in healthy implants and implants affected by periimplantitis: A preliminary report

Viruses, in particular the Epstein–Barr virus (EBV), appear to play a role in the genesis and progression of human periodontitis and periimplantitis. The aim of the present study was to compare the pr…

October 2, 2015

Immunohistochemical osteopontin expression in bone xenograft in clinical series of maxillary sinus lift

The objectives of this study were to examine osteopontin (OPN) expression in bone and anorganic bovine bone (ABB) in maxillary sinus grafts after six months of healing and to study its relationship to…

October 2, 2015

Evaluation of the effect of supervised plaque control after the surgical removal of partially erupted mandibular third molars on the periodontal condition distal to second molars affected by localized periodontal disease: A randomized blind clinical study

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of supervised plaque control on the periodontal condition distal to the second molars after the extraction of partially erupted mandibular third…

October 2, 2015

A volumetric 3-D digital analysis of dimensional changes to the alveolar process at implants placed immediately into extraction sockets

The objective of this study was to validate the use of a novel method to elaborate 3-D data on dimensional changes to the alveolar process after one year of healing at implants placed immediately into…

October 2, 2015

Influence of smoking and oral hygiene on success of implants placed after direct sinus lift

The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of smoking and oral hygiene on the success and periimplant marginal bone loss of implants placed in one-stage and two-stage direct sinus lift…

September 15, 2015

Immediate replacement of failed dental implants owing to periimplantitis

This work aimed at determining whether immediate implant placement to replace infected implants can be a treatment method for periimplantitis.

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