Volume 3 Issue 8
Dentistry and Litigation
Rafaela Rodrigues Cavalcanti and Irineu Gregnanin Pedron
The search for facial aesthetic procedures has been growing
absurdly, and the application of facial fillers operates in the 2nd
place, second only to the application of botulinum toxin, among the
Top Five Cosmetic Minimally-Invasive Procedures. In 2019, with
an increase of 4% compared to the previous year (2018), the botulinum
toxin presented about 7.7 million of cosmetic procedures,
based on Plastic Surgery Statistics Report of the American Society
of Plastic Surgeons. In the same year (2019), aesthetic procedures
with facial fillers increased by 1%, with a total 2.7 million.
Volume 3 Issue 8
Survey of Santiago Chile Dentists Regarding the Use of CAD/CAM
Technology in Private Care Networks Clinics (2018)
D Delgado, A Inzulza and R Gutierrez
Introduction: The use of digital CAD/CAM technology is relatively new. There are no previous studies in Chile regarding the use of
this technology by dentists.
Purpose: The purpose of this Survey was to identify the use of CAD/CAM digital rehabilitation systems at Dental Office care networks
of the Metropolitan Region of Santiago de Chile in 2018 and investigate the relationship of demographic factors with the use or nonuse
of digital CAD/CAM technology.
Materials and Methods: A survey was applied to 70 professionals corresponding to three dental centers, Norden, BYO and Cumbre,
which are distributed in 18 clinics in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago. Its goal was to reveal information regarding age, sex,
commune, years that have been exerting the profession, knowledge and attitudes about the CAD/CAM system, source of training,
digital system used and perception of technology in the future.
Results: The number of surveys completed was seventy. Most respondents reported knowing what CAD/CAM is. The age of the
professionals who responded was between eighteen and forty years, mostly female. Most of them use some aspect of this system in
their work and they have been exercising from 0 up to teen years. They work mostly in the eastern sector.
Conclusion: The majority of respondents (98.6%) consider that CAD/CAM will have a preponderant role in the future. they have
been exercising from 0 up to teen years. They work mostly in the eastern sector.
Keywords:CAD/CAM Technology; Private Care Networks Clinics; Age; Sex; Commune
Volume 3 Issue 8
Periodontal Research and its Importance
Waleed Khalid, Hassan Ali Al Subaie, Ibrahim Fahad Alkurdi, Asim Salah Alkhofi and Ahmed Hassan Alkhalaf
As is common with all areas of medicine, periodontal research also increases at an exponential rate with each passing year. Huge
numbers of papers are published each year which aim to address different aspects of periodontology, and it is a difficult task to keep
up with these new research developments as and when they are published, especially for the clinical practitioners. In the next four
to five decades, periodontists of the future may wonder at the treatment protocols which we at present may consider as state of
the art. Thus, it is empirical that researchers, clinicians, teachers and students alike, look into updating themselves with the latest
developments in periodontal research.
Keywords:Periodontal Research; Dentistry
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Demographic Data and Treatment Outcomes of Ameloblastoma in Sudanese
Patients Treated at Khartoum Teaching Dental Hospital
Hisham Haydar Hassan Khalafallah and Elnour I Elbeshir
Background: Ameloblastoma is the most common clinically significant odontogenic tumor because of it is aggressive and local
invasion behavior. It is considered the most common odontogenic tumor in Sudan. Familiarity with this type of odontogenic tumor is
an absolute necessary for careful management and improvement of outcomes.
Methods: A descriptive (retrospective - prospective) cross-sectional study of 209 patents of ameloblastoma was conducted at
Khartoum Teaching Dental Hospital. Patients were interviewed and examined. Data were collected and analysed includes demography,
treatment provided and treatment outcomes.
Results: Of all patients, 122 (58.4%) were males and 87 (41.6%) were females. The third and fourth decades being the most commonly
affected (29.7% and 22, 5%) respectively. 199 (94.8%) of the cases of ameloblastoma occurred in the mandible, while 11 (5.2%) of
the cases occurred in the maxilla. In 129 (50.6%) of the patients ameloblastoma occurred on the left side of the jaws, while 126
(49.4%) of the tumours occurred on the right side with an almost equal distribution. The posterior area of the jaw was commonly
involved in (79%) of the cases. Segmental resection was the most common treatment done in (30%) of the cases. Reconstruction
plate was the most common means of reconstruction in 107 (77%) patients, followed by bone graft 19 (13.7%) patients. follow
up revealed 19 (11%) patients who developed recurrence of the ameloblastoma. 127 (73.4%) patients developed teeth-related
problems while 29 (16.8%) patients developed difficulty in swallowing and 117 (67.6%) patients developed difficulty in chewing.
Speech problem developed in 65 (37.6%) patients. 70 (40.5%) patients developed changes in their appearance and 29 (16.8%)
patients developed changes in their psychological status also 10 patients (5.8) got divorced. 45 (26%) patients developed low daily
activity postoperatively while 13 (12.4%) patients lost/stopped their jobs and 20 (11.6%) patients developed negative changes in
their socioeconomic status.
Conclusion: In this study the demographic data of the presently reported patients are more or less in accordance with those obtained
from the literature. Whatever the type of Ameloblastoma radical surgeries showed less recurrence rate rather than conservative one
despite the disfigurement that may result. This study showed that there is a direct impact of ameloblastoma disease and treatment
provided on patient’s quality of life.
Keywords: Ameloblastoma; Gender Predilection; Segmental Resection; Teeth Related Problems; Bone Graft
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Periodontal Reinsertion after Orthodontic Intrusion in a Patient Presenting
Aggressive Periodontitis: An 18-Years Follow-Up Case
Mahingler Aparecida Tonan dos Santos, Ariane de Freitas dos Santos, Thiago Gregnanin Pedron, Caleb
Shitsuka and Irineu Gregnanin Pedron
Aggressive periodontitis, which affects especially young and healthy individuals, is characterized by deep periodontal pocket of quick
progression, severe bone loss, migration and dental loss. Patients presenting aggressive periodontitis may demand multidisciplinary
dental care, together with periodontal therapy. The purpose of this article is to present a case of aggressive periodontitis that
whose treatment included basic and surgical periodontal care, endodontic treatment, orthodontic therapy (orthodontic intrusion)
and concluded with aesthetic periodontal surgery, with periodontal reinsertion. The patient still receives semiannual periodontal
maintenance and the case has been followed for 18 years. Complementary treatment modalities were discussed.
Keywords: Aggressive Periodontitis; Pre-Pubertal Periodontitis; Juvenile Periodontitis; Early-Onset Periodontitis; Rapidly
Progressive Periodontitis; Periodontal Diseases; Treatment