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Alternative Interim Treatment for Single-Tooth Loss and Diastema: Two Clinical Reports

Alternative Interim Treatment for Single-Tooth Loss and Diastema: Two Clinical Reports
The evolution of adhesive materials and techniques is creating new options for replacing missing teeth and repairing diastema. Read more
Posted in Clinical Reports on October 01, 2013

The Use of Pink Porcelain to Manage a Malposed Anterior Implant: Case Report

The Use of Pink Porcelain to Manage a Malposed Anterior Implant: Case Report
Pink materials — both composite and porcelain — can optimize esthetics and mask a compromised surgical outcome. Read more
Posted in Clinical Reports on September 06, 2013

Primary Extranodal B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Mimicking an Endodontic Lesion: Report of 2 Cases

Primary Extranodal B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Mimicking an Endodontic Lesion: Report of 2 Cases
In cases that fail to respond to conventional therapy, dentists should avoid multiple procedures without the benefit of a biopsy, which might reveal an aggressive, neoplastic condition. Read more
Posted in Clinical Reports on August 26, 2013

Failure of Root Canal Treatment Misdiagnosed as Neuropathic Pain: Case Report

Failure of Root Canal Treatment Misdiagnosed as Neuropathic Pain: Case Report
A case in which failure of root canal therapy presented as long-standing pain without any apparent pathology underscores the need for clinicians to eliminate all possible causes before reaching a diagnosis of neuropathic pain Read more
Posted in Clinical Reports on August 12, 2013

C-Terminal Cross-Linking Telopeptide as a Serologic Marker for Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: Review of 2 Cases

C-Terminal Cross-Linking Telopeptide as a Serologic Marker for Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: Review of 2 Cases
The effectiveness of the C-terminal cross-linking telopeptide assay in determining risk of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw is examined. Case vignettes are used to demonstrate dental treatment planning. Read more
Posted in Clinical Reports on July 04, 2013

Rehabilitation of a Patient with an Elusive Medical History and Loss of Occlusal Vertical Dimension

Rehabilitation of a Patient with an Elusive Medical History and Loss of Occlusal Vertical Dimension
A patient with limited resources and a complex medical history is provided with new prostheses and a new lease on life. Read more
Posted in Clinical Reports on June 10, 2013

Management of Oral Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Management of Oral Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease
A medication regimen involving topical corticosteroid therapy is used to manage a patient with oral manifestations of chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD). Read more
Posted in Clinical Reports on May 29, 2013

Functional and Esthetic Rehabilitation of a Patient with Amelogenesis Imperfecta

Functional and Esthetic Rehabilitation of a Patient with Amelogenesis Imperfecta
Significant esthetic and functional improvement in the dentition of a young woman with mild hypoplastic amelogenesis is achieved using zirconium oxide ceramic fixed bridges. Read more
Posted in Clinical Reports on May 16, 2013

Dental Implant Placement with Bone Augmentation in a Patient Who Received Intravenous Bisphosphonate Treatment for Osteoporosis

Dental Implant Placement with Bone Augmentation in a Patient Who Received Intravenous Bisphosphonate Treatment for Osteoporosis
Patients receiving intravenous bisphosphonate therapy for treatment of osteoporosis do not appear to be at increased risk of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) with placement of dental implants. Read more
Posted in Clinical Reports on March 20, 2013

Two-Unit Cantilevered Resin-Bonded Fixed Partial Denture as a Substitute for a Prosthodontic-Orthodontic Treatment Plan: A 5-year Case Report

Two-Unit Cantilevered Resin-Bonded Fixed Partial Denture as a Substitute for a Prosthodontic-Orthodontic Treatment Plan: A 5-year Case Report
This case report describes the long-term success of replacing missing lateral incisors with 2-unit cantilevered resin-bonded fixed partial dentures when clinical complications required modification of the initial prosthodontic-orthodontic treatment plan. Read more
Posted in Clinical Reports on June 13, 2012

Management of a Deeply Impacted Mandibular Third Molar and Associated Large Dentigerous Cyst to Avoid Nerve Injury and Improve Periodontal Healing: Case Report

Management of a Deeply Impacted Mandibular Third Molar and Associated Large Dentigerous Cyst to Avoid Nerve Injury and Improve Periodontal Healing: Case Report
An orthodontic–surgical approach is used to decrease the risk of neurologic damage from extraction of an impacted molar that is close to the mandibular canal and associated with a cystic lesion. Read more
Posted in Clinical Reports on May 30, 2012

Loss of Sight Caused by Calcium Hydroxide Paste Accidentally Splashed into the Eye during Endodontic Treatment: Case Report

Loss of Sight Caused by Calcium Hydroxide Paste Accidentally Splashed into the Eye during Endodontic Treatment: Case Report
This case report of a dentist who lost vision in one eye after accidentally splashing endodontic calcium hydroxide into it emphasizes the importance of taking particular care with this treatment. Read more
Posted in Clinical Reports on May 17, 2012

Brain Abscess Secondary to a Dental Infection in an 11-Year-Old Child: Case Report

Brain Abscess Secondary to a Dental Infection in an 11-Year-Old Child: Case Report
The case report of a brain abscess in an 11-year-old previously healthy boy that is likely attributable to a primary molar abscess highlights the importance of considering a dental source of infection in the differential diagnosis of the cause of brain abscesses. Read more
Posted in Clinical Reports on April 23, 2012

Resin-Bonded Cantilever and Twist-Flex Wire for Maxillary Incisor Lost due to Trauma

Resin-Bonded Cantilever and Twist-Flex Wire for Maxillary Incisor Lost due to Trauma
A simple cantilevered pontic is described as a short-term option in cases where only one adjacent tooth can serve as an abutment. Read more
Posted in Clinical Reports on March 13, 2012

Preservation of Posterior Mandibular Extraction Site with Allogeneic Demineralized, Freeze-Dried Bone Matrix and Calcium Sulphate Graft Binder before Eventual Implant Placement: A Case Series

Preservation of Posterior Mandibular Extraction Site with Allogeneic Demineralized, Freeze-Dried Bone Matrix and Calcium Sulphate Graft Binder before Eventual Implant Placement: A Case Series
Demineralized, freeze-dried bone matrix mixed with calcium sulphate graft binder was used for bone reconstruction at an extraction site before implant placement in 3 patients. Advantages and disadvantages of this approach are discussed. Read more
Posted in Clinical Reports on February 21, 2012

A Talon Cusp Mistaken for a Mesiodens: Case Report

A Talon Cusp Mistaken for a Mesiodens: Case Report
In assessing a dental anomaly, careful clinical and radiographic assessment is important, as an incorrect diagnosis could lead to misguided treatment of great clinical significance. Read more
Posted in Clinical Reports on February 07, 2012

Revascularization of Immature Permanent Incisors after Severe Extrusive Luxation Injury

Revascularization of Immature Permanent Incisors after Severe Extrusive Luxation Injury
Revascularization is an emerging endodontic treatment that allows continuation of root development and tissue regeneration in immature necrotic teeth. Read more
Posted in Clinical Reports on January 19, 2012

Passive Archwires for Intermaxillary Fixation in Surgical Cases: A Clinical Report

Passive Archwires for Intermaxillary Fixation in Surgical Cases: A Clinical Report
Creating a passive anchor unit using an archwire bonded to the teeth with composite resin can be relatively quick and easy and has many advantages over alternative methods, including patient comfort. Read more
Posted in Clinical Reports on December 22, 2011

Management of Burning Mouth Syndrome

Management of Burning Mouth Syndrome
Burning mouth syndrome is often characterized by delays in diagnosis and initiation of management. This article highlights causes of delay in a retrospective series of cases and describes current approaches to managing this enigmatic condition. Read more
Posted in Clinical Reports on December 15, 2011

Complicated Subgingivally Fractured Central and Lateral Incisors: Case Report

Complicated Subgingivally Fractured Central and Lateral Incisors: Case Report
Recent advances in dental adhesives allow reattachment of fragments in subgingivally fractured teeth. However, success will depend on the skill of the clinician and care by the patient. Read more
Posted in Clinical Reports on November 24, 2011