Dental Clinics of North America Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: WB Saunders

Journal description

Each issue of Dental Clinics reviews new diagnostic and management techniques for a single clinical problem--and makes them simple to apply. Its concise, comprehensive, and its editors and authors are respected experts.

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Website Dental Clinics of North America website
Other titles The Dental clinics of North America
ISSN 0011-8532
OCLC 1566208
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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WB Saunders

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    • Publisher last reviewed on 03/07/2015
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Dental fluorosis manifests by too much ingestion of fluoride resulting in disturbances in enamel mineralization. The result is intrinsic discolorations in the maxillary and mandibular teeth with a poor esthetic appearance. In challenging cases, an esthetic result may be achieved only by a combination of techniques. This case report demonstrates a combination of modalities used to treat a patient presenting with atypical staining as a result of high-level exposure to ingested fluoride present in the drinking water as a child. Conservative treatment consisted of a combination of in-office bleaching to reduce the discoloration and porcelain veneers to create an esthetic result. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Dental Clinics of North America 05/2015; 59(3). DOI:10.1016/j.cden.2015.03.003
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    ABSTRACT: Restoration of the atrophic edentulous maxilla and mandible with implant retained prostheses has involved the use of axially placed implants in regions of the maxilla and mandible based on the adequate availability of bone, often using a staged surgical approaches. Anatomic limitations including pneumatized maxillary sinus, proximity of the inferior alveolar nerve and lack of available native bone have many clinicians performing traditional grafting procedure prior to implant placement. Utilization of the "All-on-4" concept has overcome these anatomic restrictions by allowing placement of 2 vertical and 2 angled implants in the premaxilla and anterior mandible. This technique has enabled immediate placement of full arch fixed restoration at the time of implant surgery if sufficient torque is achieved. It has biomechanical advantages including increasing in A-P spread, enhancing load distribution with cross arch stabilization, shorten cantilever, longer implants to be placed by titling them posteriorly, and maintenance of marginal bone height. High implant survival rates of in the maxilla (92.5-100%), in the mandible (93-100%) and restoration (99.2-100%) prove that the "All-on-4" concept is a viable treatment option for edentulous patients with atrophic alveolar ridges circumventing these traditional grafting procedures.
    Dental Clinics of North America 04/2015; 59(2). DOI:10.1016/j.cden.2014.12.001

  • Dental Clinics of North America 04/2015; 59(2). DOI:10.1016/j.cden.2014.10.006
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    ABSTRACT: The clinical example presented in this article demonstrates a risk-based, diagnostically driven treatment planning approach by focusing on 4 key categories: periodontal, biomechanical, functional, dentofacial. In addition, our unique approach allowed the comprehensive clinical management of a patient with complex restorative needs. A full-mouth rehabilitation was completed sequentially without sacrificing the amount of dentistry necessary to restore health, comfort, function, and esthetics. The result exceeded the patient's expectation and was made financially possible by extending treatment over numerous years. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Dental Clinics of North America 04/2015; 59(3). DOI:10.1016/j.cden.2015.03.001
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    ABSTRACT: Appropriate treatment of implants is becoming increasingly important for the general dentist as the number of implants placed per year continues to increase. Early diagnosis of peri-implantitis is imperative; initiating the correct treatment protocol depends on a proper diagnosis. Several risk factors exist for the development of peri-implantitis, which can guide patient selection and treatment planning. Treatment of peri-implantitis should be tailored to the severity of the lesion (as outlined by the cumulative interceptive supportive treatment protocol), ranging from mechanical debridement to explantation. Several surgical and nonsurgical treatment alternatives exist. There is little consensus on superior treatment methods. Published by Elsevier Inc.
    Dental Clinics of North America 01/2015; 59(2). DOI:10.1016/j.cden.2014.10.007

  • Dental Clinics of North America 01/2015; 59(2). DOI:10.1016/j.cden.2014.10.008
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    ABSTRACT: In this article, current literature on fixed and removable prosthodontics is reviewed along with evidence-based systematic reviews, including advice from those in the dental profession with years of experience, which help restorative dentists manage and treat their cases successfully. Treatment planning for restorative implantology should be looked at in 4 sections: (1) review of past medical history, (2) oral examination and occlusion, (3) dental imaging (ie, cone-beam computed tomography), and (4) fixed versus removable prosthodontics. These 4 concepts of treatment planning, along with proper surgical placements of the implant(s), result in successful cases. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Dental Clinics of North America 01/2015; 59(2). DOI:10.1016/j.cden.2014.10.009
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    ABSTRACT: Implants are exposed to a diverse oral environment and host responses that contribute to health or disease. For the last few decades, clinicians have relied on standard clinical and radiographic findings to assess the health of implants. However, recent studies involving the pathogenesis of peri-implantitis have identified microbial species and several putative biomarkers that could aid clinicians in this diagnostic process in the near future. This article provides an overview of the microbial species involved in implant health and disease and biomarkers found in oral fluids that relate to the underlying biological phases of a failing implant. Published by Elsevier Inc.
    Dental Clinics of North America 12/2014; 59(1). DOI:10.1016/j.cden.2014.08.007
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    ABSTRACT: Dental implants are an important treatment option for patients interested in replacing lost or missing teeth. Although a robust body of literature has reviewed risk factors for tooth loss, the evidence for risk factors associated with dental implants is less well defined. This article focuses on key systemic risk factors relating to dental implant failure, as well as on perimucositis and peri-implantitis. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Dental Clinics of North America 12/2014; 59(1). DOI:10.1016/j.cden.2014.09.002
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    ABSTRACT: Although osseointegrated dental implants have become a predictable and effective modality for the treatment of single or multiple missing teeth, their use is associated with clinical complications. Such complications can be biologic, technical, mechanical, or esthetic and may compromise implant outcomes to various degrees. This article presents prosthetic complications accompanied with implant-supported single and partial fixed dental prostheses. Published by Elsevier Inc.
    Dental Clinics of North America 12/2014; 59(1). DOI:10.1016/j.cden.2014.08.008

  • Dental Clinics of North America 12/2014; 59(1). DOI:10.1016/j.cden.2014.09.006
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    ABSTRACT: Nerve trauma caused by dental implant placement is associated with altered sensation and chronic pain. Complete or partial loss of sensation is often reported by patients who have experienced nerve trauma during implant surgery. Some patients report persistent pain and neurosurgery disturbance long after the normal healing time has passed. In addition, neuropathic pain is reported after implant surgery. Practitioners who place dental implants must be familiar with the differential diagnosis, prevention, and management of neuropathic pain. This article provides insights into the prevention and management of neurosensory deficits and chronic persistent neuropathic pain and considerations for patient referral. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Dental Clinics of North America 12/2014; 59(1). DOI:10.1016/j.cden.2014.08.005
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    ABSTRACT: Placement of dental implants in the maxillofacial region is routine and considered safe. However, as with any surgical procedure, complications occur. Many issues that arise at surgery can be traced to the preoperative evaluation of the patient and assessment of the underlying anatomy. In this article, the authors review some common and uncommon complications that can occur during and shortly after implant placement. The emphasis of each section is on the management and prevention of complications that may occur during implant placement. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Dental Clinics of North America 12/2014; 59(1). DOI:10.1016/j.cden.2014.08.003
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    ABSTRACT: Implant-supported removable prostheses improve patients' satisfaction with treatment and quality of life. Improvements in the implant's surface and in attachment elements have made this treatment method very successful. However, some biological and mechanical complications remain. Mechanical complications associated with implant-supported overdentures and implant-supported removable partial dentures are loss of retention of attachment systems, the need to replace retention elements and to reline or repair the resin portion of the denture, and implant fracture. Despite their success, implant-supported removable prostheses require periodic maintenance. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Dental Clinics of North America 12/2014; 59(1). DOI:10.1016/j.cden.2014.08.001
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    ABSTRACT: Adequate quality and quantity of soft tissue plays an integral part in the esthetic outcome of dental implants. Adequate band of attached tissue decreases the incidence of mucositis and improves hygiene around implants. This article discusses a variety of techniques for soft tissue augmentation. Soft tissue grafting can be achieved at various stages of implant therapy. Epithelial connective tissue grafts are commonly used to increase the band of attached tissue. Subepithelial connective tissue grafts are great for increasing soft tissue thickness and improving the gingival biotype. Published by Elsevier Inc.
    Dental Clinics of North America 12/2014; 59(2). DOI:10.1016/j.cden.2014.10.012
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    ABSTRACT: The maxillary posterior edentulous region presents a challenge when planning for restoring missing teeth with a dental implant. The available bone in such cases is often not dense and not adequate for the placement of a properly sized implant because of maxillary sinus pneumatization and alveolar bone loss. Maxillary sinus lift is a predictable procedure to provide adequate bone height for the purpose of implant placement. However, complications are encountered during or after the execution of the sinus lift procedure. In this article, the prevention and management of maxillary sinus complications are discussed. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Dental Clinics of North America 11/2014; 59(1). DOI:10.1016/j.cden.2014.09.005
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    ABSTRACT: Preimplant planning with complex imaging techniques has long been a recommended practice for assessing the quality and quantity of alveolar bone before dental implant placement. When maxillofacial imaging is necessary, static film or digital images lack the depth and dimension offered by computed tomography. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) offers the dentist not only a radiographic volumetric view of alveolar bone but also a 3-dimensional reconstruction. This article reviews the use of CBCT for assessing implant placement and early detection of failure, and compares the performance of CBCT with that of other imaging modalities in the early detection of implant failure. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Dental Clinics of North America 11/2014; 59(1). DOI:10.1016/j.cden.2014.09.003
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    ABSTRACT: The concept of osseointegration has revolutionized the treatment options for the replacement of missing teeth in both partially and completely edentulous patients. Dental implants are widely used because clinical practice and studies have documented its successful outcomes. However, implants can occasionally fail, and such failures can be classified as early or late. Measures that can aid in the early recognition of failing osseointegrated implants are needed, as are measures that can facilitate appropriate treatment methods aimed at saving failing implants by determining the probable etiologic factors. This article summarizes our current understanding of the local factors that can be linked to implant failure. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Dental Clinics of North America 10/2014; 59(1). DOI:10.1016/j.cden.2014.09.001