Dental Clinics of North America (Dent Clin )

Publisher: Elsevier


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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    ABSTRACT: The ideal management of peri-implant diseases focuses on infection control, detoxification of implant surfaces, regeneration of lost tissues and plaque control regimes via mechanical debridement (with or without raising a surgical flap).15, 16 However, a variety of other therapeutic modalities have also been proposed for the management of peri-implantitis. These treatment strategies encompass use of antiseptics and/or antibiotics, laser therapy, guided bone regeneration and photodynamic therapy.16-23 The aim of this article was to review indexed literature with reference to the various therapeutic interventions proposed for the management of peri-implant diseases.
    Dental Clinics of North America 08/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a relatively common disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of upper airway collapse and obstruction during sleep. It results in apneic events (or in the case of partial obstruction, hypopneic events) that lead to loud snoring, hypoxia, and arousals that interrupt the normal sleep cycle. Typically, these nocturnal arousals cause patients to complain of excessive daytime sleepiness, which may interfere with routine daily activities. More importantly, when moderate to severe, OSAS can lead to a wide variety of medical complications, some of which can result in severe consequences or even death.
    Dental Clinics of North America 11/2008; 52(4):891-915, viii.
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    ABSTRACT: Multiplanar imaging is a fairly new concept in diagnostic imaging available with a number of contemporary imaging modalities such as CT, MR imaging, diagnostic ultrasound, and others. This modality allows reconstruction of images in different planes (flat or curved) from a volume of data that was acquired previously. This concept makes the diagnostic process more interactive, and proper use may increase diagnostic potential. At the same time, the complexity of the anatomical structures on the maxillofacial region may make it harder for these images to be interpreted. This article reviews the anatomy of maxillofacial structures in planar imaging, and more specifically cone-beam CT images.
    Dental Clinics of North America 11/2008; 52(4):731-52, vi.
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    ABSTRACT: Radiographic images have always been an important part of orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning. We have been limited by the two-dimensional nature of these radiographs as we pursue tooth movement in a three-dimensional fashion. This article shows the current and future uses and advantages of cone-beam CT in the practice of orthodontics. The use of this technology in the near future will change the way records are taken and treatment is rendered. With this added diagnostic knowledge, orthodontic treatment will assuredly become not only more high tech but also higher quality.
    Dental Clinics of North America 11/2008; 52(4):809-23, vii.
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    ABSTRACT: It is clear that the dental profession has entered a new age of radiographic diagnostic imaging. A number of examples have shown that being able to visualize oral and maxillofacial pathologic entities in three dimensions assists in diagnosing and planning the appropriate treatment. The technology is an improvement for our profession and for the patients it serves.
    Dental Clinics of North America 11/2008; 52(4):843-73, viii.
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    ABSTRACT: CT and cone-beam CT technology provides clinicians with new methods to view patient anatomy exceeding conventional two-dimensional radiology. Interactive software applications allow for improved interpretation of the CT scan data. Proper use of this new technology must be based on a solid foundation of fundamental surgical and prosthodontic protocols. Advances in software and associated hardware have empowered clinicians with the necessary tools to harness the technology, while remaining true to conventional standards. The enhanced capability of innovative software applications that allow clinicians to interpret and maneuver through various three-dimensional images has far-reaching implications when interactive treatment planning software is combined with computer-aided design and manufacturing. Using all available virtual tools, true restoratively driven implant dentistry can be accomplished, ultimately benefiting patients.
    Dental Clinics of North America 11/2008; 52(4):777-808, vii.
  • Dental Clinics of North America 11/2008; 52(4):xi-xii.
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    ABSTRACT: The decision to incorporate cone-beam CT (CBCT) into a dental practice is one that requires serious consideration and careful planning. In the early days of the technology, fewer sources of information existed and a community of users often shared ideas and prompted the advancement of the products. Office-based CBCT has advanced significantly since that time. It has often been described as the "gold standard" for imaging the oral and maxillofacial area and will become a part of the everyday life of most practices in the coming decades.
    Dental Clinics of North America 11/2008; 52(4):753-9, vi.
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    ABSTRACT: During the last decades, an exciting new array of imaging modalities, such as digital imaging, CT, MRI, positron emission tomography, and cone-beam CT (CBCT), has provided astounding new images that continually contribute to the accuracy of diagnostic tasks of the maxillofacial region. The most recent, cone-beam imaging, is gaining rapid acceptance in dentistry because it provides cross-sectional imaging that is often a valuable supplement to intraoral and panoramic radiographs. The information content in such examinations is high and the dose and costs are low. The increasing trend toward the use of CBCT in dental offices may be expected to result in improved diagnosis, but with increased patient dose and health care costs. Using CBCT as a secondary imaging tool helps optimize health-to-risk ratio.
    Dental Clinics of North America 11/2008; 52(4):689-705, v.
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    ABSTRACT: Cone-beam CT (CBCT) is useful for many maxillofacial applications, such as implant site imaging and diagnosis and treatment planning for orthodontics and craniofacial surgery. Dentoalveolar applications, such as carious lesion detection and characterization, assessment of the three-dimensional nature of periodontal bone topography, and various endodontic applications are less known and not as thoroughly studied. This article explores and assesses in vivo and in vitro efforts to apply CBCT imaging to these more common dentoalveolar tasks. CBCT imaging, like its medical counterpart, can be seen as a highly useful and, in some instances, indispensable part of the dental imaging armamentarium.
    Dental Clinics of North America 11/2008; 52(4):825-41, vii.
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    ABSTRACT: This article discusses imaging techniques for visualization of the temporomandibular joint. Conventional plain film modalities are discussed briefly, with an emphasis on the more contemporary modalities, such as CT with cone-beam technology, MRI, and nuclear imaging, including single-photon emission computed tomography, and positron emission tomography. Indications, advantages, and limitations are discussed. As advancements in this area continue, our understanding of this complex joint and its pathology will follow, which will lead to more defined imaging indications and ultimately, to improved treatment outcomes.
    Dental Clinics of North America 11/2008; 52(4):875-90, viii.
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    ABSTRACT: Computer-aided dental implant planning increases the predictability of replacing missing teeth in partially and fully edentulous cases. This article describes how Nobel Biocare's Procera surgical planning software converts a patient's double CT scan data into a virtual three-dimensional model of the alveolar bone and overlying prosthesis. Using these images, the practitioner virtually places implants in the bone in precise relation to their position in the final prosthesis. Procera uses this virtual plan to fabricate a customized surgical template that guides the placement of the implants safely, precisely, and accurately. Then the dental laboratory can construct the master cast and provisional restoration before surgery, allowing the restoration to be inserted immediately after placement of the implants. Furthermore, computer-based guided implant surgery is minimally invasive and requires a shorter chair time and fewer appointments than traditional methods.
    Dental Clinics of North America 11/2008; 52(4):761-75, vi.
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    ABSTRACT: Patient care and management can present a significant source of stress for the practicing dentist. This article presents the various facets and underpinnings of stress, followed by an overview of the physiologic phenomena attending the classic stress response, with an examination of the interplay between the psychologic components of stress and its influences on the development or exacerbation of somatic disorders. In addition, the characteristics that can be attributed to the patient and the practitioner that give rise to difficult encounters are explored, with an eye toward proper professional management. Further, the motivations of select patient personae are examined, including discussions regarding the angry patient, the anxious or demanding patient, and the noncompliant and addicted patient. The article offers suggestions for management of such patients, with short- and long-term stress management techniques.
    Dental Clinics of North America 08/2008; 52(3):579-603, ix-x.
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    ABSTRACT: There are a myriad of insurance products available for the dentist and his dental practice. Care must be taken to ensure that all risks have been reviewed and the appropriate risks covered with an insurance plan. Taking the time to solidify your base helps to ensure a strong financial plan for years to come.
    Dental Clinics of North America 08/2008; 52(3):549-62, ix.
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    ABSTRACT: Bookkeeping practices in dental offices may be relatively simple, but care must be taken to prevent employee theft. Well-chosen accounting software and routine office practices may facilitate smooth operations. Systems of internal control should be established to safeguard the practice's finances. The dental practitioner should be very involved in their practice's accounting to maintain order, prevent theft, and keep costs under control.
    Dental Clinics of North America 08/2008; 52(3):529-34, viii.
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    ABSTRACT: Credentialing is the administrative process for validating the qualifications of licensed professionals and appraising their background. It is used by hospitals and other health care facilities, educational institutions, and insurance companies to ensure the qualification of their clinicians and to grant privileges to provide specific services and perform different medical or dental procedures. This article familiarizes the reader with the credentialing process and the documentation that is needed to be credentialed by certain organizations.
    Dental Clinics of North America 08/2008; 52(3):469-81, vii.
  • Article: Dedication.
    Dental Clinics of North America 08/2008; 52(3):xiii.

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