Dental techniques; tools, materials and surgical research

Section edited by Fausto Mendes

This section seeks to publish research on both new materials and surgical techniques and the efficacy and refinements of existing treatments; this includes oral cancer

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  1. Research article

    Release kinetics and mitogenic capacity of collagen barrier membranes supplemented with secretome of activated platelets - the in vitro response of fibroblasts of the periodontal ligament and the gingiva

    Platelet preparations can stimulate the healing process and have mitogenic properties. We hypothesized that collagen barrier membranes (CBM), clinically used in guided bone regeneration and guided tissue regen...

    Eva-Maria Mozgan, Michael Edelmayer, Klara Janjić, Manuela Pensch, Michael B. Fischer, Andreas Moritz and Hermann Agis

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:66

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  2. Research article

    Reliability and diagnostic validity of a joint vibration analysis device

    This observational study was designed to evaluate the reliability and diagnostic validity of Joint Vibration Analysis (JVA) in subjects with bilateral disc displacement with reduction and in subjects with bila...

    Sonia Sharma, Heidi C. Crow, Krishnan Kartha, W. D. McCall and Yoly M. Gonzalez

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:56

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  3. Research article

    A pilot randomised controlled trial evaluating mini and conventional implant retained dentures on the function and quality of life of patients with an edentulous mandible

    Total tooth loss (edentulism) can be a debilitating condition, impacting on ability to chew, speak and interact with others. The most common treatment is with complete removable dentures, which may be successf...

    Sarra Jawad, Craig Barclay, William Whittaker, Martin Tickle and Tanya Walsh

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:53

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  4. Research article

    In vitro effects of hyaluronic acid on human periodontal ligament cells

    Hyaluronic acid (HA) has been reported to have a positive effect on periodontal wound healing following nonsurgical and surgical therapy. However, to date, a few basic in vitro studies have been reported to inves...

    Masako Fujioka-Kobayashi, Heinz-Dieter Müller, Andrea Mueller, Adrian Lussi, Anton Sculean, Patrick R. Schmidlin and Richard J. Miron

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:44

    Published on: 16 January 2017

  5. Research article

    Management of Dentin Hypersensitivity by National Dental Practice-Based Research Network practitioners: results from a questionnaire administered prior to initiation of a clinical study on this topic

    Dentin hypersensitivity (DH) is a common problem encountered in clinical practice. The purpose of this study was to identify the management approaches for DH among United States dentists.

    Dorota T. Kopycka-Kedzierawski, Cyril Meyerowitz, Mark S. Litaker, Sidney Chonowski, Marc W. Heft, Valeria V. Gordan, Robin L. Yardic, Theresa E. Madden, Stephanie C. Reyes and Gregg H. Gilbert

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:41

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  6. Research article

    Comparison of marginal fit of cemented zirconia copings manufactured after digital impression with lava™ C.O.S and conventional impression technique

    Evaluation of the marginal fit of cemented zirconia copings manufactured after digital impression with Lava™ Chairside Oral Scanner in comparison to that of zirconia copings manufactured after conventional imp...

    Rinet Dauti, Barbara Cvikl, Alexander Franz, Uwe Yacine Schwarze, Bledar Lilaj, Tina Rybaczek and Andreas Moritz

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:129

    Published on: 8 December 2016

  7. Research article

    Effect of the plant-based hemostatic agent Ankaferd Blood Stopper® on the biocompatibility of mineral trioxide aggregate

    Due to the detrimental effect of blood contamination on the physico-chemical properties of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), obtaining an effective hemostasis in the surgical crypt during apical surgery is of ...

    Muzaffer Emir Dinçol, Hakan Ozbas, Bulent Yılmaz, Handan Ersev, Selcuk Gokyay and Vakur Olgac

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:111

    Published on: 11 October 2016

  8. Research article

    Solvent type influences bond strength to air or blot-dried dentin

    Air-drying of etched and rinsed dentin surface may force the exposed collagen fibrils to collapse. Blot-drying is an alternative method to wipe the excess water from the dentin surface without compromising the...

    Özgür Irmak, İsmail Hakkı Baltacıoğlu, Nuran Ulusoy and Yıldırım Hakan Bağış

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:77

    Published on: 22 August 2016

  9. Research article

    Professional dental prophylaxis increases salivary cortisol in children with dental behavioural management problems: a longitudinal study

    Dental procedures may cause stress and increase the salivary cortisol levels. It is important to known if apparently simple procedures such as professional dental prophylaxis at low speed (DP) are stressful fo...

    Heloisa Sousa Gomes, Liliani Aires Candido Vieira, Paulo Sucasas Costa, Aline Carvalho Batista and Luciane Rezende Costa

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:74

    Published on: 18 August 2016

  10. Research article

    The effect of platelet–rich plasma on clinical outcomes of the surgical treatment of periodontal intrabony defects: A systematic review and meta–analysis

    Studies investigating the use of platelet–rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment of intrabony defects have yielded mixed results. The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of PRP by comparing clinical atta...

    Xinshan Hou, Jingwen Yuan, Absijiang Aisaiti, Yuan Liu and Jin Zhao

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:71

    Published on: 17 August 2016

  11. Study protocol

    Effectiveness of conventional treatment using bulk-fill composite resin versus Atraumatic Restorative Treatments in primary and permanent dentition: a pragmatic randomized clinical trial

    Clinical studies are being conducted in less strict conditions in order to establish an adequate scientific basis for decision making. The aim of this pragmatic randomized clinical trial is to evaluate the eff...

    Isabel Cristina Olegário, Daniela Hesse, Marcelo Bönecker, José Carlos Pettorossi Imparato, Mariana Minatel Braga, Fausto Medeiros Mendes and Daniela Prócida Raggio

    BMC Oral Health 2016 17:34

    Published on: 2 August 2016

  12. Research article

    In vitro characterization of an osteoinductive biphasic calcium phosphate in combination with recombinant BMP2

    The repair of alveolar bone defects with growth factors and bone grafting materials has played a pivotal role in modern dentistry. Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP2), an osteoinductive gro...

    Yang Shuang, Lin Yizhen, Yufeng Zhang, Masako Fujioka-Kobayashi, Anton Sculean and Richard J. Miron

    BMC Oral Health 2016 17:35

    Published on: 2 August 2016

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