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

    Evaluation of the safety and efficiency of novel metallic implant scaler tips manufactured by the powder injection molding technique

    Although many studies have compared the properties of ultrasonic scaling instruments, it remains controversial as to which is most suitable for implant scaling. This study evaluated the safety and efficiency o...

    Kyung A. Chun, Kee-Yeon Kum, Woo-Cheol Lee, Seung-Ho Baek, Hae-Won Choi and Won-Jun Shon

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:110

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  2. Research article

    Performance of cone beam computed tomography and conventional intraoral radiographs in detecting interproximal alveolar bone lesions: a study in pig mandibles

    Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) has been largely used in dentistry. Nevertheless, there is lack of evidence regarding CBCT accuracy in the diagnosis of early periodontal lesions as well as the correlation...

    Vanessa Camillo Almeida, Lucas Rodrigues Pinheiro, Fernanda Cristina Sales Salineiro, Fausto Medeiros Mendes, João Batista César Neto, Marcelo Gusmão Paraíso Cavalcanti and Cláudio Mendes Pannuti

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:100

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Effects of platelet rich plasma (PRP) on human gingival fibroblast, osteoblast and periodontal ligament cell behaviour

    The use of platelet rich plasma (PRP, GLO) has been used as an adjunct to various regenerative dental procedures. The aim of the present study was to characterize the influence of PRP on human gingival fibrobl...

    Eizaburo Kobayashi, Masako Fujioka-Kobayashi, Anton Sculean, Vivianne Chappuis, Daniel Buser, Benoit Schaller, Ferenc Dőri and Richard J. Miron

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:91

    Published on: 2 June 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Oral Health 2017 17:98

  4. Research article

    Effect of patient anxiety on image motion artefacts in CBCT

    Artefacts in images related to patient movement decrease image quality, potentially necessitating re-scanning, which leads to an extra radiation dose for the patient. Thus, avoiding patient motion reduces pati...

    Elif Yıldızer Keriş

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:73

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  5. Research article

    Effect of vulcanization temperature and dental stone colour on colour degradation of maxillofacial silicone elastomers

    Colour degradation is a major problem in maxillofacial silicone elastomers. Recent studies have focused on colour stability and the mechanical properties of the silicone elastomers. A colour match is also esse...

    Ebru Demet Cifter, Meltem Ozdemir – Karatas, Emrah Baca, Adem Cinarli, Ali Balik, Erkan Sancakli and Bilge Gokcen-Rohlig

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:72

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  6. 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

  7. 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 Jr. and Yoly M. Gonzalez

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:56

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

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