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Digital Dentistry

Digital dentistry

Section edited by Francesco Mangano

The new Digital Dentistry section, will accept high quality research articles, clinical studies, technical advances, and case reports focused on different areas of Digital Dentistry. Studies on intraoral, desktop, and face scanners, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), computer-assisted-design/computer-assisted-manufacturing (CAD/CAM) softwares, digital prosthodontics, new materials (zirconia, lithium disilicate, and others), milling, additive manufacturing and 3D printing in dentistry, guided implant surgery, custom-made bone regeneration, custom-made implants, and digital orthodontics are welcome.

  1. Content type: Research article

    To determine the accuracy of volumetric measurements of the mandible in vitro by cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and to analyze the influence of voxel sizes and segmentation threshold settings on it.

    Authors: Ting Dong, Lunguo Xia, Chenglin Cai, Lingjun Yuan, Niansong Ye and Bing Fang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:206

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Recent non-invasive 3D photography method has been applied to facial analysis, offering numerous advantages in orthodontic. The purpose of this study was to analyze the faces of a sample of healthy European ad...

    Authors: M. L. Menéndez López-Mateos, J. Carreño-Carreño, J. C. Palma, J. A. Alarcón, C. Menéndez López-Mateos and M. Menéndez-Núñez

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:196

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  3. Content type: Research article

    A common strategy in the non-extraction treatment of Class II molar relationship is maxillary molar distalization, which could increase lower face height and cause clockwise mandibular rotation. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Silvia Caruso, Alessandro Nota, Shideh Ehsani, Elena Maddalone, Kenji Ojima and Simona Tecco

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:182

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Despite the limited number of articles dedicated to its use, augmented reality (AR) is an emerging technology that has shown to have increasing applications in multiple different medical sectors. These include...

    Authors: Gerardo Pellegrino, Carlo Mangano, Roberto Mangano, Agnese Ferri, Valerio Taraschi and Claudio Marchetti

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:158

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  5. Content type: Research article

    An apical shift in the position of the gingiva beyond the cemento-enamel junction leads to gingival recession. This study aimed to evaluate the reproducibility of digital measurements of gingival recession whe...

    Authors: Hytham N. Fageeh, Abdullah A. Meshni, Hassan A. Jamal, Reghunathan S. Preethanath and Esam Halboub

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:154

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Oral Health 2019 19:199

  6. Content type: Research article

    The introduction of the new generation of particle-filled and high strength ceramics, hybrid composites and technopolymers in the last decade has offered an extensive palette of dental materials broadening the...

    Authors: Fernando Zarone, Maria Irene Di Mauro, Pietro Ausiello, Gennaro Ruggiero and Roberto Sorrentino

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:134

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The flexibility in designing the submucosal part of CAD/CAM customized implant abutments and the individual positioning of its shoulder line has been suggested to reduce the risk of leaving undetected cement r...

    Authors: Peter Gehrke, Konstantin Bleuel, Carsten Fischer and Robert Sader

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:111

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Marginal fit is critical for the success and longevity of a dental restoration. Zirconia crowns can be fabricated either chair-side, in a dental laboratory or in a milling center; each can give different margi...

    Authors: Avi Meirowitz, Yoli Bitterman, Sharon Levy, Eitan Mijiritsky and Eran Dolev

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:103

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Until now, a few studies have addressed the accuracy of intraoral scanners (IOSs) in implantology. Hence, the aim of this in vitro study was to assess the accuracy of 5 different IOSs in the impressions of sin...

    Authors: Francesco Guido Mangano, Uli Hauschild, Giovanni Veronesi, Mario Imburgia, Carlo Mangano and Oleg Admakin

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:101

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The management of noncavitated caries lesions before sealant therapy is a clinical challenge when the tooth needs sealant application. Sealing noncavitated carious lesions in pits and fissures may lead to fail...

    Authors: Mahtab Memarpour, Fereshteh Shafiei, Azade Rafiee, Mina Soltani and Mohammad Hossein Dashti

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:92

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Narrow Band Imaging is a noninvasive optical diagnostic tool. It allows the visualization of sub-mucosal vasculature; four patterns of shapes of submucosal capillaries can be recognized, increasingly associate...

    Authors: Agostino Guida, Mariagrazia Maglione, Anna Crispo, Francesco Perri, Salvatore Villano, Ettore Pavone, Corrado Aversa, Francesco Longo, Florinda Feroce, Gerardo Botti and Franco Ionna

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:70

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  12. Content type: Case report

    The utilization of intraoral scanning for manufacturing of complete dentures (CD) has been reported recently. However, functional border molding still cannot be supported digitally. A proof-of-concept trial sh...

    Authors: Alexey Unkovskiy, Eugen Wahl, Anne Teresa Zander, Fabian Huettig and Sebastian Spintzyk

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:46

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Maxillary protraction with facemask (FM) is an orthopedic approach for treatment of Class III growing patients. Aim of the present investigation was to analyze tension loads produced by two different facial ma...

    Authors: Francesca Gazzani, Chiara Pavoni, Paola Cozza and Roberta Lione

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:31

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Many reports have been published on orthognathic surgery (OGS) using computer-aided surgical simulation (CASS). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of the maxillary repositioning and the sta...

    Authors: Ju-Won Kim, Jong-Cheol Kim, Chun-Gi Jeong, Kyeong-Jun Cheon, Seoung-Won Cho, In-Young Park and Byoung-Eun Yang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:18

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this paper is to anatomically describe the bone morphology in the maxillary and mandibular tooth areas, which might help in planning post-extraction implants.

    Authors: P. López-Jarana, C. M. Díaz-Castro, A. Falcão, C. Falcão, J. V. Ríos-Santos and M. Herrero-Climent

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:194

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Orthodontic force may affect not only periodontal ligaments, but also the alveoloar bone and the gingiva according to the type of tooth movements. The authors assessed changes in gingival thickness (GT) and al...

    Authors: Sun-Hyun Kim, Jong-Bin Lee, Min-Ji Kim and Eun-Kyoung Pang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:180

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Maxillary posterior teeth have close anatomical proximity to the maxillary sinus floor (MSF), and the race, gender, age, side and presence/absence of adjacent teeth may influence the mean distances between the...

    Authors: Yechen Gu, Chao Sun, Daming Wu, Qingping Zhu, Diya Leng and Yang Zhou

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:164

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Three-dimensional (3D) printing technology is used widely in dentistry for applications including implant surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthognathic surgery, endodontics and prosthodontics. Using a ...

    Authors: Juan Xia, Yinghua Li, Dongping Cai, Xilin Shi, Shiyong Zhao, Qianzhou Jiang and Xuechao Yang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:158

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Personalized maxillary expansion procedure has been proposed to correct maxillary transversal deficiency; different protocols of stem cell activation have been suggested and rapid maxillary expansion (RME) is ...

    Authors: Alessandra Giuliani, Serena Mazzoni, Carlo Mangano, Piero Antonio Zecca, Alberto Caprioglio, Nicolò Vercellini, Mario Raspanti, Francesco Mangano, Adriano Piattelli, Giovanna Iezzi and Rosamaria Fastuca

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:125

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Incisor loss constitutes a strong aesthetic and psychologic traumatism for the patient and it remains a challenging situation for the dental practitioner because of the necessity to rapidly replace the lacking...

    Authors: Francois Virard, Laurent Venet, Raphaël Richert, Daniel Pfeffer, Gilbert Viguié, Alexandre Bienfait, Jean-Christophe Farges and Maxime Ducret

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:120

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Intraoral scanners are devices for capturing digital impressions in dentistry. Until now, several in vitro studies have assessed the trueness of digital impressions, but in vivo studies are missing. Therefore,...

    Authors: Emad A. Albdour, Eman Shaheen, Myrthel Vranckx, Francesco Guido Mangano, Constantinus Politis and Reinhilde Jacobs

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:117

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The occlusal registration of virtual models taken by intraoral scanners sometimes shows patterns which seem much different from the patients’ occlusion. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate the accuracy of v...

    Authors: Hyemin Lee, Jooly Cha, Youn-Sic Chun and Minji Kim

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:109

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  23. Content type: Research article

    In implant dentistry, three-dimensional (3D) imaging can be realised by dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), offering volumetric data on jaw bones and teeth with relatively low radiation doses and cost...

    Authors: Reinhilde Jacobs, Benjamin Salmon, Marina Codari, Bassam Hassan and Michael M. Bornstein

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:88

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Accurate determination of bone loss at the molar furcation region by clinical detection and intraoral radiograph is challenging in many instances. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is expected to open a new...

    Authors: Wenjian Zhang, Keagan Foss and Bing-Yan Wang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:75

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  25. Content type: Research article

    While working on CAD/CAM-customized abutments, the use of standard impression copings with a circular diameter produces inconsistency within the emergence profile. It may begin with a collapse of the supra-imp...

    Authors: Jan K. Pietruski, Anna Skurska, Anna Bernaczyk, Robert Milewski, Maria Julia Pietruska, Peter Gehrke and Małgorzata D. Pietruska

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:73

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have evaluated accuracy of intraoral scanners (IOS), but data is lacking regarding variations between IOS systems in the depiction of the critical finish line and the finish line accuracy. The ...

    Authors: Robert Nedelcu, Pontus Olsson, Ingela Nyström and Andreas Thor

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:27

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Polymer infiltrated ceramics and nano-ceramic resins are the new restorative materials which have been developed in order to enhance the adverse properties of glass-matrix ceramics and resin composites. The ai...

    Authors: Nesrin Sonmez, Pinar Gultekin, Volkan Turp, Gokhan Akgungor, Deniz Sen and Eitan Mijiritsky

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:5

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  28. Content type: Technical advance

    Significant numbers of adults and children have untreated plaque due to poor oral hygiene and consequently suffer from associate dental and systemic diseases.

    Authors: Keith Angelino, Pratik Shah, David A. Edlund, Mrinal Mohit and Gregory Yauney

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:162

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  29. Content type: Technical advance

    Historically, the complete removable denture is the last prosthetic procedure to switch to digital techniques whose advantages are mainly observed in the laboratory stages; however, it is not possible to measu...

    Authors: Guillaume Bonnet, Cindy Batisse, Marion Bessadet, Emmanuel Nicolas and Jean-Luc Veyrune

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:155

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Nowadays implant placement protocols are widespread among clinicians all over the world. However, available literature, only partially analyses what can be potential benefits for the clinicians and patients, o...

    Authors: Marco Colombo, Carlo Mangano, Eitan Mijiritsky, Mischa Krebs, Uli Hauschild and Thomas Fortin

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:150

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Intraoral scanners (IOS) are devices for capturing direct optical impressions in dentistry. The purpose of this narrative review on the use of IOS was to: (1) identify the advantages/disadvantages of using opt...

    Authors: Francesco Mangano, Andrea Gandolfi, Giuseppe Luongo and Silvia Logozzo

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:149

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Different surgical procedures have been proposed to achieve horizontal ridge reconstruction of the anterior maxilla; all these procedures, however, require bone replacement materials to be adapted to the bone ...

    Authors: Laurent Venet, Michel Perriat, Francesco Guido Mangano and Thomas Fortin

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:146

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The influences of potential bone-to-implant contact (BIC) area (pBICA), BIC area (BICA), and three dimensional (3D) BIC percentage (3D BIC%; defined as BICA divided by pBICA) in relation to the implant length ...

    Authors: Jui-Ting Hsu, Aaron Yu-Jen Wu, Lih-Jyh Fuh and Heng-Li Huang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:132

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Although numerous studies have used digital intraoral imaging, only a few studies have used photo-optical methods for the diagnosis of caries. Moreover, several limitations exist in terms of observers (experie...

    Authors: Ismail Hakki Baltacioglu and Kaan Orhan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:130

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Patients susceptible to periodontal disease and dental caries, including those who undergo fixed prosthodontic treatments use chemical plaque control agents. However, these mouthrinses may result in adverse ef...

    Authors: Reza Derafshi, Hooman Khorshidi, Mohamadhasan Kalantari and Ilyad Ghaffarlou

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:129

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Scientific evidence showed that rapid maxillary expansion (RME) affects naso-maxillary complex, increasing nasal width and volume. This study aimed to evaluate nasal changes induced by rapid maxillary expansio...

    Authors: Rosamaria Fastuca, Paola Lorusso, Manuel O Lagravère, Ambra Michelotti, Marco Portelli, Piero Antonio Zecca, Vincenzo D’ Antò, Angela Militi, Riccardo Nucera and Alberto Caprioglio

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:113

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Until now, only a few studies have compared the ability of different intraoral scanners (IOS) to capture high-quality impressions in patients with dental implants. Hence, the aim of this study was to compare t...

    Authors: Mario Imburgia, Silvia Logozzo, Uli Hauschild, Giovanni Veronesi, Carlo Mangano and Francesco Guido Mangano

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:92

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