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Journal: Minerva stomatologica


Aim of the study was to evaluate the long-term reliability and effectiveness of inlays and onlays in ceramic and composite material, examining scientific studies published from 2004 to 2013. The results of this review were analyzed and compared with the important literature review proposed by Manhart in 2004.

Concepts: Scientific method, Science, Composite material, Cultural studies, Dental restoration, Restorative dentistry, Inlays and onlays


The difficulties in reaching a good level of oral hygiene in young babies can be partly overcome with the use of baby oral wipes, which have been shown to effectively remove plaque from deciduous teeth. The presence of fluoride and calcium in these wipes could also prevent further demineralisation of the teeth, as well as promote remineralisation. The aim of this study is, therefore, was to analyze the preventive effect of OW containing F and CaGP on cariogenic demineralization in vitro.

Concepts: Infant, Milk, In vitro, Teeth, Tooth development, Bathing, Fluoride therapy, Deciduous teeth


To calculate the prevalence of dehiscences and fenestrations and measure the buccal alveolar bone width overlying healthy mandibular incisors and canines.

Concepts: Medical imaging, Retrospective, Cranial nerves, Mandibular nerve, Canine tooth


Mandibular reconstruction after ablative surgery is challenging not only for the amount of bone tissue needed following bone loss after benign or malignant tumor surgical removal, but mainly to reconstruct bone shape and structure necessary for subsequent implant insertion to preserve the function (speech, swallowing and chewing) and aesthetic of the lower face. Several different techniques for maxillary bone defects reconstruction have been described. The aim of our work is to describe a new technique for mandibular reconstruction that uses an intramural distractor, which is placed in one surgical step and without the need for a skin incision.

Concepts: Bone, Vitamin D, Cancer, Oncology, Skeletal system, Surgery, Benign tumor, Tissues


It has been demonstrated that vitamin D exerts several functions other than those implied in the bone homeostasis. It has been published the vitamin D can act on many cells and tissues behaving also as a modulatory factor in the immune responses.

Concepts: Immune system, Antibody, Vitamin D, Organism, Apoptosis, Periodontology, Ligament, Periodontal ligament


The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence and the distribution of teeth agenesis inside and outside the cleft area in an Italian population with a non-syndromic unilateral (UCLP) and bilateral (BCLP) cleft lip and palate.

Concepts: Cleft lip and palate, Distribution of wealth, The Cleft


Distraction osteogenesis (DO) is rapidly becoming a mainstream surgical technique for correction of maxillary deficiency. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of a newly designed tooth-borne osteogenic distraction device with conventional LeFort 1 osteotomy in maxillary advancement of cleft lip and palate patients.

Concepts: Oral and maxillofacial surgery


The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the prevalence of oral mucosal lesions in a group of psoriatic patients and healthy subjects.

Concepts: Observational study, Psoriatic arthritis, Psoriasis


Recurrent aphtous stomatitis (RAS; recurrent aphtous ulcers, canker sores) is the most common ulcerative disease of the oral mucosa. In this paper we presented the main clinical features, epidemiologic data, etiopathogenetic factors and clinical management, based on the current medical literature reports.

Concepts: Medicine, Epidemiology, Disease, Infectious disease, Oral mucosa, The Current, Aphthous ulcer, Stomatitis


Physical attractiveness is dependent on facial appearance. The facial profile plays a crucial role in facial attractiveness and can be improved with orthodontic treatment. The aesthetic assessment of facial appearance may be influenced by the cultural background and education of the assessor and dependent upon the experience level of dental professionals. This study aimed to evaluate how the sagittal jaw relationship in Class I and Class II individuals affects facial attractiveness, and whether the assessor’s professional education and background affect the perception of facial attractiveness.

Concepts: Psychology, Physical attractiveness