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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


This randomized clinical trial evaluated the clinical and microbiological effects of 0.147% ethyl lauroyl arginate (LAE)-containing mouthwash compared to 0.12% chlorhexidine (CHX) mouthwash in the treatment of periodontitis.

Concepts: Medicine, Epidemiology, Clinical trial, Effectiveness, Pharmaceutical industry, Clinical research, Oral hygiene, Gingivitis


ECT is normally used in the treatment of basal cell carcinoma, cutaneous and subcutaneous tumours, metastases of melanoma, Kaposi sarcoma, because of its high power, safety and low toxicity. The ECT treatment efficacy depends on the drug concentration during the use, patient characteristics, the distribution of the electric field inside the tumour and the tumour characteristics.

Concepts: Cancer, Metastasis, Oncology, Epithelium, Anatomical pathology, Squamous cell carcinoma, Basal cell carcinoma, Sarcoma


To evaluate the efficacy of 2%, 4% Lignocaine, EMLA mixture and Precaine topical anaesthetic agents (with 1:1, 00,000 epinephrine) during the extraction of deciduous anterior tooth. Eighty patients with pre-shedding mobility of deciduous anterior tooth were divided randomly into four groups. Lignocaine, in amount of 2% and 4%, Precaine and EMLA topical anaesthetic agents were applied and the tooth was extracted. VAS has been used to assess the subjective pain while Wong-Baker faces scale and SEM pain scale have been used to record the objective pain to check the efficacy of these topical anaesthetic agents. SPSS ver.17 was used for statistical analysis. Group comparison was done by ANOVA (Fishers F test) and inter comparison was done by Tukeys t test. Based on the scoring criteria of VAS, SEM and Wong Bakers facial pain scales, Precaine had best scores followed by EMLA mixture, 4% Lignocaine, and then 2 % Lignocaine during extraction of primary anterior teeth with pre-shedding mobility. The efficacy of Precaine was superior compared to EMLA mixture followed by 4% lignocaine and 2% Lignocaine respectively.

Concepts: Statistics, Anesthesia, Topical, Topical anesthetic, McGill Pain Questionnaire, Local anesthetic, Lidocaine, Local anesthetics


In the present paper, the authors analyze the effect of the “Swallowing Occlusal Contact Intercept Appliance” (SOCIA) in treatment of children with hyperdivergent Class II malocclusion. This functional appliance has no intra-oral anchorage, but induces a continuous periodontal, muscular, and articular stimulation.

Concepts: Present, Mathematics, Malocclusion, Class II railroad, Open set


Peri-implantitis is a frequent disease that may lead to implant loss. The aim of this case series was to evaluate the clinical results of a new non-surgical treatment protocol.

Concepts: Medicine, Disease, Infectious disease, Infection, Evaluation methods


Experimental peri-implant mucositis has been studied from various prospective in a duration of 21 days. Given the higher sensitivity of peri-implant mucosa the aim of the present study was to evaluate if a duration of 14 days would be sufficient to establish a state of measurable inflammation.

Concepts: Time


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity of teeth with MIH in children before and after the use of a tooth mousse containing casein phosphopeptide and amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP).

Concepts: Milk, Calcium, Teeth, Tooth, Remineralisation of teeth, Recaldent


The pH strip method has been proposed for use in a clinical setting for the evaluation of dental plaque pH. The aim of this in vivo study was to compare the reliability of the pH-indicator strip method to the microelectrode technique in plaque pH measurement.


Planning the treatment of a compromised tooth is challenging but the choice should refer to evidence-based criteria. The Literature proved that patient-related factors influence the treatment plan, but what happens when the patient is a dentist? Aim of the study was to observe whether the dentist goes for the same option suggested to a patient in a hypothetical scenario.

Concepts: Tooth, Planning, The Dentist