Accurate Approach in the Treatment of Oral Bisphosphonate – Related Jaw Osteonecrosis

Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) is not completely understood and difficult to treat. Even though the occurrence of BRONJ is mainly related to the therapy with intrave- nous bisphosphonates (BPs), this article reports a case of long-term oral BP use and BRONJ occurrence. In addition, a literature review provides some additional information about BPs, BRONJ, and also a...
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A CAD/CAM flapless surgical technique and immediate prosthesis: a clinical report

This article describes a clinical report with a new system for guided surgical treatment and immediate load pro- sthesis in the flapless surgical technique. Case report Based on a computed tomography (CT) of a 64 – year-old edentulous patient, the cross sections were reformat- ted and used to construct a virtual planning of the implants and a guide template in Dental Slice. Six dental...
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Rank Protein Immunolabeling during Bone-Implant Interface Healing Process

The purpose of this paper was to evaluate the expression of RANK protein during bone-healing process around machined surface implants. Twenty male Wistar rats, 90 days old, after having had a 2 mm diameter and 6 mm long implant inserted in their right tibias, were evaluated at 7, 14, 21, and 42 days after healing. After obtaining the histological samples, slides were subjected to RANK...
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Assessment of the accuracy of cephalometric prediction tracings in patients subjected to orthognathic surgery in the mandible

Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the accuracy of cephalometric pre- diction tracings—performed for orthognathic surgery—by means of the cephalometric analysis of preoperative and seven-day postoperative tracings, in patients subjected to correction of mandibular deformities. Methods: The lateral cephalograms of 17 patients who had been submitted to mandibular orthognathic...
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Ligature of external carotid artery as an Optional Technique in a Patient with von willebrand disease

The von Willebrand disease (vWD) is a hereditary coagulopathy. There is no gender predilection. Clinically characterized by mucocutaneous bleeding, especially nose bleeding, menorrhagia and bleeding after trauma. This article reports a case of a 52-year-old Caucasian male patient with vWD, who presented with extensive bleeding in the tongue after a lacerating injury caused by accidental biting,...
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Implantes nanotopograficamente modificados pela ação do laser Yb-YAG

O titânio como biomaterial apresenta excelente biocompatibilidade e resistência à corrosão. Vários estudos foram realizados nas últimas décadas sobre modificação da superfície dos implantes de titânio, a fim de otimizar o processo da osseointegração; o uso do laser é um dentre eles. Objetivo: o propósito deste estudo foi avaliar implantes de titânio modificados por feixe de laser...
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