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  1. Content type: Research

    To evaluate the effectiveness of two minimally invasive surgical procedures in the acceleration of canine retraction: piezocision and laser-assisted flapless corticotomy (LAFC).

    Authors: Alaa M. H. Alfawal, Mohammad Y. Hajeer, Mowaffak A. Ajaj, Omar Hamadah and Bassel Brad

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2018 14:4

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    The measurement of maximal head circumference is a standard procedure in the examination of childrens’ cranial growth and brain development. The objective of the study was to evaluate the validity of maximal h...

    Authors: Markus Martini, Anne Klausing, Guido Lüchters, Nils Heim and Martina Messing-Jünger

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2018 14:3

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  3. Content type: Research

    Granular cell tumors are benign lesions that typically occur in the oral cavity, but can also be found in other sites. However, the characteristics of these tumors are unclear. Thus, the present study aimed to...

    Authors: Atsushi Musha, Masaru Ogawa and Satoshi Yokoo

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2018 14:1

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  4. Content type: Research

    Ectopic mandibular third molar is a rare clinical entity with incompletely known etiology. Here, we sought to delineate its epidemiological, clinical and radiographic characteristics, and therapy by integratin...

    Authors: Yaping Wu, Yue Song, Rong Huang, Jiaan Hu, Xiaotong He, Yanling Wang, Guangchao Zhou, Chao Sun, Hongbing Jiang, Jie Cheng and Dongmiao Wang

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:24

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  5. Content type: Research

    The revitalization or regeneration of the dental pulp is a preferable goal in current endodontic research. In this study, human dental pulp cell (DPC) spheres were applied to human root canal samples to evalua...

    Authors: Jörg Neunzehn, Sandra Pötschke, Christian Hannig, Hans-Peter Wiesmann and Marie-Theres Weber

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:23

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  6. Content type: Research

    To evaluate oral health related quality of life (OHQoL) in edentulous patients treated with immediately loaded implants in the maxilla.

    Authors: Maria Erkapers, Susanna Segerström, Karl Ekstrand, Russell A. Baer, Joseph A. Toljanic and Andreas Thor

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:21

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  7. Content type: Case report

    We describe the case of a 16-year-old female patient with micrognathia, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis, and obstructive sleep apnea, who was treated with mandibular distraction osteogenesis (DO) combi...

    Authors: Hiroshi Tomonari, Hiroko Takada, Tomofumi Hamada, Sangho Kwon, Tsuyoshi Sugiura and Shouichi Miyawaki

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:20

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  8. Content type: Research

    Orthognathic surgery is associated with considerable swelling and neurosensory disturbances. Serious swelling can lead to great physical and psychological strain. A randomized, prospective, controlled clinical...

    Authors: W. Semper-Hogg, M. A. Fuessinger, T. W. Dirlewanger, C. P. Cornelius and M. C. Metzger

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:19

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  9. Content type: Research

    To avoid untoward changes when primary teeth are replaced by permanent teeth, resorption of the material used in primary teeth root canal filling should occur at the same rate as root resorption. The Aim of th...

    Authors: Xiaoxian Chen, Xinggang Liu and Jie Zhong

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:12

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  10. Content type: Research

    Aim of this study was to analyze the efficacy and precision of the completely customized lingual appliance (CCLA) regarding the single tooth torque correction. The study also examined external apical root reso...

    Authors: Collin Jacobs, Milena Katzorke, Dirk Wiechmann, Heiner Wehrbein and Rainer Schwestka-Polly

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:18

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  11. Content type: Methodology

    Every endosseous dental implant is dependent on an adequate amount and quality of peri-implant hard and soft tissues and their fully functional interaction. The dental implant could fail in cases of insufficie...

    Authors: Nils-Claudius Gellrich, Björn Rahlf, Rüdiger Zimmerer, Philipp-Cornelius Pott and Majeed Rana

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:17

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  12. Content type: Research

    Chronic Periodontitis (CP) is a common inflammatory disease affects supporting tissues of the teeth and can lead to tooth loss. The objective of this s...

    Authors: Zahra Heidari, Bita Moudi, Hamidreza Mahmoudzadeh-Sagheb and Mehrnoosh Moudi

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:16

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  13. Content type: Research

    Facial profile soft tissue changes after orthognathic surgery are crucial for surgery success. This retrospective study evaluated soft tissue changes after maxillo-mandibular Advancement and counter clockwise ...

    Authors: Julio Cifuentes, Christian Teuber, Alfredo Gantz, Ariel Barrera, Gholamreza Danesh, Nicolas Yanine and Carsten Lippold

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:15

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  14. Content type: Research

    A reliable method to assess midpalatal suture maturation to drive clinical decision-making, towards non-surgical or surgical expansion, in adolescent and young adult patients is needed. The objectives were to ...

    Authors: Darren Isfeld, Manuel Lagravere, Vladimir Leon-Salazar and Carlos Flores-Mir

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:13

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  15. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this retrospective cohort study was to investigate the success rates of orthodontic mini-implants (OMIs) placed in different insertion sites and to analyse patient and site- related factors that...

    Authors: Jan Hourfar, Dirk Bister, Georgios Kanavakis, Jörg Alexander Lisson and Björn Ludwig

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:14

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  16. Content type: Research

    Sufficient vertical and lateral bone supply and a competent osteogenic healing process are prerequisities for the successful osseointegration of dental implants in the alveolar bone. Several techniques includi...

    Authors: Lara Schorn, Christoph Sproll, Michelle Ommerborn, Christian Naujoks, Norbert R. Kübler and Rita Depprich

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:11

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  17. Content type: Research

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between insertion torque and stability of miniscrews in terms of resistance against dislocation, then comparing a self-tapping screw with a self-dr...

    Authors: Michele Tepedino, Francesco Masedu and Claudio Chimenti

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:10

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  18. Content type: Research

    Parotidectomy is one of the most commonly performed procedures by otorhinolaryngologists. Traditionally dissection is performed with a combination of a steel scalpel and bipolar cautery; however, starting in t...

    Authors: Marc A. Polacco, Andrew M. Pintea, Benoit J. Gosselin and Joseph A. Paydarfar

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:8

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  19. Content type: Case report

    A link between progressive dental malocclusion, the use of a continuous positive airway pressure mask and GH-secreting pituitary macroadenoma (acromegaly) has not been previously reported. The present clinicop...

    Authors: Jaume Miranda-Rius, Lluís Brunet-LLobet, Eduard Lahor-Soler, David de Dios-Miranda and Josep Anton Giménez-Rubio

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:7

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  20. Content type: Research

    Squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) are the most prevalent malignant tumours within the head and neck. Evidence exists that distinct genes are differentially regulated in SCCs of the oral cavity compared to other ...

    Authors: Gesche Frohwitter, Horst Buerger, Eberhard Korsching, Paul J. van Diest, Johannes Kleinheinz and Thomas Fillies

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:6

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  21. Content type: Research

    Rehabilitation using an implant supported overdenture with two implants inserted in the interforaminal region is the easiest and currently accepted treatment modality to increase prosthetic stabilization and p...

    Authors: Aysa Ayali and Kani Bilginaylar

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:5

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  22. Content type: Research

    Infants with Robin sequence (RS) suffer from upper airway obstruction (UAO) and feeding problems. We developed an oral appliance with a velar extension in combination with functional treatment and appropriate ...

    Authors: Silvia Müller-Hagedorn, Wolfgang Buchenau, Jörg Arand, Margit Bacher and Christian F. Poets

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:4

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