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  1. The purpose of this long-term clinical study was to examine the additional efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) to scaling and root planing (SRP) in patients with chronic periodontal disease.

    Authors: Mohammad Berakdar, Angelika Callaway, Mohammad Fakhr Eddin, Armin Roß and Brita Willershausen
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:12
  2. Cystadenolymphomas (Warthin's tumors) are the second most frequent lesions of the parotid gland. Due to their benign clinical behavior, the low rates of recurrence and malignant transformation they were classi...

    Authors: Christian Naujoks, Christoph Sproll, Daman Deep Singh, Sebastian Heikaus, Rita Depprich, Norbert R Kübler and Jörg Handschel
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:11
  3. The composite graft from the conchal cartilage is a graft that is often used, especially in surgery on the nose, due to its capacity to resolve problems of cover and tissue deficit, arising from the removal of...

    Authors: Francesco Inchingolo, Marco Tatullo, Massimo Marrelli, Alessio D Inchingolo, Roberto Corelli, Angelo M Inchingolo, Gianna Dipalma and Fabio M Abenavoli
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:10
  4. The aim of this clinical trial was to compare the degree of short term post-operative irritation after application of a triamcinolone/demeclocycyline based or a calcium hydroxide based provisional cement.

    Authors: Brita Willershausen, Ines Willershausen, Vicky Ehlers, Adriano Azaripour and Benjamin Briseño
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:9
  5. The zygomatic maxillary complex (ZMC) fractures are one of the most frequent injuries of the facial skeleton due to its position and facial contour. Assaults, road traffic accidents and falls are the principal...

    Authors: Lakshmi N Gandi, Vivekanand S Kattimani, Amit V Gupta, V Srinivas Chakravarthi and Sridhar S Meka
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:7
  6. This literature review aims to evaluate the epidemiologic profile of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that developed a bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis that affect the jaws (BRONJ), including demogr...

    Authors: Nicolau Conte-Neto, Alliny Souza Bastos, Rosemary Adriana Chierici Marcantonio and Elcio Marcantonio Junior
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:5
  7. It has been shown that Low Level Laser (LLL) has a positive effect on bone formation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of low level laser on condylar growth during mandibular advancement in rab...

    Authors: Mostafa Abtahi, Maryam Poosti, Nasrollah Saghravanian, Kamran Sadeghi and Hooman Shafaee
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:4
  8. Choline is a new PET tracer that is useful for the detection of malignant tumor. Choline is a precursor of the biosynthesis of phosphatidylcholine, a major phospholipid in the cell membrane of eukaryotic cells...

    Authors: Shin Ito, Junkichi Yokoyama, Hitoshi Yoshimoto, Masaki Yazawa, Kubota Kazuo, Makoto Hanaguri, Shinichi Ohba, Mitsuhisa Fujimaki and Katsuhisa Ikeda
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:3
  9. External ears, one of the major face components, show an interesting movement during craniofacial morphogenesis in human embryo. The present study was performed to see if movement of the external ears in a hum...

    Authors: Miho Kagurasho, Shigehito Yamada, Chigako Uwabe, Katsumi Kose and Tetsuya Takakuwa
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:2
  10. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) with 68Ga-DOTATOC positron emission tomography (68Ga-DOTATOC-PET) were compared retrospectively for their ability to delineate infracranial extension ...

    Authors: Reinhold Graf, Michail Plotkin, Ingo G Steffen, Reinhard Wurm, Peter Wust, Winfried Brenner, Volker Budach and Harun Badakhshi
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:1
  11. Craniofacial microsomia (CFM) is a congenital condition associated with orbital, mandibular, ear, nerve, and soft tissue anomalies. We present a standardized, two-dimensional, digital photographic protocol des...

    Authors: Carrie L. Heike, Laura P. Stueckle, Erik T. Stuhaug, Luiz A. Pimenta, Amelia F. Drake, Daniela Vivaldi, Kathleen C. Y. Sie and Craig B. Birgfeld
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2011 7:25
  12. Myoepithelioma is a rare benign tumor of the salivary glands and is usually seen in the parotid gland and the minor salivary glands. It was once considered to be a type of pleomorphic adenoma (PA), but myoepit...

    Authors: Esaú P. Santos, Danielle R. R. Cavalcante, Allan U. C. Melo, José C. Pereira, Margarete Z. Gomes and Ricardo L. C. Albuquerque jr
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2011 7:24
  13. It is widely known that stress conditioning can protect microcirculation and induce the release of vasoactive factors for a period of several hours. Little, however, is known about the long-term effects of str...

    Authors: Majeed Rana, Constantin von See, Martin Rücker, Paul Schumann, Harald Essig, Horst Kokemüller, Daniel Lindhorst and Nils-Claudius Gellrich
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2011 7:22
  14. A 63 year-old male with a huge odontogenic lesion of sinus maxillaris was treated with computer-assisted surgery. After resection of the odontogenic lesion, the sinus wall was reconstructed with a prebended 3D...

    Authors: Marcus Stoetzer, Majeed Rana, Constantin von See, André M Eckardt and Nils-Claudius Gellrich
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2011 7:21
  15. In this article, we present our experience with a piezoelectric-assisted surgical device by resection of a benign fibrous histiocytoma of the mandible.

    Authors: Maximilian EH Wagner, Majeed Rana, Wolfgang Traenkenschuh, Horst Kokemueller, André M Eckardt and Nils-Claudius Gellrich
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2011 7:20
  16. The extent of wound contamination in gunshot injuries is still a topic of controversial debate. The purpose of the present study is to develop a model that illustrates the contamination of wounds with exogenou...

    Authors: Constantin von See, Majeed Rana, Marcus Stoetzer, Conrad Wilker, Martin Rücker and Nils-Claudius Gellrich
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2011 7:18
  17. Bisphosphonate - related osteonecrosis of the JAW (BRONJ) is a well known side effect of bisphosphonate therapies in oncologic and non oncologic patients. Since to date no definitive consensus has been reached...

    Authors: Luigi Cella, Aldo Oppici, Mariacristina Arbasi, Mauro Moretto, Massimo Piepoli, Daniele Vallisa, Adriano Zangrandi, Camilla Di Nunzio and Luigi Cavanna
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2011 7:16
  18. The aim of this study was to investigate in vitro the cytotoxicity and antibacterial properties of four different endodontic sealers using human periodontal ligament fibroblast cell proliferation and visual analy...

    Authors: Ines Willershausen, Angelika Callaway, Benjamin Briseño and Brita Willershausen
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2011 7:15
  19. Extracellular matrix proteins are key factors that influence the regenerative capacity of tissues. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of enamel matrix derivative (EMD), TGF-β1, and ...

    Authors: Daniela B. Palioto, Thaisângela L. Rodrigues, Julie T. Marchesan, Márcio M. Beloti, Paulo T. de Oliveira and Adalberto L. Rosa
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2011 7:13
  20. Extracorporeal formation of mineralized bone-like tissue is still an unsolved challenge in tissue engineering. Embryonic stem cells may open up new therapeutic options for the future and should be an interesti...

    Authors: Jörg Handschel, Christian Naujoks, Rita Depprich, Lydia Lammers, Norbert Kübler, Ulrich Meyer and Hans-Peter Wiesmann
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2011 7:12
  21. Virtually all the articles in literature addressed only a specific type of dislocation. The aim of this review was to project a comprehensive understanding of the pathologic processes and management of all typ...

    Authors: Babatunde O Akinbami
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2011 7:10
  22. Postoperative mobidity following third molar surgery is affected by a number of factors. The study of these factors is essential for effective planning and limitation of morbidity. The aim of this study was to...

    Authors: Seidu A Bello, Wasiu L Adeyemo, Babatunde O Bamgbose, Emeka V Obi and Ademola A Adeyinka
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2011 7:8
  23. Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) is a clinical condition characterized by the presence of exposed bone in the maxillofacial region. Its pathogenesis is still undetermined, but may be ass...

    Authors: Nicolau Conte-Neto, Alliny S Bastos, Luis C Spolidorio, Rosemary AC Marcantonio and Elcio Marcantonio Jr
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2011 7:7
  24. Our aim was to discuss, by presenting a case, the possibilities connected to the use of a CBCT exam in the dental evaluation of patients with Cleidocranial Dysplasia (CCD), an autosomal dominant skeletal dyspl...

    Authors: Domenico Dalessandri, Laura Laffranchi, Ingrid Tonni, Francesca Zotti, Maria Grazia Piancino, Corrado Paganelli and Pietro Bracco
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2011 7:6
  25. Bisphosphonates are therapeutics of bone diseases, such as Paget's disease, multiple myeloma or osteoclastic metastases. As a severe side effect the bisphosphonate induced osteonecrosis of the jaw (BONJ) often...

    Authors: Felix P Koch, Annette Wunsch, Christina Merkel, Thomas Ziebart, Andreas Pabst, Sareh Said Yekta, Marco Blessmann and Ralf Smeets
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2011 7:4
  26. The influence of surgery on growth and stability after treatment in patients with cleft lip and palate are topics still under discussion. The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of early ...

    Authors: Wolfgang Eichhorn, Marco Blessmann, Oliver Vorwig, Gerd Gehrke, Rainer Schmelzle and Max Heiland
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2011 7:3
  27. The Gorlin-Goltz syndrome, also known as nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS), is an infrequent multisystemic disease inherited in a dominant autosomal way, which shows a high level of penetrance and v...

    Authors: Ana R Casaroto, Daniela CN Rocha Loures, Eduardo Moreschi, Vanessa C Veltrini, Cleverson L Trento, Vilmar D Gottardo and Vanessa S Lara
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2011 7:2
  28. The relationship between dental anomalies and periodontitis has not been documented by earlier studies. Although psychological factors have been implicated in the etiopathogenesis of periodontitis, very little...

    Authors: Khansa T Ababneh, Anas H Taha, Muna S Abbadi, Jumana A Karasneh and Yousef S Khader
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2010 6:30
  29. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is an effective adjunct treatment for ischemic disorders such as chronic infection or chronic wounds. It combines hyperoxic effects with the stimulating potential of post-therap...

    Authors: Susanne Jung, Kai Wermker, Harald Poetschik, Thomas Ziebura and Johannes Kleinheinz
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2010 6:29
  30. Fishing is one of the best known and practiced human activities. However, you should remember that, when casting the hook from the riverbank or grasping it to add bait, fishermen run a real risk of injury if t...

    Authors: Francesco Inchingolo, Marco Tatullo, Fabio M Abenavoli, Alessio D Inchingolo, Angelo M Inchingolo and Gianna Dipalma
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2010 6:28
  31. Relations between maxillo-mandibular deformities and TMJ disorders have been the object of different studies in medical literature and there are various opinions concerning the alteration of TMJ dysfunction af...

    Authors: Jean-Pascal Dujoncquoy, Joël Ferri, Gwénael Raoul and Johannes Kleinheinz
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2010 6:27
  32. Reconstructive surgery of the facial nerve is not daily routine for most head and neck surgeons. The published experience on strategies to ensure optimal functional results for the patients are based on small ...

    Authors: Gerd F Volk, Mira Pantel and Orlando Guntinas-Lichius
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2010 6:25
  33. Quantitative sensory testing (QST) is applied to evaluate somatosensory nerve fiber function in the spinal system. This study uses QST in patients with sensory dysfunctions after oral and maxillofacial surgery.

    Authors: Sareh Said Yekta, Felix Koch, Maurice B Grosjean, Marcella Esteves-Oliveira, Jamal M Stein, Alireza Ghassemi, Dieter Riediger, Friedrich Lampert and Ralf Smeets
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2010 6:24
  34. Hemangiopericytoma (HPC) is an exceedingly rare tumor of uncertain malignant potential. Approximately 300 cases of HPC have been reported since Stout and Murray described HPCs as "vascular tumors arising from ...

    Authors: Paraskevi Tsirevelou, Paschalis Chlopsidis, Ifigenia Zourou, Dimitrios Valagiannis and Charalampos Skoulakis
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2010 6:23
  35. Specific anti-influenza virus and normal transfer factors prepared in an experimental animal model, the pig, have been tested for their components, characteristics, and activity of known specificity. Two trans...

    Authors: Chongbi Li, Lihua Huang, Yanping Wang, Xiangle Li, Shaowei Liang and Yingna Zheng
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2010 6:22
  36. The goal of this study was to evaluate the somatic and psychological effects by means of QUALITY OF LIFE (QOL) of surgical treatment of patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma. The factors gender, age, nico...

    Authors: Oliver Maciejewski, Ralf Smeets, Frank Gerhards, Andreas Kolk, Frank Kloss, Jamal M Stein, Adrian Kasaj, Felix Koch, Maurice Grosjean, Dieter Riediger and Sareh Said Yekta
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2010 6:21
  37. An osteolytic tumour of the mandible with prominent expansive growth on the alveolar ridge and displacement of the involved teeth is described in a 28-year-old man. The lesion was diagnosed as a central odonto...

    Authors: Marco T Brazão-Silva, Alexandre V Fernandes, Antônio F Durighetto-Júnior, Sérgio V Cardoso and Adriano M Loyola
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2010 6:20
  38. In some pathological conditions, gingivitis caused by plaque accumulation can be more severe, with the result of an overgrowth. Nevertheless, the overgrowth involves the gingival margin with extension to the i...

    Authors: Andrea Ballini, Adele Scattarella, Vito Crincoli, Roberto Gianfranco Carlaio, Francesco Papa, Letizia Perillo, Teodoro Romanazzo, Maria Virginia Bux, Gianna Maria Nardi, Angela Dituri, Stefania Cantore, Francesco Pettini and Felice Roberto Grassi
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2010 6:19

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