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  1. Content type: Research

    Recently, medical rapid prototyping (MRP) models, fabricated with computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacture (CAD/CAM) techniques, have been applied to reconstructive surgery in the treatment of head...

    Authors: Masaki Azuma, Toru Yanagawa, Naomi Ishibashi–Kanno, Fumihiko Uchida, Takaaki Ito, Kenji Yamagata, Shogo Hasegawa, Kaoru Sasaki, Koji Adachi, Katsuhiko Tabuchi, Mitsuru Sekido and Hiroki Bukawa

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:45

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    To evaluate efficiency of pivot splints in jaw exercises, in combination with stabilization splints, in cases of anterior disc displacement without reduction of temporomandibular joint.

    Authors: Mehmet Muhtarogullari, Mehmet Avci and Bulem Yuzugullu

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:42

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Ectopic thyroid tissue of nasopharynx is an uncommon phenomenon and papillary thyroid carcinoma arising from the tissue is extremely rare. The authors report a rare case of 16-year-old girl with papillary thyr...

    Authors: Linli Tian, Yufei Jiao, Ming Liu, Minghua Li and Hongchao Yao

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:40

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  4. Content type: Research

    Over the last years, electronic cigarettes (ECs) have become more popular, particularly in individuals who want to give up smoking tobacco. The aim of the present study was to assess the influence of the diffe...

    Authors: Ines Willershausen, Thomas Wolf, Veronika Weyer, Robert Sader, Shahram Ghanaati and Brita Willershausen

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:39

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  5. Content type: Research

    Presenting a new method for direct, quantitative analysis of enamel surface. Measurement of adhesive remnants and enamel loss resulting from debonding molar tubes.

    Authors: Joanna Janiszewska-Olszowska, Katarzyna Tandecka, Tomasz Szatkiewicz, Katarzyna Sporniak-Tutak and Katarzyna Grocholewicz

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:37

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  6. Content type: Research

    It has been widely demonstrated that the hedgehog pathway is strongly associated with basal cell carcinoma of the skin (NBCCS). To assess potential DNA alterations related to keratocystic odontogenic tumors (K...

    Authors: Zhang Rui, Peng Li-Ying, Qu Jia-Fei, Hong Ying-Ying, Chen Feng and Li Tie-Jun

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:36

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  7. Content type: Review

    Peri-implant inflammations represent serious diseases after dental implant treatment, which affect both the surrounding hard and soft tissue. Due to prevalence rates up to 56%, peri-implantitis can lead to the...

    Authors: Ralf Smeets, Anders Henningsen, Ole Jung, Max Heiland, Christian Hammächer and Jamal M Stein

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:34

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  8. Content type: Research

    The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the periodontal effects during rapid palatal expansion (RPE) or slow palatal expansion (SPE) and to compare them by means of some clinical indices, in order to estab...

    Authors: Stefano Mummolo, Enrico Marchetti, Francesca Albani, Vincenzo Campanella, Filippo Pugliese, Salvatore Di Martino, Simona Tecco and Giuseppe Marzo

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:30

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  9. Content type: Research

    Specific physical and chemical features of the membranes may influence the healing of periodontal tissues after guided tissue regeneration (GTR). The aim of the present investigation was to analyze the biologi...

    Authors: Michelle Pereira Costa Mundim Soares, Paulo Vinícius Soares, Analice Giovani Pereira, Camilla Christian Gomes Moura, Priscila Barbosa Ferreira Soares, Lucas Zago Naves and Denildo de Magalhães

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:29

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  10. Content type: Research

    A study of the whole spectrum of biopsied head and neck (HN) diseases in Taiwan has not yet been performed. Therefore, the current study aimed to provide updated information about HN lesions in a cohort of ref...

    Authors: Frank Lei, Ping-Ho Chen, Jing-Yi Chen, Wen-Chen Wang, Li-Min Lin, Hsien-Cheng Huang, Kun-Yen Ho, Chung-Ho Chen and Yuk-Kwan Chen

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:28

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Management of significant facial asymmetry presents a challenge due to the geometric complexity of the bony and other facial structures. Manual model surgery is an essential part of treatment planning but it c...

    Authors: Laszlo Seres, Endre Varga Jr, Andras Kocsis, Zoltan Rasko, Balazs Bago, Endre Varga and Jozsef Piffko

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:27

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  12. Content type: Research

    Maintaining or regenerating a vital pulp is a preferable goal in current endodontic research. In this study, human dental pulp cell aggregates (spheres) were applied onto bovine and human root canal models to ...

    Authors: Jörg Neunzehn, Marie-Theres Weber, Gretel Wittenburg, Günter Lauer, Christian Hannig and Hans-Peter Wiesmann

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:25

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  13. Content type: Research

    Excessive compressive and shear stresses are likely related to condylar resorption and disc perforation. Few studies have reported the disc displacement and deformation during jaw opening. The aim of this stud...

    Authors: Qihong Li, Shuang Ren, Cheng Ge, Haiyan Sun, Hong Lu, Yinzhong Duan and Qiguo Rong

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:24

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  14. Content type: Case report

    To describe a case with dislodgement of dental bridge with clasps covering the vocal cords, in a patient who was successfully intubated using tube exchanger under video-assisted laryngoscopy.

    Authors: Hiroshi Hidaka, Takahiro Suzuki, Hiroaki Toyama, Shin Kurosawa, Kazuhiro Nomura and Yukio Katori

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:23

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  15. Content type: Short report

    This report introduces a lingual bonded retraction system (Kinematics of Lingual Bar on Non-Paralleling Technique, KILBON) for efficient sliding mechanics combined with vertical control of the anterior and pos...

    Authors: Soon-Yong Kwon, Hyo-Won Ahn, Seong-Hun Kim, Young-Guk Park, Kyu-Rhim Chung, Cheol-Ho Paik and Gerald Nelson

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:22

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  16. Content type: Research

    The purpose of the present study was to elucidate the significance of cone bean computed tomography (CBCT) for patients hoping to undergo implant-supported restorations of the maxilla. Therefore, two studies w...

    Authors: Kazunobu Shiki, Tatsurou Tanaka, Shinji Kito, Nao Wakasugi-Sato, Shinobu Matsumoto-Takeda, Masafumi Oda, Shun Nishimura and Yasuhiro Morimoto

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:20

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  17. Content type: Research

    With socio-economic changes, dentists and maxillofacial surgeons are more and more faced with medically compromised patients. Especially, the admission of antirheumatic drugs has increased remarkably. So denti...

    Authors: Tobias Annussek, Thomas Szuwart, Johannes Kleinheinz, Cathrin Koiky and Kai Wermker

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:19

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  18. Content type: Research

    Rapid maxillary expansion (RME) is a common technique to improve the dental and skeletal transverse width in cases of constricted maxillary arches. Although retention after RME has been widely examined, there ...

    Authors: Michael Schauseil, Björn Ludwig, Berna Zorkun, Andreas Hellak and Heike Korbmacher-Steiner

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:18

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  19. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study is to identify the oral health status as well as oral health practices and access for care of graduating senior high school Tibetan students in Shannan prefecture of Tibet.

    Authors: Rui Hou, Yong Mi, Quanhong Xu, Fang Wu, Yuanyuan Ma, Peng Xue, Gao Xiao, Yan Zhang, Yinhua Wei and Wenbing Yang

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:17

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  20. Content type: Research

    The aim of the study was to compare the detectability of neck vessels with contrast enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in the setting of a whole-body MRA and multislice computed tomography angiograp...

    Authors: Manuel Kramer, Siegfried A Schwab, Emeka Nkenke, Achim Eller, Ferdinand Kammerer, Matthias May, João F Baigger, Michael Uder and Michael Lell

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:16

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  21. Content type: Research

    To compare the different resorption patterns between resorbable membrane barrier and periosteum after iliac block bone grafting radiographically and histologically.

    Authors: Ji-Woong Yang, Hong-Ju Park, Kil-Hwa Yoo, Kwang Chung, Seunggon Jung, Hee-Kyun Oh, Hyung-Seok Kim and Min-Suk Kook

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:15

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  22. Content type: Research

    As fractures of the supraorbital region are far less common than midfacial or orbital fractures, a study was initiated to investigate whether fist blows could lead to fractures similar to those often seen in t...

    Authors: Heike Huempfner-Hierl, Andreas Schaller and Thomas Hierl

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:13

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  23. Content type: Research

    Orthodontic mini implants can be inserted at the interradicular site. The bone quality at this site may affect the stability and anchorage of the implant. Bone density is clinically evaluated by Hounsfield uni...

    Authors: Tamar Brosh, Bereznyak-Elias Yekaterina, Raphael Pilo, Nir Shpack and Silvia Geron

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:12

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  24. Content type: Case report

    Tonsillectomy is a commonly performed and relatively safe surgical procedure. However, it can potentially be associated with several complications. We report a case of facial subcutaneous emphysema that occurr...

    Authors: Argyro Bizaki, Janne Kääriäinen, Teemu Harju and Markus Rautiainen

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:11

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  25. Content type: Research

    Within the last decades, collagen types I and III have been established as a sufficient biomaterial for GBR and GTR procedures. They might also be an adequate matrix for soft tissue augmentations. However, col...

    Authors: Daniel Rothamel, Marcel Benner, Tim Fienitz, Arndt Happe, Matthias Kreppel, Hans-Joachim Nickenig and Joachim E Zöller

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:10

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  26. Content type: Research

    Interactions between the cervical spine and the stomatognathic system have been discussed in literature. The present study was conducted to investigate whether, and to what extent, orthodontically induced mand...

    Authors: Maren Ohnmeiß, Gero Kinzinger, Julia Wesselbaum and Heike M Korbmacher-Steiner

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:7

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  27. Content type: Review

    The presence of melanocytes in the oral epithelium is a well-established fact, but their physiological functions are not well defined. Melanin provides protection from environmental stressors such as ultraviol...

    Authors: Liviu Feller, Aubrey Masilana, Razia AG Khammissa, Mario Altini, Yusuf Jadwat and Johan Lemmer

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:8

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  28. Content type: Short report

    Advanced parotid cancers more than 4 cm are firmly fixed around the main trunk of the facial nerve that can be hardly detected in narrow working space between mastoid process and parotid cancer. Even though fa...

    Authors: Junkichi Yokoyama, Shinichi Ooba, Mitsuhisa Fujimaki, Takashi Anzai, Masataka Kojima and Katsuhisa Ikeda

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:6

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  29. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to assess the structural characteristics of styloid process (SP) by cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) examination in a patient population suffering from orofacial pain. The sec...

    Authors: Haluk Öztunç, Burcu Evlice, Ufuk Tatli and Ahmet Evlice

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:5

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  30. Content type: Research

    In lingual orthodontic therapy, effective torque control of the incisors is crucial due to the biomechanical particularities associated with the point of force application and the tight link between third orde...

    Authors: Stefan Lossdörfer, Carsten Bieber, Rainer Schwestka-Polly and Dirk Wiechmann

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:4

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  31. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The Editors of Head & Face Medicine would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 9 (2013).

    Authors: Thomas Stamm, Ulrich Meyer and Hans Peter Wiesmann

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:3

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  32. Content type: Research

    This study determined the amount and severity of EARR (external apical root resorption) after orthodontic treatment with self-ligating (SL) and conventional (Non-SL) brackets. Differences regarding rate of ext...

    Authors: Collin Jacobs, Philipp F Gebhardt, Viviana Jacobs, Marlene Hechtner, Dan Meila and Heinrich Wehrbein

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:2

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  33. Content type: Research

    Extended exposure to high-speed handpieces and other noise-intensive devices might put dentists at risk for possible hearing impairment. The aim of this study was to determine the hearing ability of dentists a...

    Authors: Brita Willershausen, Angelika Callaway, Thomas G Wolf, Vicky Ehlers, Lukas Scholz, Dominik Wolf and Stephan Letzel

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:1

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  34. Content type: Research

    The ultimate goal of rhinoplasty is to achieve a controllable, reliable and an aesthetically pleasing result. Various approaches and instruments have been introduced for the correction of the bony walls of the...

    Authors: Alireza Ghassemi, Ashraf Ayoub, Ali Modabber, Behnam Bohluli and Andreas Prescher

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:41

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  35. Content type: Research

    The main problems of autogenous bone transplants are their unpredictable atrophy and their loss of structure. One key factor lies in the poor revascularization of simple onlay grafts. The the aim of this study...

    Authors: Steffen Koerdt, Joerg Siebers, Wilhelm Bloch, Oliver Ristow, Alexander C Kuebler and Tobias Reuther

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:40

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  36. Content type: Short report

    This prospective study was aimed at assessing cleft lip and palate (CLP) patients’ opinions and attitudes towards their upper lip and nose and the number of secondary corrective surgical interventions elective...

    Authors: Emeka Nkenke, Florian Stelzle, Elefterios Vairaktaris and Christian Knipfer

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:38

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  37. Content type: Research

    Different inflammatory processes may trigger the development of malignancies. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to evaluate a potential association between radiological determined chronic periodontit...

    Authors: Maximilian Moergel, Peer Kämmerer, Adrian Kasaj, Evangelia Armouti, Abdulmonem Alshihri, Veronika Weyer and Bilal Al-Nawas

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:39

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