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  1. Pain caused by orthodontic treatment can affect patient’s compliance and even force them to terminate treatments. The aim of this meta-analysis is to evaluate of the analgesic effect of low level laser therapy...

    Authors: Quan Shi, Shuo Yang, Fangfang Jia and Juan Xu

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2015 11:28

    Content type: Research

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  2. This study aimed to establish norm values for facial proportion indices among 12-year-old southern Chinese children, to determine lower facial proportion, and to identify gender differences in facial proportions.

    Authors: Charles Yat Cheong Yeung, Colman Patrick McGrath, Ricky Wing Kit Wong, Erik Urban Oskar Hägg, John Lo and Yanqi Yang

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2015 11:26

    Content type: Research

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  3. Surgical correction of skeletal maxillary retroposition is often associated with changes in the morphology of the nose. Unwanted alar flaring of the nose is observed in many cases. The aim of the present study...

    Authors: Andreas F. Hellak, Bernhard Kirsten, Michael Schauseil, Rolf Davids, Wolfgang M. Kater and Heike M. Korbmacher-Steiner

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2015 11:23

    Content type: Research

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  4. Orthodontic protraction of mandibular molars without maxillary counterbalance extraction in cases of aplasia or extraction requires stable anchorage. Reinforcement may be achieved by using either temporary anc...

    Authors: Rebecca Metzner, Rainer Schwestka-Polly, Hans-Joachim Helms and Dirk Wiechmann

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2015 11:22

    Content type: Research

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  5. Zygomatic fractures form a major entity in craniomaxillofacial traumatology. Few studies have dealt with biomechanical basics and none with the role of the facial soft tissues. Therefore this study should inve...

    Authors: Heike Huempfner-Hierl, Alexander Bohne, Andreas Schaller, Gert Wollny and Thomas Hierl

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2015 11:21

    Content type: Research

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  6. Therapeutic strategies attacking oral squamous cell carcinoma have not essentially succeeded to improve long-term prognosis and overall survival over the last decades. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to ill...

    Authors: Susanne Jung, Sonja Sielker, Nikolai Purcz, Christoph Sproll, Yahya Acil and Johannes Kleinheinz

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2015 11:19

    Content type: Research

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  7. Hypodontia is the most frequent developmental anomaly of the orofacial complex, and its detection in prenatal ultrasound may indicate the presence of congenital malformations, genetic syndromes and chromosomal...

    Authors: Mariana Seabra, António Felino, Rosete Nogueira, Francisco Valente, Ana Cristina Braga and Paula Vaz

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2015 11:18

    Content type: Research

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  8. The Editors of Head & Face Medicine would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 10 (2014).

    Authors: Thomas Stamm, Ulrich Meyer and Hans Peter Wiesmann

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2015 11:17

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  9. Odontogenic cutaneous sinus tracts are often misdiagnosed as lesions of non-odontogenic origin, leading to the treatment of patients with unnecessary and ineffective therapies. Sinus tracts of endodontic origi...

    Authors: Jun Tian, Guobin Liang, Wenting Qi and Hongwei Jiang

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2015 11:13

    Content type: Case report

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  10. In bone metabolism and the formation especially in bone substitution, calcium as basic module is of high importance. Different studies have shown that the use of eggshells as a bone substitute material is a pr...

    Authors: Jörg Neunzehn, Thomas Szuwart and Hans-Peter Wiesmann

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2015 11:12

    Content type: Research

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  11. Sealant application during fixed appliances orthodontic treatment for enamel protection is common, however, reliable data on its durability in vivo are rare.

    Authors: Michael Knösel, David Ellenberger, Yvonne Göldner, Paulo Sandoval and Dirk Wiechmann

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2015 11:11

    Content type: Research

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  12. The purpose of the present study was to investigate and compare early biofilm formation on biomaterials, which are being used in contemporary fixed orthodontic treatment.

    Authors: Marc Philipp Dittmer, Carolina Fuchslocher Hellemann, Sebastian Grade, Wieland Heuer, Meike Stiesch, Rainer Schwestka-Polly and Anton Phillip Demling

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2015 11:10

    Content type: Research

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  13. The aims of the study were; to evaluate the applicability of the Moyers and Tanaka-Johnston Methods to individuals with a Spanish ancestry, to propose new regression equations using the lower four permanents i...

    Authors: Vanessa Paredes, Beatriz Tarazona, Natalia Zamora, Rosa Cibrian and Jose Luis Gandia

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2015 11:8

    Content type: Research

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  14. This article presents the application of laser welding technique to fabricate an orthodontic mini-implant provisional restoration in missing area after limited orthodontic treatment. A 15-year-old boy case is ...

    Authors: Janghyun Paek, Hyo-Won Ahn, Do-Min Jeong, Jeong-Seok Shim, Seong-Hun Kim and Kyu-Rhim Chung

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2015 11:7

    Content type: Case report

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  15. This study reports the cephalometric evaluation of a group of adolescent Polish individuals describing dento-facial structure as well as details of incisor position and soft tissue characteristics. The results...

    Authors: Jolanta E Loster, Stephen Williams, Aneta Wieczorek and Bartłomiej W Loster

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2015 11:5

    Content type: Research

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  16. To investigate immunohistochemically the expression of neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM), which has been identified as a signaling receptor with frequent reactivity in ameloblastomas (AB), in a series of ke...

    Authors: Beatriz Vera-Sirera, Leopoldo Forner-Navarro and Francisco Vera-Sempere

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2015 11:3

    Content type: Research

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  17. Long lasting anesthesia of the soft tissue beyond the dental treatment affects patients in daily routine. Therefore a sophisticated local anesthesia is needed. The purpose of this study was an evaluation of th...

    Authors: Sareh Said Yekta-Michael, Jamal M Stein and Ernst Marioth-Wirtz

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2015 11:2

    Content type: Research

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  18. The detection of possible root canal perforations caused during a metal post placement is frequently difficult to diagnose. The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy of apex locators to diagnose su...

    Authors: Benjamín Briseño Marroquín, Claudia Cortazar Fernández, Irene Schmidtmann, Brita Willershausen and Fernando Goldberg

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:57

    Content type: Research

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  19. The aim of this study was to compare the biological interaction of human osteoblasts and cells of the human periodontal ligament (PDL) with different endodontic restorative material as Mineral Trioxide Aggrega...

    Authors: Susanne Jung, Jana Mielert, Johannes Kleinheinz and Till Dammaschke

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:55

    Content type: Research

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  20. The aim of this study is to use porous high-density polyethylene grafts (Medpor) in open rhinoplasty and then assess complication rate and aesthetic outcomes.

    Authors: Shabahang Mohammadi, Mohammad Mohseni, Masoumeh Eslami, Hessein Arabzadeh and Morteza Eslami

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:52

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Head & Face Medicine 2015 11:27

  21. Dental implants have been associated with the occurrence of postoperative rhinosinusitis. In some patients, preoperative sinus lifting must be performed to increase the chances of successful implant placement....

    Authors: Gurkan Kayabasoglu, Alpen Nacar, Aytug Altundag, Melih Cayonu, Mehmet Muhtarogullari and Cemal Cingi

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:53

    Content type: Research

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  22. Three-dimensional landmarks of the face are important for orthodontic examination, harmony assessment and treatment planning. Currently, facial landmarks are often measured by orthodontists via direct observat...

    Authors: Carsten Lippold, Xiang Liu, Kim Wangdo, Burkhard Drerup, Kristina Schreiber, Christian Kirschneck, Tatjana Moiseenko and Gholamreza Danesh

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:54

    Content type: Research

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  23. We aimed to compare the shear bond strength (SBS) of three different retainer wires and three different bonding adhesives in consideration of the pretreatment process of enamel surface sandblasting.

    Authors: Claudia Reicheneder, Bernd Hofrichter, Andreas Faltermeier, Peter Proff, Carsten Lippold and Christian Kirschneck

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:51

    Content type: Research

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  24. Insufficient information exists on comparing radiological differences in bone density of the regeneration rate in the alveolar bone of the maxilla and mandible following the creation of similar defects in both.

    Authors: Marthinus J Kotze, Kurt-W Bütow, Steve A Olorunju and Harry F Kotze

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:50

    Content type: Research

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  25. Most dental procedures require a dry working environment. Although many evaporative drying methods are available, an additional reduction of salivary flow would often be helpful.

    Authors: Maximilian Satzl, Albrecht Schmierer, Florian Zeman, Gottfried Schmalz and Thomas Loew

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:49

    Content type: Research

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  26. Headaches are probably the commonest neurological complaint worldwide. Amongst workers it contributes significantly to loss of productive time and work efficiency. It is an important cause of disability and re...

    Authors: Ikenna Onwuekwe, Tonia Onyeka, Emmanuel Aguwa, Birinus Ezeala-Adikaibe, Oluchi Ekenze and Elias Onuora

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:48

    Content type: Research

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  27. Incisor trauma is common in children, and can cause severe complications during adolescent growth and development. This report describes the treatment of a 16-year-old patient with severe anterior open bite du...

    Authors: Feiou Lin, Hao Sun, Linjie Yao, Qiushuo Chen and Zhenyu Ni

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:47

    Content type: Case report

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