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  1. 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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Content type: Research

    Pure titanium is the material of choice for contemporary dental implants. However, superficial reaction of the moderately rough titanium surface with atmospheric components decreases its hydrophilicity. INICEL...

    Authors: Uwe Held, Dennis Rohner and Daniel Rothamel

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:37

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  22. Content type: Research

    Radiographic examination is considered ‘justified’ only when detection of a condition that would change the mechanisms and timing of treatment is possible. Radiographic safety guidelines have restricted the in...

    Authors: Banu Dinçer, Enver Yetkiner, Isil Aras, Thomas Attin and Rengin Attin

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:36

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy (MNTI) is a rare condition that occurs normally in the anterior maxilla of infants aged <1 year. The use of clinical and imaging tools for MNTI is extremely important...

    Authors: Thiago Pastor da Silva Pinheiro, José Thiers Carneiro Jr, Sérgio de Melo Alves Jr, João de Jesus Viana Pinheiro and Fabrício Mesquita Tuji

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:35

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  24. Content type: Case report

    The present report describes the application of a miniplate in the hard palate of a 36-year-old patient with a large anterior maxillary defect. The combination of orthodontic elastics with a titanium miniplate...

    Authors: Shigeo Ishikawa, Noriaki Kikuchi, Takehito Kobayashi, Hideyuki Yamanouchi, Hirohiko Tachibana and Mitsuyoshi Iino

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:34

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  25. Content type: Case report

    Cherubism is classified within the group of benign osteo-fibrous lesions. Aside from facial deformities, it may account for major complications. It has been observed that the disease is caused by a mutation in...

    Authors: Mario Pérez-Sayáns, Francisco Barros-Angueira, José M Suárez-Peñaranda and Abel García-García

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:33

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  26. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the psychological profile of craniofacial pain sufferers and the impact of patient subtype classification on the short-time effectiveness of a self-administered rela...

    Authors: Christian Kirschneck, Piero Römer, Peter Proff and Carsten Lippold

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:31

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  27. Content type: Research

    Significant vasovagal reaction is one of the untoward events in the course of simple extractions. The present study then aimed to record the patients’ heart rate during the extraction procedure.

    Authors: Ashkan Rashad, Ralf Smeets, Madiha Rana and Behnam Bohluli

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:29

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  28. Content type: Erratum

    The online version of the original article can be found at

    Authors: Henning Hanken, Juliane Kraatz, Ralf Smeets, Max Heiland, Alexandre Thomas Assaf, Marco Blessmann, Wolfgang Eichhorn, Till Sebastian Clauditz, Alexander Gröbe, Andreas Kolk and Madiha Rana

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:26

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    The original article was published in Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:23

  29. Content type: Case report

    We describe a case of adenomatoid odontogenic tumor (AOT) associated with odontoma occurring in the posterior mandible of a 32-year-old man. Although calcifications are commonly found in the AOT, the presence ...

    Authors: Ricardo Santiago Gomez, Wagner Henriques Castro, Carolina Cavaliéri Gomes and Adriano Mota Loyola

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:20

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  30. Content type: Case report

    Esthesioneuroblatoma (Olfactory neuroblastoma) is a rare malignant neoplasm arising from the olfactory epithelium with bimodal age distribution between with first peak in second decades and second peak in sixt...

    Authors: Sajid Ansari, Kaleem Ahmad, Kanchan Dhungel, Mukesh Kumar Gupta and Md Farid Amanullah

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:19

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  31. Content type: Research

    The aim of orbital wall reconstruction is to reestablish anatomically exact orbital volumes to avoid long-term complications. Navigation could facilitate complex reconstructions.

    Authors: Harald Essig, Lars Dressel, Majeed Rana, Madiha Rana, Horst Kokemueller, Martin Ruecker and Nils-Claudius Gellrich

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:18

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  32. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    A 2 Year old boy presented with painful ballooning of both eyes with the 2 days history of trauma to the head while playing. His vaccination was complete. On examination he was afebrile. The Eyes were balloone...

    Authors: Muhammad Naeem, Nasir Ali Rahimnajjad, Irfan Majeed and Khalid Mahmood

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:17

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  33. Content type: Case report

    Ossifying fibromyxoid tumor (OFMT) is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm that arises in subcutaneous tissue, with that in the oral cavity extremely rare. We present a case of malignant OFMT in the tongue. A 26-year-o...

    Authors: Kouji Ohta, Masayuki Taki, Ikuko Ogawa, Shigehiro Ono, Kuniko Mizuta, Shinichi Fujimoto, Takashi Takata and Nobuyuki Kamata

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:16

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  34. Content type: Case report

    Peripheral odontoma arising in the extraosseous soft tissues is rare and if not removed early, may enlarge over time and eventually erupt in the oral cavity.

    Authors: João AC Hanemann, Denise T Oliveira, Natália Galvão Garcia, Mariana RG Santos and Alessandro AC Pereira

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:15

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  35. Content type: Research

    To compare two methods of creating three-dimensional representations of mandibular cysts and tumors on the basis of computed tomography (CT) and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) data.

    Authors: Marcus Stoetzer, Franziska Nickel, Majeed Rana, Juliana Lemound, Daniela Wenzel, Constantin von See and Nils-Claudius Gellrich

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:14

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  36. Content type: Research

    Alveolar ridge keratosis (ARK) is a distinct, benign clinicopathological entity, characterized by a hyperkeratotic plaque or patch that occurs on the alveolar edentulous ridge or on the retromolar trigone, con...

    Authors: Lorenzo Bellato, Carla P Martinelli-Kläy, Celso R Martinelli and Tommaso Lombardi

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:12

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Condylotomy is a surgical procedure that has been used as an option to treat temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients. This technique has the advantage of avoiding intra-capsular alterations that might be fou...

    Authors: Edela Puricelli, Adriana Corsetti, Julieta Gomes Tavares and Giuliano Henrique Mião Luchi

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:11

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  38. Content type: Research

    Bisphosphonates are a common medication for the prevention and therapy of osteoporosis, but are also applied for tumor diseases. They affect bone metabolism, and therefore also orthodontic treatments, but how ...

    Authors: Elena Krieger, Collin Jacobs, Christian Walter and Heinrich Wehrbein

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:10

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