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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Content type: Erratum

    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 9:21

  14. Content type: Research

    The disease specific five-year survival rate especially for patients with advanced oral cancer has not improved significantly over the period of time. The most effective way of combating this dilemma is an ear...

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

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:23

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  15. Content type: Research

    Objective of this study was to investigate the incidence and severity of apical root resorptions (ARR) during orthodontic treatment with aligners.

    Authors: Elena Krieger, Thomas Drechsler, Irene Schmidtmann, Collin Jacobs, Simeon Haag and Heinrich Wehrbein

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:21

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:26

  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. Content type: Research

    Detailed information about the size of the oral mucosa is scarce in the literature, and those studies that do exist do not take into account the size of the tongue or the enlargement of the surface by the papi...

    Authors: Ella A. Naumova, Tobias Dierkes, Jürgen Sprang and Wolfgang H. Arnold

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:8

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  27. 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 8 (2012).

    Authors: Thomas Stamm, Ulrich Meyer and Hans Peter Wiesmann

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:6

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  28. Content type: Research

    This study investigated the microbial level of Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus spp. during an orthodontic treatment, and compare the data with untreated control subjects.

    Authors: Stefano Mummolo, Enrico Marchetti, Maria Rita Giuca, Gianni Gallusi, Simona Tecco, Roberto Gatto and Giuseppe Marzo

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:7

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  29. Content type: Research

    Painful temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are usually treated with physiotherapy, self-exercises, medication-based therapy and splint therapy. For splint therapy different types of splints are available. Ther...

    Authors: Tobias Ficnar, Claudius Middelberg, Bernd Rademacher, Stefan Hessling, Raphael Koch and Ludger Figgener

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:5

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  30. Content type: Case report

    Extranodal natural killer/T cell lymphoma, nasal type, is a non-Hodgkin lymphoma, most commonly affecting the nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses and nasopharynx. Clinically it is characterised by destruction of f...

    Authors: Martha M. Tlholoe, Monica Kotu, Razia A. G. Khammissa, Meschack Bida, Johan Lemmer and Liviu Feller

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:4

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  31. Content type: Research

    Various instruments have been developed for collecting bone debris during intraoral autogenous bone graft procedures in implant surgery. The aim of this study was to quantitatively determine the degree of cont...

    Authors: Megumi Takamoto, Masaaki Takechi, Kouji Ohta, Yoshiaki Ninomiya, Shigehiro Ono, Hideo Shigeishi, Misato Tada and Nobuyuki Kamata

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:3

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  32. Content type: Methodology

    Model surgery is an integral part of the planning procedure in orthognathic surgery. Most concepts comprise cutting the dental cast off its socket. The standardized spacer plates of the KD-MMS provide for a no...

    Authors: Ulrike Ehmer, Ulrich Joos, Thomas Ziebura, Stefanie Flieger and Dirk Wiechmann

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:2

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  33. Content type: Research

    Osteoinductive bone substitutes are defined by their ability to induce new bone formation even at heterotopic implantation sites. The present study was designed to analyze the potential osteoinductivity of two...

    Authors: Shahram Ghanaati, Samuel E. Udeabor, Mike Barbeck, Ines Willershausen, Oliver Kuenzel, Robert A. Sader and C. James Kirkpatrick

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2013 9:1

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  34. Content type: Short report

    Grafting of autologous adipose tissue can be recommended in some cases of facial plastic surgery. Rhabdomyosarcoma is a type of cancer that can also affect the orbit. Enucleation of the eye can cause atrophy o...

    Authors: Francesco Inchingolo, Marco Tatullo, Andrea Pacifici, Marco Gargari, Alessio D Inchingolo, Angelo M Inchingolo, Gianna Dipalma, Massimo Marrelli, Fabio M Abenavoli and Luciano Pacifici

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:33

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  35. Content type: Case report

    Carotid sinus syndrome is a serious manifestation of head and neck malignancy. The purpose of this study was to clarify the presence of carotid sinus syndrome in a patient with cystadenolymphoma. To our knowle...

    Authors: Nelson Noroozi, Ali Modabber, Frank Hölzle, Till Braunschweig, Dieter Riediger, Marcus Gerressen and Alireza Ghassemi

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:31

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  36. Content type: Short report

    Orthodontic management of anterior open bites is a demanding task for orthodontists. Molar intrusion as a primary means of open bite correction entails the need for appropriate anchorage. Orthodontic mini impl...

    Authors: Stefanie Flieger, Thomas Ziebura, Johannes Kleinheinz and Dirk Wiechmann

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:30

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