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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  13. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  14. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  15. We describe a case of anaphylactic reaction in a 46-year-old female post application of decongestant nose drops containing benzalkonium chloride (BAC). With some latency, the patient complained of cough, dyspn...

    Authors: Elke Mezger, Olaf Wendler, Susanne Mayr and Alessandro Bozzato

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:29

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Complications associated to group-A streptococcal pharyingitis include non-suppurative complications such as acute rheumatic fever and glomerulonephritis and suppurative complications such as peritonsillar or ...

    Authors: Fulvia Costantinides, Roberto Luzzati, Daniele Tognetto, Gabriele Bazzocchi, Matteo Biasotto and Gian Carlo Tirelli

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:28

    Content type: Case report

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  17. The introduction of different interocclusal recording materials has put clinicians in dilemma that which material should be used in routine clinical practice for precise recording and transferring of accurate ...

    Authors: Sampath Kumar Tejo, Anil G Kumar, Vivekanand S Kattimani, Priti D Desai, Sandeep Nalla and Krishna Chaitanya K

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:27

    Content type: Research

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  18. Due to increasing use of disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) as first line therapy in rheumatic diseases, dental and maxillofacial practitioner should be aware of drug related adverse events. Especi...

    Authors: Tobias Annussek, Johannes Kleinheinz, Szuwart Thomas, Ulrich Joos and Kai Wermker

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:26

    Content type: Research

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  19. Central giant cell lesions are benign intraosseous proliferative lesions that have considerable local aggressiveness. Nonsurgical treatment methods, such as intralesional corticosteroid injections, systemic ca...

    Authors: Newton Guerreiro da Silva Júnior, Aline Semblano Dias Carreira, Erick Nelo Pedreira, Fabrício Mesquita Tuji, Karem López Ortega and João de Jesus Viana Pinheiro

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:23

    Content type: Case report

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  20. Osteoporotic bone marrow defect of the jaws has been reported as a poorly demarcated radiolucency that affect mainly posterior mandible of middle-aged woman. The incidence of this condition is not exactly esta...

    Authors: Diego Mauricio Bravo-Calderón, Denise Tostes Oliveira and Wagner Humberto Martins dos Santos

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:22

    Content type: Case report

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  21. Eagle's syndrome is often associated with elongated styloid process or ossified stylohyoid or stylomandibular ligament. Patients with this syndrome present with recurrent cervicofacial pain. Surgical removal o...

    Authors: Fumihiko Matsumoto, Kaori Kase, Misato Kasai, Hiroaki Komatsu, Takako Okizaki and Katsuhisa Ikeda

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:21

    Content type: Case report

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  22. Atraumatic teeth extractions protocols are highly encouraged in patients taking bisphosphonates (Bps) to reduce surgical trauma and, consequently, the risk of jaws osteonecrosis development. In this way, this ...

    Authors: Nicolau Conte-Neto, Alliny de Souza Bastos, Luis Carlos Spolidorio, Rosemary Adriana Chierici Marcantonio and Elcio Marcantonio Jr

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:20

    Content type: Research

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  23. The formation of a Hairy Polyp on the dorsum of the tongue is a rare condition that may hinder vital functions such as swallowing and breathing due to mechanical obstruction. The authors present the situation ...

    Authors: Edela Puricelli, Marinez Bizarro Barra, Bruno Hochhegger, Deise Ponzoni, Henrique Voltolini de Azambuja, Mário Alexandre Morganti and Jorge Henrique Schmitt

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:19

    Content type: Case report

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  24. A fundamental pre-requisite for the clinical success in dental implant surgery is the fast and stable implant osseointegration. The press-fit phenomenon occurring at implant insertion induces biomechanical eff...

    Authors: Gianni Frisardi, Sandro Barone, Armando V Razionale, Alessandro Paoli, Flavio Frisardi, Antonio Tullio, Aurea Lumbau and Giacomo Chessa

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:18

    Content type: Research

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  25. Initial methods which used human tissues as reconstruction materials caused different problems including rejection, limited shapes and infection. In 1970s, PHDPE (Medpor®) was introduced by its exclusive advan...

    Authors: Shabahang Mohammadi, Shadi Ghourchian, Farzad Izadi, Ahmad Daneshi and Aslan Ahmadi

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2012 8:17

    Content type: Research

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