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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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

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  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. The occurrence of side-effects of fixed orthodontic therapy, such as white-spot lesions and root resorption, are known to be significantly more frequent with increasing duration of treatment. Multi-bracket tre...

    Authors: Michael Knösel, Elisabeth Klang, Hans-Joachim Helms and Dirk Wiechmann
    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2014 10:46
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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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