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Volume 10, Issue 2 - June, 2015

  • Volume 10, Issue 2
  • Is the Era of Printed Material Over?

    Issa Bader

    In the present time, having a book in our hands to read from while at home, work or even in a public transportation is becoming from the past while the paperless material is becoming the number one choice as the source of information, education or leisure.

    The search for what we need is indeed much easier and faster online compared to the tedious work needed trying to find it in shops or libraries with a greater success rate in finding what we are looking for.


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    Non Traditional Treatment Modality for Bruxism

    Dr. Haider Qusous

    Bruxism is the term used for teeth clenching and grinding, which can occur during the day or at night. Bruxers are often not aware that they have this condition, and may have symptoms such as sore jaw muscles, pain in the jaw joint area, or headache. Other bruxers develop damage to the teeth, restorations or the bone that supports the teeth. Botulinum Toxin injections are an effective and painless way to alleviate tension in the temporo-mandibular joint, reducing jaw pain, headaches, and suffering.

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    Implant-supported, Fiber-reinforced Bridge from Guided Surgery to Immediate Loading

    Bruno Clunet-Coste - DDS

    Philippe Tardieu - DDS

    Damien Garampon - Dental Lab Technician

    This is a case presentation of a new approach of long term fiber stayed technology adapted to reconstructions on implants.

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    Dental Care Throughout Pregnancy: Do’s and Don’ts By Alexandre Khairallah - See more at: http://smiledentaljournal.com/issue.php?id=15#sthash.Y3IcSwsB.dpuf

    Surgical Enucleation of an Orthokeratinized Odontogenic Keratocyst: Case Report with a 3-year Follow-up

    By: Abdo Elie, Alexandre Khairallah, Georges Aad

    Odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) is a rare developmental, epithelial and benign cyst of the jaws of odontogenic origin with high recurrence rates. The third molar region, especially the angle of the mandible and the ascending ramus are involved far more frequently than the maxilla. The choice of the treatment approach is based on the size of the cyst, recurrence status and radiographic evidence of cortical perforation.


    Different surgical treatment options like marsupialization, decompression, enucleation, enucleation with Carnoy’s solution, peripheral osteotomy with or without Carnoy’s solution, and jaw resection have been discussed in the literature with variable rates of recurrences.


    Case report: A case of a 65-year old female with OKC is presented.
    X rays reveals an elliptical unilocular radiolucency located in the third molar region and the ascending ramus of the mandible.


    Surgical treatment included enucleation of the cyst with peripheral osteotomy and excision of the underlying mucosa.
    No postoperative paresthesia in the innervation area of the inferior alveolar nerve was registered. Recurrences were not registered within 3 years post-intervention.

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