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March 2024, 2024 American Dental Association

March 2024

The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association

Every month, The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association brings news, information, and features about Michigan dentistry to our state's oral health community and the MDA's 6,200+ members. No publication reaches more Michigan dentists!

In the March issue the reader will find the following original content:

  • A cover story on “Market Realities for Rural and Small-Town Practices”
  • A feature commentary on “Why I Chose to Practice in Rural Michigan”
  • A feature, “Washington’s RIDE Program: A Model for Providing Rural Practitioners”
  • A feature article on “UDA to RDA: A Pathway to Greater Success”
  • News you need, Editorial and regular department articles …


Efficacy Of Suture Versus Sutureless Technique After Periodontal Flap Surgery – A Split Mouth Study, saranya M 2024 Roseman University of Health Sciences

Efficacy Of Suture Versus Sutureless Technique After Periodontal Flap Surgery – A Split Mouth Study, Saranya M

Annual Research Symposium

Suturing is an integral part of periodontal flap surgery, but it has disadvantages such as difficulty in maintaining oral hygiene, increased post-operative discomfort, and higher infection rate. To overcome these problems, a search for an alternative like tissue adhesives, possibly a sutureless technique has been experimented. The aim of the study was to compare the stability & healing properties after periodontal flap surgery using tissue adhesive and surgical sutures.


Quality Of Life In Orthodontics, Claudia Eisenhuth, Gabriel Eisenhuth, Connor Schwartz, Amir Mohajeri, Man Hung, Tiffany Nelson, Ryann Glenn 2024 Roseman University of Health Sciences

Quality Of Life In Orthodontics, Claudia Eisenhuth, Gabriel Eisenhuth, Connor Schwartz, Amir Mohajeri, Man Hung, Tiffany Nelson, Ryann Glenn

Annual Research Symposium

Orthodontic treatment goes beyond mere cosmetic enhancement; it significantly impacts various aspects of an individual's quality of life. Beyond the physical benefits of improved oral function and prevention of dental issues, orthodontics also yields profound psychological benefits. Aligned teeth enhance self-confidence, reduce social anxiety, and contribute to better relationships and professional opportunities. Moreover, addressing dental concerns through orthodontic treatment reduces psychological distress and promotes overall happiness and satisfaction. Real-life case studies vividly illustrate the transformative effects of orthodontic interventions, emphasizing the importance of considering quality of life outcomes in dental care.


Shed Stem Cells: Antibacterial And Immunomodulatory Insights, MANJU R Prof 2024 Nitte Deemed to be University

Shed Stem Cells: Antibacterial And Immunomodulatory Insights, Manju R Prof

Annual Research Symposium

SHED- Stem cells extracted from exfoliated teeth - resource for Stem Cell based regenerative therapy; multipotent in nature

We examined explored how SHED affects the growth of common oral bacteria, Streptococcus mutans and Enterococcus faecalis, and their role in regulating immune response.


Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Of The Oral Cavity - A Rare Entity, Anita J. Florence Dr, Karpagaselvi Sanjai Prof & Dr 2024 Private Practice

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Of The Oral Cavity - A Rare Entity, Anita J. Florence Dr, Karpagaselvi Sanjai Prof & Dr

Annual Research Symposium

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) is a subtype of lymphoma with two-thirds of the cases presenting as lymph node enlargement. The remaining one third of NHL cases has been reported in the extra nodal sites, including the gastro-intestinal tract, Waldeyer’s ring, bone, skin and brain. Intraoral NHL is uncommon and may affect either the jaw bones or occur within the soft tissues of the oral cavity. Here we report an unusual case of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in a 54-year-old male patient who presented with a growth from the right lower molar extraction socket with pus discharge.


Assessment Of Position Of Mental Foramen, Intermental Foramen Distance And Its Correlation With Age And Gender Among Pediatric Patients, ARSHIA RAVIRAJ RAVIRAJ 2024 Roseman University of Health Sciences

Assessment Of Position Of Mental Foramen, Intermental Foramen Distance And Its Correlation With Age And Gender Among Pediatric Patients, Arshia Raviraj Raviraj

Annual Research Symposium

The aim of this study was to assess the position of mental foramen, inter-mental foramen distance, and its correlation with age and gender between 9 to 12 years of age.


Successful Orthodontic Treatment Of Bimaxillary Protrusion Case With An Ankylosed Incisor—A Case Report And Decision-Making Process, Shu-Cheng Lin, Szu-Ching Lee, Yi-Ching Ho, Kai-Hsiang Chuang, Tzu-Ying Wu 2024 Section of Orthodontics, Department of Stomatology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Successful Orthodontic Treatment Of Bimaxillary Protrusion Case With An Ankylosed Incisor—A Case Report And Decision-Making Process, Shu-Cheng Lin, Szu-Ching Lee, Yi-Ching Ho, Kai-Hsiang Chuang, Tzu-Ying Wu

Taiwanese Journal of Orthodontics

The treatment of ankylosed incisor is challenging for orthodontists, necessitating accurate diagnosis, well-considered treatment planning, and close collaboration among interdisciplinary teams to achieve favorable esthetic and periodontal outcomes. For ankylosed cases, accurate diagnosis depends on detailed clinical examination and 3D radiographic images. This case report described the treatment of a bimaxillary protrusive female with an ankylosed maxillary left central incisor. The decision regarding treatment was based on the severity of dental ankylosis and replacement root resorption. Each treatment plan comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. In this case, the decoronation treatment plan and prosthesis was implemented, resulting …


Orthodontic And Surgical Treatment Of A Patient With Cleidocranial Dysplasia Syndrome: Introducing A New Appliance For Traction Of Multiple Impacted Teeth, Sanaz Soheilifar, Sepideh Soheilifar, Sara Soheilifar, Navid Naghdi 2024 Orthodontist, private practice, Hamedan, Iran

Orthodontic And Surgical Treatment Of A Patient With Cleidocranial Dysplasia Syndrome: Introducing A New Appliance For Traction Of Multiple Impacted Teeth, Sanaz Soheilifar, Sepideh Soheilifar, Sara Soheilifar, Navid Naghdi

Taiwanese Journal of Orthodontics

Cleidocranial Dysplasia (CCD) is a syndrome that causes skeletal growth disturbances. The impaction of many permanent teeth and several supernumerary teeth are among the dental problems of patients with this syndrome. This patient was a 14 y/o girl with CCD syndrome. She was skeletal Cl III with reverse overjet; many impacted teeth, and several supernumerary teeth. Orthodontic treatment was done in two stages. In the first stage, supernumerary anterior teeth were extracted, and the impacted teeth were exposed for traction. In the second stage, posterior supernumerary teeth were removed, and upper canines and posterior impacted teeth were exposed for forced …


A Coronectomy And Orthodontic Protraction Of An Impacted Lower Third Molar Compressed To The Inferior Alveolar Nerve: A Case Report, Johnson Hsin-Chung Cheng, Daniel De-Shing Chen, Bou-Yue Peng, Pei-Hsuan Chen 2024 School of Dentistry, College of Oral Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan

A Coronectomy And Orthodontic Protraction Of An Impacted Lower Third Molar Compressed To The Inferior Alveolar Nerve: A Case Report, Johnson Hsin-Chung Cheng, Daniel De-Shing Chen, Bou-Yue Peng, Pei-Hsuan Chen

Taiwanese Journal of Orthodontics

Background: Neurological damage may occur during a third molar extraction procedure when the tooth root is near the mandibular canal. Although the incidence of this complication is low, a great range of variability has been reported in the literature. Several methods to reduce or eliminate this complication have been proposed, such as orthodontic-assisted extraction, extraction of the second molar, or an intentional odontectomy. Objective: The objective of this case report is to present a low risk extraction procedure: a coronectomy with forced eruption (COFE) to avoid potential neural damage when removal of lower wisdom tooth compressing inferior alveolar nerve in …


Non-Extraction Orthodontics In Severe Open Bite With Disc Plication Surgery Of The Temporomandibular Joint, Jessica Chia-Yi Wang, Meng-Yen Chen, Kuan-Yu Lin, Tung-Yiu Wong, Chen-Jung Chang 2024 Division of orthodontics, Department of Stomatology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Non-Extraction Orthodontics In Severe Open Bite With Disc Plication Surgery Of The Temporomandibular Joint, Jessica Chia-Yi Wang, Meng-Yen Chen, Kuan-Yu Lin, Tung-Yiu Wong, Chen-Jung Chang

Taiwanese Journal of Orthodontics

Open bite malocclusion is among the most challenging orthodontic deformities to correct. Among the etiological factors of anterior open-bite, degenerative change in temporomandibular joints (TMJs) is the most difficult condition to manage. The most appropriate treatment modality for TMJ disorder with disc displacement remains controversal. Disc repositioning surgery is a treatment option when conservative treatment has failed to resolve symptoms. We presented a patient had history of gradual bite opening associated with joint stiffness and clicking. She received occlusal splint therapy for more than 10 years, and the occlusion was stable for 1 year before orthodontic treatment was initiated. Based …


Correlation Of Symphyseal Angle And Various Skeletal Patterns In Skeletal Class I Malocclusion, Dipankar Shrestha, Jyoti Dhakal, Rabindra Man Shrestha, Asal Acharya, Utsav Gautam 2024 Department of Orthodontics, Kantipur Dental College, Kathmandu, Nepal

Correlation Of Symphyseal Angle And Various Skeletal Patterns In Skeletal Class I Malocclusion, Dipankar Shrestha, Jyoti Dhakal, Rabindra Man Shrestha, Asal Acharya, Utsav Gautam

Taiwanese Journal of Orthodontics

Introduction: Skeletal growth pattern is an important parameter used in orthodontics for diagnosis and treatment planning. Lateral cephalogram is commonly used to evaluate skeletal growth pattern. Orthopantamogram (OPG) can also be used to evaluate skeletal growth pattern with parameters like gonial angle and symphyseal angle (SA). This study deals with symphyseal angle and its correlation with skeletal growth patterns. Objective: To correlate symphyseal angle with different skeletal growth patterns in skeletal Class I sample. Materials and Methods: The study was a cross-sectional, observational study including 60 patients of age 15 - 49 years with skeletal Class I pattern selected from …


I-Prf : A Smart Cell Scaffold, Dr.LOCHINI SURIYA 2024 Roseman University of Health Sciences

I-Prf : A Smart Cell Scaffold, Dr.Lochini Suriya

Annual Research Symposium

In regenerative dentistry, platelet rich plasma (PRP) has been used as a supra-physiological concentration of autologous growth factors capable of encouraging tissue regeneration. Despite this, there have been concerns raised about the use of anticoagulants, which are known to impair wound healing. In this work, a liquid formulation of platelet rich fibrin (PRF) called injectable-PRF (I-PRF) was studied without the need of anti-coagulants .


Surface Modifications Of Orthodontic Bone Screws - A Novel Approach, Sai kalyan Menta Dr, RAVI M. S 2024 AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences

Surface Modifications Of Orthodontic Bone Screws - A Novel Approach, Sai Kalyan Menta Dr, Ravi M. S

Annual Research Symposium

Anchorage control plays a key role in the correction of malocclusion. With the advent of orthodontic bone screws, attaining absolute anchorage control has become hassle free. They have the advantages of low cost, simple surgical placement, and ease of removal; therefore, they are convenient in the treatment of various malocclusions. Although the clinical stability of bone screws is exceptionally high, stability of the bone screws is compromised by factors such as microbial contamination and morphological defects. To overcome this, surface modifications are introduced to enhance the stability of the bone screws.


The Transformative Potential Of Ligaplants In Replicating Natural Tooth Connections, mohan prasad, mohan muthu kumar 2024 SRM Institute of Science and Technology

The Transformative Potential Of Ligaplants In Replicating Natural Tooth Connections, Mohan Prasad, Mohan Muthu Kumar

Annual Research Symposium

Over the past decade, dental implants have become the gold standard in tooth replacement, with osseointegrated implants reigning supreme. However, these implants present certain limitations, notably the absence of the periodontal ligament (PDL). In response to this challenge, innovative periodontal ligament implants, known as ligaplants, have emerged. By combining tissue engineering principles with cutting-edge implant materials, ligaplants offer a promising alternative to traditional implants, showcasing superior biological performance and potentially extending prosthetic life.Dental implantology has witnessed a transformative shift over the last ten years, with osseointegrated implants dominating the landscape of tooth replacement. Despite their widespread adoption, these implants face …


Automated Micronuclei Detection In Exfoliated Oral Epithelial Cells Of Smokers Using Image Analysing Softwares, Mukul Saini, Sowmya SV, Dominic Augustine, Sanjana Shetty, Saiprasad Alva 2024 Faculty of Dental Sciences, Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences

Automated Micronuclei Detection In Exfoliated Oral Epithelial Cells Of Smokers Using Image Analysing Softwares, Mukul Saini, Sowmya Sv, Dominic Augustine, Sanjana Shetty, Saiprasad Alva

Annual Research Symposium

Micronuclei assay yields an excellent path to monitor individuals or populations exposed to mutagenic, genotoxic or teratogenic events. Micronuclei are small nucleic structures formed due to the deposition of nuclear envelopes around lagging chromosomes that persist in the interphase. Mutagenic and carcinogenic compounds, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and N-nitrosamines are believed to be responsible for the formation of micronuclei. Hence, micronuclei detection in exfoliated oral epithelial cells of smokers is a significant biomarker for genotoxicity and to identify cellular changes of biological importance to carcinogenesis. While studies have been conducted for the detection of micronuclei in smokers, they may …


Unlocking The Secrets Of Stem Cells In Orthodontics, RAVI M. S 2024 Nitte Deemed to be University

Unlocking The Secrets Of Stem Cells In Orthodontics, Ravi M. S

Annual Research Symposium

Human Periodontal Ligament Stem Cells (hPDLSCs) have immense potential for use in tissue regeneration and angiogenesis. These cells are influenced by mechanical forces, particularly in orthodontic applications. Understanding how mechanical stress modulates stem cell behavior is essential for optimizing therapeutic strategies.


Tobacco And Covid-19, Palak Srivastava, Palak Srivastava 2024 People,s Dental Academy

Tobacco And Covid-19, Palak Srivastava, Palak Srivastava

Annual Research Symposium

The relationship between tobacco use and COVID-19 has been a subject of ongoing research. Evidence suggests that tobacco may contribute to an increased susceptibility to respiratory infections, potentially exacerbating the severity of COVID-19 symptoms.


Machine Learning For Child Oral Health: An Scoping Review, Sydnee Spector, Sam Schlaud 2024 Roseman University of Health Sciences

Machine Learning For Child Oral Health: An Scoping Review, Sydnee Spector, Sam Schlaud

Annual Research Symposium

Machine Learning (ML) has great potential to assist dental professionals with diagnosing and predicting outcomes of oral health. Tooth decay in children is the most common chronic childhood disease and it can be prevented by early detection. We aimed to provide a map of the current evidence on machine learning (ML) in child oral health and provide insight for future research.


Application Of In-Silico Computational Biology Strategies To Demonstrate Mechanism Of Oral Cancer Cell Death By Natural Peptide, Dr Dominic Augustine 2024 Faculty of Dental Sciences, Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences

Application Of In-Silico Computational Biology Strategies To Demonstrate Mechanism Of Oral Cancer Cell Death By Natural Peptide, Dr Dominic Augustine

Annual Research Symposium

This research work is designed to identify biomolecules from Earthworm Coelomic Fluid (ECF) of Eudrilus Eugeniae (EE) that can inhibit oral cancer cells from proliferating. The study aims to construct a homology model of the 18 kDa protein from ECF of EE (18-ECFP) with molecular dynamics simulation (MDS) to enable its molecular docking with pro-apoptotic caspase receptors with determination of binding energy scores. The study also evaluates the anti-cancer potential of 18-ECFP on SCC-9 cells in vitro by wet lab techniques.


Alginate Dressings- Revisiting The Past, Oshine jha, Oshine Jha 2024 people's dental academy bhopal

Alginate Dressings- Revisiting The Past, Oshine Jha, Oshine Jha

Annual Research Symposium

Wound healing in simple terms is the healing of skin which involves various mechanisms. It is not dressings themselves that heal wounds, but the careful selection of appropriate dressings that provide the optimal wound-healing environment for the individual wound. Wound dressings are prepared from biopolymers, synthetic polymers and biomaterials.


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