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Authors: Monica Giani, Umberto Pagliaro, Lorenzo Franchi, Roberto Rotundo, Michele Nieri

Purpose. The aim of this randomized clinical trial with blinded examiner was to compare the efficacy of four different methods of enhancing oral hygiene motivation in: (i) reducing the full-mouth...


The older adults in the dental field should generally be considered a "fragile" patient, to whom the clinician must pay particular attention. This "fragility" is linked to several factors: - Greater...


Authors:Ugo Consolo, Davide Bencivenni, Vittorio Checchi, Pierantonio Bellini

A new virus has been identified in China between the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020. In few months, this coronavirus spread quickly all around the world, leading to an acute respiratory...


Maria Giovanna Gandolfi, Andrea Spinelli, Fausto Zamparini, Vittorio Sambri, Carlo Prati

Sanitary emergency of SARS-CoV-2 is radically changing all the procedures in dental clinics. A great number of health-care workers resulted affected by Coronavirus. Dentists work closely face-to-face...


Authors:Marchetti Enrico, Mummolo Stefano, Mancini Leonardo, Quinzi Vincenzo, Pontieri Eugenio, Marzo Giuseppe, Campanella Vincenzo

The goal of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a new surface disinfectant consisting of an antimicrobial metabolic substrate containing silver ions stabilized in citric acid...


Author: Katherine Pfaff

Early in the pandemic, dental hygienists were deemed at high risk for contracting COVID-19 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). However, a study conducted through a...


Authors:M. Bazzano, R. Mauceri, V. Panzarella, O. Di Fede, G. Pizzo, R. Coniglio, D. Montemaggiore, G. Campisi

The purpose of this paper is to provide the oral health specialists the characteristics of the narrative interview, understood as different from the traditional anamnesis and able to detect the...


Author: Katherine Pfaff

Would-be patients have put off dental care, according to a recent survey from the American Association of Endodontists (AAE). Chicago-based AAE reported that more than half of those who completed the...


Author: Katherine Pfaff

Across the Atlantic, UK patients also reported a change in dental health habits. More than half (55%) of adult Britons said they had not taken care of their teeth properly, according to a study by...


The number of allergies has been growing continuously. According to the WHO, the number of allergy sufferers rose from 3% to 30% between 1960 and 1995. For Langen et al. (2013) the most common...


Authors: Daniela Sorrentino, Lucrezia Cinquanta, Stefania Pischetola, Niccolò Lombardi, Andrea Sardella, Christian Barbieri, Elena Maria Varoni

Although the decline in the prevalence of severe tooth loss in the last decades, the progressive aging of the population worldwide will sustain the percentage of partial or completely edentulous...


Author: SJÖGREN PETTERI, DDS, PHD AND ZIMMERMAN MIKAEL, DDS, PHD, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

A new coronavirus, subsequently named Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified in December 2019, in China, causing a previously unknown pneumonia in humans. This...


Author: Tommaso Albonetti

“Dentists, as trusted health care providers, have an opportunity to serve as a resource for evidence-based information, helping to educate colleagues and the public about the COVID-19 vaccination....


Denture stomatitis is an oral inflammation commonly affecting denture wearers. It is mostly observed on the palatal mucosa, accompanied by erythema, mucous membrane inflammation and sometimes pain or...


Providing dental care during infectious disease outbreaks carries inherent risks for dental healthcare professionals (DHPs) due to the splashes and aerosols generated during dental treatments. The...


Therapeutic mouth rinse contain active ingredients that help control bad breath, plaque and gingivitis. Some of the more common therapeutic ingredients contained in mouthwashes are essential oils...


Prosthetic treatments require dental impressions which during the Covid-19 pandemic are considered to have a high risk of contagion (both for dental operators and for reference dental technicians),...


Plaque accumulation which can lead to whitespot  formation and gingival inflammation represent a significant challenge to excellence in clinical orthodontics. Dental ...


Article published on MAXILLARIS by: DR. CARLOS A. VIVAS MEFLE, DR. JAVIER VALDEPEÑAS MORALES, DRA. MARÍA VICTORIA MATEOS MORENO Y DR. VÍCTOR TAPIAS PERERO

The two main recognized routes of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in humans are the respiratory, by direct transmission of respiratory secretions (respiratory drops) between people, and by direct contact...


Daily removal of dental plaque is considered important for oral health maintenance and prevention of periodontal diseases and dental caries.People routinely use toothbrushes at home to remove...


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