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 March 2015  

Volume 2  Issue 1

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Case Report

Pre-School Child Injuries Including Mandibular Fractures

Masakazu Hamada*, Yoshiyuki Ota, Soichi Iwai, Hidetaka Shimizu, Yoshiaki Yura

The authors examined 159 pediatric patients under 6 years old with traumatic injury in the oral and maxillofacial region treated at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery II, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry, Japan, between 2009 and 2013. The ratio of boys to girls was 3:2. Out of 159 cases, soft-tissue injury was the most common (71.4%), followed by dental and/or dentoalveolar injury (20.1%), and soft-tissue injury and dental and/or dentoalveolar injury (8.2%). Mandibular fracture accounted for 1.3% of all cases. Falling was the most common cause. Most injuries were confined to dentoalveolar bone. Conservative treatment was useful for greenstick fracture of the mandible.                                                                                                 

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Research Article

Teaching of Oral Radiology in Brazilian Dental Schools

Deborah Queiroz Freitas*, DDS, MS, PhD, Flávia Maria Moraes Ramos-Perez, DDS, MS, PhD, Sergio Lins de-Azevedo-Vaz, DDS, MS, PhD, Frab Norberto Bóscolo, DDS, MS, PhD, and Solange Maria Almeida, DDS, MS, PhD

Much information is available in the literature on professionals attitudes to oral radiology practices; however, there is no information available regarding the teaching of oral radiology. Therefore, our study set out to assess the education of oral radiology with regard to technique, processing and radiographic equipment in Brazilian dental schools.                                                                                               

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Research Article

Comparison of Oral Status Among Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Elders: A Pilot Study

Danilo Lopes Ferreira Lima* PhD, Antonio Mário Cardoso Neto DDS, Karla Venithias Cavalcante de Araújo  Graduate Student, Juliano Sartori Mendonça  PhD, Virginia Oliveira Fernandes MSc, Renan Magalhães Montenegro Júnior  PhD

The Brazilian elderly population is expected to increase by 15 times while the total population should increase by five times. Elders develop many chronic diseases that have important impacts on their well-being and among these diseases are diabetes and periodontitis. Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common types, and it relates to oral status. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare dental and periodontal conditions among diabetic and non-diabetic elders. A hundred elderly subjects were divided into two groups: Test Group (diabetic group) and Control Group (non-diabetic group), each with 40 women and 10 men.                                                                                             

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Case Report

Bell’s Palsy Precipitated by Activation of Herpes Zoster Virus During 3rd Molar Removal

Salim Shayan., Andrew Newman., James J. Closmann., Thomas J. Borris

Facial paralysis and paresis is an uncommon complication from out-patient dental surgeries. Not always is it caused by local anesthetic injection complications. Presented in this manuscript is a case of Bell’s Palsy associated with Herpes Zoster precipitated by 3rd molar extraction in an otherwise healthy patient.                                                                                             

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