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Digital Dentistry

Digital dentistry

Section edited by Francesco Mangano

The new Digital Dentistry section, will accept high quality research articles, clinical studies, technical advances, and case reports focused on different areas of Digital Dentistry. Studies on intraoral, desktop, and face scanners, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), computer-assisted-design/computer-assisted-manufacturing (CAD/CAM) softwares, digital prosthodontics, new materials (zirconia, lithium disilicate, and others), milling, additive manufacturing and 3D printing in dentistry, guided implant surgery, custom-made bone regeneration, custom-made implants, and digital orthodontics are welcome.

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  1. The spread of digital technology in dentistry poses new challenges and sets new goals for dentists. The aim of the present in vivo study was to determine the learning curve of intraoral scanning described by (...

    Authors: Ivett Róth, Alexandra Czigola, Gellért Levente Joós-Kovács, Magdolna Dalos, Péter Hermann and Judit Borbély

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:287

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The insertion of dental implants in the atrophic posterior maxilla can be a challenge. One option is to modify the residual native bone in preparation for proper, prosthetically-driven implant placement. The p...

    Authors: Luigi V. Stefanelli, Nicola Pranno, Francesca De Angelis, Silvia La Rosa, Antonella Polimeni and Stefano Di Carlo

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:273

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Fully adjustable articulators and pantographs record and reproduce individual mandibular movements. Although these instruments are accurate, they are operator-dependant and time-consuming. Pantographic recordi...

    Authors: Massimo Carossa, Davide Cavagnetto, Paola Ceruti, Federico Mussano and Stefano Carossa

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:271

    Content type: Technical advance

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  4. Despite the integral role of cephalometric analysis in orthodontics, there have been limitations regarding the reliability, accuracy, etc. of cephalometric landmarks tracing. Attempts on developing automatic p...

    Authors: Jeong-Hoon Lee, Hee-Jin Yu, Min-ji Kim, Jin-Woo Kim and Jongeun Choi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:270

    Content type: Research article

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  5. DNA base identification is a proper and high specificity method. However, identification could be challenged in a situation where there is no database or the DNA sequence is almost identical, as in the case of...

    Authors: Botond Simon, Laura Lipták, Klaudia Lipták, Ádám Domonkos Tárnoki, Dávid László Tárnoki, Dóra Melicher and János Vág

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:268

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Intraoral scans (IOS) provide three-dimensional images with approximate true colors representing a possible tool in teledentistry for remote examination. The aim of the present cross-sectional validation study...

    Authors: Sabrina Steinmeier, Daniel Wiedemeier, Christoph H. F. Hämmerle and Sven Mühlemann

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:266

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The periodontal healing distal to the mandibular second molar (M2M) after coronectomy of the M3M has shown controversial results. We aimed to combine a digital method with cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) ...

    Authors: Z. Y. Yan, Y. Tan, X. Y. Xie, W. He, C. B. Guo and N. H. Cui

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:264

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The literature has not yet validated the use of intraoral scanners (IOSs) for full-arch (FA) implant impression. Hence, the aim of this in vitro study was to assess and compare the trueness of 12 different IOS...

    Authors: Francesco Guido Mangano, Oleg Admakin, Matteo Bonacina, Henriette Lerner, Vygandas Rutkunas and Carlo Mangano

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:263

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Virtual implant planning systems integrate (cone beam-) computed tomography data to assess bone quantity and virtual models for the design of the implant-retained prosthesis and drill guides. Five commercially...

    Authors: Florian Kernen, Jaap Kramer, Laura Wanner, Daniel Wismeijer, Katja Nelson and Tabea Flügge

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:251

    Content type: Review

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  10. One of the most recent innovations in bone augmentation surgery is represented by computer-aided-design/computer-aided-manufacturing (CAD/CAM) customized titanium meshes, which can be used to restore vertical ...

    Authors: Alessandro Cucchi, Alessandro Bianchi, Paolo Calamai, Lisa Rinaldi, Francesco Mangano, Elisabetta Vignudelli and Giuseppe Corinaldesi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:219

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Advanced computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) technology led to the introduction of an increasing number of machinable materials suitable for dental prostheses. One of these materia...

    Authors: Ioannis Papathanasiou, Phophi Kamposiora, George Papavasiliou and Marco Ferrari

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:217

    Content type: Review

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  12. Periodontal diseases are prevalent among adult populations. Its diagnosis depends mainly on clinical findings supported by radiographic examinations. In previous decades, cone beam computed tomography has been...

    Authors: Hassan Assiri, Ali Azhar Dawasaz, Ahmad Alahmari and Zuhair Asiri

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:191

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Chairside systems are becoming more popular for fabricating full-ceramic single restorations, but there is very little knowledge about the effect of the entire workflow process on restoration fit. Therefore, t...

    Authors: János Vág, Zsolt Nagy, Christopher Bocklet, Tamás Kiss, Ákos Nagy, Botond Simon, Ákos Mikolicz and Walter Renne

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:189

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Orthodontic treatment of newborns and infants with Robin-Sequence using the Tübingen Palatal Plate (TPP) is a complex procedure that could benefit from simplification through digitalization. The design of the ...

    Authors: A. B. Xepapadeas, C. Weise, K. Frank, S. Spintzyk, C. F. Poets, C. Wiechers, J. Arand and B. Koos

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:171

    Content type: Technical advance

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  15. Mock-up based approach allows the preview of the aesthetic rehabilitation, however, it is crucial that the mock-up does not differ from the expected aesthetic outcomes. With CAD-CAM technologies, it is possibl...

    Authors: Antonino Lo Giudice, Luca Ortensi, Marco Farronato, Alessandra Lucchese, Erica Lo Castro and Gaetano Isola

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:165

    Content type: Research article

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  16. With the aid of implants, Björk identified two-dimensional mandibular stable structures in cephalograms during facial growth. However, we do not know what the three-dimensional stable structures are with certa...

    Authors: Gui Chen, Mona Al Awadi, David William Chambers, Manuel O. Lagravère-Vich, Tianmin Xu and Heesoo Oh

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:153

    Content type: Research article

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  17. While there is ample research into the anatomy of mandibular molars, little is known regarding isthmuses and middle mesial (MM) canals in Chinese populations. The goal of this study was to determine the preval...

    Authors: Shuaimei Xu, Junfeng Dao, Zhongjun Liu, Zhiyong Zhang, Yu Lu and Xiongqun Zeng

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:135

    Content type: Research article

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  18. A functional appliance is commonly used to optimize the development of the facial skeleton in the treatment of Class II malocclusion. Recent three-dimensional(3D) image-based analysis offers numerous advantage...

    Authors: Yi Fan, Paul Schneider, Harold Matthews, Wilbur Eugene Roberts, Tianmin Xu, Robert Wei, Peter Claes, John Clement, Nicky Kilpatrick and Anthony Penington

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:117

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Intraoral scanner (IOS) accuracy is commonly evaluated using full-arch surface comparison, which fails to take into consideration the starting position of the scanning (scan origin). Previously a novel method ...

    Authors: Zsolt Nagy, Botond Simon, Anthony Mennito, Zachary Evans, Walter Renne and János Vág

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:97

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Intra-articular disorders (ID) or anterior and/or medial displacement of the temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) disc are the most common form of TMJ dysfunction (TMD). TMD causes changes in the friction co...

    Authors: Linfeng Lai, Chenyao Huang, Fan Zhou, Fujian Xia and Guofeng Xiong

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:93

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a branch of computer science concerned with building smart software or machines capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence. We present a protocol for ...

    Authors: Henriette Lerner, Jaafar Mouhyi, Oleg Admakin and Francesco Mangano

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:80

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Digitalisation is an expanding field in dentistry and implementation of digital teaching methods in dental education is an essential part of modern education. Therefore, two digital training modules were imple...

    Authors: Maximiliane Amelie Schlenz, Karin Michel, Kerstin Wegner, Alexander Schmidt, Peter Rehmann and Bernd Wöstmann

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:78

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The aim of this study was to assess the difference of palatal morphology in different vertical patterns between skeletal Class I subjects and skeletal Class II subjects with retrusive mandible.

    Authors: Xiaoyi Huang, Xinnong Hu, Yijiao Zhao, Yong Wang and Yan Gu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:55

    Content type: Research article

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  24. To compare tissue response to two implant systems, featuring internal hexed connections with different designs.

    Authors: Davide Farronato, Pietro Mario Pasini, Mattia Manfredini, Cristian Scognamiglio, Andrea Alain Orsina and Marco Farronato

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:53

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a reliable radiographic modality to assess trabecular bone microarchitecture. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of CBCT image reconstruction parameters, ...

    Authors: Aso Muhammad Ali Muhammad, Norliza Ibrahim, Rohana Ahmad, Muhammad Khan Asif, Zamri Radzi, Zuraiza Mohamad Zaini and Hairil Rashmizal Abdul Razak

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:48

    Content type: Research article

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  26. A number of reference patterns such as the interincisal line, curve of the upper lip, width of the smile or shape of the teeth have been studied in different populations. Determining the frequency of different...

    Authors: María Melo, Javier Ata-Ali, Fadi Ata-Ali, Marco Bulsei, Perluigi Grella, Teresa Cobo and José María Martínez-González

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:42

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Advanced digital workflows in orthodontics and dentistry often require a combination of different software solutions to create patient appliances, which may be a complex and time-consuming process. The main ob...

    Authors: Alexander B. Xepapadeas, Christina Weise, K. Frank, S. Spintzyk, C. F. Poets, C. Wiechers, J. Arand and B. Koos

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:20

    Content type: Technical advance

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  28. Guided implant surgery is considered as a safe and minimally invasive flapless procedure. However, flapless guided surgery, implant placement in post-extraction sockets and immediate loading of complete-arch f...

    Authors: Henriette Lerner, Uli Hauschild, Robert Sader and Shahram Ghanaati

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:15

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Despite great improvement in child oral health, some children subgroups still suffer from higher levels of dental caries. Geographic and socioeconomic barriers and the lack of access to dental care services ar...

    Authors: Mohamed Estai, Yogesan Kanagasingam, Maryam Mehdizadeh, Janardhan Vignarajan, Richard Norman, Boyen Huang, Heiko Spallek, Michelle Irving, Amit Arora, Estie Kruger and Marc Tennant

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:11

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. The purpose of this prospective clinical study was to evaluate clinical results of the passive fit of the substructure in the Toronto bridge and the chipping or delamination of the ceramic veneering on the zir...

    Authors: Antonio Scarano, Marco Stoppaccioli and Tommaso Casolino

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:286

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Desktop scanners are devices for digitization of conventional impressions or gypsum casts by indirect Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Assisted Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) in dentistry. The purpose of this in vitro ...

    Authors: G. Joós-Kovács, B. Vecsei, Sz. Körmendi, V. A. Gyarmathy, J. Borbély and P. Hermann

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:280

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Lithium disilicate is now a well accepted material for indirect restorations. The aim of this trial was to evaluate two lithium disilicate systems using a novel prosthodontic Functional Index for Teeth (FIT).

    Authors: Edoardo Ferrari Cagidiaco, Simone Grandini, Cecilia Goracci and Tim Joda

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:276

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The purpose of this study was to investigate the trueness of intraoral scanning of residual ridge in edentulous regions during in vitro evaluation of inter-operator validity.

    Authors: Akinori Tasaka, Yuuki Uekubo, Tomoharu Mitsui, Takao Kasahara, Takuya Takanashi, Shinya Homma, Satoru Matsunaga, Shinichi Abe, Masao Yoshinari, Yasutomo Yajima, Kaoru Sakurai and Shuichiro Yamashita

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:264

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Miniscrews have been used to superimpose three-dimensional (3D) craniofacial images as well as explore stable structures in jaws. Our purpose was to evaluate the reliability and validity of linear and angular ...

    Authors: Yiran Jiang and Gui Chen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:259

    Content type: Research article

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  35. This retrospective clinical study aims to present results of experience with a novel guided surgery system with a sleeveless, open-frame structure, in which the surgical handpiece (not the drills used for prep...

    Authors: Jaafar Mouhyi, Maurice Albert Salama, Francesco Guido Mangano, Carlo Mangano, Bidzina Margiani and Oleg Admakin

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:253

    Content type: Research article

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  36. The aim of this study was to compare free fluoride concentration and total fluoride concentration in mouthwashes.

    Authors: Vladimir Yu. Reshetnyak, Olga V. Nesterova, Oleg I. Admakin, Denis A. Dobrokhotov, Irina N. Avertseva, Samira A. Dostdar and Dinara F. Khakimova

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:251

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate enamel reduction efficiency, abrasive property decay, and enamel effects between oscillating mechanical and manual systems for interproximal enamel reductio...

    Authors: Francesca Gazzani, Roberta Lione, Chiara Pavoni, Gianluca Mampieri and Paola Cozza

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:247

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Aesthetic porcelain veneers proved to be a long-term reliable prosthetic solution, ensuring minimal invasiveness. The use of veneers requires an adhesive cementation technique, so maintaining as much enamel as...

    Authors: Francesca Cattoni, Giulia Teté, Alessandro Mauro Calloni, Fabio Manazza, Giorgio Gastaldi and Paolo Capparè

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:230

    Content type: Research article

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  39. To determine the accuracy of volumetric measurements of the mandible in vitro by cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and to analyze the influence of voxel sizes and segmentation threshold settings on it.

    Authors: Ting Dong, Lunguo Xia, Chenglin Cai, Lingjun Yuan, Niansong Ye and Bing Fang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:206

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Recent non-invasive 3D photography method has been applied to facial analysis, offering numerous advantages in orthodontic. The purpose of this study was to analyze the faces of a sample of healthy European ad...

    Authors: M. L. Menéndez López-Mateos, J. Carreño-Carreño, J. C. Palma, J. A. Alarcón, C. Menéndez López-Mateos and M. Menéndez-Núñez

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:196

    Content type: Research article

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  41. A common strategy in the non-extraction treatment of Class II molar relationship is maxillary molar distalization, which could increase lower face height and cause clockwise mandibular rotation. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Silvia Caruso, Alessandro Nota, Shideh Ehsani, Elena Maddalone, Kenji Ojima and Simona Tecco

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:182

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Despite the limited number of articles dedicated to its use, augmented reality (AR) is an emerging technology that has shown to have increasing applications in multiple different medical sectors. These include...

    Authors: Gerardo Pellegrino, Carlo Mangano, Roberto Mangano, Agnese Ferri, Valerio Taraschi and Claudio Marchetti

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:158

    Content type: Case report

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  43. An apical shift in the position of the gingiva beyond the cemento-enamel junction leads to gingival recession. This study aimed to evaluate the reproducibility of digital measurements of gingival recession whe...

    Authors: Hytham N. Fageeh, Abdullah A. Meshni, Hassan A. Jamal, Reghunathan S. Preethanath and Esam Halboub

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:154

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Oral Health 2019 19:199