In 2006, researchers and clinicians from all over the world met in Aachen under the auspices of the German society for lasers in dentistry. The meeting's aim was to set standards of acceptable therapeutic approaches based on scientific evidence and to reach a consensus about definitions of laser therapy.
Author: Francesco Saverio De Ponte
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2011-11-25
During the early 19th century, it was discovered that adding yellow (now called white) phosphorous to matchstick heads made it easier to ignite matches. The phosphorous vapors were breathed in by workers and combined with other chemicals in the body to produce a potent nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate. Today's oral nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates and intravenous nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates circulate around the body the same way as the phosphorous vapors, and are absorbed into bone and ingested by osteoclasts. When this unique binding process of bisphosphonates to bone occurs, osteoclasts are poisoned, and this reduces or eliminates bone turnover. Alveolar bone in the mandible and maxilla turns over more rapidly than in long bones, so the jaws are a better target for bisphosphonate toxicity. It wasn't until 2003 that today's intravenous and oral nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate medications were implicated as major risk factors in the development of exposed necrotic bone of the jaws. Most of the researchers who reported cases of bisphosphonate-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw found that these patients were treated with zoledronate, pamidronate, or a combination of these drugs, which are commonly used for treating breast cancer or myeloma. In about 5% of cases, subjects with BIONJ were being treated for osteoporosis. Precipitating events that contribute to BIONJ are tooth extractions (about 50% of cases), mandibular exostoses, periodontal disease, and local trauma from ill-fitting dentures. It is not known if the placement of dental implants is a precipitating factor. The book aims to meet the need of medical practitioners working in all fields that use bisphosphonates, and to present the conservative and surgical treatment methods currently in use. There will also be detailed information on the literature relating to dental implants in patients treated with bisphosphonates.
Contemporary Laser Dentistry is a complete and through presentation of lasers in the field of dentistry. It will cater to the needs of all individuals, from students to educators, clinicians to researchers and from specialists to generalists who want to understand and adapt lasers in their daily dental practice. This textbook is a comprehensive guide about each and every aspect of lasers across the ever emerging field of dentistry. It describes different types of lasers, their principles of working of lasers, current and potential applications of lasers in dentistry, recent advances in lasers, hazards of lasers, laser safety and precautions, advantages and disadvantages of lasers. It will help you learn the fundamentals, make the proper use of lasers with the best knowledge about lasers which will help you in achieving the best clinical results from each procedure, and fulfill your patient’s expectations. Salient Features § Emphasizes on understanding the fundamental phenomena in terms of principles of laser application, thereby correlating basic sciences with different dental procedures. § Illustrated diagrams: depicting fundamental components of a laser, details of several conditions and treatments. § New coverage: including recent advances in types of lasers and their applications in dentistry. § Important updates: including indications and contraindications of lasers, hazards of lasers, laser safety considerations and precautions.
Author: Silvano Naretto
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date: 2011-11-25
Orthodontics is a fast developing science as well as the field of medicine in general. The attempt of this book is to propose new possibilities and new ways of thinking about Orthodontics beside the ones presented in established and outstanding publications available elsewhere. Some of the presented chapters transmit basic information, other clinical experiences and further offer even a window to the future. In the hands of the reader this book could provide an useful tool for the exploration of the application of information, knowledge and belief to some orthodontic topics and questions.
Author: Khalid Almas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2018-01-17
Glossary of Dental Implantology provides a comprehensive, consensus-based global platform of dental implant terminology for effective communication among dental professionals, clinicians, clinical and basic science researchers, and scientists. Offers clear definitions for dental implant-related terms for use by the whole dental team Fosters a working knowledge of currently used dental implant terminology Helps team members to communicate more efficiently and effectively Presents a comprehensive guide for specialist and general dentists, dental students, residents, dental hygienists, and dental laboratory technicians Includes entries for hardware technology, regenerative materials, lasers, radiology, and more