Volume 3  Issue 2

Volume 3  Issue 2

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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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Hypothesis

Hypotheses of Pre-Maxilla Innervations in Cleft Lip and Palate Patients

Castro CHBC, Almeida VL, Reher P, Souza LN, De Moraes M, Souza ACRA

Cleft lip and palate (CLP) are birth defects that affect the midface, usually compromising aesthetics and several orofacial functions. Management of these cases implies the need of a multidisciplinary team, laying the foundations of a comprehensive rehabilitation. Cleft lip and palate may be associated to some syndromes, most commonly the Van der Woude Syndrome.

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