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Marques L.S.,University of Vale do Rio Verde | Generoso R.,University of Vale do Rio Verde | Armond M.C.,University of Vale do Rio Verde | Pazzini C.A.,Federal University of Minas Gerais
American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics | Year: 2010

Short-root anomaly is a rare condition, but it can be a problem for orthodontists and their patients. Our aim in this article was to report the treatment of an orthodontic patient with short-root anomaly, highlighting the diagnostic aspects involved and the strategy used. Copyright © 2010 by the American Association of Orthodontists. Source


Martins-Junior P.A.,Federal University of Vales do Jequitinhonha and Mucuri | Ramos-Jorge J.,Federal University of Minas Gerais | Paiva S.M.,Federal University of Minas Gerais | Marques L.S.,University of Vale do Rio Verde | Ramos-Jorge M.L.,Federal University of Vales do Jequitinhonha and Mucuri
Cadernos de Saude Publica | Year: 2012

This study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Brazilian version of the Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS). A total of 247 children aged 2 to 5 years and their parents/guardians participated in this study. A clinical oral examination was performed and the parents/guardians completed the ECOHIS questionnaire. Within a period of four-weeks, 20% of the participants repeated the ECOHIS questionnaire. Construct validity was determined using Spearman's rank correlation. Discriminant validity, internal consistency and test-retest reliability were also evaluated. The children were divided into 2 groups: group 1 (with dental caries) and group 2 (caries-free). Children with caries showed higher mean ECOHIS scores than the caries-free children. The child impact section (p < 0.01), family impact section (p < 0.01) and total ECOHIS scores (p < 0.01) were significantly correlated with tooth decay. Cronbach's alpha coefficients demonstrated satisfactory internal consistency. The Brazilian version of the ECOHIS is a valid instrument for assessing oral health-related quality of life in preschool children with Brazilian Portuguese-speaking primary caregivers. Source


Dominguete P.R.,University of Vale do Rio Verde
BMJ case reports | Year: 2013

The presence of retained foreign bodies in the maxillofacial region as a consequence of penetrating injuries from knives is poorly documented in the scientific literature. This manuscript reports the case of a 30-year-old Caucasian with a knife blade lodged in the maxillofacial skeleton. Following clinical and radiographic exams, it was determined that the object had penetrated through the left nostril and nasal septum, in the direction of the right maxillary sinus, and remained impacted without causing injury to important anatomical structures. After systemic assessment and determination of the exact location of the knife blade, the object was removed in an outpatient setting under local anaesthesia. This manuscript aims to report a rare case of a transfacial penetrating injury involving a knife blade that was removed in an outpatient setting while also discussing the proper conduct and treatment options for similar cases in the context of a brief literature review. Source


Ramos-Jorge J.,Federal University of Minas Gerais | Ramos-Jorge J.,University of Vale do Rio Verde | Pordeus I.A.,Federal University of Minas Gerais | Ramos-Jorge M.L.,Federal University of Vales do Jequitinhonha and Mucuri | And 2 more authors.
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology | Year: 2014

Objective The aim of the present population-based cross-sectional study was to evaluate the association between untreated dental caries, considering stages and activity, and the impact on OHRQoL among preschool children and their parents/caregivers. Methods A randomly selected sample of 451 Brazilian preschool children aged three to 5 years underwent a clinical oral examination for the assessment of dental caries using the ICDAS II criteria. Parents/caregivers were asked to answer two questionnaires: one on the OHRQoL of the children (ECOHIS) and another on the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the children and families. Statistical analysis involved descriptive statistics, the chi-square test, Mann-Whitney test and hierarchically adjusted Poisson regression models. Results The prevalence of early childhood caries was 51.2%. The majority of teeth with caries exhibited severe decay (60.6%). Untreated severe decay, such as active lesions within visible dentin (P < 0.001), extensive active and inactive cavity without pulp exposure or fistula (P < 0.001 and P = 0.001, respectively), extensive cavity with pulp exposure and absence of fistula (P = 0.003) and root remnant (P = 0.002), were associated with a negative impact on quality of life. Conclusion Active and inactive untreated severe carious lesions were associated with a negative impact on the quality of life of preschoolers and their parents/caregivers. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Source


Ramos-Jorge J.,Federal University of Minas Gerais | Ramos-Jorge J.,University of Vale do Rio Verde | Paiva S.M.,Federal University of Minas Gerais | Tataounoff J.,Federal University of Vales do Jequitinhonha and Mucuri | And 3 more authors.
Dental Traumatology | Year: 2014

Background/Aim: The joint evaluation of oral health-related quality of life and traumatic dental injury (TDI) is an important tool for setting priorities in public oral health programs. The purpose of the present study was to compare the impact of treated TDI, untreated TDI, and absence of TDI on the quality of life of schoolchildren aged 11-14 years. Material and methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out with 668 schoolchildren from the city of Diamantina, Brazil. The clinical examination involved the determination of the presence and type of TDI based on the criteria proposed by O'Brien. Malocclusion was evaluated using the criteria of the Dental Aesthetic Index, and dental caries was diagnosed using the DMFT/dmft index. The impact of TDI on quality of life was assessed using the Child Oral Impact on Daily Performances (Child-OIDP). The outcome was the absence (Child-OIDP = 0) or presence (Child-OIDP ≥ 1) of impact on quality of life. Results: The prevalence of TDI was 34.3%. Schoolchildren with untreated TDI experienced a greater impact on eating (P = 0.016) and smiling (P < 0.001) in comparison with those without TDI. No significant differences were found in the Child-OIDP score between schoolchildren with treated TDI and those without trauma. The unadjusted and adjusted results of the Poisson regression analysis of the Child-OIDP demonstrated that schoolchildren with untreated TDI were more likely to experience an impact on 'eating and enjoying food', 'smiling and showing teeth', and 'overall score'. Conclusions: Untreated TDI was associated with a negative impact on the quality of life of schoolchildren, whereas treated TDI and absence of TDI were not associated with impact on quality of life. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Source

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