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MATERIAL AND METHODS A single unit crown preparation was conducted for maxillary right first molar on a fully dentulous model. The prepared tooth was scanned with a high precision industrial scanner (ATOS Core 80) and the reference digital model was obtained. The dental model was further scanned 10 times using 3 different intraoral scanners (CEREC Omnicam AC, TRIOS 3 Color Pod, and Aadva IOS 100). The data obtained from the reference scanner and intraoral scanners were transferred to different CAD programs (CEREC inLab, TRIOS Design Studio, Exocad) and digital crowns were designed for each scanned data-CAD combination. After that, the data losses that occurred between these transfers were evaluated by superimposition technique in a special software (VR Mesh v7.5) (alpha=0.05).
RESULTS Among the all combinations of scanner and software, Omnicam AC-InLab was determined to be the most precise combination through the full digital workflow since the Omnicam AC-Exocad combination showed the highest deviations.
CONCLUSIONS Within the limitations of this in vitro study, it was determined that the combinations of scanners and associated CAD programs yielded more accurate results, and data loss was revealed when the scanned data converted from the proprietary format to the STL format.
Lobato JC, Santos Vilhena MA, Izidoro C, Alves RC, Proença L. Single application of 0.8% hyaluronic acid as a coadjuvant of nonsurgical treatment in nonsmoking patients with periodontitis: A split-mouth, randomized, controlled pilot clinical trial. J Indian Soc Periodontol 2019;23:545-8
Background: Topical coadjuvants might be indicated to increase the results of nonsurgical periodontal treatment and overcome some of its limitations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical benefits of a single topical application of 0.8% hyaluronic acid (HA) as a coadjuvant to scaling and root planing (SRP) in periodontal patients.
Materials and Methods: Sixteen patients diagnosed with periodontitis were recruited to participate in this split-mouth randomized controlled trial. At baseline, oral hygiene instructions, prophylaxis, and SRP were performed in both sides; additionally, a subgingival application of HA at 0.8% was made in the test side. Several clinical parameters were assessed at baseline, 6, and 12 weeks later: full mouth plaque score, gingival score, bleeding on probing (BoP), probing depth (PD), and clinical attachment level (CAL).
Results: At the end of 12 weeks, there was a overall improvement in all periodontal parameters in both sides (P < 0.05). Test sides showed less BoP when compared to the control sides (9.4 ± 4.0 vs. 14.9 ± 8.9, P < 0.05). Other periodontal parameters such as PD and CAL showed a slight improvement in comparison with the control sides, but the difference was not statistically significant (P > 0.05).
Conclusion: Results from this study indicate that a single subgingival application of 0.8% HA seems to reduce gingival inflammation and improve clinical parameters, particularly BoP. Further studies are needed to evaluate the effect of repeated application of HA and long-term results.
Published online: December 16, 2019