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The Open Dentistry Journal is an Open Access online journal, which publishes research articles, reviews/mini-reviews, letters, case reports and guest edited single topic issues in all areas of dentistry and the oral cavity.


The journal encourages submissions related to the following fields of dentistry:

  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Management of Dental Disease
  • Periodontology
  • Dental Implants
  • Oral Pathology
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Endodontology
  • Operative Dentistry
  • Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics
  • Dental Biomaterials Science
  • Oral Medicine
  • Clinical Trials
  • Translational Research


The Open Dentistry Journal, a peer-reviewed journal, is an important and reliable source of current information on important recent developments in the field. The emphasis will be on publishing quality papers rapidly and freely available to researchers worldwide.


Recent Articles

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Multimodal Protocol for the Treatment of Odontogenic Keratocysts

Orion Haas Jr., Crescente Betina Belloc., Machado-Fernández Agustín, Favoreto André Xavier Padilha, Scolari Neimar, de Oliveira Rogério Belle

Purpose:

The aim of this study is to evaluate longitudinally the effectiveness of a multimodal protocol based on decompression followed by enucleation combined with the use of liquid nitrogen under local anesthesia for the treatment of odontogenic keratocysts.

Methods:

Seven patients with a diagnosis of odontogenic keratocyst were evaluated longitudinally to clinical and histological features, and pre- and postoperative radiographs were analyzed. Data were collected on the epidemiological profile of patients and on cysts, including the presence of recurrence, duration of drainage device use, lesion site, and presence of postoperative complications.

Results:

No recurrence was observed during follow-up. Mean follow-up was 59.57 months (range, 18-96 months). No pathological fracture was observed. None of the patients had persistent paresthesia of the inferior alveolar nerve. Substantial reduction in cyst size and epithelial differentiation were observed in all patients after multimodal treatment.

Conclusion:

Based on these results, the multimodal protocol proposed here was effective in the treatment of odontogenic keratocysts by reducing lesion size, avoiding possible damage to adjacent anatomical structures, and allowing a surgical procedure with less morbidity. The longitudinal follow-up of patients showed that this treatment modality is associated with a low recurrence rate compared with alternative therapies.


February 16, 2021
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