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Assessment of Mandibular Asymmetries in Adults: A Radiographic Study

Author: Ahmad A Abdulmawjood
Journal: Al-Rafidain Dental Journal مجلة الرافدين لطب الأسنان ISSN: 18121217 Year: 2013 Volume: 13 Issue: 2 Pages: 320-326
Publisher: Mosul University جامعة الموصل

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The mandibular asymmetry is important because of its direct effect on facial appearance. Aims: The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence and severity of mandibular asymmetries between right and left sides. Materials and methods: The sample consisted of 22 males and 23 females having lateral cephalometric and orthopantomographic radiographs. Four linear and two angular measurements were compared between right and left sides of the mandible. These measurements were: ramus height(RH), ramus width(RW), corpus height(CH), corpus length(CL), gonial angle(Go) and condylar angle(Co). Results: The study revealed no significant differences between right and left sides of the mandible, in both gender, regarding the 4 linear measurements. Whereas for the angular measurements there was a significant difference in condylar angle between right and left sides in both male and female groups. Also no significant gender differences were found regarding all measurements except in corpus height. Conclusion: No significant facial asymmetry was found between right and left sides of the mandible for the population being studied in both genders except in condylar angle. In addition it was found out that severe mandibular asymmetry is not so a common occurrence.

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Success and failure rates of orthodontic micro implants (a clinical study)

Authors: Zaid S Tawfiq --- Mahmood Kh Ahmad --- Ahmad A Abdulmawjood
Journal: Al-Rafidain Dental Journal مجلة الرافدين لطب الأسنان ISSN: 18121217 Year: 2011 Volume: 11 Issue: 3 Pages: 131-135
Publisher: Mosul University جامعة الموصل

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Aims: To evaluate the rates of success and failure regarding the mobility of orthodontic microimplants in patients undergoing fixed orthodontic appliance treatment. Materials and Methods: The sample consisted of 36 titanium microimplants (AbsoAnchor®, Dentos inc. Korea) inserted in 15 female patients. The mean age for the patients was 25.53 years. Microimplants of 1.2 mm in diameter and 6–10 mm in length were used. A self–drilling method was used. A small vertical stab incision and the microimplants inserted with a screwdriver. The patients were seen periodically every 3–4 weeks. A microimplant with complete absence of a clinically detectable mobility was considered as a successful one. Whereas failure was defined as a microimplant mobility within 8 months. Results and Discussion: The total success rate for microimplants for both jaws was (86.1%). Whereas a (91.7%) success rate was recorded in the upper jaw and in the lower jaw it was (75%).Despite of higher failure rates in the mandible, which may be attributed to the occlusal force, yet they remain non significantly different from those in maxilla. Conclusions: The relatively high success rates of microimplants make them an appropriate solution for providing absolute anchorage whenever being needed in orthodontic therapy


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Assessment of KÖle analysis (Yuinzing modification) in Mosul city (a cephalometric study)

Authors: Younis MS Hasan --- Ahmad A Abdulmawjood --- Khidhair A Al–Jumaili
Journal: Al-Rafidain Dental Journal مجلة الرافدين لطب الأسنان ISSN: 18121217 Year: 2011 Volume: 11 Issue: 3 Pages: 199-206
Publisher: Mosul University جامعة الموصل

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Aims: The aim of this study is to assess Köle analysis (Tuinzing modification) for determining the possible positions of chin (soft and hard tissue) in skeletal Cl.I, Cl.II and Cl. III type of malocclusion of adult age group and for both genders. Materials and Methods: The study was carried out on the lateral cephalometric radiograph of (118) subjects of adult age group (18-25) years old; Cl I type (28 male and 19 female), Cl II type (19 male and 17 female) and Cl III type (18 male and female 17). SNA, SNB and ANB were used to estimate the type of skeletal malocclusion. For the analysis, 2 lines perpendicular to SN line are drawn touching the most anterior point of the upper lip-Ls (upper lip plane) and one from the infra orbital point-Or (orbital plane). The position of the chin points (hard and soft tissue) were assessed via determining the position of (Pog and Pg) respectively in relation to these two vertical planes using five scores: Score 1: give to the chin point that situated posterior to orbital plane. Score 2: give to the chin point that situated in a touch with orbital plane. Score 3: give to the chin point that situated in between orbital plane and upper lip plane. Score 4: give to the chin point that situated in a touch with upper lip plane. Score 5: give to the chin point that situated anterior to the upper lip plane. Results: The positions of Pog and Pg: Cl I mainly at score (2 and 3) respectively, Cl II mainly at score (1and 2) respectively and Cl III type Pog gave rise to slight increase of score (3 than 2) while Pg gave rise to slight increase of score (3 than 5) with no significant difference between genders for all classes. Conclusions: Köle analysis (Tuinzing modification) may be valuable for determining chin (soft and hard tissues) of Cl I, Cl II and Cl III types of malocclusion of adult age group and for both genders


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Prevalence of "White Spots" Around Orthodontic Brackets: A Clinical Study

Authors: Ahmad A Abdulmawjood --- Mahmood Kh Ahmed --- Ne’am R. Al- Saleem
Journal: Al-Rafidain Dental Journal مجلة الرافدين لطب الأسنان ISSN: 18121217 Year: 2012 Volume: 12 Issue: 2 Pages: 371-377
Publisher: Mosul University جامعة الموصل

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Aim: To determine the prevalence of white spot lesions in orthodontic patients treated with fixed or-thodontic appliances at different treatment periods and to reveal the teeth most commonly affected by white spot lesions. Materials and Methods: Forty eight patients (31 females and 17 males) treated with fixed orthodontic appliance were included in this study. The patients were examined for the pres-ence of white spot before insertion of the appliance and after its removal using visual examination. Results: This study showed that there was a significant increase in the formation of white spot lesions along with the increase in treatment duration in male group, while females showed no significant dif-ference in white spots at different durations. The first molars were the most affected teeth by white spots followed by canines and second premolars. Conclusion: This clinical study showed that the teeth in buccal segment were affected by white spots more than incisors and the prevalence of white spots increased when the duration of treatment increased.

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