STOMATOLOGY EDU JOURNAL 2019, Volume 6, Issue 1



Continuing medical education in European dentistry

Dear readers,
As an FDI regular member, on October 19, 2018 the Romanian Society of Stomatology (RSS) received a notification on behalf of Enzo Bondioni, FDI Executive Director that the FDI Council appointed Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hande Şar Sancaklı as CE Programme Director for Europe, as a replacement of Professor Alexandre Mersel. Her term of office started in September 2018 and will last until September 2020, with a possibility of renewal in September 2020 […]

Hande Şar Sancaklı

The concept of complete dentistry

Dear readers,
There is an awakening going on in dentistry today. The “tooth dentists” of yesterday are slowly but surely being transformed into physicians of the total masticatory system. And it is a transformation that is long past due. Expanding the scope of dentistry in no way minimizes the importance of the teeth as a primary focus. It actually raises the bar for dentists to better understand why the interrelationship between the teeth and the rest of the masticatory system structures is so critical […]

Peter E. Dawson

Transparency in peer review

Dear readers,
Review is something that can have all shades of grey, even black. The black ones are allegedly reviewed, unfortunately a practice that can be observed in the literature. I can read “peer reviewed” published papers where I wonder if anybody with a functioning brain has ever read it. In the grey area, you find things as if copied from an advertisement: “Reduce the editorial time by proactively inviting the articles reviewed via our tools and reports” or “…article reports for language […]

Jean-François Roulet


Laudatio, to our beloved mentor, Professor Rudolf Slavicek

Rudolf Slavicek, a mentor of “modern gnathology” worldwide stays active in postgraduate education. His first scientific formation as a medical doctor (Doctor of Medicine in 1954) was followed by numerous others: his education in dentistry (certified in 1957), his post-graduation in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthetics (1958), in Orthodontics (1958-1960), but also by his passion for anatomy, anthropology, and biomechanics. This extremely broad knowledge was acquired in Vienna, Austria between 1946 (year of his baccalaureate) and 1960 […]

Jean-Daniel Orthlieb



Effects of exposure time and exposure distance on the micro-mechanical properties of light cured pit and fissure sealants
Initial descriptions in the applicative use of pit and fissure sealants were published in the late 1960’s [1] whilst retention rates of such sealants were evaluated in the 1980’s, clearly demonstrating the benefits and effectiveness of the treatment [2-5]. In many cases the placement of pit and fissure sealant in a clinical setting is not clearly indicated. An America Dental Association (ADA) report published in 2008 [6] gave a number of recommendations to help dental practitioners with their decision making […]

Citation: Holroyd M, Ilie N. Effects of exposure time and exposure distance on the micro-mechanical properties of light cured pit and fissure sealants. Stoma Edu J. 2019;6(1):9-17


The effect of cleaning procedures on the bond strength of ceramic surfaces contaminated with saliva and try-in paste
The pursuit for restorations that mimic nature is more evident than ever. Ceramics are widely used in dentistry due to their ability to mimic the optical characteristics of enamel and dentine as well as for their biocompatibility and chemical durability [1]. The development of all-ceramic restorations and evolution of luting agents are making cementation of dental restorations stronger and more predictable […]

Citation: Gonzaga LH, Arora H, Martin WC. The effect of cleaning procedures on the bond strength of ceramic surfaces contaminated with  saliva and try-in paste. Stoma Edu J. 2019;6(1):18-23


Influence of fluoride mouthwash containing nanohydroxyapatite on the dentin interface of direct restorations: A randomized controlled crossover in situ study
Dental enamel etching increases the surface energy, which facilitates the penetration of the adhesive system and the adhesion to this substrate [1]. Adhesion to the enamel substrate is more efficient than to the dentin substrate since it is composed of an inorganic matrix, while dentin presents a more significant amount of organic matrix composed mainly of collagen and water […]

Citation: de Oliveira DCRS, de Menezes LR, Prieto LT, Coppini EK, Sartini Paulillo LAM, da Silveira Pereira GD. Influence of fluoride  mouthwash containing nanohydroxyapatite on the dentin interface of direct restorations: a randomized controlled crossover in situ study. Stoma Edu J. 2019;6(1):24-28


Oral health behaviour and awareness of young population in Turkey
As one of the world’s leading authority on oral health, the World Dental Federation (FDI) identifies dental caries and periodontal diseases among the most common and crucial global oral health burdens [1]. Scientific evidence shows a significant relationship between oral health and general health. Non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, respiratory, cardiovascular and oral diseases share mutual risk factors. The oral health behavior and awareness of the young population in Turkey is assessed in this study […]

Citation: Sengez G, Saygili S, Yildiz M, Aksoy U, Sar Sancakli H. Oral health behaviour and awaraness of young population in Turkey. Stoma Edu J. 2019;6(1):29-35.


Immediate implant placement in fresh extraction sockets using the open healing technique and tissue level implants
Nowadays the first choice treatment option after extraction of failing teeth is represented either by immediate implant placement or by a socket preservation procedure [1,2]. Correctly managed, immediate implant placement into fresh extraction socket is a favorable treatment option in order to reduce the overall treatment time and to increase the patient’s comfort and satisfaction […]

Citation: Ionescu A, Dodi A, Panagopoulos V, Nicolescu MI, Mihai A, Tănase G. Immediate implant placement in fresh extraction sockets using the open healing technique and tissue level implants. Stoma Edu J. 2019;6(1):36-41.



Partial ceramic crowns. Esthetic and tissue conservative restorations – Part II: Anterior teeth – laminate veneers
For anterior teeth with cavities extending into large parts of the buccal surface and potentially needing replacement of the incisal edge, the classical treatment method for many years has been a full coverage crown, either made of resin materials, ceramics, or combination of metals with (mainly) ceramics. In anterior teeth with smaller defects, major esthetic problems related to color […]

Citation: Schmalz G, Federlin M. Partial ceramic crowns: Esthetic and tissue conservative restorations – Part II: anterior teeth – Laminate Veneers Stoma Edu J. 2019;6(1):43-54


Psychoneuroimmunology of oral diseases – A review
Psychoneuroimmunology is an interdisciplinary field which represents the convergence of psychology, neuroscience, endocrinology, and  immunology. Various stimuli that are perceived by the brain as stressful can trigger patterns of neurological activity which then directly influence immune and endocrine response. Since many cells of the nervous, immune, and endocrine systems share common signaling pathways, these systems do not act as isolated functional units, but instead interact with each other to yield an integrated response […]

Citation: Par M, Tarle Z. Psychoneuro-immunology of oral diseases – a review. Stoma Edu J. 2019;6(1):55-65


Adviser of dental industry quality products: IDS 2019
At the 38th International Dental Show (IDS), Cologne, Germany, over the five days (12-16 March, 2019), a total ews exposure area of 170,000 m² was attended by 2,327 companies from 64 countries whose stands were visited by over 160,000 visitors from 166 countries. The trade and the users mainly focused on innovative […]
Florin-Eugen Constantinescu
DMD, PhD Student
Editorial Director, Product News



Concepts in Oral Medicine – tractatio, concipio, documentatio. Volume I, II, III
Rudolf Slavicek


Oral Rehabilitation for Compromised and Elderly Patients
Alexandre Mersel

Oral Rehabilitation

Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. Material Selection and Technique
Douglas A. Terry, Willi Geller

Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry

Diseases and Conditions in Dentistry. An Evidence-Based Reference
Keyvan Moharamzadeh

Diseases and Conditions in Dentistry

Therapeutic Ultrasound in Dentistry. Applications for Dentofacial Repair, Regeneration, and Tissue Engineering
Tarek El-Bialy, Eiji Tanaka, Dror Aizenbud

Therapeutic Ultrasound in Dentistry

Application of the Neutral Zone in Prosthodontics
Joseph J. Massad, David R. Cagna, Charles J. Goodacre, Russell A. Wicks, Swati A. Ahuja

Application of the Neutral Zone

Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint
Ingrid Rozylo-Kalinowska, Kaan Orhan

Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint