Volume XXIII

No. 3-4 / 2020

Amelogenesis and MIH – the role of MMP20 and KLK4

Enamel formation is a highly coordinated process. The enamel protein matrix, secreted by the ameloblasts, contains three main proteins: amelogenin, enamelin and ameloblastin. These proteins are specific to enamel and are degrade by specific proteases, MMP20 and KLK4. Human mutations in genes coding for the enamel proteinases cause variable degrees of hypomineralization.

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No. 3-4 / 2020

Treatment needs on immature first permanent molar

First permanent molar (FPM) is important because of the contrast between its major role in maintaining the balance of the dento-maxillary apparatus and its increased caries vulnerability. Because of the early appearance on dental arches, and of having an occlusal surface with numerous pits and fissures, it is quickly exposed to the action of factors with carious potential.

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No. 3-4 / 2020

Assessment of oral health and habits in a group of school children with intellectual disabilities

Disability is the consequence of a deficiency that can be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or a combination of these [1]. Currently, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 15% of the global population has different types of disabilities (̴1 billion people)

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No. 3-4 / 2020

The first exclusively ONLINE edition of the UNAS Congress – a full success and a turning point in Romanian Dental Education

Held between October 7 and 9, 2020, (I was to say …) in Bucharest, the XXIV National Edition with International Participation of the Congress of the National Union of Dental Associations will represent for all of us, organizers, participants, readers , sponsors, a memorable event that will remain in the history of the Association as the FIRST (and perhaps the only) ONLINE EDITION exclusively.

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No. 3-4 / 2020

Scientific Abstracts of the 24th Congress of the Unified National Romanian Dental Associations, October 7–9, 2020

Dentistry is the most dynamic medical field because it has undergone the most numerous and significant changes in the last 25 years. One of the ten important challenges that dentistry has been and is subject to is the package of normative acts developed as a result of the current pandemic. Adaptation to the new conditions is necessary.

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No. 2 / 2020

Childhood Asthma: Part II Children with Asthma and Oral Health

Special health care needs include any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioural, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, health care intervention, and/or use of specialized services or programs.

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No. 1 / 2020

The Relationship Between Molar-Incisor Hypomineralization (MIH) and Dental Fear: a Pilot Study

This pilot studywas to investigate correlations between molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH) and dental fear. Data were compiled from the dental records of 90 8-12-years-old children with mild/severeMIH. Dental examinations were performed by one calibrated examiner (BS) in university dental clinic, after the children had brushed their teeth, using an intraoral mirror.

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No. 1 / 2020

Oral health behaviors in pupils – a comparative study

School is the ideal environment for education because medical information reaches a large number of children who are in an important stage of behavioral development. Aim: to assess the behaviors towards oral health among two groups of students aged between 9 and 13, from Bucharest and Tehran.

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No. 1 / 2020

Disability, Oral Health and Quality of Life

The paper reviews oral health issues and ways to improve them in people with disabilities. Currently, people with disabilities represent 15% of the population (over 1 billion), about 95 million being children between 0 and 14 years (WHO, 2015). For many reasons (limited ability to perform routine personal oral care, oral respiration, sweetened medicines, impaired masticatory function, associated dental abnormalities, etc.), these people, and especially children, are considered to be extremely vulnerable for oral diseases.

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No. 1 / 2020

Childhood Asthma: Part I. General aspects and Oral Features

Asthma is defined as a chronic inflammatory condi­tion characterised by variable and reversible episodes of airflow obstruction and bronchospasm. Asthma is the commonest chronic disease in childhood. Pediatric asthma is a common chronic condition with wide-ranging implications for children’s health, their families, and the health care system.

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