School of Dental Medicine, Department of Removable Prosthodontics

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Main research field

prosthodontics, public health dentistry, temporomandibular disorders, oral rehabilitation

Specific research areas

temporomandibular disorders,occlusal appliances,esthetic dentistry, oral rehabilitation,

Equipment

EMG, MRI, OPG, axiography

Technology keywords

  • Care and Health Services
  • Clinical Research, Trials
  • Dentistry/Odontology, Stomatology
  • Physiology

Services offered

  • Material characterisation (testings, measurements, various quantitative and / or qualitative analyses)
  • Quality control
  • Medical

Market sectors

Short summary (English)

The research of biodynamics of masticatory system is provided by various methods in dentistry as EMG (surface electromyography), gnathosonic recordings, kinematic regcordings, MRI images, and other recent noninvasive diagnostic devices. It is important to differentiate patients with and without TMD (temporomandibular disorders) according to RDC/TMD protocol and Gnathological chart at the School of Dental Medicine University of Zagreb. The main prosthodontic interest is to provide patients with best possible therapy, carefully planed and adapted into morphologicaly and biologicaly healthy oral environment. to investigate the influence of prosthodontic therapy on orofacial system. The quality and the quantity of the jaw bone tissue is assessed by using oral microdensitometry (in equivalents of Cu atenuator), and by use of quantitative and qualitative radiomorphometric indices, and by angular and linear measurements in removable, fixed-removable and implant patients. Linear resorption of residual alveolar ridges has also been monitored and correlated to other factors, such as cervical back.bone density. The quality of life of prosthodontic patients has also been assessed by Oral Health Impact Profile questionnaire. Chewing function is assessed by the self-developed "Chewing Questionnaire" through the factor analysis and psychometric properties validation. Esthetic influences are assessed by "Esthetic Profile Scale" questionnaire. Also, there is increased interest in dental research of different esthetic dental procedures and their impact on the level of patient's satisfaction with their new appearance depend on age and gender, type and material of restorations including the effect of different bleaching procedures on the level of patient's sensitivity and satisfaction with the results.

Short summary (Croatian)

Istraživanje biodinamike mastikatornog sustava se u stomatologiji provodi različitim metodama, kao npr. površinskom elektromiografijom (EMG), gnatosonijskim registracijama, kinematičkim registracijama, MRI slikovnim prikazima i drugim neinvazivnim tehnikama. Važno je pacijente razlikovati s obzirom na prisutnost temporomandibularnih poremećaja (TMP), utvrđenih prema TMD/RDC protokolima i dijagnostičkom Gnatološkom kartonu Stomatološkog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Zagrebu. U protetici je posebno važno opskrbiti pacijente s adekvatnim protetskim terapijskim sredstvima, pažljivo planiranima i usklađenima s morfološkim i biološkim uvjetima oralnog kaviteta te ispitati utjecaje protetske terapije na orofacijalni sustav. Kvaliteta i kvantiteta koštanih tkiva čeljusti ispituje se mikrodenzitometrijom (Cu intenzitet) i primjenom radiomorfometrijskih indeksa, te angularnih i linearnih mjerenja u pacijenata s mobilnim ili fiksnim nadomjestcima. Linearna resorpcija rezidualnih alveolarnih grebena se također promatra i mjeri u usporedbi sa mnogim faktorima uključivši i gustoću kralježaka. Ispitivanje kvalitete života obzirom na protetske radove ispituje se OHIP indeksima, žvačna funkcija vlastitim upitnikom "Chewing Questionnaire" analizom čimbenika i psihometričkih varijabli. Parametri estetike se procjenjuju EPS upitnikom, a dentalni postupci se ocjenjuju prema ocjeni zadovoljstva pacijenta s obzirom na izgled u odnosu na dob,spol, vrstu materijala te različite postupke izbjeljivanja zuba.

Last update: 29.05.2013. 04:20:23

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