Poster Presentation

Poster Presentation

PR09 - Are Periapical Symptoms Associated With Maxillary Mucositis?

Thursday, April 26
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Exhibit Hall

The aim of this study was to evaluate whether maxillary mucositis (MM) is associated with odontogenic symptoms or symptoms of periapical diagnosis. Following our inclusion criteria, we retrospectively reviewed 50 patient charts treated in the endodontic department at the University of Florida between 2015 and 2017. All patients were endodontically diagnosed based on clinical signs, symptoms, and imaging findings including conventional radiographs and limited field of view CBCT scans. Patients were classified in four different groups: Normal, asymptomatic apical periodontitis (AAP), symptomatic apical periodontitis (SAP), chronic apical abscess (CAA) and acute apical abscess (AAA). Previously taken CBCT scans were used to determine presence of periapical radiolucency and MM for each patient.  To ensure data reliability, two observers (trained specialists in endodontics and one radiology resident) were calibrated on the interpretation of the CBCT images of maxillary sinuses. Chi-squared test and Fisher's exact test was used to determine any statistical differences among groups (p<0.05). Results showed no significant difference between groups. We concluded that the presence of maxillary mucositis were not associated with any symptomatic periapical diagnosis. 

Kira Santos

Endodontic Resident
University of Florida

I am a second year endodontic resident at the University of Florida presenting computer cone beam CT scans and seeing if there is correlation between periapical symptoms.

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Sergio Palacios

Radiology Resident
University of Florida

Sergio is the chief resident at the University of Florida Radiology Department. He helped to interpret The Limited field of view computer cone beam CT scans.

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Eleonora Bakiri

Clinical Professor
University of Florida

Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Endodontics at University of Florida, Gainesville. Involved with the predoctoral teaching, research and intramural Faculty Practice. Worked in private practice for 15 years in Athens, Greece.

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Roberta Pileggi

Chair and Program Director of the Department of Endodontics at University of Florida, Associate Dean of Advanced and Graduate Education, AAE Board of Director for District II
University of Florida

Chair and Program Director, Associate Dean of the Department of Advanced and Graduate Education, District III Board Director, Coda consultant, Director of the School of Advanced Dental Sciences at University of Florida, College of Dentistry.

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Marianella Natera-Fernandez

Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Pre-doctoral Endodontics.
University of Florida

Dr. Marianella Natera-Fernandez is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Endodontics and is the Director of Predoctoral Endodontics. Dr. Natera-Fernandez previously served as an assistant professor at Rutgers University where she received her Master’s Degree in Endodontics and taught both undergrad and post-graduate endodontic students. She received her first dental degree at the Universidad de Los Andes in Merida, Venezuela in 1995 and then enjoyed 12 years in private practice as a general dentist, with a simultaneous part-time faculty teaching assignment at Universidad Santa Maria for 7 years. Dr. Natera-Fernandez completed a fellowship in Endodontics here at the University of Florida in 2009 and was excited to return to UF in 2017 helping to lead Endogators to Academic Excellence!

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