Submited on: 29 Sep 2014 06:40:13 PM GMT
Published on: 30 Sep 2014 06:03:30 AM GMT
Retention in Cases with Resorbed Alveolar Ridges
Posted by Dr. William J Maloney on 10 Oct 2014 05:58:00 PM GMT Reviewed by Interested Peers

  • What are the main claims of the paper and how important are they?

    The purpose of this article is to describe a solution to the retention crises exhibited in severley resorbed alveolar ridge cases.

  • Are these claims novel? If not, please specify papers that weaken the claims to the originality of this one.


  • Are the claims properly placed in the context of the previous literature?


  • Do the results support the claims? If not, what other evidence is required?


  • If a protocol is provided, for example for a randomized controlled trial, are there any important deviations from it? If so, have the authors explained adequately why the deviations occurred?


  • Is the methodology valid? Does the paper offer enough details of its methodology that its experiments or its analyses could be reproduced?


  • Would any other experiments or additional information improve the paper? How much better would the paper be if this extra work was done, and how difficult would such work be to do, or to provide?


  • Is this paper outstanding in its discipline? (For example, would you like to see this work presented in a seminar at your hospital or university? Do you feel these results need to be incorporated in your next general lecture on the subject?) If yes, what makes it outstanding? If not, why not?

    Yes - it would be a great seminar for the continuing education of practicing dentists.

  • Other Comments:

    This article presents a case in which the maxillary residual alveolar ridge and has flabby tissue anteriorly.  The authors state that the reduction in cuspal inclination can improve stability and retention.  They also state that the reduction of weight of a maxillary prosthesis has been demonstrated to be an aid when making an obturator for a large maxillofacial defect but has been rarely utilized in the fabrication of complete dentures.

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  • Experience and credentials in the specific area of science:

    Clinical associate professor

  • How to cite:  Maloney W J.Retention in Cases with Resorbed Alveolar Ridges[Review of the article '"Artless solution to resolve the problem of retention in resorbed alveolar ridge cases" ' by Mattoo K].WebmedCentral 2014;5(10):WMCRW003119
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