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September, 2011, Vol. 13, No. 3



In vitro evaluation of cytotoxicity of permanent prosthetic materials
Vaidotas Sabaliauskas, Rima Juciute, Virginija Bukelskiene, Vygandas Rutkunas, Rita Trumpaite-Vanagiene, Alina Puriene

Specific signaling molecule expressions in the interradicular septum in different age groups
Maris Grzibovskis, Ilga Urtane, Mara Pilmane, Iveta Jankovska

Soft tissue thickness changes after correcting Class III malocclusion with bimaxillar surgery
Andris Abeltins, Gundega Jakobsone

Postmenopausal osteoporosis and tooth loss
Anda Slaidina, Una Soboleva, Ilze Daukste, Agnis Zvaigzne, Aivars Lejnieks

Growth factors, genes, bone proteins and apoptosis in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) of children with ankylosis and during disease recurrence
Mara Pilmane, Andrejs Skagers


Focal epithelial hyperplasia: Case report
Alina Puriene, Arunas Rimkevicius, Mindaugas Gaigalas

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Postmenopausal osteoporosis and tooth loss

Anda Slaidina, Una Soboleva, Ilze Daukste, Agnis Zvaigzne, Aivars Lejnieks


Objective. The aim of this study was to determine relation between tooth loss and general body bone mineral density in postmenopausal female who were seeking for prosthetic treatment.

Material and methods. There were included 79 women in this study (age from 49-81 years, mean age 62.9 years) with partial tooth loss.

For all patients bone mineral density measurements for lumbar spine and both femoral necks by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (Lunar DEXA DPX-NT, GE Medical Systems) were performed.

Based on DEXA results patients were divided into 3 groups: normal bone density (T-score ≥-1.0), osteopenia (T-score from -1.0 till -2.5) and osteoporosis (T-score ≤-2.5).

Dental investigation was performed to detect existing teeth.

ANOVA analysis of variance was used to determine relationship between different variables by group. To test correlation between different values Pearson correlation was used.

Results. The number of teeth in different bone mineral density groups is almost similar. There are no statistically significant differences between groups according the number of the all teeth present and according the number of teeth in maxilla and mandible. There is no significant correlation between the number of the teeth and DEXA readings, except there is weak correlation between the number of maxillary posterior teeth and bone mineral density in femoral neck.

Conclusion. There is no correlation between number of the teeth and general bone mineral density.

Key words: bone mineral density, menopause, osteoporosis, tooth loss.

Received: 06 07 2010

Accepted for publishing: 23 09 2011

1Department of Prosthodontics, Riga Stradins University, Latvia

2Riga Second Hospital, Riga, Latvia

3Clinics of Internal Diseases, Paul Stradins Clinical University Hospital, Latvia

4Department of Internal Diseases, Riga Stradins University, Latvia

5Riga Austrumu Clinical University Hospital

Anda Slaidina1 – D.D.S., PhD, instructor

Una Soboleva1 – D.D.S., PhD, assoc. prof.

Ilze Daukste2 – M.D.

Agnis Zvaigzne3, 4 – M.D., PhD, assist. prof.

Aivars Lejnieks3, 5 – M.D., PhD, prof.

Address correspondence to Dr. Anda Slaidina, Department of Prosthodontics, Institute of Stomatology, Riga Stradins university, 20 Dzirciema str., Riga LV-1007, Latvia.

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