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Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 984901, 11 pages
Research Article

Mathematical Methods for Assessing the Prognostic of Fixed Partial Dentures Resulting from Evaluating a Group of Dental Patients in Romania

1Department of Preventive Dentistry, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Cluj-Napoca, Victor Babeş Street, No. 15, 400012 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2Faculty of Automation and Computer Science, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, George Baritiu Street, No. 26-28, 400027 Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Received 13 February 2014; Accepted 31 March 2014; Published 9 June 2014

Academic Editor: Carlo Cattani

Copyright © 2014 Ioana Chifor et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Based on some mathematical and statistical approaches, our study leads to some conclusions concerning the procedures related to the orodental prosthetics. Occlusal equilibration in orodental prosthetics is a major issue because besides motivating patients for a regular daily oral hygiene, it could significantly increase the longevity of FPR. More dental hygiene information should be given after prosthetic treatment and patients should be motivated to attend recalls on a regular basis for professional teeth-cleaning. Interdental cleaning aids should be explained and the patients have to be motivated to use them at least once a day and the using technique should be individualized. Regarding the application of the deformable models theory, implemented in the context of an expert type software environment, it is known that the fact that modelling by advanced methods and techniques based on the deformable surfaces theory increases the efficiency of the dentofacial prosthetics procedures is a domain of great interest in the actual medical research.