The Journal of Dental Sciences and Education deals with General Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Orthodontics, Oral diagnosis and DentomaxilloFacial Radiology, Endodontics, Prosthetic Dentistry, Periodontology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Implantology, Dental Education and other dentistry fields and accepts articles on these topics. Journal of Dental Science and Education publishes original research articles, review articles, case reports, editorial commentaries, letters to the editor, educational articles, and conference/meeting announcements.

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Prevalence of elongated styloid process on cone-beam computed tomographic images: a retrospective study
Aims: The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence and the morphometric features of the styloid process (SP) via cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT).
Methods: 400 SP of 200 individuals (92 males, 108 females, age range 12-81) were examined retrospectively in CBCT images in the axial, sagittal, and coronal planes. The measurements of SP and clinical and incidental findings associated with styloid ligament elongation (ESP) were detected. For descriptive statistics, the mean and standard deviation are given for numerical variables. The Mann-Whitney U test was used for measurements. The consistency of right and left SP lengths was analyzed for normality using the Shapiro-Wilk test (p<0.05).
Results: Males (55.7%) had a substantially higher prevalence of ESP than females (33.1%) (p = 0.032). On the right side of the SP, the mean length was 26,76 mm (range: 8,7–63,3 mm), while on the left, it was 26,61 mm (range: 5,8–55,9 mm). 51 of them had bilateral lengths greater than 30 mm. The eight symptomatic patients' CBCT scans revealed SP sized anywhere from 36,6 mm to 69 mm on the right side. As incidental findings, soft tissue calsifications were detected in 5% of the 200 patients.
Conclusion: Three-dimensional imaging to identify SPE and also possible soft tissue calcifications in the maxillofacial region has a significant impact in cases with or without symptoms.

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Volume 1, Issue 3, 2023
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