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June 8, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryOral Surgery

Altered Facial Sensation: Diagnostic Considerations

by Andrew Lombardi, BSc, DDS; Christopher Bernard, BSc, DDS; Karl Cuddy, BSc, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Introduction Altered sensation in the head and neck can be associated with a broad array of local, regional, and systemic etiologies. Though there are multiple cranial and cervical peripheral nerves supplying the craniofacial region, neurosensory disturbance of the inferior alveolar

June 8, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Medication-related Osteonecrosis in the Oncology Patient: Inter-professional Communication in Addressing Lesion Stability May Be More Important in Management Than Lesion Resolution

by Deborah Saunders, DDS

Abstract Patients who are diagnosed with MRONJ while being treated with bone modifying agents(BMAs) at oncologic doses, there is insufficient evidence to support or refute the discontinuation of BMAs. Administration of the BMA may be deferred at the discretion of

June 8, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Tumors and Pseudotumors of the Temporomandibular Joint

by Bruce R Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C); Iain A. Nish, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C); Susanne Perschbacher, DDS, MSc, Dip. ABOMR, FRCD(C); Kelsey Won, DDS; David J. Psutka, DDS, FRCD(C)

The mandible is the only movable bone of the facial skeleton, as the condyle portion articulates with the temporal bone to form the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). A myriad of benign and malignant lesions (Tumours/Pseudotumours) may affect the TMJ, and many

June 8, 2022 Feature CancerOral HealthOral Surgery

Oral Cancer Prevention: An Important Free Learning Resource

by Richard Cook, BDS. FDS, PhD

The prevention of oral cancer has been a key topic in oral health care for many years, as many oral cancer patients still present de novo at an advanced stage, often thereby jeopardising their ultimate prognosis. Lesion size at presentation

January 7, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Vaccine Related Jaw Fracture

by Bruce R Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C); Ian Dobson, MD, FRCP(C)

The mass vaccination programs, which have developed in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, have for the most part been a great success with a few complications. However, we report on an “unusual adverse event,” which required dental/oral surgery consultation.

Postoperative Complications
June 8, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgerySleep apnea

COVID-19 Increases Value of Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea

by John Viviano, DDS, D, ABDSM

Viewpoint: Everyone knows that breathing is mandatory to sustain life, yet we rarely think about it, and often take it for granted! However, the current Flu Pandemic has certainly made us all too aware of its importance.Advertisement Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Postoperative Complications
June 8, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Prophylactic Antibiotics: Do They Prevent Postoperative Complications Following Impacted Third Molar Removal?

by Robert A. Green, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C); Bruce R. Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C); Daniel M. Laskin DDS, MS, DSc (hon)

The removal of impacted third molars has become a standard procedure for oral and maxillofacial surgeons as well as for some general dentists. Generally, their surgical removal is completed without difficulty; however, there sometimes can be intraoperative as well as

June 8, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryOrthodontics

Treatment of a Large Mandibular Osteochondroma With Secondary Malocclusion With a Hybrid TMJ Custom Prosthesis and Orthognathic Surgery

by Jakob Nickerson, BSc, DDs; Peter Ta, BSc, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C); Thomas Kertesz, BSc, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C); Fred Murrell, BSc, MSc, DDS, Cert. Ortho; Walter Montanera, MD, FRCP(C); Ian J. Witterick MD, MSc, FRCSC; Marco Caminiti, BSc, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C); David J. Psutka DDS, FRCD(C)

Osteochondroma (OC) is also known as osteocartilaginous exostosis. It arises from the bone cortex as an exophytic lesion with a hyaline cartilaginous cap. It is one of the most common benign tumors of the axial skeleton. It accounts for approximately

June 8, 2020 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral HealthOral Surgery

OMFS Academic Collaborative and Surgical Mission to Addis Ababa University

by Michael Laschuk, DDS; Karl Cuddy, BSc, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C); Marco Caminiti, BSc, DDS, MEd, FRCDC(OMFS)

On October 12th 2019, the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry embarked on its first mission to Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. The goal of this mission was not only to provide direct

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June 8, 2020 Feature Dental TechnologyOral HealthOral Surgery

From Alexa to Ava: Meet the Virtual Assistant Who is Ready to Revolutionize Your Practice

by By Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

For years, the conversation about technology was built around an emphasis on specific tools and functions. It was necessary justifying something new required specificity. That’s why, when I first became aware of the company MMG Fusion, the most efficient way

June 8, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Socket Grafting Using a Large Particulate Xenograft as a Prelude to Implant Placement: A Case Report and Histology

by Lanka Mahesh BDS, MBA; Gregori M. Kurtzman DDS, MAGD, DICOI, DADIA, DIDIA; Meenu Taneja Bhasin, MDS and Saurabh Juneja, MDS

Abstract Immediately following tooth extraction, a sequence of events takes place that often results in both alveolar ridge resorption (loss of volume and geometry) and a soft tissue defect. This can impact the correct 3D positioning of the implant when

July 2, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryProduct Report

A Simplified Approach To Lateral Sinus Augmentation

by Arun K. Garg, DMD; Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD

Introduction Normal pneumatization of the maxillary sinus frequently when combined with the loss of teeth provides inadequate volume of bone, specifically related to height to house an implant. This process is further complicated with periodontally failing posterior teeth are to

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Implant Surgery With Robotic Guidance – Digital Workflows For Patient Care

by Bao-Thy N. Grant, DDS

Dental implant therapy has made progress toward a truly digital workflow via cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging and fabricated physical guides.1,2 The latest development, however, toward an ultimately digital implant therapy workflow is robotic assistance. Robotic assistance has spread

August 30, 2018 News NewsOral Surgery

Oklahoma Oral Surgeons Help Patients Preserve Stem Cells

by Jessica Bruno, Oklahoma's News

Local oral surgeons are now offering a new, innovative way for patients to preserve their stem cells through their wisdom teeth. Dr. Robert Bryan and Dr. Jeremy Goodson of Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma, near Meridian and Memorial, are offering

March 20, 2018 News NewsOral Surgery

B.C. Government Aims to Increase Dental Surgeries by 15 Per Cent

by Wendy Stueck, The Globe and Mail

The B.C. government plans to increase the number of dental surgeries done in the province by 15 per cent this year, as part of a strategy to improve access to dental care for vulnerable patients including disabled children and adults.

July 4, 2017 News BlogsNewsOral Surgery

Your Top Picks: June 2017

by Oral Health

Welcome to YOUR June Top Picks! Each month we find out what YOU have been viewing, reading and watching the most. If you’re looking for a little throwback, check out the ODA ASM150 Overview video – it’s a must-see, even

June 5, 2017 Feature OcclusionOral Surgery

Not All Occlusal Splints Are Created Equally

by Ronald Klausz, RDT

Splint therapy has become one of the most prevalent aspects of dentistry over the last number of years. Patients are presenting with multiple reasons for needing this type of dental intervention. From TMJ pain to severely wearing away the enamel

June 5, 2017 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Surgery

A Rare Complication of a Retrobulbar Hematoma Formation

by Julia Pompura, DDS, Dip. OMFS, FRCD(C); Omar Bin Suhaym, DDS; Osama Alghamdi, DDS, FRCD(C)

Following the Extraction of an Impacted Maxillary Wisdom Tooth The on-call team of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery was notified to assess and treat a complication of retrobulbar hemorrhage and hematoma following the extraction of a left impacted maxillary wisdom tooth.

Penetrating Injury
June 5, 2017 Feature Clinical case reportMedical emergenciesOral Surgery

An Unusual Penetrating Injury of the Cheek

by Bruce R. Pynn, BSc, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C)

Foreign bodies in the cheek, face or oral cavity may be the result of traumatic injuries, self-inflicted or iatrogenic dental or surgical procedures. Penetrating pencil and pen injuries have been reported in the literature, most commonly in children, with the

June 5, 2017 Feature Medical emergenciesOral Surgery

Surgical Misadventures: The Broken Needle

by Archie Morrison, DDS, MSC, FRCD(C)

The retrieval of a broken dental needle demands a detailed knowledge of the relevant anatomy and the application of a meticulous surgical technique. These factors are emphasized in the following article. Case Report Our oral surgery office received a phone