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What will be the likely impact of regulatory and other dental professional bodies on CBCT use?

This series of posts is based on Dr. John O’Keefe’s conversation with  Dr. David MacDonald about cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)

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What radiation dose does CBCT impart?

This series of posts is based on Dr. John O’Keefe’s conversation with  Dr. David MacDonald about cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)

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What are the clinical indications for CBCT?

This series of posts is based on Dr. John O’Keefe’s conversation with  Dr. David MacDonald about cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)

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Which CBCT unit is right for my dental office?

This series of posts is based on Dr. John O’Keefe’s conversation with  Dr. David MacDonald about cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). 

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What are the pathologic bone alterations in celiac disease?

This summary is basedon the article published in Nutrition: Pathologic bone alterations in celiac disease: Etiology, epidemiology, and treatment (January 2014, Supplement) Context  Low bone mineral density (BMD), osteopenia, and osteoporosis are frequent complications of celiac disease (CD). The etiology of pathologic bone alterations in CD is multifactorial; however, two main mechanisms are involved: intestinal malabsorption and chronic inflammation. A strict gluten-free diet (GFD) is thought to be the only effective treatment for CD; but treating bone complications related to CD remains complex. Purpose of the Review The review attempts to elucidate the bones problems related to CD and to increase awareness of osteoporosis development, considered ...

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Tips on assessing patients with orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders

This summary is based on the article published in the Dental Clinics of North America: Clinical assessment of patients with orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders (October 2013) Key points Accurate diagnosis of chronic pain disorders of the mouth, jaws, and face is frequently complex because there are multiple structures localized in 1 small anatomic region that can be a source of painful sensations. Pain can originate from multiple structures including teeth, sinus, eye, nerves, blood vessels, temporomandibular joint, and masticatory muscle sources.  It is common for patients with chronic orofacial pain to consult multiple clinicians and receive an incorrect diagnosis and receive ineffective treatment ...

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Are there adverse drug reactions to local anesthetics?

This summary is based on the article published in the Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology journal: Adverse drug reactions to local anesthetics: a systematic review (March 2013) Context  Local anesthetics (LAs) are widely used, especially in oral and ophthalmologic treatments. The types, doses, means of administration of LAs, and combined drugs are the main factors that could induce adverse drug reactions. Purpose of the Review Analyze adverse drug reactions (ADRs) associated with local anesthetics (LAs) and to characterize the safety profile of LAs in clinical application. Results A total of 922 articles were retrieved, and 101 of them, containing 1,645 events, ...

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How useful is three-dimensional imaging in predicting a positive outcome for intentional tooth replantation?

This abstract is presented by the JCDA Oasis Team from the article published in the Journal of Oral Sciences (Open Access): The usefulness of three-dimensional imaging for prognostication in cases of intentional tooth replantation Authors Hiroaki Kabashima, Section of Periodontology, Division of Oral Rehabilitation, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan Kunitaka Mizobe, Section of Periodontology, Division of Oral Rehabilitation, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan Takako Sakai, Section of Fixed Prosthodontics, Division of Oral Rehabilitation, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan Hiroyoshi Nakamuta, Private Practice, Fukuoka, Japan Kenichi Kurita, Section of Fixed Prosthodontics, Division of Oral Rehabilitation, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University, ...

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