ROSEMONT, Ill. – A new study suggests a doctor-patient discussion of risk factors at the time of oral cancer biopsies could be “an important initial step” toward behavior changes of at-risk patients. The study, published in the October issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, encourages doctors to advise their oral cancer biopsy patients… Read more »
ROSEMONT, Ill. – A lower dose of the local anesthetic lidocaine can be made as effective as a higher dosage by changing the formulation’s acidity, giving oral and maxillofacial surgeons and other dental clinicians more options when administering the drug, according to a new study. The study, published in the October issue of the Journal of… Read more »
ROSEMONT, Ill. – Patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma taking immunosuppressant drugs – with or without steroids – should be closely monitored because of increased risk for developing other tumors, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. A 10-year retrospective study at the Division of Oral… Read more »
ROSEMONT, Ill. – Surgical navigation is a “very promising” tool for oral and maxillofacial surgeons, although its high cost and steep learning curve are possible drawbacks, according to a new study. Surgical navigation – when doctors use a system to track their instruments during computer-assisted surgery – is similar to GPS in cars. Through surgical… Read more »
ROSEMONT, Ill. – In response to the nationwide opioid epidemic, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations today that urge ibuprofen – rather than opioids – to be used as a first-line therapy to manage a patient’s acute and post-surgical pain. Recognizing the value and importance of the doctor-patient relationship,… Read more »
ROSEMONT, Ill. – Public health efforts regarding facial cellulitis – a sometimes dangerous infection of the skin – should focus on early treatment of the condition, according to a new scientific study. Researchers analyzed two years of national records of almost 75,000 adult patients who were hospitalized for facial cellulitis to try to determine factors… Read more »
ROSEMONT, Ill. – Both prospective dental implant patients and the general public agree in a new study: oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the most qualified to perform the procedure to replace missing teeth. The study, published in the July issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, also finds the public needs more education about… Read more »
ROSEMONT, Ill. – Osteoporosis patients who suffer drug side effects that result in painful exposed bone in the jaw could benefit if they are treated with one of the more comprehensive surgical options that could lower the risk of relapse and repeat surgery, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal… Read more »
ROSEMONT, Ill. – To examine patient safety as it relates to anesthesia, 100 doctors representing a variety of dental and anesthesia specialties gathered at the first-ever Anesthesia Patient Safety Conference sponsored by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Download Press Release.
Oral Health, a 12-page supplement published by Mediaplanet, appeared in the March 23, 2017, issue of USA Today distributed in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, South Florida and Washington/Baltimore. The article “Understanding the Wisdom Behind Extracting Wisdom Teeth” by AAOMS President Dr. Douglas Fain is featured in the supplement. Download Press Release.