Take Five: Sports Safety Tips for National Facial Protection Month

Rosemont, IL (March 30,2015) – Calling all MVPs, team captains, full roster players, practice squads, coaches, teachers and parents/caregivers. Five of the nation’s top dental associations want to remind everyone to play it safe during recreational and organized sports to help prevent serious, painful facial injuries that can take the fun out of the game…. Read more »

Major Update on Death of Jawbones from Drugs Commonly Used by Women

[Rosemont, IL, October 1, 2014] Drugs commonly used by women to prevent osteoporosis and used by both men and women for treating a form of cancer are associated necrosis (death) of jawbones. It has been found that another type of drug that blocks blood vessel formation carries the same risk. The American Association of Oral… Read more »

Gun and Motor Vehicle Crash Injuries More Common in Low Income Children and Adolescents

[Rosemont, IL, September 1, 2014] Each year, a substantial number of children and adolescents with facial fractures are seen in hospital emergency departments (EDs). To date, most studies focusing on these patients have been restricted to regional hospital settings. “Emergency Department Visits With Facial Fractures Among Children and Adolescents: An Analysis of Profile and Predictors… Read more »

New Procedure Promises Acceleration of Bone Healing

[Rosemont, IL, June 1, 2014] Approximately 6.3 million bone fractures occur each year in the United States. University of Pittsburgh bioengineers and oral-maxillofacial surgeon researchers report in the June issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery details of a promising procedure with the potential for accelerating bone healing. Download Press Release.

Technique Removes Moles with Minimal Scarring

[Rosemont, IL, June 1, 2014] Patients frequently see a surgeon for the removal of moles and related lesions from the face and neck. Numerous ways have been used to remove facial moles. Unfortunately, past treatment methods share the same drawback: all too often, they result in pronounced and unsightly scarring. Many patients decide to live… Read more »

Severe Bone Loss in Upper Jaw No Longer a Barrier to Dental Implants

[Rosemont, IL, May 1, 2014] Until relatively recently, dental implants were not recommended for patients with severe bone loss in the upper jaw. Such cases often required multiple surgeries over a protracted period of time and were fraught with complications, as well as an unacceptably high failure rate. The development of a host of new… Read more »