[Rosemont, IL, February 1, 2015] Over 6 million bone fractures occur each year in the United States arising from trauma, birth defects, sports injuries, and osteoporosis. With an aging population and corresponding increase in the incidence of osteoporosis, the prevalence of bone fractures is projected to increase in the near future. As a result, fracture… Read more »
Outcomes of implants and restorations placed in general dental practices. A retrospective study by the Practitioners Engaged in Applied Research and Learning (PEARL) Network. Download the Study.
[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 »
[Rosemont, IL, October 1, 2014] Corrective jaw surgery is the treatment of choice for improving facial appearance by correcting a protruding or underdeveloped jaw and other abnormalities of the facial skeleton. Such surgery also helps fix improperly aligned upper and lower teeth. While most patients who opted for this surgery in the past were in… Read more »
[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 »
[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.
[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 »
[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 »
This month we’re spreading the word to remind both children and adults: as you suit up for outdoor activities this spring, don’t forget to protect your face and head. Spring often brings a flood of patients suffering with head, mouth and facial injuries resulting from sports-related accidents to doctors’ offices and emergency rooms. Many oral… Read more »
[Rosemont, IL, April 1, 2014] Common causes of fractures to the face and jaws include motor vehicle collisions (MVCs), assaults, sports injuries, job related injuries, domestic violence and falls. A study featured in the April issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery looked at trauma data collected by oral and maxillofacial surgeons at… Read more »