OMS provides new set of teeth to veteran

Joining the military was always in Charles Martin’s plans. He graduated in the late 1960s around the time the U.S. military began conducting a draft to call eligible men to serve. The call from the U.S. Army came shortly after Martin began the process of committing himself to the U.S. Air Force, he recalled during… Read more »

Collaboration helped provide total jaw reconstruction for UAB professor

For Valerie Accetta, MFA, head of Musical Theatre and assistant professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Theatre, wear and tear from 15 years of singing, chewing and conversation caused the cartilage in her jaw to completely deteriorate. By spring of 2016, a simple task like eating a slice of pizza was… Read more »

Hornbeck graduate perseveres, amid personal obstacles

A recent Hornbeck High School graduate has found her way through 19 surgeries, since birth, has managed to successfully complete high school, and earn scholarships. She is headed to college in the fall to pursue a career in the medical field. Read full article

Athletes Urge Students To Prevent Facial Injury

The University of Maryland School of Dentistry brings together professional football players, Baltimore student athletes, and an entrepreneurial alumnus to show how mouth guards help avoid facial injuries. Read full article

Understanding the Wisdom Behind Extracting Wisdom Teeth

A family dentist recommends a teen patient visit an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) for removal of his wisdom teeth. But what if he’s not experiencing any problems with the teeth right now? Read Full Article

New technology helps veteran gain his smile back

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – They say you can tell a lot about a person just by looking at their face, but for Sgt. Lee McNeil – that’s something he never really liked to show. The 48-year-old from Lee County suffered a major injury to his mouth while serving in Afghanistan in 2004. Read full article

U.S. surgeons remove rare facial tumor from Brazilian girl

Doctors in Louisiana removed a rare facial tumor from a Brazilian 3-year-old after her parents took to social media pleading for help. Melyssa Delgado Braga of Sao Paulo is now recovering from the eight-hour surgery, conducted in December. Read full article