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10/9/2013· Dental - Dentistry

Cone Beam Computed Tomography for Evaluation of Impacted Teeth: Case Report

By: Dr. Lee (Mac) Whitesides

Supernumerary teeth in the absence of syndromes such as cleidocranial dysplasia or Gardner's is a rare event1-3. The most common supernumerary tooth is the mesiodens which appears in the maxillary midline.3 The exact etiology of supernumerary teeth is unclear but many theories exist in an attempt to explain why extra teeth are present in some individuals.

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5/27/2014· Dental - Dentistry

Dental Malpractice: Nerve Injuries

By: Dr. Lee (Mac) Whitesides

Injuries to the inferior alveolar and lingual nerve continued to be a significant source of litigation for the dental professional. Approximately 10% of cases of dental malpractice are a result of nerve injury. Perhaps the genesis of the high number of lawsuits proportional to the overall number of surgeries lies in the sequelae of a nerve injury. The sequelae can range from relatively minor annoying numbness to intractable pain and the anesthesia to the area of the nerve supply.

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12/31/2014· Dental - Dentistry

Oral Cancer in the Dental Patient

By: Dr. Lee (Mac) Whitesides

Oral cancer is the sixth most common malignancy diagnosed in the United States. It represents 3 to 5% of all cancers in America. This translates in over 43,000 new cases of oral cancers yearly (1996 figures). In 1996 in the U.S., there were 8,260 deaths directly attributed to oral cancer. In the state of Georgia, 680 new cases of oral cancer were diagnosed, and 190 deaths occurred from oral cancer in 1996.

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11/25/2014· Dental - Dentistry

General Anesthesia In The Dental Office

By: Dr. Lee (Mac) Whitesides

As dentistry becomes more competitive, dentists are increasingly looking at unique ways to separate their practices and develop a niche. One such niche lies in the offering of patients' sedation and/or general anesthesia, commonly called "sleep dentistry" during the dental treatment. Since studies show 30% to 50% of Americans avoid the dentists because of fear issues, providing such a service appears to serve a need.

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10/16/2014· Dental - Dentistry

Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis Of The Jaw In The Dental Patient

By: Dr. Lee (Mac) Whitesides

A new complication from treatment with bisphosphonates has become an important disease condition for the dental professional to recognize. Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) manifests itself as devitalized exposed bone in the maxillofacial region. Patients may be considered to have BRONJ, if all three of the following are presented simultaneously:

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