Alyssa Franklin

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PURPOSE Although there are Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines for the proper disposal of hazardous waste in the dental office, there are no guidelines for patients regarding the disposal of the gauze packs that are usually placed after tooth extraction or other dental surgery. Thus there is the possibility of cross contamination by(More)
About 12 years ago, I was asked to do a domicillary visit to see a 10 year old girl who in the spring had taken her secondary school entrance examination; caught a heavy cold with a persistent sore throat, which was taking a long time to clear; had a perpetual headache; dizziness on standing; extreme tiredness, which became worse if she tried to do(More)
PURPOSE Previous studies have shown that there may be a bias among some male oral and maxillofacial surgeons regarding women practicing in the specialty. The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a similar bias in the general public. PATIENTS AND METHODS We performed a survey of 65 patients of various genders, educational levels, and ages(More)
PURPOSE There is a lack of information regarding clinical practice models and faculty compensation plans used by dental school-based departments of oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) and their effectiveness. The purpose of this study was to examine 1) the level of uniformity in clinical practice models and faculty compensation plans for US dental(More)
We report two cases in which white spirit has been injected accidentally into the hand by golfers, while attempting to remove the grip of the golf-club handle in order to replace it. One of our patients has anecdotal evidence of this happening in at least two other cases, one of which resulted in amputation of the index finger, and the other in severe(More)
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