Arthur H Jeske

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BACKGROUND There is a widespread belief among dental practitioners and physicians that oral anticoagulation therapy in which patients receive drugs such as warfarin sodium must be discontinued before dental treatment to prevent serious hemorrhagic complications, especially during and after surgical procedures. OVERVIEW The authors examine the scientific(More)
In today's dental practice, local anesthesia is safe and effective, and injectable agents only rarely cause allergy. Ester-type agents, like procaine, which served the profession for over 50 years, have now been abandoned and are no longer available in dental cartridges in the U.S. Modern practitioners know of their disadvantages only through historical(More)
BACKGROUND Dentists administer thousands of local anesthetic injections every day with few reports of serious complications. However, misjudging the anatomy involved during local anesthetic administration can result not only in inadequate or incomplete anesthesia, but in other complications such as paresthesia, bleeding or hematoma formation, or in serious(More)
Rabbit kidney were perfused at 37degreesC with various concentrations of DMSO in a K+-Mg2+-rich perfusate. The effects of DMSO on various functional parameters of the rabbit kidney perfused for 60 min were compared with the functional effects of perfusion without DMSO under the same conditions. DMSO produced deviations in vascular resistance and perfusate(More)
This article presents a review of the literature relating to iontophoresis. This technique has been used in physical therapy to introduce ionic medications through the skin, primarily for a local effect. Recently, there has been increased interest in using this technique for the transdermal delivery of medications, both ionic and nonionic. This article(More)
BACKGROUND To achieve profound dental local anesthesia, it is necessary for the dentist to have a thorough knowledge of the details of sensory innervation to the maxilla and mandible. Since the early 1970s, dentistry has experienced a resurgence of interest in the neuroanatomical basis of local anesthesia, resulting in numerous scientific reports on the(More)
BACKGROUND Selecting drugs for pain control in dentistry should be based on scientific research rather than clinical impressions. This article highlights the scientific attributes of analgesic medications that make them practical for treating postoperative dental pain. METHODS This article is based on a review of the general characteristics of(More)
Increase in the popularity of bottled water in the Metropolitan Houston area prompted this investigation about the fluoride content of bottled waters, since bottled water likely substitutes tap water for drinking water used by adults as well as infants in many households. Results from this study indicate that the fluoride content of most of the bottled(More)
Through its website (http://, the American Dental Association's Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry offers dental health professionals access to systematic reviews of oral health-related research findings, as well as Clinical Recommendations, which summarize large bodies of scientific evidence in the form of(More)