Beverly Banton

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Microscopic and endoscopic approaches are both utilized for transsphenoidal resection of sellar/parasellar lesions. The endoscopic approach has been gaining popularity over the past decade; however, quality-of-life studies comparing the microscopic and endoscopic approaches are lacking. We aimed to compare the patients’ perceptions of their postoperative(More)
Implant attachments of various designs are used to retain, stabilize and sometimes support overdentures. Tissue supported overdentures stabilized and retained by two to four implants are often the restorations of choice due to patient preference, limitations in finances, insufficient available bone to accommodate a greater number of implants, or needed(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment option for patients with pituitary tumours, but no study has explored patients' perceptions before and after this surgery. OBJECTIVE The authors in this study aim to explore patients' perceptions on endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery. METHODS Using(More)
The technique for the transfer of implant and abutment position to a working cast has been hindered by multiple transfers and record reproductions. These serve only to delay completion of the patient's prosthetic requirements. A transfer technique that uses custom impression trays fabricated from surgical templates allows for a single-visit transfer of(More)
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