Daniel M. Laskin

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Routine panoramic radiographs of 784 patients were evaluated retrospectively for the presence of pneumatization of the articular eminence of the temporal bone (PAT). The radiographs of eight patients showed signs of PAT. These eight patients ranged in age from 32 to 69 years, and four patients had bilateral involvement of the temporal bone. The use of(More)
The pathologic conditions that involve the TMJ are similar to those conditions that involve other joints in the body. Therefore, many of the radiologic characteristics of these diseases are also similar. Nevertheless, because the articular surface of the condyle is an important site of mandibular growth, leading to secondary facial asymmetries when damaged(More)
There has been a rising incidence of maxillofacial injuries during the past decade as a result of an increasing number of assaults and motor vehicle accidents. The maxillofacial region is one of the most complex areas of the human body, and the radiographic imaging of this region becomes even more difficult in traumatized patients because of their clinical(More)
Indomethacin (100 mg. per day for 3 days) was tested for its prophylactic effects on the postsurgical complications of pain, swelling, and trismus after removal of impacted teeth. The drug resulted in a significant reduction of the swelling and an analgesic effect which was equal to that of acetaminophen and codeine. Only two minor side effects were(More)
Fifty-one oral and maxillofacial surgeons, 52 orthodontists, 51 orthognathic surgery patients, and 100 lay persons evaluated life-size lateral photographs of two male and two female subjects that had been altered to simulate varying amounts of surgical correction of mandibular retrognathism and prognathism. A horizontal change at pogonion of less than 4 mm(More)
Fifty-two patients were interviewed before and six months after corrective orthognathic surgery. These patients expected either a functional (39%), esthetic (17%), or combined functional and aesthetic (44%) outcome. All were satisfied with the functional change and 92% were satisfied with the esthetic change. Because almost all patients reported that the(More)