David O'Neil

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To date the influence that specific sitting posture has on the head/neck posture and cervico-thoracic muscle activity has been insufficiently investigated. Therefore the aim of this study was to investigate whether three different thoraco-lumbar sitting postures affect head/neck posture and cervico-thoracic muscle activity. Twenty (10 men, 10 women)(More)
Indigenous bacteria found in the sediment of the Emerald Basin (depth of 215 m, Atlantic Ocean) located offshore of Halifax Harbour (Nova Scotia, Canada) were previously found to be able to degrade the explosive compound hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX). In the present study, a novel obligately respiratory, denitrifying and RDX-mineralizing(More)
A patient with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome is presented with the characteristic clinical features including small and short stature, severe mental retardation, and small maxilla with a dental malocclusion. Treatment for this patient was accomplished utilizing a general anesthetic. These special patients who lack the ability to accept dental treatment in the(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the type and prevalence of dental injuries seen in a hospital emergency room. Of the 10,436 patients who were treated at the hospital emergency room as a result of a traumatic episode, 765 (7.3%) had sustained injuries to structures of the oral cavity. The leading cause of dental injury was falls,(More)
Identification of spirochetes in dental plaque is difficult. Not all spirochetes can be cultured and microscopic analysis based on darkfield or phase optics cannot determine the genus and species of individual bacterial cells. The purpose of this study was to use monoclonal antibodies in an immunoenzyme technique to stain spirochetes in dental plaque.(More)
This is the youngest patient reported in the literature with bilateral mandibular dentigerous cysts. This report confirms the importance of a panoramic radiographic examination in diagnosing bony lesions of the jaws. Early diagnosis and aggressive treatment of these lesions is essential to avoid the undesirable sequelae that could occur without treatment.(More)
INTRODUCTION Accessibility and quality of primary health care services in rural areas are challenging issues, particularly for the elderly and those with chronic or complex medical conditions. The objective of the Nurse-Physician Collaborative Partnership was to implement and evaluate a collaborative partnership between homecare nurses and family physicians(More)