Dennis F Flanagan

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A case of a delayed-onset post-operative altered sensation of the mental nerve is reported with speculations as to etiology. There is a discussion concerning intraoperative radiographs and osteotomy positioning. When postoperative altered sensation occurs, etiologic considerations should always include local anesthetic administration technique. The(More)
Dental implants can be displaced into the maxillary sinus. Retrieval by endoscopic or Caldwell-Luc techniques have been previously reported. A modified Caldwell-Luc technique is presented here, where a small round lateral osseous window is created. A plastic surgical aspirator tip is cut and modified to fit tightly into the access window. The sinus is(More)
Edentulous ridges suitable for implant treatment depend on cortical bone for implant stability, especially for ridge-expansion procedures. This study was done to find and compare the actual thicknesses of the facial and lingual edentulous cortices of the maxilla and mandible as measured on computerized tomograms. The collected computerized tomographs (CT)(More)
Four percent articaine local anesthetic has been successfully used to attain local anesthesia for dental procedures. Mandibular block anesthesia may consume longer time to attain and have a higher failure of local anesthesia compared to infiltration. Mandibular facial infiltration has been reported to successfully attain effective local anesthesia for(More)
Dental implants are used to retain and support fixed and removable dental prostheses. In many clinical situations, local bone morphology requires dental implants that have a diameter that is significantly smaller than the typical implant diameters. In these cases, the fatigue life of the smaller diameter implants becomes a critical therapeutic parameter.(More)
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