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OBJECTIVE We sought to assess the utility of panoramic radiography as an adjunct screening tool for detecting significant asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. The specific aim was to correlate calcifications seen in the region of the carotid bifurcation with clinically relevant carotid artery stenosis as determined by duplex ultrasound (DUS). STUDY(More)
Computerized tomography (CT)-based dental imaging for implant planning and surgical guidance carries both restorative information for implant positioning, as far as trajectory and distribution, and radiographic information, as far as depth and proximity to critical anatomic landmarks such as the mandibular canal, maxillary sinus, and adjacent teeth. This(More)
Broken appointments continue to be an important productivity, quality assurance, and access gauge for private dental practices and academic dental centers. In November 2001, the University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center, an urban academic dental center, installed an automated confirmation system to address a high incidence of broken appointments.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology-sponsored training packet for identification of carotid artery calcifications on panoramic radiographs. STUDY DESIGN Two examiners, who completed the training (trainees), examined 778 panoramic radiographs. The sample included 298 men, with a mean age of(More)
Computerized tomography (CT)-based imaging and surgical guidance carry both radiographic information such as height, density, and width of bone and clinical information such as axis of orientation for a successful prosthodontic result, thus determining the trajectory, depth, and distribution of the implants. The objective of this report is to review the(More)
Research and experience have suggested that the success of dental implants depends on a well-developed and careful treatment plan approach. Historically, implant size and angulation were determined with the use of panoramic radiographs and clinical judgment during surgery. This occasionally resulted in mechanical and esthetic compromise. This article(More)
BACKGROUND Approximately 730,000 strokes occur each year in the United States, costing an estimated $40 billion annually. One-half of all strokes are the result of atherosclerotic plaques found in the carotid artery. Such plaques frequently are heavily calcified and can be identified on a panoramic radiograph by the incidental finding of calcifications(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM The success of dental implant treatment relies on a well-developed treatment plan approach. Historically, implant placement was guided mainly by residual bone height and width, at times compromising prosthetic needs. PURPOSE This study analyzed the amount of deviation between planned prosthetic trajectory and residual bone trajectory(More)
This clinical report describes the fabrication of maxillary and mandibular cast overlay removable partial dentures for the restoration of severely worn teeth with accompanying loss of vertical dimension of occlusion. The frameworks supported porcelain veneers for esthetics and metal occlusal surfaces for strength and durability.