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PURPOSE To assess the occupational risk of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among dental personnel. METHODS Three hundred forty-three oral surgeons and 305 general dentists were recruited at national meetings of the American Dental Association and matched by gender, age, years of practice, and location of practice. Each participant completed a detailed(More)
The incidence of complications associated with the removal of impacted third molars in a group of 500 patients treated by oral surgery faculty were compared with the incidence of complications in 208 patients treated during the same period by residents of oral and maxillofacial surgery. The results show that complications were more numerous after the(More)
Articular cartilage lesions remain a difficult problem for the patient and physician. A variety of procedures and treatments have been proposed to lessen symptoms and restore the articular surface. The knee joint has been the focus of the vast majority of these cartilage restoration procedures. Articular cartilage lesions of the humerus are significantly(More)
A 3-year-old white girl was seen because of an enlarging mass in the left side of the mandible. The mass was 10 cm in diameter and the entire left hemimandible was involved. Examination of tissue after incisional biopsy showed desmoplastic fibroma. Surgical removal of the tumor required a hemimandibulectomy. The mandible was replaced immediately with a(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine occupational blood exposure and the seroprevalence of HIV infection among oral and maxillofacial surgeons. STUDY DESIGN Three hundred twenty-one oral and maxillofacial surgeons attending an annual meeting voluntarily and anonymously participated in an HIV serosurvey and completed a questionnaire assessing(More)
A case of a large central neurofibroma of the left posterior maxilla is presented. This lesion was treated by a left radical maxillectomy because of the extensive nature of the tumor. The surgical defect was reconstructed with a latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap. The incidence and clinical features of intraosseous benign nerve sheath tumors are discussed.
Acute traumatic injuries are common in ballet dancers. A careful history, thorough examination, and appropriate imaging should allow for the diagnosis of most problems. The clinician must have a high index of suspicion for occult bony injuries, especially if the patient fails to recover as expected. Aggressive treatment of the sprained ankle is essential to(More)