Edwin D . Joy

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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)
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)
It has been the intent of the authors to impress upon the clinician the multifaceted nature of the human pain experience. We have sought to create an understanding of the emotional nature of pain. The treatment of pain as a pure sensation without directing attention to its behavioral and psychological aspects will generally lead to failure in understanding(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.
Objective: To evaluate denosumab, a human monoclonal antibody against the receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB (RANKL), a cytokine essential for formation, function, and survival of osteoclasts, as a treatment for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Design: International, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Participants: 7868 women between the ages(More)