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The underlying process for the development and perpetuation of a chronic pain state is still unclear. This creates a perplexing problem for dentists dealing with chronic craniomandibular pain problems. This article outlines the diagnostic criteria used in our clinic to identify craniomandibular patients requiring psychiatric consultation and describes the(More)
Dementia's impact on pain sensation is not well understood. Very little research has been done in this area, our clinical knowledge is poor, and there is no published information available to practitioners. This article reviews the current literature and discusses the need for further research. The number of patients with dementia is growing. This patient(More)
The Yunis-Varon syndrome is a rare hereditary disorder with ectodermal and skeletal anomalies that include agenesis or hypoplasia of the clavicles, craniofacial disproportion with severe micrognathia, digital anomalies, prenatal and postnatal growth deficiency, and neonatal death. Only 12 cases have been reported in the literature. Although neonatal death(More)
Palliative care is the knowledgeable and compassionate care of the dying patient. Although based on an holistic multidisciplinary philosophy, it does not usually include dentistry in its team approach. Many terminally ill patients have oral problems resulting from anti-cancer therapy and/or poor oral care during lengthy illnesses that require therapeutic(More)