Georges Wackens

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We ascertained three different families affected with oto-dental syndrome, a rare but severe autosomal-dominant craniofacial anomaly. All affected patients had the unique phenotype of grossly enlarged molar teeth (globodontia) segregating with a high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss. In addition, ocular coloboma segregated with disease in one family(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective is to call attention to and to review the literature of the anatomical variation: bifid mandibular canal. METHODS A review of the literature is summarized. Additionally, the clinical and radiographic findings of a patient who presented a unilateral bifid mandibular canal are recorded. RESULTS Bifid mandibular canals can be(More)
Periradicular surgery combined with final laser sterilisation was performed on 62 teeth of 50 patients by 3 trained oral surgeons, according to a well defined treatment protocol. It concerned a 5 Watt continuous wave CO2-laser. After a follow-up period ranging from 6 to 17 months all patients were recalled. 28 patients (56%) or 33 teeth (53%) could be(More)
A 12-year-old boy with characteristic findings of otodental syndrome is presented. Abnormalities of deciduous and permanent dentition included bulbous canines, globe-shaped posterior teeth and agenesis of maxillary premolars. High-frequency sensorineural hearing loss was demonstrated, and results of genetic studies indicated an autosomal dominant trait.(More)
Ectodermal dysplasias (ED) are a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by developmental dystrophies of ectodermal structures, such as hypohidrosis, hypotrichosis, onychodysplasia and hypodontia or anodontia. All forms of this heterogeneous group are genetically transmitted. Two genes are localized and identified, namely ectodermal dysplasia(More)
  • G Wackens
  • 1994
During the follow-up of patients treated for squamous cell carcinoma, dentists have to look for recurrences and metastases. They play also a very important role in the prevention and treatment of the different treatment induced oral sequelae. Special attention is drawn to the postradiation complications like mucositis, xerostomia, radiation caries, trismus(More)
Mandibular periostitis ossificans was assessed in a 18-year-old black boy. This form of chronic osteomyelitis (Garré osteomyelitis) resulted from a periostitis on the 4.8 in association with an infected and ankylosed 4.7. Clinically a firm swelling of the right mandibular angle was noticeable. The diagnosis was confirmed by computed tomography and biopsy.(More)