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Columella reconstruction in a case of midline cleft of lip alveolus and palate with nasomaxillary hypoplasia is described. The use of an Abbe flap to provide locally available tissue for reconstruction is discussed.
This report details a case of multiple implant failure (so-called 'cluster phenomenon') in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis and considers some factors for implant failure including reduced bone density. It highlights the relationship between ankylosing spondylitis and osteoporosis although no direct link is made between these conditions and the implant… (More)
OBJECTIVE This paper outlines the considerations to be made when establishing a clinical skills learning facility. CONSIDERATIONS Establishing a clinical skills learning facility is a complex project with many possible options to be considered. A number of professional groups, undergraduate or postgraduate, may be users. Their collaboration can have… (More)
This report describes the provision of an implant-supported hybrid overdenture in an 8-year-old child with mandibular anodontia. An interdisciplinary approach to treatment planning was employed. Two implant fixtures were placed in the canine regions and ball attachments connected to provide support and retention for the prosthesis. There was only one… (More)
This is a review of the literature on osteogenesis imperfecta and a case report of an edentulous patient with osteogenesis imperfecta rehabilitated with implant-supported fixed prostheses in the maxilla and mandible. Quality and quantity of the bone is of paramount importance for establishment of osseointegration. In osteogenesis imperfecta bone is… (More)
Lymphangiomas of the tongue are relatively uncommon developmental anomalies, which may present as either localised or diffuse lesions. Two cases are reported, and the literature reviewed.
We describe three patients who presented with atypical mycobacterial infection. Although antituberculous drugs are ineffective, combination treatment with clarithromycin or amikacin and ciprofloxacin (with or without cotrimoxazole) leads to eventual resolution of the lesions. The treatment of choice, however, remains complete excision of the affected area… (More)
An unusual case of multiple idiopathic root resorption involving all of the maxillary and mandibular incisor, canine, and premolar teeth is presented. A review of the literature reveals that this case is unusual in that, although other cases of multiple idiopathic root resorption have been described, the site of the resorption has been at the cervical… (More)