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OBJECTIVE This prospective study reports the proportion of permanent sensory impairment of the inferior alveolar and lingual nerves and the factors influencing such prevalence after the removal of mandibular third molars under local anesthesia. STUDY DESIGN There were 1,087 patients with 1,087 mandibular third molars removed under local anesthesia from(More)
BACKGROUND Early detection of premalignant/malignant lesions in the oral cavity can certainly improve the patient's prognosis. This study presents fluorescence imaging with the topical application of 5-aminolevulinic as a way to improve detection of various oral tissue pathologies. This procedure depends mainly on comparing the intensity of red and green(More)
OBJECTIVE Earlier reports, including a preliminary study within our unit, have shown that the surgeon's experience is one of the most influential factors in determining the likelihood of both permanent inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) and lingual nerve (LN) paresthesia, following third molar surgery. The effect of this and other factors influencing such(More)
UNLABELLED Reluctance of dentists to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive patients represents a major concern. Many efforts have been extended towards the documentation of the extent of this reluctance and speculation of factors that influence it. OBJECTIVES Assess the willingness of dentists in Jordan to treat HIV-infected patients. (More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the knowledge of school teachers about the emergency management of dental trauma, after an educational poster campaign. A total of 1000 questionnaires were sent to 100 schools in the area where the poster had been distributed. This was compared to another 100 schools (1000 questionnaires) in an area, Where the(More)
The "gold standard" of assessing pathological changes in tissue is currently histopathology. However, the processing of biopsy material and the interpretation of the results inevitably leads to diagnostic delay and the added possibility of taking an unrepresentative sample. Recently, there has been increasing interest in the use of optical spectroscopy(More)
Optical spectroscopy systems have been involved in various clinical fields; however the main interest is still in the diagnosis of premalignant/malignant lesions. The aim of this study was to compare findings of Elastic Scattering Spectroscopy (ESS) with histopathology of oral tissues to see if this technique could be used as an adjunct or alternative to(More)
OBJECTIVES The records of 1087 patients who underwent surgical removal of third molar teeth were prospectively examined to analyse the possible relationship between postoperative complications and the surgeon's experience parameter. METHOD AND MATERIALS Seven surgeons (three specialists in surgical dentistry [specialists SD] and four oral and(More)
Squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck are characterized by their high tendency for invasion and metastasis. Several studies have identified the roles of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF) and urokinase plasminogen activators (uPA) in this process. Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is an emerging treatment currently(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic granulomatous disease is an extremely rare primary immunodeficiency syndrome that can be associated with various oral complications. This can affect high number of patients. However, data on oral complications is sparse. Here we will review the literature and describe the orofacial findings in 12 patients. FINDINGS The age range was(More)