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The anxious patient in the dental office reacts with panic and inability to cooperate with necessary treatment. It is the dentist's responsibility to recognize and assuage the patient's anxiety on both psychological and medical levels. The diagnosis, etiology and treatment of anxiety will be investigated and presented as any other disease entity. It is an(More)
The purpose of this article is to reinforce the need for all dental clinicians to perform a complete lymph node examination on every patient, regardless of age, gender, or chief complaint. As early diagnosis provides for the best prognosis, head and neck lymph node palpation may be the earliest indicator of infection or neoplasia. This article provides the(More)
A case of cystic hygroma (CH), a congenital lymph-filled multicystic hamartoma of the neck, with a holistic approach to patient management is presented. The stigma of the CH imposed by attending physicians, dentists, parents, teachers and peers affected the psychological development of this patient since her diagnosis in childhood. Although surgery relieves(More)
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