Paul Sambrook

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PURPOSE To determine the number of bisphosphonate-associated cases of dental implant failure in South Australia. MATERIALS AND METHODS All general and specialist dentists who place dental implants in South Australia were contacted and asked to provide information on the total number of implants placed over the decade to December 2007. Cases of(More)
OBJECTIVE Corticosteroid use is associated with rapid bone loss, but the effect of low dose corticosteroids (CS) remains controversial and the extent to which increased fracture risk relates to quantitative effects, as reflected by change in bone mineral density (BMD), or to qualitative effects due to altered microarchitecture is unclear. Moreover the(More)
Several epidemiological studies have shown a lower incidence and prevalence of hip fractures in people with osteoarthritis (OA) and vice versa which has led to numerous studies examining the association between OA and osteoporosis more generally. There is felt to be an inverse relationship between these two diseases and the evidence for and against this(More)
Oral cancer is a serious life-threatening disease. Dental professionals may be the first individuals to identify/suspect these lesions before referring to oral and maxillofacial surgeons and oral medicine specialists. Because the general dentist will likely follow on with the patient's future oral health, it is important that he or she has a basic(More)
The prescribing habits of a randomly selected approximately 10 per cent sample of South Australian general dental practitioners were obtained by postal questionnaire. Sixty-eight (61 per cent) usable replies were received and analysed. Generally, there was an appropriate level of knowledge of antibiotic prescription. However, there was a tendency toward(More)
Usually dentists in Australia give patients oral antibiotics after dentoalveolar surgery as a prophylaxis against wound infection. When this practice is compared to the principle of antibiotic prophylaxis in major surgery it is found to be at variance in a number of ways. In major surgery, the risk of infection should be high, and the consequences of(More)
The Continuing Education (CE) activity of all members of the Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) for 1994 was surveyed. There was an 78.1 per cent response rate. The total average CE activity was 165.9 per cent hours per year, range 0 hours to 992 hours. This was the sum of attendance(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to review the management of patients presenting with severe odontogenic infections and who are also pregnant. METHODS A retrospective clinical audit was conducted of all female patients admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital by the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit from 1999 to 2009 with severe odontogenic(More)
BACKGROUND Occasionally, patients suffer systemic adverse effects from injections of local anaesthetic solutions. This may range from minor transient vasovagal attacks to life-threatening collapse. METHODS The suspected adverse reactions reported to the Office of Product Review of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) were analysed in detail. (More)
The development of a national computer database for trainees' clinical logbooks is described. Data are collected contemporaneously by trainees under the supervision of the director of their training programme. The full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery is covered, and a national standard of experience has been developed. The benefits of this system to(More)