Peter D. Waite

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Extraoral open reduction and rigid fixation of mandibular subcondylar fractures is controversial among surgeons. An intraoral approach with a percutaneous trocar and miniplates demonstrated satisfactory reduction. This technique can be more easily performed than a preauricular or submandibular incision, and risk of facial nerve damage is diminished. Early(More)
Twenty-three patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) documented by polysomnography underwent maxillomandibular advancement via Le Fort I, and sagittal ramus split osteotomies followed by rigid fixation with miniplates and bicortical screws. Partial turbinectomies and septal reconstruction were simultaneously performed. Pre- and post-operative(More)
PURPOSE This randomized clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the clinical necessity of routine follow-up visits after third molar removal under local anesthesia and intravenous sedation in patients aged 15 to 35 years. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty consecutive cases that required surgical removal of impacted third molars in an outpatient basis were(More)
Cleft lip with or without a cleft palate (CLP) and cleft palate alone (CPA) are common birth defects, with a combined birth prevalence of about 1 to 2/1,000. Affected children have a number of medical issues and potential complications, and therefore require a wide variety of healthcare specialists beyond plastic surgeons and dental specialists. For this(More)
The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate relapse, comparing large and small maxillary advancements with four-plate rigid fixation and without bone grafting. All patients had obstructive sleep apnea, and underwent bimaxillary surgery. Standardized cephalometric analysis by two separate examiners was performed on serial radiographs of 20(More)
PURPOSE This article describes a series of patients who underwent calvarial bone grafting (CBG) for reconstruction of extremely edentulous jaws for the purpose of implant placement. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of all patients treated with split CBGs to the atrophic maxilla or mandible between 1999 and 2006. All patients were(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the long-term clinical effectiveness and safety of maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) for the treatment of moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS A prospective two-center cohort study design was used to evaluate OSA patients who underwent MMA > 2 years ago. The primary outcome measure was the apnea-hypopnea(More)
A patient with a history of an extended unilateral hemifacial cleft desired the restoration of the buccal fat on the hollow cheeked side and also wished to reduce an abdominal bulge at the same time. The amount of tissue volume needed exceeded the possibilities of free autologous fat grafting, lipofilling and allogenic implants. Therefore a free fat flap(More)
In a multicenter study, 77 edentulous patients had mandibular augmentation with implants of purified fibrillar collagen combined with dense hydroxylapatite (Alveoform Biograft); 22 of these patients also had maxillary augmentation. Most patients had Class III or IV mandibular atrophy, and had outpatient surgery with the subperiosteal tunneling technique.(More)