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The effect of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, naproxen, in reducing periodontal disease activity was assessed in 15 patients with rapidly progressive periodontitis. All patients in this double-blind study were treated with scaling and root planing. Thereafter, 7 patients receiving 500 mg naproxen b.i.d. for 3 months, and 8 patients received… (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)
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)
PURPOSE This retrospective study evaluated the horizontal and vertical soft tissue changes that occur with maxillary advancement surgery with a Le Fort I osteotomy with concomitant anatomic reorientation of the nasolabial musculature. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Fifteen OSA patients who underwent maxillary advancement with a Le Fort I osteotomy without… (More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to identify surgical outcomes in third molar surgery when no sutures are used for primary closure. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 1,280 third molars were removed from 366 patients in an outpatient setting using intravenous sedation and local anesthesia. A small V-shaped flap was raised in all cases and no sutures were… (More)
This paper describes the use of hydroxylapatite in combination with microfibrillar collagen and blood to yield a cohesive mixture that can be sculptured to correct symmetry over the zygomatic bones. Eleven cases were studied retrospectively, and the augmentation was found to remain stable and esthetically pleasing.
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 The purpose of this study was to analyze the morphologic changes of the airway in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients by helical computed tomography (CT) scanning following maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty consecutive OSA patients treated with MMA from 2000 to 2003 at the University of Alabama at… (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)