Raymond P. White

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PURPOSE Vastly different surgical techniques have been advocated for osseous reconstruction of the severely atrophic mandible. Endosseous implants placed in autologous bone grafts have been proposed to minimize graft resorption and restore function; however, sufficient bone must exist to support the implants and prevent pathologic fracture. The purpose of(More)
PURPOSE To compare recovery for clinical and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) outcomes after third molar surgery in patients predicted to be at risk for delayed recovery, treated with or without intravenous (IV) corticosteroids at surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients at least 18 years of age and with all 4 third molars below the occlusal plane(More)
Stability after transverse expansion of the maxilla via Le Fort I osteotomy with segments was evaluated in 39 patients. The average expansion was 5.4 mm at the second molars, decreasing almost linearly to 2.8 mm at the first premolars. Postsurgical relapse also was greatest at the second molars, averaging 2.6 mm. The percentage of relapse was greatest(More)
BACKGROUND The authors conducted a study to examine the antibiotic prescribing practices of general and pediatric dentists in the management of odontogenic infections in children. METHODS The authors relied on a cross-sectional study design to assess the antibiotic prescribing practices of general and pediatric dentists in North Carolina. The survey(More)
A panoramic radiograph obtained during orthodontic treatment revealed an intracoronal radiolucency within an unerupted permanent second molar. This unusual entity was successfully treated by surgical and endodontic intervention, followed by restorative and orthodontic treatment. These treatments enabled the tooth to maintain pulpal vitality, erupt, complete(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to assess the impact of "pain and swelling" associated with third molars on patients' quality of life before surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS The data for these analyses were obtained from a larger ongoing study designed to examine the surgical and medical management of problems associated with third molars. Data from 480(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated patients' perceptions of recovery after third molar surgery. METHODS Two hundred forty-nine patients (age 13 to 37 years) at 2 clinical centers were enrolled in a prospective study before the surgical removal of third molars. Each patient was given a 21-item Health-Related Quality of Life instrument (HRQOL) to be completed(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess changes in periodontal probing depth (PD) over time for third molar and nonthird molar regions in young adults. PATIENTS AND METHODS The data were obtained from healthy subjects with 4 asymptomatic third molars, enrolled in an IRB-approved longitudinal trial. Demographic and oral health data were collected(More)