Robert J Musselman

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Virtual reality, a three-dimensional computer generated world, has been shown to relax adults during dental treatment. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of virtual reality on the behavior and anxiety of children during dental treatment. The behavior, anxiety and heart rate of twenty-six children, ages five to seven years were evaluated(More)
Pediatric dentistry and local anesthesia textbooks recommend injecting the local anesthetic during dental anesthesia and the rate of 1 ml per min. On the other hand, there are indications that, in practice, most dentists inject the anesthetic considerably faster. There has been no study indicating an ideal rate. Fourteen 5 and 6 year olds received treatment(More)
INTRODUCTION Congenital epulis is a rare lesion found on the alveolar process of a newborn child, diagnosed soon after birth. The lesion has a site predilection for the anterior maxillary alveolar process and a 9:1 sex predilection for females. Once diagnosed the traditional management of the lesion has been surgical excision under general anesthesia. (More)
BACKGROUND Otodental syndrome is a rare condition characterised by globodontia, and sensorineural high frequency hearing loss. To date, only 20 cases of otodental syndrome have been reported. CASE REPORT A 6 year-old girl presented with a chief complaint of delay in the eruption of primary canines. Following clinical, radiographic and audiologic(More)
Moderate oral sedation is used in pediatric dentistry for safe delivery of dental care to children. However, there is a paucity of data on the effects of pediatric dental sedations after discharge of children from the dental office. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the incidence of adverse events occurring with meperidine and(More)
The effect of time of the onset of calcium hydroxide (CH) pulpectomy on root resorption of 31 permanent dog incisors was investigated. CH pulpectomy was delayed 4, 9, 14 and 18 days after the teeth were extracted and replanted. Control teeth were replanted 1) without pulpectomy, 2) with a pulpectomy only or 3) with a pulpectomy and CH filling. All teeth(More)
Charts of 132 patients with proved classic hemophilia were reviewed. The diagnosis of hemophilia was most often made after 6 months of age but before 2 years. Persistent oral bleeding led to the diagnosis in 13.6 percent of the cases. The oral site most often involved was the frenum of the lip. In the patient with proven hemophilia, oral bleeding accounted(More)