Roger J Hammond

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INTRODUCTION Mandibular advancement splints (MAS) are a recognized therapeutic option in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This study aimed to investigate side effects and possible changes in the dentofacial complex associated with long term use of MAS. METHODS The sample included 64 patients with OSA who had been using MAS on average for(More)
Ambulance cab noise levels during siren use, hearing levels of 56 ambulance paramedics, and hearing acuity changes of four ambulance paramedics during a 14-year period were examined to determine whether environmental noise levels are sufficient to produce hearing loss, to determine if hearing loss is indeed present in ambulance paramedics, and to determine(More)
To determine the contribution of the soft palate to the overall taste mechanism and the effects of palatal compromise (surgery, cleft palate, and trauma), four taste solutions representing sweet, salty, sour, and bitter were applied to the apex and base of the tongue and to the soft palate of 12 subjects in each of the control and palatally compromised(More)
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