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OBJECTIVE To develop a biomechanical rationale for surgical-orthodontic correction of transverse maxillary deficiencies in adults by clarifying the internal stress responses to rapid palatal expansion in a photoelastic model. MATERIALS AND METHODS A three-dimensional photoelastic analog of an adult human skull was constructed by fabricating the individual(More)
PURPOSE To guide treatment planning by analyzing the rates of dental implant failure to determine associated risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS All consecutively treated patients from January 1982 until January 2003 were included in a retrospective cohort study, as defined in the hierarchy of evidence for dental implant literature. Data regarding gender,(More)
The management of teeth in the line of fracture is still controversial. This lack of consensus about what is appropriate therapy led to a review of the literature. The various opinions expressed are reappraised in the context of the new treatment modalities available today, and recommendations are made to help the surgeon in his decision making.
PURPOSE To develop and validate a clinical method for characterizing and scoring mandible injury severity. MATERIALS AND METHODS Constituent fracture variables (fracture type, location, occlusion, soft tissue involvement, infection, and interfragmentary displacement [FLOSID]) were used to develop the FLOSID taxonomy for characterizing injury. Each(More)
After facial trauma, a distinct subset of patients goes on to develop mental health problems including recalcitrant psychopathology. Early identification of maladaptive stress reactions provides opportunities for initiating preemptive mental health interventions and hinges on the surgeon's ability to differentiate between transient distress and precursors(More)
Various methods have been advocated for the treatment of fractures of the angle of the mandible, emphasizing the complexity of the problem. A functionally stable osteosynthesis can be achieved in such fractures with a solitary lag screw. This technique meets the principles of rigid internal fixation and achieves maximum stability with a minimum of implant(More)
The authors examined the temporal relation among posttraumatic stress disorder symptom clusters, using data derived from a longitudinal study of survivors of orofacial injury (N = 264). They conducted cross-lagged panel analyses, with self-reported symptom data collected at 1, 6, and 12 months postinjury. Results demonstrate that hyperarousal was a potent(More)
BACKGROUND This study examined the prevalence, severity, and predictors of persistent traumatic stress symptoms in socioeconomically disadvantaged adults after orofacial injury. METHODS A 1-year prospective study of 336 socioeconomically disadvantaged adults treated for orofacial injury at a Level I trauma center was conducted. Univariate analyses were(More)
BACKGROUND Methamphetamine (MA) use has been linked anecdotally to rampant dental disease. The authors sought to determine the relative prevalence of dental comorbidities in MA users, verify whether MA users have more quantifiable dental disease and report having more dental problems than nonusers and establish the influence of mode of MA administration on(More)