William Carpenter

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Several therapeutic agents have been investigated for the treatment of oral lichen planus (OLP). Among these are corticosteroids, retinoids, cyclosporine, and phototherapy, in addition to other treatment modalities. A systematic review of clinical trials showed that particularly topical corticosteroids are often effective in the management of symptomatic(More)
BACKGROUND This article presents evidence-based clinical recommendations developed by a panel convened by the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. This report addresses the potential benefits and potential risks of screening for oral squamous cell carcinomas and the use of adjunctive screening aids to visualize and detect potentially(More)
One of the goals of the fourth meeting of The World Workshop on Oral Medicine (WWOM IV) included a review of the pathophysiology and future directions for the clinical management of patients with oral epithelial dysplasia, excluding the lips and oropharynx. In the pathophysiology review of dysplasia since WWOM III (1998-2006), a wide range of molecular(More)
Care and outcomes for people with schizophrenia have improved in recent years, but further progress is needed to help more individuals achieve an independent and fulfilled life. This report sets out the current need, informs policy makers and all relevant stakeholders who influence care quality, and supports their commitment to creating a better future. The(More)
Existing measures for functional assessment do not adequately address the relationship between cognitive impairment and function. The Schizophrenia Outcomes Functioning Interview (SOFI) was developed to measure community functioning related to cognitive impairment and psychopathology. Following review of existing measures and discussion with experts,(More)
Recent developments in technology, direct placement restorative materials, and cavity preparation design have renewed interest in kinetic cavity preparation, a term to describe the use of air-abrasion for removal of tooth structure. This study compared the pulpal response of 120 teeth in mixed-breed dogs treated with four kinetic cavity preparation(More)
In recent years, historians of biology have drawn attention to the fact that during the period 1830-59-the three decades before the publication of Darwin's Origin of species-a major change took place in biological thought in England. Teleological explanations of the Cuvierian and Paleyan kind were amended, if not entirely supplanted, by a mixture of(More)
The articles in this special issue demonstrate the extraordinary breadth of Wayne Fenton’s career. His work touched the lives of the patients he was treating, their families, and the larger community of researchers. Fenton combined vision with leadership to jump-start the field on a uniquely broad collaboration for therapeutic discovery. Although his tenure(More)