Third molar management: a case against routine removal in adolescent and young adult orthodontic patients.

  • E Preston Hicks
  • Published 1999 in
    Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery…


In the nearly two decades since the National Institutes of Health conference, controversy and uncertainty have continued with respect to the diagnosis and treatment of impacted, nondiseased third molars in adolescents and young adults. Articles published over the past 10 years have studied the issue from the vantage point of risk management. Those who favor… (More)


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