Oral Medicine

Macular Pigmented Oral Mucosal Lesions: An Amalgam Tattoo Case Report

INTRODUCTION An amalgam tattoo oral mucosal lesion is a relatively common finding. The diagnosis...

Simplifying Extractions With a Power Periotome

INTRODUCTION Extractions can be time-consuming and also stressful for the practitioner and the patient....

An Oral Bisphosphonate Dilemma

INTRODUCTION Every so often, we have a patient who presents with clinical challenges that...

Reducing Risks of Bacterial Endocarditis from Dental Procedures With Oral Time-Released Xylitol

Introduction In April 2007, the ADA and its Council on Scientific Affairs published a...

Less Than Four-Minute Extraction of Any Tooth

I am often asked by patients and other dentists “How did you do that...

An Efficient Approach to Full-Mouth Extractions

INTRODUCTION In today’s economy, we are finding more and more patients presenting with severe...

The Risk of Omission: Performance of Screening Exams

INTRODUCTION Legal proceedings have a large financial impact and consume a considerable measure of...

MIND-A Classification System for Jaw Pathoses

 A large number of pathological conditions may affect the jaws. These can vary from...

Primary Chronic Osteomyelitis Associated with Extraction of a Periodontally Involved Tooth

INTRODUCTION Osteomyelitis (OM) is an inflammatory condition of bone that involves the medullary cavity...

Ethical Considerations for Adjunctive Screening Technologies

INTRODUCTION Early detection of potentially premalignant oral mucosal abnormalities is essential in the battle...