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December 1996

Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Association With Dental Osseointegrated ImplantsAn Unusual Occurrence

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (Drs Clapp and Levine and Ms Wheeler) and Dentistry (Dr Martof), University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1996;122(12):1402-1403. doi:10.1001/archotol.1996.01890240108024

The major risk factors for developing oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma in the United States include smoking, alcohol, syphilis, and herpes simplex virus type 1. It is difficult to locate a report of squamous cell carcinoma arising in association with osseointegrated dental implants, despite their frequent use. We report an unusual series of 3 cases of squamous cell carcinoma arising around an implant.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1996;122:1402-1403