Explore the latest in dental medicine, including research on the importance of disorders of the teeth and mouth to systemic health and disease.
This systematic review investigates whether noninvasive physical therapy compared with no physical therapy or other intervention improves facial nerve outcomes in adults with iatrogenic facial paralysis.
A man in his 40s presented with mobility of the anterior mandibular dentition; clinical examination revealed fullness on the mentolabial fold, but no gross facial asymmetry or mental nerve paresthesia. What is your diagnosis?
This Viewpoint discusses the need to expand Medicare benefits to include coverage for oral health services given the inextricable connection between diseases of the mouth, gums, and teeth and systemic disease, such as with stem cell transplants and immunosuppression, prosthetic heart valves, and bisphosphonate use.
This case report describes scattered hyperpigmented spots on the tongue of an adolescent girl.
This diagnostic study uses data from patients treated for oral cancer at a tertiary care cancer center in India to investigate the clinical value of a telephone-based questionnaire in detecting cancer recurrence during follow-up evaluation.
This case report descreibes a woman in her 30s who presented with worsening left-sided facial weakness and was diagnosed with a perineurioma.
This case report describes a woman in her 20s who underwent chemoradiation for cervical carcinoma and subsequently presented with headaches and right-sided temporomandibular joint pain.
This cross-sectional study of Medicaid-enrolled children from 5 US states evaluates whether access to community water fluoridation is associated with decreased prevalence of dental surgery under general anesthesia.
A 57-year-old African American man presents with an occasionally pruritic, brown pigmented lesion on the hard palate that histologically demonstrates soft tissue covered by benign-appearing stratified squamous epithelium. What is your diagnosis?
This cohort study evaluates the host factors associated with prognosis in patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma and their interactions for development of a numerical index that quantifies their prognostic capacity.
This near population-wide cross-sectional study conducted in New Zealand assesses whether, after accounting for key sociodemographic characteristics, community water fluoridation is associated with the national rates of severe caries in 4-year-old children.
This case report describes 3 children with clinical and imaging features of progressive hemifacial atrophy.
This cross-sectional study examines how facial paralysis is associated with perception of attractiveness, femininity or masculinity, and personality.
This cohort study of individuals with and without burning mouth syndrome uses data from the Korean National Health Insurance Service to examine the association between burning mouth syndrome and the risk of developing psychoneurological conditions among patients with burning mouth syndrome.
This randomized clinical trial evaluates the safety and efficacy of rimabotulinumtoxinB injections in the management of sialorrhea in adults.
A man in his 40s with a medical history of obstructive sleep apnea, persistent fatigue, and headaches presented with dental malocclusion, growth in his tongue and feet, and swelling in his hands. What is your diagnosis?
This quality improvement study compares patient-reported pain and satisfaction scores within 6 months of a tooth extraction among patients who used vs did not use opioids.
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