Explore the latest in dental medicine, including research on the importance of disorders of the teeth and mouth to systemic health and disease.
This study uses responses from health care professionals who participated in the American Community Survey between 2001 and 2015 to identify trends in self-employment and changes in the earnings differences between self-employed professionals and those employed by for-profit or nonprofit organizations.
This survey study assesses the association of facial paralysis with communicative participation among US adults with unilateral facial paralysis caused by Bell palsy, tumor, and other causes.
This case series of 12 patients with large, deep forehead defects secondary to Mohs surgery assesses whether the frontalis myocutaneous transposition flap represents a good alternative for the reconstruction of forehead defects.
This Medical Letter review summarizes labeling requirements, effectiveness, and availability of new abuse-deterrent opioids approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
This cohort study compares the outcomes of primary vs secondary dental implantation after a fibula free tissue transfer for osteoradionecrosis and osteonecrosis of the mandible.
This Viewpoint discusses the importance of oral medicine to overall patient health, and argues for dedicated screening and assessment of oral and dental health among nondentist health practitioners.
This study tested the effectiveness of a “blast” short message service text message to facilitate enrollment with a visiting surgical team in Zimbabwe.
This cohort study examines the effectiveness of vermilionectomy in patients with lower lip actinic cheilitis.
This study estimates the disease burden of noma, an opportunistic infection of the face that occurs in the setting of extreme poverty.
This cohort study assesses whether lateral eyelid coupling in patients with facial paralysis improves quality of life as measured by the Facial Clinimetric Evaluation scale and Moe Ectropion Grading Scale.
A man had a hard swelling of the left inner cheek, with increasing spontaneous pain and swelling; examination revealed an erythematous lesion of the buccal mucosa, adjacent to the maxillary first molar, which produced a small amount of bleeding with palpation. What is your diagnosis?
A woman with a history of bruxism and long-term use of a bite guard presented with pain centering on left submandibular area; contrast-enhanced computed tomography demonstrated a mass adjacent to the left submandibular gland. What is your diagnosis?
This systematic review and meta-analysis investigates the safety and efficacy of autologous fat transfer in facial reconstruction.
This Research Letter describes the methodology of developing a Spanish translation of the VPI Effects on Life Outcomes (VELO) instrument through the linguistic validation.
An adolescent girl presented with multiple, slowly growing masses of the face and head, significant bilateral exophthalmos, visual changes, and dental malocclusion, but no clinical signs of endocrinopathy. What is your diagnosis?
This systematic review with meta-analysis examines masseteric nerve transfer for treatment of patients with facial paralysis.
This case series compares the preoperative and postoperative facial function of patients who underwent a nasolabial fold creation procedure using the minimal nasolabial incision technique.
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