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Drawing More Women To Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery Requires Mentors, Networking, Advocacy

ANN ARBOR, Michigan — Better recruitment of female undergraduate and dental students into Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and better networking and mentoring among those already in the field, were themes that emerged during a two-day symposium last weekend at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

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10 Must-Read Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Articles Published in 2017 The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal

CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina — As we reflect on the past year of insights and research, here are the 10 must-read Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery articles published in The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal (CPCJ) in 2017 selected by the Editorial Board.

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Symposium Focus: How To Draw More Women To Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

ANN ARBOR, Michigan — A symposium focused on increasing the number of women in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery is drawing speakers from around the country to the University of Michigan Friday and Saturday, January 19-20.

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Health Volunteers Overseas' Peruvian Project Seeks Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons

CHICALAYO, Peru — Dr. David Frost uses an analogy about starfish to explain his service in Peru.

A young girl is on the beach throwing a starfish back into ocean, Dr. Frost said. An old man watches her and says, "There must be thousands of starfish on this beach. I'm afraid you won't really be able to make much of a difference. The girl responds, "It made a difference to that one."

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Surgical Navigation Shows Promise As An Innovative Tool For Oral And Facial Surgery

ROSEMONT, Illinois — Surgical navigation is a "very promising" tool for oral and maxillofacial surgeons, although its high cost and steep learning curve are possible drawbacks, according to a new study.

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Some Treatments For Medication-Related Jaw Necrosis Produce Better Outcomes

ROSEMONT, Illinois — Osteoporosis patients who suffer drug side effects that result in painful exposed bone in the jaw could benefit if they are treated with one of the more comprehensive surgical options that could lower the risk of relapse and repeat surgery, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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Dry Socket: A Common—And Painful—Complication Of Wisdom Teeth Surgery

DALLAS, Texas — Having wisdom teeth surgery can be a real pain, but if your healing regimen goes awry, you can find yourself in a world of hurt. An expert from the Texas A&M College of Dentistry explains this uncomfortable complication and how to avoid it.

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LSUHealthNO Oral Surgeons Bring Added Expertise in Head & Neck Cancer Surgery & Reconstruction to NOLA & BR

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — LSU Health New Orleans' Beomjune Kim, DMD, MD, FACS, and Waleed Zaid, DDS, FRCD (C), MSc, have been awarded a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS). Both doctors are assistant professors of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry. They are two of 16 oral surgeons nationally who successfully completed the certification process.

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Botox Helps Manage Sjögren's Syndrome Salivary Gland Inflammation

ROSEMONT, Illinois — Researchers have found another potential medical use for botulinum toxin, commercially known as Botox, when they injected the drug into the inflamed salivary glands of a patient suffering from Sjögren's Syndrome, an autoimmune disorder affecting nearly 4 million Americans.

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Physiotherapy Critical To Children's Recovery From Maxillofacial Trauma

ROSEMONT, Illinois — Intense and regular physiotherapy - including exercises and special equipment to temporarily keep the jaw open - is critical to the recovery of pediatric patients who suffer complications from maxillofacial trauma, according to a new scientific study.

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