Author Bryan McLelland

EP145: Triggers of Oral Lichen Planus and Plate Removal after Jaw Surgery


In this episode I break down to interesting topics. The first is discussing triggers with oral lichen planus. Patience with biopsy proven oral lichen planus we’re given a questionnaire in this Prospect of study to see what the triggers were and if avoidance of the triggers was helpful for these patients. A list of the typical and most common triggers is also given for your review. I also discuss the odds and likelihood and reasons for plate removal with jaw surgery. This discussion will help you have a better feel for when patients will have plates removed and if they are likely to have an improvement in signs and symptoms with removal of those plates.

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EP143: Prism Glasses and Dental Implant History


This week we discuss a novel method to circumvent posture related musculoskeletal disorders in dentistry and oral surgery using prism glasses. We also discussed the history of dental implants over the last 100 years which is timely since this is the 100 year anniversary of the American Association of oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons as well the 75th anniversary of the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

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EP142: Predict Diplopia and Articaine Neurotoxicity


In this episode I discuss what the prognostic factors are for persistent diplopia after orbital blowout fractures. I also discuss an article that did a benchtop study on the neurotoxicity of articaine versus lidocaine and found that there was no difference in toxicity which would suggest that Articaine may be acceptable for inferior alveolar or mandibular nerve blocks

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EP141: Opioid Use and Oral Surgeons


This week I discuss an interesting survey that was done by the American Association of oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons that is the second annual survey. Their survey asks questions about prescribing patterns and attitudes of oral surgeons. Over 300 people responded to the survey and the results are quite interesting.

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EP137: JOMS Mediastinitis and Dual Degree OMS

This weekend discuss two articles from the most recent Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the first one is on the risk factors affecting the prognosis of descending necrotizing mediastinitis from a dental infection the second article that I discuss is a discussion about the development of the Dual degree program in oral maxillofacial surgery

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EP136: A discussion of 3 relevant dental implant articles


In this episode, I go over last month’s International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial implants and discuss three articles that I thought were relevant.  One article was on the effectiveness of platform switching to preserve bone levels. Another article was on whether or not bone levels and success rate of implants were affected by moderately controlled diabetics and the third article was on two different sized elevation techniques one using a trephine and one using an osteotome and bone grafting material to see if there was a difference in success rates and the amount of bone that was generated.

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