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S2EP11: Milestone Contributions to Jaw Surgery

On this episode of Dentist Brain Candy, I cover two thought-provoking articles from the October 2021 edition of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The first one, by Jeffrey C. Posnick, DMD, MD, discusses in depth the milestone contributions of notable surgeons and orthodontist pioneers in orthognathic surgery (OGS).

This article discusses the history of innovative care solutions for treating jaw deformities and how they’ve led to new treatment options, including the impact of technology in dramatically reducing the barriers to treatment.

I also discuss an article by Jordan S. Elmowitz, DMD  et al. that shares the findings from a study of the current pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods of postoperative pain control following oral and maxillofacial surgery. The study included surgery patients undergoing the extraction of third molars and the use and effectiveness of rescue analgesics.

Listen in to learn about my treatment plan to reduce narcotic prescriptions while making my patients more comfortable.

Key Takeaways

How 3 dental surgeons: Hugo Obwegeser, William Bell, and Hans Luhr pioneered orthognathic surgery

How orthodontists Edward Angle, William Proffit, and Lawrence Andrews changed jaw reconstruction

Why only 1 in 20 of the 5% of people with a significant jaw deformity undergo surgical correction

How simulation-based training is creating better jaw surgery outcomes

The role of insurance-based barriers in the correction of dental-facial deformities

How COX-2 inhibitors provide greater analgesic effects when compared to NSAIDs

How I use Bupivacaine to reduce narcotic prescriptions while making my patients more comfortabl

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Orthognathic Surgery: Past – Present – Future by Jeffrey C. Posnick, DMD, MD. in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 

Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Methods of Postoperative Pain Control Following Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: A Scoping Review by Jordan S. Elmowitz, DMD and Raymond P. Shupak, DMD, MD, MBE in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 

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