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Things That Go Bump in the Night

The oral cavity and surrounding tissues act as a mirror as to the state of the health of an individual. Many altered states of health are either first manifested or diagnosed by the appearance of the oral tissues, lips, or structures of the head and neck. Males are more susceptible than females with the severity of oral lesions.


The Power of Teeth

Teeth a blessing or a curse? Teeth evoke power by being our signature through function, esthetics, and psyche. The development of the animal kingdom highlighted teeth and jaws as the necessary tools for nutrition, protection, and creation of predators. Each species depended on different sizes and shape of teeth for their existence. A good example of power of the teeth is the modern-day elephant. The elephant erupts seven sets of molars…


Pain and Drug Abuse from an Oral Surgeons Point of View

As health care professionals, we have been engrained to care for basic human needs especially the relief of pain and suffering. Oral surgery being a branch of the dental profession, has been a part of the stigma which characterizes pain as a synonym for a dental office visit.


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