Titanium Lag Screw Versus Miniplate Fixation In The Treatment Of Anterior Mandibular Fractures
The use of plates for open reduction and internal fixation of mandibular fractures has become a widely accepted method in the past three decades. However, the anterior mandible is well suited to lag screw fixation owing to the thickness of its bony cortices. Hence, the purpose of the present study was to comparatively evaluate clinical outcomes of fixation using lag screws and miniplates in anterior mandibular fractures. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Manish Tiwari, Vikas Meshram, Pravin Lambade, Gabriela Fernandes Source Type: research

Pre-Operative Assessment Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea In The Ambulatory Anesthesia Patient: A Survey Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery Providers
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMS) often treat patients with both diagnosed and undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Patients with OSA are at significant risk for peri- and post-operative complications after receiving intravenous sedation, general anesthesia, or post-operative opiate analgesia. The purpose of this study was to determine whether OMS providers are screening patients for peri- and post-operative risks related to OSA prior to office-based ambulatory anesthesia. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jason M. Goldberg, Michael P. Johnson, Michael J. Safian Source Type: research

Changes in condylar position after mandibular reconstruction with condylar head preservation by computed tomography
Condylar position may change after mandibular reconstruction using free fibula flap. The present study evaluated changes in condylar position using computed tomography (CT) after mandibular reconstruction with condylar head preservation. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Wei Wang, Xiao-feng Shan, Jie Liang, Shang Xie, Jie Zhang, Zhi-gang Cai Source Type: research

Higher Ki67 index, nodal involvement and invasive growth were high risk factors for worse prognosis in conventional mammary analogue secretory carcinoma
The prognostic factors of salivary (mammary analogue) secretory carcinoma (SC) are unclear because of the rarity of the tumor. Here we presented the largest case series to investigate the prognosis-related clinicopathological factors in conventional SC. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jingjing Sun, Lizhen Wang, Zhen Tian, Yuhua Hu, Ronghui Xia, Jiang Li Source Type: research

A 15-Year Review of Trainee Contributions to the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The purpose of this study was to quantify trainee contributions to the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (JOMS). (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hossein E. Jazayeri, Kevin C. Lee, Sung-Kiang Chuang, Anh D. Le, Steven Wang, Rabie M. Shanti Source Type: research

Comparison of piezosurgery and conventional osteotomy post rhinoplasty morbidities: A double-blind randomized controlled trial
Several approaches have been introduced to reduce soft tissue injury during rhinoplasty. Piezoelectric ultrasonic could be used to perform bone surgeries more precise and avoid soft tissue perforation. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hamid Reza Fallahi, Seied Omid Keyhan, Tirbod Fattahi, Amir Khosrow Mohiti Source Type: research

Sociological and Medical Factors Influence Outcomes in Facial Trauma Malpractice
Medical error within the United States carries significant economic and safety costs, both of which manifest in a large number of malpractice suits filed each year. The aim of this study is to characterize the various sociological and medical factors that influence malpractice suits occurring from cases of facial trauma. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Alexander M. Mozeika, Devika Sachdev, Rijul Asri, Nicole Farber, Boris Paskhover Source Type: research

Which clinicopathologic factors affect the prognosis of gingival squamous cell carcinoma: a population analysis of 4,345 cases
The purpose of this study was to present the characteristics and survival outcomes of primary gingival SCC. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kevin C. Lee, Sung-Kiang Chuang, Elizabeth M. Philipone, Scott M. Peters Source Type: research

The Inferior Alveolar Nerve: To Graft or Not to Graft in Ablative Mandibular Resection?
To determine contemporary surgical decision-making processes regarding the use of a nerve graft with ablative mandibular resection, and to identify utilization barriers amongst head and neck surgeons. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Maryam Akbari, Michael Miloro Source Type: research

Maxillomandibular Advancement for Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a Highly Skeletally Stable Long-term Procedure.
Evaluate the long-term clinically significant cephalometric skeletal stability with maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Joseph E. Cillo, David J. Dattilo Source Type: research

Surgical Management Of Mandibular Subcondylar Fractures Under Local Anaesthesia - A Proposed Protocol
The optimal treatment for adult mandibular condylar fractures (MCFs) has largely shifted in favour of open reduction and rigid internal fixation (ORIF). However a sizeable portion of these injuries are still being treated closed based on old literature, convenience, "acceptable" results, and lesser associated morbidity.Most MCFs with multiple associated facial trauma are appropriately treated under general anaesthesia(GA). However, some selected isolated MCFs or ones with minimal associated mandibular or low mid-facial fractures can be treated optimally under local anaesthesia(LA) following a protocol presented h...
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Debraj Howlader, Hari Ram, Shadab Mohammad, Vibha singh, Dr Jagdish Gamit, Dr Rubin S John Source Type: research

Touch Imprint Cytology – Can it serve as an alternate to Frozen Section, in Intraoperative assessment of cervical metastasis in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma?
To assess the diagnostic accuracy of touch imprint cytology (TIC) as compared to frozen section analysis(FS) as an Intraoperative diagnostic tool to assess nodal metastasis in oral squamous cell carcinoma(OSCC). (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Anchal Agarwal, Nitin Bhola, Rajanikanth Kambala, Rajiv M. Borle Source Type: research

Removal of Impacted Supernumerary Teeth Using a Dynamic Surgical Navigation System: A Case Report
Removal of impacted supernumerary teeth can present a unique set of challenges to the dentoalveolar surgeon. Complications associated with these challenges have been well documented in the literature. The use of dynamically guided surgical navigation technology for the removal of impacted supernumerary teeth has the potential to mitigate these challenges and improve clinical outcomes. Though not a currently FDA- approved indication, the use of dynamic surgical navigation systems for the removal of impacted supernumerary teeth will be elucidated in this case report. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Armando Retana, Robert W. Emery, Victoria Keir Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Re: Postoperative Pain and Opioid Analgesic Requirements After Orthognathic Surgery
We read with interest the article by Mobini et  al.1 We appreciate their effort to emphasize the concept of postoperative pain and opioid analgesic requirements after orthognathic surgery. What we want to add is the fact that, rather than using opioids alone for the management of pain after orthognathic surgery, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory d rugs (NSAIDs) should be combined with opioids as part of a balanced analgesia regimen. NSAIDs allow the spare use of opioids and subsequently might decrease the opioid-mediated side effects as mentioned by the authors. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 11, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Souvick Sarkar, Mohan Baliga, Subhagata Chakraborty, Mihir Dani Tusharbahi Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research

Erratum
For “Is there a difference in orbital volume between affected and unaffected sides in patients with unilateral craniofacial microsomia?” (Gribova MN, Pluijmers BI, Resnick CM, et al. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018 Dec;76(12):2625-2629), the authors would like to amend the acknowledgment. The complete acknowledgment is listed below. This has since been updated online. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 9, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

EBV-positive mucocutaneous ulcer mimicking a peri-implantitis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus
The Epstein –Barr virus (EBV)-positive mucocutaneous ulcer (EBVMCU) is a lymphoproliferative disorder, characterized clinically by cutaneous and/or mucosal ulcers in patients receiving immunosuppressive drugs, most commonly methotrexate and azathioprine, or in elderly, probably because of age-related immunose nescence. It was firstly described in 2010 by Dojcinov et al.1 and listed as a distinctive clinicopathological entity in the recent 2017 World Health Organization (WHO) classification of lymphoid neoplasms. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 4, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ademar Takahama, Heliton Gustavo de Lima, Fabio Augusto Ito, Alfredo Ribeiro-Silva, Jorge Esquiche Leon Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Risk factors for surgical site infection in patients undergoing free and pedicled myocutaneous flap reconstruction after oral cancer resection
The aim of the study was to investigate risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI) at the recipient site in oral cancer resection surgery with neck dissection and reconstruction using a free or pedicled myocutaneous flap. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Takaya Makiguchi, Satoshi Yokoo, Yuki Kanno, Jun Kurihara, Keisuke Suzuki Source Type: research

Incidence Pattern of bear-inflicted injuries to the Maxillo-Facial region- Soft and hard tissue injuries their Management and Sequelae
Abstract (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Narotam kumar Ghezta, Yogesh Bhardwaj, Rangila Ram, Razi Ahsan, Saurabh Arya Source Type: research

Factors related to relapse after mandibular setback surgery with minimal presurgical orthodontics
The aims of this study were to compare the presurgical conditions, surgical changes, and postsurgical changes between skeletal Class III patients with different degrees of horizontal relapse after mandibular setback surgery (MS) with minimal presurgical orthodontics (MPO), and to identify the factors contributing to this relapse. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tae-Hyun Choi, So-Hyun Kim, Pil-Young Yun, Young-Kyun Kim, Nam-Ki Lee Source Type: research

Tracking accuracy of a stereo-camera-based augmented reality navigation system for orthognathic surgery
Tracking accuracy is critical to successful augmented reality (AR) in the diagnosis and surgical correction of maxillofacial deformities. The present study investigated the tracking accuracy of an AR navigation system combined with a stereo camera during repositioning of the maxilla after Le Fort I osteotomy, using a three-dimensional skull model, and compared the tracking accuracy with that of an existing infrared (IR)-based optical tracking system (OTS) navigation. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jaemyung Ahn, Hyunseok Choi, Jaesung Hong, Jongrak Hong Source Type: research

Decreases in oral tissue blood flow induced by remifentanil is not accompanied by deterioration of oral tissue oxygen tension in rabbits
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of remifentanil infusion on tissue blood flow and tissue oxygen tension in the mandibular bone marrow and the masseter muscle in rabbits. In addition, the changes in tissue oxygen consumption in those tissues during remifentanil infusion was investigated. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sayaka Kobayashi, Masataka Kasahara, Yui Akiike, Nobuyuki Matsuura, Tatsuya Ichinohe Source Type: research

Evaluation of Mandible Fractures in Patients with Sickle cell anemia- A Nationwide study
Sickle cell anemia is the most commonly inherited blood disorder in the United States. Despite its prevalence, clinicians know little about the extent of its impact on orofacial manifestations. Methods: All patients with diagnoses of both mandible fracture and sickle cell anemia admitted between 2004 and 2014 were identified using the National Inpatient Sample (NIS). Patient demographics, fracture regions, and complications were characterized by descriptive statistics. Results: 51 out of 48,464 patients admitted for mandible fracture had sickle cell anemia. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 2, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Maryam Akbari, Riddhi Patel, Vincent Carrao, Ward Hagar, Elliott Vichinsky, Sung-Kiang Chuang Source Type: research

Coronectomy: a surgical option for impacted third molars in close proximity to the inferior alveolar nerve: a 5-year follow-up study
The extraction of third molars is the most common surgical procedure performed in the oral cavity. Coronectomy is a surgical protocol to reduce the risk of neurologic lesions to the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN). The authors look for early (up to 1 month) and late (from 2 to 60 months) postoperative complications. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 31, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Giuseppe Monaco, Mattia D ’Ambrosio, Giselle De Santis, Elisabetta Vignudelli, Maria Rosaria Antonella Gatto, Giuseppe Corinaldesi Source Type: research

Morphometric Characterization of Asymmetric Mandibles due to Condylar Hyperactivity
Mandibular asymmetry due to Condylar Hyperactivity (CH) depicts a complex set of morphological features that pose challenges for its correction. Using state-of-the-art morphometric techniques, we provide a detailed and hierarchical description of the features present in CH-asymmetric mandibles, offering new knowledge for its surgical treatment. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 31, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: S. Espinosa, C. Rabanal, V. Toro-Ibacache Source Type: research

MiR-495/IGF-1/AKT signaling as a novel axis is involved in the epithelial-mesenchymal transition of oral squamous cell carcinoma
Increasing evidence suggests that aberrant expression of miR-495 is associated with the progression of various cancers. The aim of this study was to investigate the function and underlying mechanism of miR-495 in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 31, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yong Wang, Li Jia, Bin Wang, Shu Diao, Ruizhi Jia, Jiajian Shang Source Type: research

A new orbito-zygomatic complex reconstruction technique using CAD-CAM-assisted harvest of autologous calvarial bone in cases of orbito-zygomatic benign tumor
The orbito-zygomatic complex (OZC) includes several key structures, and its destruction leads to the impairment of functional activities such as nutrition, communication, nasal support, and vision. Management of benign tumors of the OZC is therefore a surgical challenge due to the necessity of reconstruction of these elements. Autogenous bone is considered to be the gold standard for reconstruction. Nevertheless, the difficulty is related to the complex anatomy and distorted skeletal anatomical landmarks, which require precise work in the case of bone grafts. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 31, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Romain Nicot, Matthias Schlund, Camille Sentucq, Gw énaël Raoul Tags: Technical Notes Source Type: research

Precision of simultaneous guided dental implantation in microvascular fibular flap reconstructions with and without additional guiding splints
Dental rehabilitation in patients receiving free-flap reconstructive surgery to the mandible or maxilla is an important part of bringing patients back to normality both in a physical and a psychological way. It is therefore important to be able to do this in the fastest way possible.Virtual pre-planned reconstructions of jaws with implants placed simultaneously are a good way to expedite this process and has the advantage of allowing true backward planning to get the bone where it prosthetically needs to be. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 31, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Daniel Zweifel, Marius Gustav Bredell, Martin Lanzer, Claudio Rostetter, Martin R ücker, Stephan Studer Source Type: research

Use of a three-dimensional custom-made porous titanium prosthesis for mandibular body reconstruction with prosthetic dental rehabilitation and lipofilling
Reconstruction of mandibular substance loss by free flap is a widely used technique. This technique suffers from several disadvantages; these include the presence of a second intervention site and a significant frequency of complications. We have undertaken a custom-made three-dimensional reconstruction (using CAD/CAM) with prosthetic dental rehabilitation and esthetic improvement by lipomodelling of the face. A fifty-year-old woman presented with a massive recurrence of an ameloblastoma of the right hemimandible. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 31, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Gaoussou Toure, Emmanuel Gouet Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Spontaneous bone regeneration after closure of the hard palate cleft: A literature review
There is a wide range of surgical techniques for the treatment of palatal clefts. Some of these surgical procedures result in postoperative osteogenesis at the palatal fissure. The aim of this review was to discuss the current approach of cleft palate surgery leading to spontaneous bone regeneration and to compare these different procedures. Moreover, the causes of bone regeneration, effects on maxillary growth and factors affecting bone regeneration on the hard palate are discussed. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 29, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Scheuermann Maria, Vanreusel Inne, Elke Van de Casteele, Nadjmi Nasser Source Type: research

Evaluation and Comparison of the Effects of Artesunate, Dexamethasone and Tacrolimus in the Sciatic Nerve Regeneration
To examine the effect of topical artesunate treatment on peripheral nerve regeneration and compare it with the effect of topical tacrolimus and of dexamethasone on nerve regeneration. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 29, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tugcenur Uzun, Orcun Toptas, Aslihan Saylan, Hande Carver, Sule Ayd ın Turkoglu Source Type: research

Postoperative Physiotherapy After Open Temporomandibular Joint Surgery: A Three-Step Program
Well-defined indications for temporomandibular surgery exist. Arthroscopy and arthrocentesis can be considered in cases of osteoarthritis, as well as in patients with a displaced disk leading to pain or impaired mouth opening. When these indications are properly met, an efficacy of up to 83.5% can be achieved.1,2 Open surgery, such as a discectomy, can be considered in cases of severe disk perforation or perseverance of disk displacement symptoms without reduction despite previous discopexy. It can even be considered for partial or total joint replacement (TJR) using an autogenous transplant. (Source: Journal of Oral and M...
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 29, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Nikolas KG. De Meurechy, Pieter-Jan Loos, Maurice Y. Mommaerts Source Type: research

Conflicts of Interest —Mitigating Their Impact
Conflicts of interest (CoIs) have always existed.  Few, if any of us, have no CoIs. This is because most people naturally seek things in our own best interests. This includes the interests of our family, employer, business, and organization and of other entities we hope succeed and even prosper. Conflicts with those personal interests can arise w hen we are in certain positions. These include decision-making roles, situations in which what we present may persuade others on the decisions they make, or other circumstances in which our actions or inactions may conflict with the best interests of others. Occasio...
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 28, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: James R. Hupp Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
(ISSN 0278-2391) is published monthly by Elsevier Inc, for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 360 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010-1710. Business Office: 1600 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Ste 1800, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2899. Periodicals postage paid at New York, NY and additional mailing offices. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
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Notice to Contributors
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Restoring Skeletal Marker Points for Severe Maxillary and Mandibular Jaw Defects Using a Linear Regression Approach
This study sought to repair the personalized 3-dimensional shape of the jaw, particularly when the jaw is severely damaged. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 28, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Xiangyang Zhu, Jing Han, Shijian Zhang, Xiongkuo Min, Jiannan Liu, Guangtao Zhai Tags: Surgical oncology and reconstruction Source Type: research

The “European Mandibular Angle” research project: the epidemiological results from a multicenter European collaboration.
The aim of this study was to analyze the demographics, causes and characteristics of mandibular angle fractures managed at several European departments of maxillofacial surgery. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 26, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Matteo Brucoli, Paolo Boffano, Andrea Pezzana, Arnaldo Benech, Pierre Corre, Helios Bertin, Petia Pechalova, Nikolai Pavlov, Petko Petrov, Tiia Tamme, Andrey Kopchak, Anna Romanova, Eugen Shuminsky, Emil Dediol, Marko Tarle, Vitomir S. Konstantinovic, Dra Source Type: research

Unusual Supernumerary Teeth and Treatment Outcomes Analyzed for Developing Improved Diagnosis and Management Plans
Supernumerary teeth (SNT) are teeth or tooth-like structures that have erupted or might erupt in addition to the twenty primary or thirty-two permanent teeth. The simultaneous presentation of multiple SNT, syndrome-related multiple SNT, SNT inside the maxillary sinus, and treatment outcomes were analyzed for developing improved diagnosis and management plans. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 26, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ken-Chung Chen, Jehn-Shyun Huang, Meng-Yen Chen, Ke-Hsin Cheng, Tung-Yiu Wong, Tze-Ta Huang. Source Type: research

Effect of the surgeon ’s dominant hand on postoperative periodontal status of adjacent molars after removal of lower third molars
Investigation of the effect of the surgeon's dominant hand and the side (right/left) of surgical removal of third molars in the mandible on probing pocket depths and probing attachment level on the adjacent second molars. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 26, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hari Petsos, J örg Korte, Peter Eickholz, Thomas Hoffmann, Raphael Borchard Source Type: research

Comparison of CT, MRI, and PET/CT for the evaluation bone invasion in upper and lower gingival cancers
Preoperative detection of bone invasion is important in cases of gingival cancer. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic value of three imaging methods for the detection of bone invasion in upper and lower gingival cancer: computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography (PET)/CT. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 21, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Young Chan Lee, Ah Ra Jung, Oh Eun Kwon, Eui-Jong Kim, Il Ki Hong, Jung-Woo Lee, Young-Gyu Eun Source Type: research

The Rate of Submandibular Gland Involvement in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Whether the submandibular gland (SMG) can be preserved during neck dissection in surgical treatment of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is controversial. Here, we investigate the SMG involvement rate and provide a basis for preserving the submandibular gland during neck dissection in appropriate cases of OSCC. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 21, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Shuang Yang, Xiao Wang, Jia-Zeng Su, Guang-Yan Yu Source Type: research

Clear Aligner Orthognathic Splints
Orthodontic treatment has been transformed by the introduction and overwhelming adoption of Clear Aligner Therapy (CAT). Many patients are now demanding esthetic and metal-free treatment alternatives, including those requiring orthognathic surgery (OGS) to correct their dentofacial deformities. The adoption of performing OGS for CAT has been cautious and challenging for many reasons. Maxillomandibular fixation, postoperative occlusal control, preoperative decompensation management and long-term stability all need to be tested and assessed. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 21, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Marco Caminiti, Tiangtong Lou Tags: Technical Notes Source Type: research

AAOMS Helps With ACS Applications
In a new development, AAOMS is offering assistance with review of American College of Surgeons Fellowship applications to dual-degree OMSs that is similar to the assistance offered to single-degree OMSs. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 20, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: News and announcements Source Type: research

Difficulty Index-Based Management of Palatal Fistula After Primary Cleft Palate Repair: An Institutional Experience
In the present study, we have highlighted the occurrence of different palatal fistulas and evaluated the difficulty level in planning the treatment, thereby enabling the prediction of the prognosis preoperatively. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 18, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Shruthi Saralaya, Anil Kumar Desai, Niranjan Kumar Tags: Craniomaxillofacial deformities/sleep disorders/cosmetic surgery Source Type: research

When to Order Computed Tomography for Odontogenic Infections
This letter is in reference to a recent article by Weyh et  al.1 Overall, this was an excellent retrospective cross-sectional analysis that illustrated the issue of computed tomography (CT) overuse in the emergency department (ED) for odontogenic infections. Weyh et al found that 56.6% of CT scans were unnecessarily ordered at a Florida institution. They also found that CT was performed for localized vestibular space infections, which is eye-opening. They mentioned that there have been no other studies investigating CT overuse for odontogenic infections. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 18, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Nicholas P. Saggese Tags: Letters to the editor Source Type: research

When to order a CT scan for odontogenic infections
This letter is in reference to the recent article by Weyh et al.1 Overall, this was an excellent retrospective cross-sectional analysis that illustrated the issue of computed tomography (CT) overutilization in the emergency department (ED) for odontogenic infections. They found that 56.6% of the CT scans were unnecessarily ordered at a Florida institution. They also found that CT imaging was done for localized vestibular space infections, which is eye-opening. Weyh et al. mention that there have been no other studies investigating CT scan overuse in odontogenic infections. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 18, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Nicholas P. Saggese Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Difficulty Index Based Management of Palatal Fistula After Primary Cleft Palate Repair: An Institutional Experience
This study highlight ’s the occurrence of different palatal fistula and evaluates the difficulty level in planning the treatment thereby predicting the prognosis pre-operatively. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 18, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Shruthi Saralaya, Anil Kumar Desai, Niranjan Kumar Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor
We are writing in response to the Letter to the Editor by Dr Saggese regarding our article titled “Overutilization of Computed Tomography for Odontogenic Infections.” First, responding to your concern about our claim of no other published studies investigating computed tomography (CT) overuse for odontogenic infections, this was an accurate claim at the time of the article's initial submissi on. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ashleigh Weyh, Salam O. Salman Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research