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Follicular Lymphoma affecting mouth

I was diagnosed with Follicular Lymphoma after more than a year of horrible pain, tooth loss and many antibiotic treatments for abscesses. This disease was and is rare and very little is known. Had I found out earlier exactly what I had, I may not have lost all my teeth and would not be without teeth currently. Cant wear dentures and I have no bone for implants. Something has to be figured out soon before another goes... more »
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Ballon Dilation of Eustachian Tube and Cholesteatoma

FDA recently approved balloon dilation of Eustachian tube for companies Acclarent and Entellus. Cholesteatoma is a chronic disease process that requires long-term care and can often recur. Balloon dilation has already shown to allow improved aeration of the middle ear based on tympanogram evaluations. If this is true, it is hypothesized balloon dilation could improve outcomes and frequency of operations required for cholesteatoma.... more »
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Improving Diagnostic Methods of Oral Opportunistic Lesions(HIV)

My main aim is to improve the methods of local treatment and to optimize the methods of the third prophylaxis of opportunistic lesions in the oral cavity which depend on clinical manifestations and special quality/peculiarity of microbiocenosis of the oral cavity in HIV-infected patients. Also my work designed to show the morbidity of opportunistic infections in the oral cavity and high incidence of periodontal diseases... more »
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Comparing infection control protocols in the mobile setting

The infection control protocols regarding dental care in the portable unit setting (specifically schools) are vague. There seem to be two acceptable protocols - double wipe disinfection or disinfection plus barriers. I find no studies regarding specifics - does double-wipe remove adequately the microorganisms around the air-water syringe buttons? On suction levers?

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Research on: 1. genetic healthiology; 2.genetic ger·i·at·rics.

1. Genetic healthiology: Gene defect or gene weakness make an individual has predisposition or vulnerable in some part of body. Quantitative measurement of such defect/weakness can help to adapt to the exist predisposition before any disease comes out.
2.genetic geriatrics. Due to gene defect/weakness, organs aging at different speed. Proper quantitative diagnoses and management of such defect/weakness can be preventive,... more »
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Create Resource Guide for Dentists and Dental Researchers

Assemble, catalog, create database to incorporate medicinal facts and biological functions of every western and TRADITIONAL medicine, biological and chemical agent that has been used in treating dental and craniofacial diseases. In addition, repositories should be created to store them and that can also be used as the immediate resource for dentists and dental researchers.

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recycle amalgam mercury

Mercury is considered as a useful material in restorative dentistry. However, concern about the adverse effects of its disposal on the environment as a results of using it in health education environments has caused some countries to ban or reduce its use.

we introduced a method and its procedures, invented a mercury recycling device, and evaluated our proposed method.

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Modifiers of Dental and Craniofacial Disorders

Penetrance and severity of dental and craniofacial defects are highly variable, even between patients and mice carrying the same genetic mutation. Little is known about causes of this variability. Establishing modifiers of dental and craniofacial disease severity using mouse models could provide important translational knowledge for application to patients. I suggest a call for proposals that work to establish genetic,... more »
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Gingival Recession

Based on personal experience and observations, it seems that gingival recession is highly prevalent, and the cause is not always as easily identified as dentists seem to think.. The fix is not simply to "use a softer toothbrush". It can also be related to clenching of jaws that impart high forces on teeth, etc.. Mouth-guards are used, but they are designed to protect teeth from grinding, and this design does not properly... more »