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Defining a role for MRI in TMJ disorders
July 19, 2007 -- Chances are that dentists won't have to worry about siting a magnet in their offices in the near future, but can the specialty use MRI to its advantage? Yes, if the structure in question is the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). "Particularly, we look at this disk in the TMJ because (MRI) is the only way we can see the disk. MRI gives you exquisite soft-tissue imaging that you can't get with other imaging," said Dr. Edwin Parks in a talk at the 2006 California Dental Association meeting in San Francisco.  Discuss
MDCT advances oral and maxillofacial surgery practice
November 22, 2004 -- From assessing complex trauma injuries to planning difficult surgery, MDCT and reconstruction software have taken oral and maxillofacial imaging beyond the clay age, according to Dr. Jon Bradrick. Still, he says, the software isn't quite there yet.
Photodynamic therapy may have a role in periodontitis
January 1, 1999 -- NEW YORK (Reuters Health) March 16 Photodynamic therapy (PDT) transiently reduces the progression of experimentally induced periodontal disease in rats, researchers from Brazil report in the March issue of the Journal of Periodontology.  Discuss
Teeth regrown in mice
January 1, 1999 -- NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Feb 19 For the first time, teeth grown in culture from single cells have been used successfully to replace natural teeth in mice, Japanese researchers report in the February 18th online issue of Nature Methods.  Discuss
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