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Platysma muscle use for oral sphincter substitution or countering excessive pull of a free muscle, following facial palsy

The use of the platysma muscle as a pedicled ‘apron’ flap in order to minimise the overactivity of a free muscle transfer, used in the treatment of facial palsy, is described in admirable detail. The successful results are carefully assessed...

Role of copper ions in drinking water in the pathogenesis of oral submucous fibrosis: the missing link in the aetiopathology?

Often a breakthrough link in the understanding of the aetiopathogenesis of a hitherto common pathology that has been evading the medical community may not come from the hi-tech labs of the developed world but from the intelligent investigations from a...

The creation of PlayDoh® models as an educational tool for teaching anatomy of the lips and peri-oral musculature

As lip procedures continue to be popular it is essential that all practitioners have a detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the area. The authors outline an innovative and engaging method of teaching. Detailed knowledge of the soft tissue anatomy...

Intra-oral implants in posterior maxilla - predictors of failure

Generally current dental implant placement is a successful procedure with predictable outcomes, especially when sited within normal quality and quantity of bone. The posterior maxilla, however, can be challenging. This is especially so with reduced bone volume following loss of...

ICOMS 2022

9th IAOO World Congress

Practical Bone Manipulation in Oral Implantology