Certain Drug Treatment Associated With Orofacial Clefts
A new study has confirmed the orofacial
cleft (OFC) inducing effect of phenytoin, carbamazepine, oxytetracycline, and thiethylperazine//. A possible association was also suggested between OFCs and oxprenolol and amoxicillin. The study is published in the latest issue of Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Jo...
Michael Simmons, DMD presented a poster at the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Meeting
...public. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of orofacial
Pain and a Fellow in the American Academy of orofacial
Pain. Dr. Simmons has published original research,...ers and is a frequent expert speaker in Dental and orofacial
maladies including TMJ,...
Moms' Smoking Linked to Increased Risk of Birth Defects
...f we can help mothers quit smoking, we can help give
more babies a healthy start in life," Dr. Howse continued.
"Mid-Pregnancy Cotinine and Risks of orofacial
Clefts and Neural Tube
Defects" by Shaw's California group along with colleagues from Norway, The
Netherlands, and Texas, and made possible by the Cal...
Innovative Care Is Helping Iraq War's Injured Survive
...ue, stabilized the bony fragments in position. We were able to restore her face," said Kummoona.
"We've learned the early operative repair of the orofacial
region and the reconstruction of the soft tissue position is critical in obtaining optimal aesthetic and functional results. We've also found it is i...
Dental Researchers Participate in Global Awareness Initiative
...nternational Association for Dental Research (IADR) President
Deborah Greenspan and IADR Past President John S. Greenspan, both from the
Department of orofacial
Sciences, School of Dentistry, The AIDS Research
Institute and Global Health Sciences, University of California, San
Francisco, the article, which foc...
Scientists uncover evolutionary keys to common birth disorders
.... This analysis identified human sequence variants in Msx likely to underlie disease, and indicated why mutations in the same gene can lead to either orofacial
clefting or ectodermal dysplasias.
These clinical insights were gleaned from work demonstrating that certain portions of the Msx proteins have rema...
Alcohol binges early in pregnancy increase risk of infant oral clefts
...nmental exposures during her first three months of pregnancy when a baby's facial development takes place.
The researchers found increased risks of orofacial
clefts among infants whose mothers reported binge-level drinking of an average of five or more drinks per occasion during the first-trimester compared...
Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage
... M. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy and Ross Tallents, D.D.S., professor of Dentistry and director of the orofacial
Pain Program within the University of Rochester’s Eastman Dental Center. Student contributors were Paolo Fiorentino, Yanjun Gan, Yu-Ching Lai and Solo...