Eddie Van Halen’s death from oral cancer

….when it was announced that Eddie Van Halen had died from metastatic throat cancer at the age of 65…his death marked the end of a 20-year battle against cancer that, as he told Billboard in 2015, included a partial removal of his tongue (partial glossectomy) for tongue cancer. The cancer had already spread to his throat and esophagusContinue reading “Eddie Van Halen’s death from oral cancer”

What happened to Chinese dental teams at the COVID-19 epicenter?

Article from Dr.Bicuspid.com looking at infection rates of Dental Teams in China and Italy. October 7, 2020 — Dental teams at an oral medicine hospital in China did not develop COVID-19 while providing emergency dental treatment during the pandemic, likely due to increased infection control measures, according to a study published on September 27 in the JournalContinue reading “What happened to Chinese dental teams at the COVID-19 epicenter?”

The stories of (false) teeth

Ask any dentist and they will tell you stories of how patients have lost or mislaid their dentures. From the, possibly apocryphal, tale of the junior nurse taking the dentures from all the patients on the ward to clean them and not being able to tell one from the other to the gentleman who “lost”Continue reading “The stories of (false) teeth”

Urgent dental care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic – The Lancet

  The Lancet Vol.395 | Number 10232 | Apr 18, 2020 During the initial phase of a pandemic, when a vaccine is not available, personal protective equipment (PPE) plays a major part in disease control. Dental and oral surgery procedures using drills or ultrasonic devices cause aerosol release, and routine dentistry has therefore been suspended inContinue reading “Urgent dental care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic – The Lancet”