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Hello all!

I know, I know it’s been FOREVER. Let’s just say medical school took up a lot more of my time than I expected. But I can thankfully say that as of today my first year of medical school is complete! 272 more words

Med School

Camera Test - Fujifilm EPX-4440HD

Photographers looking for lightweight portable imaging devices often give rave reviews of  mirrorless Fuji cameras. So this week I decided to test out one of the latest cameras in the Fujifilm line, the EPX-4440HD. 414 more words

Photography

Success rate and complications associated with dental implants in the incisive canal region: a systematic review

A systematic review was conducted to evaluate the success rate of dental implants placed in the incisive canal region and the complications related to this procedure. 59 more words

By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

A new approach of splint-less orthognathic surgery using a personalized orthognathic surgical guide system: A preliminary study

The purpose of this study was to evaluate a personalized orthognathic surgical guide (POSG) system for bimaxillary surgery without the use of surgical splint. Ten patients with dentofacial deformities were enrolled. 53 more words

By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

I'm being dragged...

into the black hole of modern medicine. It probably helps that i am well-insured.

It began in january 2017 after a minor gi bleed prompted me to find a primary care provider. 180 more words

Infiltrative local anesthesia with articaine is equally as effective as inferior alveolar nerve block with lidocaine for the removal of erupted molars

Abstract

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                </span><h3>Aim</h3> 
                <p>The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy of 4% articaine with 1:100,000 adrenaline given as buccal and lingual infiltration in adult patients undergoing erupted mandibular first and second molar teeth extraction versus inferior alveolar nerve block technique using 2% lignocaine with 1:80,000 adrenaline.</p> 

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                </span><h3>Materials and methods</h3> 
                <p>A total of 100 patients undergoing extraction of mandibular posterior teeth were divided into two equally matched groups for the study, out of which 50 patients were given 4% articaine with 1:100,000 adrenaline as buccal and lingual infiltration and 50 patients were given 2% lignocaine with 1:80,000 adrenaline using classic direct inferior alveolar nerve block with lingual and buccal nerve block. 184 more words
By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

Retention systems for extraoral maxillofacial prosthetic implants: a critical review

We describe the techniques available for retention of implant-supported prostheses: bar-clips, O-rings, and magnets. We present reported preferences and, although this is limited by the heterogeneity of methods used and patients studied, we hope we have identified the best retention systems for maxillofacial prosthetic implants. 37 more words

By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis