World Workshop on Oral Medicine
This white paper discusses the World Workshop on Oral Medicine V (WWOM V). It highlights its role in developing four systematic reviews on clinical topics in oral medicine. It also discusses the other four reviews carried out by WWOM V, which are important to oral medicine training, practice and research.
Advancing Oral Medicine Through Informatics And IT
This white paper discusses the use of Information Technology (IT) in oral medicine. It highlights the fact that while a lot of nations are increasingly using IT for delivering healthcare, oral medicine IT application is still limited. This paper discusses the needs and requirements for better use of IT in oral medicine.
The Differential Diagnosis of Orofacial Pain
This document is discussing the differential diagnosis of Orofacial Pain. The document highlights a number of causes that are not odontogenic in their origin. It also provides notes on each condition, its clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment. A number of conditions are discussed in the white paper including trigeminal neuralgia, burning mouth syndrome, post herpetic neuralgia, and temporal arteritis.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): The Future of Diagnostics
This white paper discusses optical coherence tomography (OTC). It is expected that the technology will replace 70 percent of x-rays in dentistry. The document discusses OCT, its history, and application in the dental practice.
Gingival Grafts and AlloDerm®, a Critique
This white paper discusses the use of acellular dermal matrix material for gingival grafting. The topic has been highlighted by the manufacturer of AlloDerm® and advocated by a number of dentists. While it may be a useful strategy for managing a variety of gingival defects there is, at present, limited science to support its use.