Who Has An Implant Candidate?

Dental implants are an effective solution for restoring oral form and function. In fact, they have become a very important part of modern dentistry with millions of people having successfully...


New Study Links Tooth Loss and Hypertension

A recent study has discovered that postmenopausal women who suffer from tooth loss could be at greater risk of developing high blood pressure. Should we be concerned? How did the...


What is TMJ Disorder?

TMJ disorder is fairly common and 4 out of 10 patients will experience it during their lifetime, which is why at OMFS in Melbourne we know how important it is...


Pain relief for TMJ

TMJ disorder is a relatively common condition. That said, only around five percent of people who have symptoms of TMJ disorder will actually ever require surgery. So, if you are...


Surgically-assisted maxillary expansion

Authors: Woods M, Wiesenfeld D, Probert T. Abstract A combined surgical and orthodontic technique for management of transverse maxillary deficiencies in mature patients is described and discussed. Special references are...


Temporomandibular pain dysfunction disorder resulting from road traffic accidents–an Australian study.

Authors: Probert TC, Wiesenfeld D, Reade PC. Abstract The relationship between temporomandibular pain dysfunction disorder (TMPD) and trauma to the head and neck is unclear. A retrospective analysis of the...


Respiratory epithelium in a mandibular cyst after grafting of autogenous bone.

Authors: Nastri AL, Hookey SR. Abstract The case of an interesting mandibular cyst is presented. The pathogenesis of this cyst may be related to implantation of epithelial remnants in an...


Maxillary ameloblastoma: a retrospective study of 13 cases.

Authors:  Nastri AL, Wiesenfeld D, Radden BG, Eveson J, Scully C. Abstract Ameloblastoma is uncommon in the maxilla, comprising about 15% of all reported ameloblastomas. Ameloblastomas are locally aggressive and, when...


Guided osteogenesis using synthetic membranes: an experimental pilot study.

Authors: Nastri AL, Smith AC. Abstract The aim of this pilot study was to develop an experimental model for the assessment of bone augmentation, and in doing so compare the use...


Survey of Australian and New Zealand Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery trainees and recent specialists–workforce issues.

Authors: Szuster FS, Nastri AL, Goss AN, Spencer AJ. Abstract This study examined Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS) workforce issues in relation to current training in Australia and New Zealand....