Monday, September 12, 2005

Disclaimer and a note on images, etc.

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I have established this blog in the interest of information and free discussion. Being in Pediatrics means I like to spice up the boring text with pictures and cartoons. All the graphics used are either images made by me, or images thought to be non-copyrighted or intended for public access and are available and viewable on the internet or other public sources. If you see something here that is your work and do not wish it to be used, please let me know. Abusive or crude comments are not allowed. All comments are moderated prior to posting. If you obviously are just trying ot sell something, I may not post your comment. In fact, I reserve the right to post, or not-to-post, any comments made here.

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Unknown said...

I am a Pediatric dentist located in Beirut lebanon , I have a five years old female patient who is caries free had a tauma almost 16 months ago where her incisomesial angle of her maxillary rt central incisor was fractured it was builtup, lately her maxillary rt lateral incisor is mobile with a small abcess located just near the interdental gingival papilla, the radiograph shows a total resorption of the lateral incisor root any idea of what the cause could be. thank you

Dr. Dean Brandon said...

I can't say, but I have seen teeth adjacent to a traumatized area have problems. They may have sustained a trauma (luxation or something) at the same time as the other teeth did, but it was not as obvious. Also, an abscess can cause tooth root resorption.

FAWAZ said...

dear dr saleem .

will you please keave me your tel no , i have a patient need to transfer it to you.

Thank you
fawaz nasr

Dr. Dean Brandon said...

You may have noted already the web link to our practice (APDA). The contact info is there. But for the sake of efficiency, here it is:

4001 Balmoral Drive
Huntsville, Alabama 35801

Christianne Birtwistle said...

I hope you don’t mind me posting this here, as I couldn’t find your email address.

Working on behalf of Wrigley’s, we’re looking for dental bloggers to write about the FDI & Wrigley Photographic Award, for which entries close in just 2 weeks.

Wrigley Oral Healthcare Programs (WOHP) and the FDI are inviting dental professionals to express their creative side and snap-up some fantastic prizes, by sending in a picture that makes them smile.

They are giving away prizes ranging from an all-inclusive trip to an upcoming FDI Annual World Dental Congress in either Singapore 2009 or Brazil 2010 to a years supply of Wrigley’s sugar-free gum.

All you need to do is upload a photo that makes you smile by Wednesday 8 July 2009.

For each entry received WOHP will also donate $25 US, up to $25,000 US total, to the FDI’s World Dental Development Fund (WDDF), which supports oral health education and projects worldwide.

If you would like to write a blog post about this, please email me at and I can send more information and images.

Many thanks and happy snapping!
Christianne Birtwistle
On behalf of Wrigley Oral Health Programs (WOHP)

jasmine said...

My duaghter is 12years old now.She had a fall 5 years back and lost her front permanent tooth. Now she wants her tooth to be fixed. When can we fix what are the methods to fix a tooth. Gaps are there in between other front tooth.Her voice and smile are changing .Please advise me.

Dr. Dean Brandon said...

Methods to "replace " a knocked out tooth include a bridge, implants, or most commonly-orthodontics. See my posts on trauma and on when to start braces.
See your pediatric dentist and/or orthodontist.

Dr. Dean Brandon said...

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