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Risky Bone Graft Causes Oral Cancer Patient To Develop Infection DENTISTRY Expert Case

This case involves a 66-year-old woman with a history of multiple surgeries for oral cancer over 5 years and 15 treatments of radiation therapy. She was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue and floor of the mouth. She was given a bone g …

Orthodontic Patient Suffers Root Resorption From Tight Braces DENTISTRY Expert Case

This case involves a 14-year-old male from Minnesota who had orthodontic treatment for two and a half years. For the first year of the patient’s treatment, everything appeared normal with his progress. After the first year, however, the patient began  …

Orthodontic Patient Loses Teeth Due To Misread X-Rays DENTISTRY Expert Case

Orthodontic Patient Loses Teeth Due To Misread X-Rays

This case involves a 14-year-old boy with dental braces and a history of root resorption. He had his braces on for 18 months and routinely received X-rays to monitor his root resorption. Within of week after his braces were removed, the boy’s teeth fel …

Defective Dental Implants Puncture Patient’s Mouth DENTISTRY Expert Case

Defective Dental Implants Puncture Patient’s Mouth

This case involves an elderly female patient who had implants placed in her jaw. When the implants were placed, a gap was found in the manufactured gum and the dentist put acrylic in to fill the gap. During the first fitting, the posts got stuck and the de …

Child Suffers Respiratory Failure During Dental Procedure DENTISTRY Expert Case

Child Suffers Respiratory Failure During Dental Procedure

This case involves a child who presented to a pediatric dentist for a cavity filling. Before the start of the procedure, the child was placed under general anesthesia. After he was anesthetized, the dentist told the child’s parents that he needed to s …

Dentistry Expert Discusses Delayed Diagnosis of Oral Cancer Recurrence DENTISTRY Expert Case

This case involves a female patient who had been under the care of the same dentist for several years, with whom she consistently kept twice-yearly appointments. The woman had suffered from oral cancer which had been successfully treated one year prior to  …

Dentistry Expert Opines on Negligent Tooth Extraction DENTISTRY Expert Case

Dentistry Expert Opines on Negligent Tooth Extraction

This case involves an elderly male patient who wanted to improve his smile by removing his remaining teeth and using dentures. After the extraction and trial use of the dentures, the doctor told him that he had severe bone loss, which would cause the dentu …

Orthodontics Expert Evaluates Inadequate Imaging Before Implant Surgery DENTISTRY Expert Case

This case involves a 30 year old male patient in Kentucky with a past medical history of a congenital deformation of his jaw that caused it to develop abnormally. The patient began seeing an orthodontist, who fitted him with braces. The patient later requ …

Orthodontics Expert Discusses Inappropriate Treatment for Jaw Misalignment DENTISTRY Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged patient in Massachusetts who was referred to the defendant orthodontist for treatment of a gap between his front teeth that he wanted to close. At his initial orthodontic consultation, the orthodontist noted that the pat …

General Dentistry Experts Opine on Failure to Diagnose Gum Disease DENTISTRY Expert Case

This case involves a failure to diagnose periodontal disease over an extended period of time. The defendant is a retired dentist who had previously provided dental care to the plaintiff for over 2 decades in New Hampshire. The patient stopped treatment wi …