The NYU College of Dentistry recently added a new feature to its Web site, a Clinical News section designed to share news of NYUCD clinical developments with the practicing community and the public. To reach the site, go to www.nyu.edu/dental and click on "Clinical Updates" in the lower left hand corner for information on new dental procedures, diagnostic methods, and patient services and programs, several of which are summarized below.
Tobacco Cessation Programs for Individuals and Groups
Tobacco cessation programs for both individuals and groups are now available at the NYU College of Nursing Faculty Practice located at the College of Dentistry. For more information, contact Ms. Madeleine Lloyd, Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Director of the Nursing Faculty Practice, at 212.998.9420.
Sleep Apnea Sufferers Benefit from Advanced Surgical Technique
An advanced surgical technique for treating sleep apnea could become the first reliable approach to relieving the condition's symptoms, reducing complications, and eliminating side effects. The technique was developed by Dr. Kenneth Fleisher, an Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the NYU College of Dentistry.Dr. Fleisher combines a modest surgical approach with a tongue suspension, a process of creating additional space around the upper airway. For more information, call 212.998.9329.
Jaw Orthopedics: A New Paradigm for TMD Treatment Helps People Lead Pain-free Lives
The NYU College of Dentistry is offering a new treatment called "jaw orthopedics," which allows people suffering from TMD (temporomandibular disorder) to lead pain-free lives. Until recently, treatment was limited to removal of the joint without reconstruction. But the past several years have seen a refinement not only of imaging technologies, but also of reconstruction materials that has made the kind of treatment that NYU offers the standard of care for adults. To create a joint prosthesis that fits perfectly, the NYU team uses the latest CT-scan imaging. A very accurate computer-designed, custom-made prosthesis is constructed from that imaging. The prosthesis has an estimated lifespan of between 20 and 30 years. For more information, call 212.998.9329.