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Michael D Turner, D.D.S., M.D.
Assistant Professor
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery




D.D.S., University of Maryland School of Dentistry
M.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine


Research Interests / Professional Overview:

The development of dentoalveolar implants and bone regeneration;the translational research in the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of a multitude of salivary gland disorders with an emphasis of the use of Sialoendoscopy as a research tool; and the evaluation of maxillofacial injuries and automobiles in an urban environment.


Representative Publications:

"Effects of Ionic Replacement on the Efficacy of Local Anesthetics", Turner, M., Nichols, P., Thut, P., Soc Neuro Sci Abs 19:713, 1993.

"Lithium Ion Synergism with Local Anesthetics In Vivo", Turner, M., Cordes, C., Thut, P.
JDR Abs 73:437, 1994.

"A Rabbit Tooth-Pulp Assay to Quantify Efficacy and Duration of Antinociception by Local Anesthetics Infiltrated Into Maxillary Tissues", Thut, P., Turner, M., Cordes, C., Wynn, R., Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods, 33:231-236, 1995.

"The Pregnant Patient and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon - Treatment Considerations", Turner, M., Aziz, S., J Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. 60:1479-1488, 2002.

"Use of Recombinant Plasma Kallikrein Inhibitor in Heredity Angioedema: A Case Report and Review of the Management of the Disorder", Turner, M, Oughourli, A, Heaney K, Selvaggi T. J Oral Maxillofacial Surgery 62: 1553-1556, 2004.

"A Review of the Pathophysiology, Classification and Management of Epilepsy in the Oral and Maxillofacial Patient", Turner M, Glickman R. J Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. 63:996-1005, 2005

"The Recognition, Physiology, and Treatment of Dapsone Induced Methemoglobinemia: A Case Report", Turner, Karlis, Glickman. IJOMS Submitted