Month: September 2019

Chiefs Win 40-26 Against Jacksonville Jaguars

Pathology Post: Leukoedema + Epulis Fissuratum

What is Leukoedema? Most commonly seen in African Americans (as well as smokers), leukoedema is a white lesion that appears opalescent, filmy, and does not rub off. This lesion will be seen bilaterally on the buccal mucosa and is very common. Leukoedema is a… Continue Reading “Pathology Post: Leukoedema + Epulis Fissuratum”

What is Centric Relation?

According to the glossary of prosthodontics, ‘a maxillary-mandibular relationship, independent of tooth contact, in which the condyles articulate in the anterior-superior position against the posterior slopes of the articular eminences’ JPD, The Glossary of Prosthodontic Terms Centric relation is not to be confused with… Continue Reading “What is Centric Relation?”

The Posterior Superior Alveolar Nerve and How to Properly Anesthetize it

What does the posterior superior alveolar nerve innervate? The posterior superior alveolar nerve (PSA) is a division of the trigeminal nerve (cranial nerve V). The trigeminal nerve is separated into three major branches – V1, V2, and V3. The V2 branch is known as… Continue Reading “The Posterior Superior Alveolar Nerve and How to Properly Anesthetize it”

Dr. Angle’s Orthodontic Classification

Who was Dr. Angle? Considered the ‘father of orthodontics,’ Dr. Angle was the first to develop a classification system for orthodontics. According to Dr. Angle, the first molars were the foundation of the arches. The classification system therefore is based off the relationship between… Continue Reading “Dr. Angle’s Orthodontic Classification”