oral and maxillofacial surgery Archives
Jul. 21, 2021—by Jill Clendening A middle school basketball game set off a long, painful journey for Mt. Juliet resident Jeremy Kerr, 49, that ended in 2019 when he had orthognathic, or corrective, jaw surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to address both an underbite and crossbite. “After someone shot the ball, another player jumped first and...
Jun. 9, 2021—VUMC’s oral and maxillofacial surgeons care for patients with facial trauma and perform orthognathic surgery, which corrects jaw irregularities and realigns the jaws and bite. These specialists also perform benign tumor and cyst resection and reconstructive surgery, so they are very familiar with measures to preserve and, in some cases, repair the trigeminal nerve.
Apr. 15, 2021—With the opening of Vanderbilt Oral Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s dental and oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) services are now together in one convenient location on Belcourt Avenue in Nashville, just across from the Belcourt Theatre.
Jun. 6, 2019—When Laura McClure-Barnes, MD, learned she needed radiation therapy following surgery for adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare cancer of the salivary glands, she knew that radiation could damage healthy tissue and bone near the tumor.
Sep. 29, 2016—Following trips to two different hospital emergency rooms, 24-year-old Geoffrey Slayden was raced by ambulance to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) for surgery and a week of hospitalization, including several days in intensive care on a ventilator and feeding tube. The culprit: abscessed teeth.
Jul. 23, 2015—Curtis Lee Estep sat in a clinic room at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) earlier this year, smiled and opened his mouth widely, as if taking a big yawn.
Jun. 11, 2015—The Vanderbilt Dental Clinic is expanding its range of services and growing its number of clinicians in a bid to offer patients the convenience of having access to comprehensive oral health care in one location.
Jan. 22, 2014—If you are interested in braces — no matter your age or needs — you’ll want to take part in a live online chat with a Vanderbilt University Medical Center orthodontist. Richard Shin, DDS, assistant professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, will answer questions from online users on Tuesday, Jan. 28, from noon to 1...
Mar. 27, 2013—Too much sugar can pose serious risks to children’s dental and behavioral health—risks that can be minimized by some careful thought and planning, Vanderbilt experts say.
Aug. 23, 2012—While Benjamin Foley, D.D.S., was on a two-week surgical rotation in Bogota, Colombia, the impact of limited access to health care was as clear as the fused jaw of a 6-year-old child.