Implant Concierge is excited to announce that as part of our services and education, we have added Dr. Douglas Benn as one of our Radiology Providers!
Dr. Douglas Benn trained as a dentist at the London Hospital Medical College and worked for 10 years as a general dentist specializing in minor oral surgery and treatment of the severely handicapped. During this time he completed a Masters in Computer Science. He then spent 6 years in the Department of General Dentistry and Public Health, University College London and was awarded a PhD for investigating new methods for diagnosing Caries and the Periodontal Diseases. Following this Dr. Benn trained as an Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist at Guy’s Hospital London and the Royal College of Radiologists.
In 1992 he was appointed as a Professor at the University of Florida. From 2000-2002 he was Editor-in-Chief of the peer reviewed journal Dentomaxillofacial Radiology. During 1996-2002 he led a team developing an automated caries risk assessment and treatment planning system based upon an electronic patient record. He has published over 50 peer reviewed research papers. In 2009 Dr Benn was appointed Professor and Director of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology at CUSD. Currently he is developing a new radiographic method for differentiating between cavitated and non-cavitated carious lesions which is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Benn is an NIH Study Section reviewer for [MOSS-K 11]. He is the inventor on several patents.
In addition to providing another first class radiological option for our customers to choose from, Dr. Benn will also share a case every month. These cases will be based not just from a dental perspective, but will also focus on medical concerns. We hope that our monthly case submission will be interesting and very educational for each of you!
Dr Douglas K Benn BDS, DDS, M.Phil., Ph.D., Diplomate in Dental Radiology (Royal College of Radiologists, England)
Professor and Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Dept. Diagnostic Sciences, Creighton University
Title: Base of tongue swelling
A 57 year old lady was recently being treatment planned for dental implants. Upon evaluation of the full volume a soft tissue swelling 8 x 10 mm was noticed in the left base of tongue region occluding part of the space between the left posterior side of the epiglottis and the tongue.
Any obvious asymmetries like this should be reported to the patient and their MD informed since an ENT examination is indicated. There has been an increase of base of tongue cancers over the last few years which may be linked to HP virus. These are not rare and thorough inspection of the pharyngeal airway region should always be performed.”
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