Publications from the faculty of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Evidence suggests that complications from removal of wisdom teeth increase as a patient ages.
Third Molar Removal and Complications

Dodson TB.  Fact-based versus evidence-based policy positions: confessions of an accidental politician.  J. Oral Maxillofac Surg 67(5), May 2009, 1153-54.


Bundy MJ, Cavola CF, Dodson TB.  Panoramic findings as predictors of mandibular nerve exposure following third molar extraction: Digital versus conventional radiographic techniques. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 107:e36-e40.


Dodson TB.  Anticoagulated patients undergoing tooth extraction can be managed safely without altering their anticoagulation treatment by using local hemostatic measures.  J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2008 Dec;8(4):242-3.


Richardson D, Dodson TB. Risk of Periodontal Defects After Third Molar Surgery: An Exercise in Evidence-based Clinical Decision-making. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 100:133, 2005.


Dodson TB. Role of computerized tomography in management of impacted mandibular third molars. NY State Dent J. 71(6):32-5, 2005.


Susarla SM, Dodson TB. Estimating Third Molar Extraction Difficulty: Subjective and Objective Factors. J Oral and Maxillofac Surg 63: 427-34, 2005.


Sedaghatfar M, August MA, Dodson TB. Panoramic radiographic findings as predictors of inferior alveolar nerve exposure following third molar extractions. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 63:3-7, 2005.


Dodson TB. Is there a role for reconstructive techniques to prevent periodontal defects after third molar surgery? J Oral Maxillfac Surg. 63:891:2005

Bui CH, Seldin EB, Dodson TB. Types, frequencies, and risk factors for complications following third molar extraction. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 61:1379-89, 2003.


Dodson TB. Strategies for managing anticoagulated patients requiring dental extractions: An exercise in evidenced-based clinical practice. J Massachusetts Dental Society 50:44, 2002


Lee JT, Dodson TB. The effect of mandibular third molar presence and position on the risk of an angle fracture. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 58:394, 2000.


Dodson TB. Prediction of post extraction complications in HIV-positive patients. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 84: 474-9, 1997.


Dodson TB. Demineralized bone grafts to reconstruct third molar extraction site defects. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol, 82: 241-247, 1996.

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