Reverse roles: Procedure perfected for humans now helps pets

A technique that normally benefits human patients with cleft palates or defects after cancer surgery, paved the road to adoption for an affectionate feline. Siamese-mix cat Darryl responded well after receiving a metal prosthesis to correct a palate injury in his mouth after a collaborative dental procedure was performed Oct. 29 at the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital. A unique effort saved […]

Did a dental lecture lead to this shocking discovery?

The late Alfred Porter Southwick’s most important contribution to dentistry was the development of a treatment for cleft palates, using an implant of his own design. But Google this mechanic -turned -dentist and you will undoubtedly discover the long range result of his research to use low-voltage electrical current for alleviating pain during dental treatment: his involvement in […]