- Selectively preventing development of third molars in rats using electrosurgical energyAnthony R Silvestri
Department of Restorative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Mass 02111, USA
J Am Dent Assoc 135:1397-405. 2004..The dentition of neonate rats possess developmental stages of molars similar to that of five-year-old children. This pilot study tests the hypothesis that third molars can be selectively prevented from developing...
- Prevention of third molar development in dog with long pulse diode laser: a preliminary reportAnthony R Silvestri
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Lasers Surg Med 39:674-7. 2007..This brief report describes a similar use of the diode laser in a limited number of young beagle pups. It is the first reported attempt at preventing third molar development in an animal model close in size to man...
- The unresolved problem of the third molar: would people be better off without it?Anthony R Silvestri
Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Mass 02111, USA
J Am Dent Assoc 134:450-5. 2003..Third molars are teeth that have little functional value and a relatively high rate of associated pain and disease. Their value as part of the dentition of modern people is dubious...
- Prevention of third molar tooth development in neonate rat with a long pulse diode laserAnthony R Silvestri
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
Lasers Surg Med 35:385-91. 2004..A window of opportunity exists to stop their development. The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether a long pulse diode laser can selectively prevent third molar development in a rat animal model...