Article: Volume 48 Number 3 Page 186 - March 2021

  Dent Update 2021; 48: 186-190  Read article

Prosthodontics:  Prosthodontic pathways in the interdisciplinary management of a patient with an ameloblastoma in the maxilla

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Abstract: Ameloblastoma is a benign and locally aggressive neoplasm. The treatment of choice is surgical resection, which, although removing tumour, will often result in aesthetic and functional problems for the patient.

Clinical relevance: For patients with ameloblastoma in the maxilla, careful planning with the involvement of a multidisciplinary team is essential for improving post-surgical quality of life.

Author notes: Y.K.Shashie Nathaliya Susiripala, BDS (Sri Lanka), MD in Restorative Dentistry (Colombo, Sri Lanka), Senior Registrar in Restorative Dentistry, National Dental Teaching Hospital, Ward Place, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Vasantha Sivaguru, BDS (Sri Lanka), MS in Restorative Dentistry, (Colombo, Sri Lanka), Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, National Dental Teaching Hospital, Ward Place, Colombo, Sri Lanka. email: s.nathaliya@gmail.com

Objective: The reader should understand the importance of careful planning with the involvement of a multidisciplinary team to improve the quality of life of patients.

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