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NEW FROM THE OMS GUARDIAN

MINIMIZING NERVE INJURIES
Colin Bell, DDS, MSD

 

How fortunate we are to practice in the greatest health care profession known to man. The specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery affords us all personal, intellectual, and financial rewards beyond anything we could have imagined back in the days of dental school. Nevertheless, concern for protecting and maneuvering around neural structures, primarily of the trigeminal and facial nerves, sometimes diminishes the luster of practicing as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. The most recent data from OMSNIC details that over 69 million dollars have been paid in indemnity and expense for nerve injury claims since the inception of the Company. That represents twice the amount paid in death cases and over three times that for wrong tooth extraction. Although nerve injuries can occur in connection with most OMS procedures, the overwhelming majority arise from complications of third molar and dental implant procedures. So what can be done in our evaluation and management techniques to minimize the occurrence of these sometimes devastating and costly injuries?

 

 

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Due to the severe storms and tornado that took place in Illinois on April 9, 2015, the counties of DeKalb and Ogle have been declared as disaster areas. As a result, if you reside in DeKalb or Ogle counties or were affected by the storms, for the period April 9, 2015 to June 9, 2015, or a later time if deemed reasonable given your individual circumstances, OMSNIC will ensure that polices are not cancelled or non-renewed and that extensions are provided for policyholder’s to comply with policy provisions.

 

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