Medical News and Updates
Why Does Third Molars (Wisdom Teeth) Need to Come out?
Please check this link to research based reason for why wisdom teeth should be removed. Very informative and thorough. https://www.aaoms.org/docs/govt_affairs/advocacy_white_papers/management_third_molar_white_paper.pdf
Who are Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Please check the following link for detailed description of who are Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. This should give complete picture of what we do and what are our range of skills. https://www.aaoms.org/images/uploads/pdfs/omspip.pdf
Antibiotics may increase risk of kidney stones, study suggests
The New York Times (5/10, Bakalar, Subscription Publication) reports researchers found that “the use of oral antibiotics may” have contributed to the increased prevalence of kidney stones in the US since the 1970s. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
The Philadelphia Inquirer (5/10, Avril) reports “researchers found elevated rates of kidney stones in those who took five categories of oral antibiotics, among them broad-spectrum penicillins and the class that includes Cipro [ciprofloxacin].”
Giving Back To Our Community
American Red Cross volunteer physician (July 2017)
We are excited to announce that Dr. Won was accepted as American Red Cross volunteer physician. He will be participating as volunteers to help out patients who are dislocated due to house fire who in need of sorting out their medical issue to going to major natural disaster area to give hand to people in need.
Veteran’s Day open clinic (May 2017)
This year we opened our clinic for the U.S. Veterans who are in needs. We have provided surgery services at no cost to the veterans who are in general lacked adequate coverage from their veteran benefit. It was rewarding experience and we are looking forward to doing it again next year!
Habitat for Humanity in Durham
Last fall we gathered as a community to help fund the building materials for a Habitat home. In March we started building this home in partnership with the Stallings family.
Meet Tenika and her girls below and check out Tenika showing off her home – she is already making plans for each room! We look forward to dedicating the completion of this beautiful new home with the Stallings family on Sat. August 26th.
Thank you for building strength, stability, and shelter with Durham Habitat!