In November 2019, a 68-year-old woman with no significant medical history came to
the Department of Periodontics of the Army Postgraduate Dental School in Fort Gordon,
GA, complaining of difficulty in chewing and dissatisfaction with her smile. Examination
revealed an edentulous maxilla and missing teeth nos. 17 through 19, 21, and 28 through
31. The gingiva appeared pink and firm generally, and periodontal probing depths did
not exceed 3 millimeters, with minimal bleeding.
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Dr. Bumpers is a resident, Department of Periodontics, Army Postgraduate Dental School, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Fort Gordon, GA.
Dr. Hawie is an assistant professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Army Postgraduate Dental School, Fort Gordon, GA.
Dr. Eom is a resident, Department of Prosthodontics, Army Postgraduate Dental School, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Fort Gordon, GA.
Dr. Choi is a periodontist, Department of Periodontics, Fort Gordon Dental Health Activity, Fort Gordon, GA.
Dr. Johnson is a professor, Department of Periodontics, Army Postgraduate Dental School, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 228 East Hospital Rd, Fort Gordon, GA 30905.
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Disclosure. None of the authors reported any disclosures.
ORCID Numbers. April P. Bumpers: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8905-6227; Jennifer B. Hawie: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2091-1306; Han Eom: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5570-5284; Alicia Y. Choi: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7710-1342; Thomas M. Johnson: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8325-0803. For information regarding ORCID numbers, go to https://orcid.org.
The US Army funded the treatment in the presented case. No extramural funding was associated with this report. The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, the US Army, the Department of Defense, or the US Government. The authors deny any conflicts of interest related to this study.
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