Occupational Maxillofacial Trauma: Report of a Rare Case

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1 / Foivos Dalabiras2 / Stilianos Dalabiras3

1Private dentist, Aristotle University, Dental School, Thessaloniki, Greece
2Dental student, Aristotle University, Dental School, Thessaloniki, Greece
3Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Aristotle University, Dental School, Thessaloniki, Greece

Summary

Maxillofacial trauma, any physical trauma in the face, can involve soft tissues (lacerations, avulsions, bruises etc), bone injuries (fractures and dislocation), avulsed or fractured teeth (dental issues) and special regions (nerves, eyes, salivary glands etc). As the most exposed part of the human body, the face can be susceptible to injuries in work-related accidents. Occupational accident in the maxillofacial region rates 0.9-5% and, in some cases, can reach 9%. Based on their occupation, patients are classified as farm and forestry workers, construction workers, factory workers, craftsmen, service workers, and office workers.

This paper describes a rare case of a farm-related maxillofacial trauma in a 50-year-old woman and a brief review of the relevant literature.

Keywords: Trauma, occupational; Trauma, maxillofacial

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Citation Information: Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine. Volume 19, Issue 1, Pages 53–56, ISSN (Online) 2335-0245, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bjdm-2015-0035, July 2015

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