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J Calif Dent Assoc. 2000 Sep;28(9):668-80.

Soft tissue surgery in the oral and maxillofacial region.

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  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry, USA. ras144@aol.com


The practice of dentistry is most often perceived as the treatment of the hard tissues of the oral region, specifically the teeth and jaws. However, there are many disorders and conditions involving surgical treatment of the soft tissues that extend to the adjacent and associated structures of the oral and maxillofacial surgery region.

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