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8Apr, 2019

The Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal

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You may feel apprehensive if your dentist tells you it’s necessary to have your wisdom teeth removed. Although the idea may seem a little scary, wisdom teeth extraction can provide many significant benefits to your oral and overall health–and save you from future pain. Here’s what you need to know about wisdom teeth removal.
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3Apr, 2019

Three Things To Consider With Oral Surgery And Diabetes

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If you’re one of the 30 million Americans with diabetes, you know that the disease can make life a little more complicated. To stay healthy, you have to follow a doctor-prescribed diet, get sufficient exercise, monitor your blood sugar levels–and take special care of your oral health.
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29Jan, 2018

Dr. Dierks Builds New Face For Chrissy Steltz in 2009

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Over 8 years ago, Dr. Dierks participated in the total facial reconstruction of gunshot victim Chrissy Steltz. Ms. Steltz's face, including her eyes, cheeks, nose & upper jaw was blown away at close range from a shotgun blast when she was 16. Ten years and countless surgeries later, Dr. Dierks began a new chapter for Chrissy with a total facial reconstruction and prosthesis.
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26Jan, 2018

8th Annual Oral Head & Neck Cancer Screening at Providence Portland

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Please mark your calendar for the 8th annual Oral, Head and Neck cancer screening on April 18, 2018 at Providence Portland Medical Center. This free event means a lot to our community and helps to build awareness about OHN cancer and prevention. Last year, we screened a record 462 individuals.  With your help, we hope to exceed this number in 2018.  Participation details to follow, including shift times and roles. Please do not hesitate to contact Tuyen Tran, outreach specialist, with questions; [email protected] or 503-215-3197. Watch Dr. Bryan Bell discuss the importance of oral […]
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25Jan, 2018

Dr. Bell Writes The Textbook On Oncology & Reconstructive Surgery

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Congratulations to Dr. R. Bryan Bell who has recently finished work on the 1st edition of Oral, Head & Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery! Dr. Bell, along with Peter Andersen & Rui Fernandes has written this complete text for medical students studying oncology and reconstructive surgery, first published in August 2017. Description of the textbook: “Oral, Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery is the first multidisciplinary text to provide readers with a system for managing adult head and neck cancers based upon stage. Using an evidence-based approach to the management […]
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