Submited on: 29 Nov 2010 06:52:49 AM GMT
Published on: 29 Nov 2010 08:32:17 PM GMT
Palatal Obturator
Posted by Dr. William J Maloney on 31 Jan 2014 06:18:28 PM GMT Reviewed by Interested Peers

  • What are the main claims of the paper and how important are they?

    The authors aim to describe the management of a patient with a maxillary resection who was rehabilitated with an obturator.

  • Are these claims novel? If not, please specify papers that weaken the claims to the originality of this one.


  • Are the claims properly placed in the context of the previous literature?


  • Do the results support the claims? If not, what other evidence is required?


  • If a protocol is provided, for example for a randomized controlled trial, are there any important deviations from it? If so, have the authors explained adequately why the deviations occurred?


  • Is the methodology valid? Does the paper offer enough details of its methodology that its experiments or its analyses could be reproduced?


  • Would any other experiments or additional information improve the paper? How much better would the paper be if this extra work was done, and how difficult would such work be to do, or to provide?


  • Is this paper outstanding in its discipline? (For example, would you like to see this work presented in a seminar at your hospital or university? Do you feel these results need to be incorporated in your next general lecture on the subject?) If yes, what makes it outstanding? If not, why not?

    Yes- it would be a great seminar for all involved in the practice of dentistry.

  • Other Comments:

    Carcinoma of the maxillary sinus is a common sinonasal tract tumor. One of the main problems with an obturator prosthesis is its weight. The authors cogently state that the rehabilitation of a patient with carcinoma of the maxillary sinus involving the underlying maxilla requires the coordination of an interdisciplinary medical team.

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  • Experience and credentials in the specific area of science:

    Clinical associate professor

  • How to cite:  Maloney W J.Palatal Obturator[Review of the article 'Palatal Obturator ' by Kumar N].WebmedCentral 2014;5(1):WMCRW002937
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