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Masticationpedia Network


Luca Fontana

Degree in medicine and surgery on 25-10-1985 University of Milan

The Direct Social benefit by Masticationpedia Network

Due to the intrinsic social vocation of the Masticationpedia project, the Fontana Masticationpedia Network, in accordance with the aims of the Anglo-Saxon Charities, places itself at the disposal of citizens with the first social project, that of diagnostics in 'Orofacial pains'.

This first social initiative, it is good to know in order to understand the clarity of intentions, is linked to the rigor of the Anglo-Saxon laws that regulate the operation of the Charities.

By law, the Charities cannot redistribute profits nor pay the trustees, who are basically the founding members. This initiative, therefore, is a direct social benefit and the contribution of all the professionals who share this initiative is essentially a deeply ethical and personal choice. Obviously, everything will be related to the number of patients requesting the service and the financial resources available to the Charity.

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Figure 1: Patient suffering from bruxism and treated for 10 years with a dental bite plane. Referring to our attention, the trigeminal electrophysiological tests indicated strong central hyperexcitability such as requiring an MR with contrast. The diagnosis was Pineal Cavernoma (see yellow arrow).

1st Social project

'Orofacial pain diagnosis'

When there are cases like the one in figure 1 (see below) and many others that will be described in the Masticationpedia Wiki, we cannot stop at the mono-specialized know-how because life is a 'complex system' and requires multidimensional knowledge. Masticationopedia arose on these social scientific foundations and seeks to support patients with complex problems such as orofacial pain. (figure 1)

After quickly formulating a definitive diagnosis of Pineal Cavernoma, the patient underwent neurosurgery and has currently completely recovered from pain and bruxism disorders.. (see Chapter)

The Frisardi and Fontana Masticationpedia Network, like the other entities that will arise over time, will make their availability and professionalism available for complex and sometimes serious clinical cases.

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