A memorable patient: The benefits of attending the dentist

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 17 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:667
  1. Mike Pemberton, consultant in oral medicine
  1. University Dental Hospital of Manchester, Manchester M15 6FH

    I had only recently given an undergraduate lecture on endocrine disorders when I was asked to see him. He had been referred by his dentist to the professor of prosthodontics because the provision of partial dentures was proving difficult. His mandible was long and his tongue was large, but it was the chatting about golf that made the difference. He blamed his golf handicap on his shoes as they were increasingly cramping his feet, …

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