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Research Topics

  • Aetiology and mechanism of injury of midfacial fractures, a prospective study of the Johannesburg region
  • Changing trends of maxillofacial and oral surgery at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital: a comparison between two time periods in 1987 and 2007
  • A review of paediatric oral and maxillofacial pathology in Johannesburg from 1987 to 2007
  • A morphological study of the lingula in South Africans in relation to sagittal split osteotomy
  • The significance of the anterior loop of the mental nerve: an anatomical study
  • Comparison of epidemiologic characteristics of maxillofacial fractures between two maxillofacial units: CMJAH and Polokwane-Mankweng Hospital complex
  • Impacted mandibular third molars: the efficacy of systemic antibiotics and chlorhexidine mouthwash in preventing post-operative infections
  • Quantification of the volume of autogenous bone required for grafting mandibular continuity
  • Incidence of alveolar osteitis in two Johannesburg Hospitals, South Africa
  • The prevalence of infection in mandibular fractures treated at the Wits School of Oral Health Sciences


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  3. Rikhotso R; Alharbi A - Custom made zygomatic arch and total alloplastic temporomandibular joint after gunshot injury: A case report Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Cases 6(0): 1-5 
  4. R E. Rikhotso; M G. Sekhoto - Alloplastic Total Temporomandibular Joint Reconstruction: A 10-Year Experience of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg