Abi Adewumi is a clinical associate professor and pediatric dentist in the College of Dentistry. Her research interest is in law and ethics in dentistry. She also researches dental traumatology and management of children with cleft lip and palate and craniofacial anomalies. Abi joined the craniofacial team as a pediatric dentist in March 2005 and is currently involved in presurgical nasoalveolar molding of infants born with cleft lip and palate.
Areas of Expertise
The Diagnostic Performance of Early Sjögren’s Syndrome Autoantibodies in Juvenile Sjögren’s Syndrome: The University of Florida Pediatric Cohort StudyFrontiers in Immunology
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical validity of early Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) autoantibodies, which were originally marketed for early diagnosis of SS, for juvenile SS (JSS) in a recently identified pediatric cohort.
Deep Sedation Techniques for Dental Rehabilitation of a Patient with Klippel-Feil SyndromeJournal of Dentistry for Children
Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) is a congenital anomaly characterized by a defect in the formation or segmentation of the cervical vertebrae, resulting in their fusion. The clinical triad of the syndrome consists of short neck, low posterior hairline, and limited neck movement, although fewer than 50 percent of patients demonstrate all three clinical features. The short neck and its immobility and instability present a significant challenge for endotracheal intubation. The purpose of this paper is to describe the management of a 13-year-old patient with KFS, extensive dental caries, and restricted mouth opening using a deep sedation technique in the operating room, which allowed successful completion of dental treatment.