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The effects of laser phototherapy on the release of growth factors by human gingival fibroblasts were studied in vitro. Cells from a primary culture were irradiated twice (6 h interval), with continuous diode laser [gallium-aluminum-arsenium (GaAlAs), 780 nm, or indium-gallium-aluminum-phosphide (InGaAlP),_660 nm] in punctual and contact mode, 40 mW, spot(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate the long-term outcomes of patients with periodontitis submitted to periodontal therapy/maintenance and implant placement. METHODS Studies reporting clinical and/or long-term implant outcomes from partially edentulous patients with periodontitis who were treated and followed periodontal(More)
Usually infant milk formula is the major source of fluoride in infancy. Fluoride concentrations in ten samples of powdered milk formulas, prepared with deionized, bottled mineral, and fluoridated drinking water were determined after HMDS-facilitated diffusion, using a fluoride ion specific electrode(Orion 9609). Fluoride concentrations ranged from 0.01 to(More)
The reconstruction of the alveolar ridge with particulate bone collected from the torus palatinus is presented in this case report. Bone loss at the maxillary right permanent central incisor was rehabilitated with an implant-supported fixed prosthesis. The success of this approach demonstrates that the torus palatinus and torus mandibularis, found in(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to analyze the effects of diode laser irradiation on the healing of human oral mucosa. MATERIALS AND METHODS After gingivoplasty, the right hemi-arch (test group) of 16 patients was irradiated with a diode laser. The left side (control group) was not irradiated. Incisional biopsies were performed(More)
This study evaluated the influence of fluoride on cell viability and activity of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) -2 and -9 secreted by preosteoblasts. Preosteoblasts (MC3T3-E1 murine cell line) were cultured in MEM medium supplement with 10% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) and nucleosides/ribonucleosides without ascorbic acid. Adherent cells were treated with(More)
The acceleration of bone regeneration by low-intensity laser irradiation may hold potential benefits in clinical therapy in orthopedics and dentistry. The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of light-emitting diode (LED) and laser on pre-osteoblast MC3T3 proliferation and differentiation. Cells were irradiated with red, infrared, and LED (3 and(More)
Low-intensity laser therapy aims at pain suppression, edema reduction and acceleration of wound healing. The main goal of this study was to clinically evaluate the effects of Aluminum Gallium Arsenate laser - 670nm in wound healing after gingivoplasty in 11 patients. Surgery was performed in anterior superior and/or inferior regions. The right side of the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Many techniques and flap designs have been used to treat gingival recession by root coverage, but subepithelial connective tissue graft (SCTG) seems to be the gold standard procedure. In an attempt to improve the healing process and increase the success rate of root coverage, some authors have used root modifiers, including(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to monitor the quality of public water supply fluoridation in Bauru, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS Water samples collected three times a week during four weeks in 20 areas of distribution of water were supplied by the City Water Department of Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil. Fluoride was analyzed using the(More)