Daniel A Assad

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This study examined the naturally occurring dimensions of the dentogingival junction in 10 adult human cadaver jaws. The connective tissue attachment, epithelial attachment, loss of attachment, and sulcus depth were measured histomorphometrically for 171 tooth surfaces. Mean measurements were 1.34 +/- 0.84 mm for sulcus depth; 1.14 +/- 0.49 mm for(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a structured teaching/treatment programme on the clinical and metabolic control of non-insulin-dependent (type 2) diabetic patients. The programme was aimed at improving the overall treatment quality in these patients through measures involving self-care, diet, exercise and weight reduction. Four(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to assess (1) the relationship of systemic bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporotic status with the surgeon's subjective assessment of local jawbone quality, and (2) whether the surgeon's subjective assessment of local jawbone quality is a predictor of implant failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of 2,867(More)
PURPOSE To study the long-term survival of dental implants placed in irradiated bone in subjects who received radiation for head and neck cancer. MATERIALS AND METHOD A retrospective chart review was conducted for all patients who received dental implants following radiation treatment for head and neck cancer between May 1, 1987 through July 1, 2008. Only(More)
This study evaluated bone regeneration and osseointegration of hydroxyapatite (HA) coated and titanium plasma sprayed (TPS) implants placed in sockets immediately after extraction in 36 adults, mean age 55.2 years (range 26 to 81 years). Twelve TPS and 10 HA-coated implants in 20 patients were grafted with demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft (DFDBA),(More)
The study evaluated the effect of 2% sodium desoxycholate combined with whole plasma from a single donor on gingival fibroblast attachment to diseased root surfaces. Twenty extracted periodontally involved teeth were cut into halves buccolingually and sterilized by moist heat under high pressure. The diseased root surface of each control half was rubbed(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine whether a diagnosis of osteoporosis affected the survival rate of osseointegrated dental implants. Other variables that were studied were age, arch location of the implant, and smoking status on the effect of dental implant survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective chart review was completed on all(More)
PURPOSE To compare the long-term survival rates of smooth- and rough-surface dental implants among smokers and nonsmokers. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective chart review was conducted for 2 time periods: January 1, 1991, through December 31, 1996, during which smooth-surface implants were utilized, and January 1, 2001, through December 31, 2005,(More)
PURPOSE To compare the time-dependent cumulative survival rates of smooth- and rough-surface dental implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective chart review was conducted for two time periods: January 1, 1991, through December 31, 1996, during which smooth-surface implants were used, and January 1, 2001, through December 31, 2005, during which(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes education can improve the quality of care of people with diabetes, but many organizations are not equipped to manage its implementation. Involving people with diabetes in the education process can overcome the problem. Thus, we compared clinical, metabolic and psychological outcomes in people with type 2 diabetes 1 year after attending a(More)