Douglas W Holborow

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OBJECTIVES Areca chewers have a higher prevalence of periodontal diseases than non-chewers. This study was to determine the possible effects of ripe areca nut extracts (rANE) on viability and gene expression of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappaB ligand (RANKL) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) in human osteoblasts. METHODS The(More)
The recent increase in the popularity of scuba diving has emphasised the role of the dentist in the prevention and treatment of oral barotrauma. Pain and injury to oral structures can result from rapid changes in pressure gradients, and involve enclosed spaces such as the sinuses, exposed dentinal tubules, or root canals. Three patients provide clinical(More)
For the purpose of developing controlled delivery devices for periodontal therapy which would release over several days, six fiber types made of tetracycline-loaded biocompatible polymers were manufactured and tested. Polyethylene, polypropylene, polycaprolactone, polyurethane and cellulose acetate propionate all released their drug load within 1 day.(More)
AIM A clinical trial was performed to determine if a single dose of subgingival minocycline has (i) a clinical spillover effect at adjacent and remote sites and (ii) an adjunctive effect to scaling and root-planing. MATERIALS AND METHODS Each of the 15 adult subjects included in the study had to present with at least two pairs of adjacent 6-9 mm pockets(More)
The speciality of periodontics in Australia and New Zealand has seen steady growth since 1986, when the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontics (ANZAP) was formed. Very few members of ANZAP have retired in the 16 years since its formation. However, the results of a survey of members revealed that one-third of members plan to retire within the(More)
BACKGROUND Guided tissue regeneration (GTR) using an expanded polytetrafluorethylene (ePTFE) membrane is an established treatment modality for periodontal disease. This study was designed to compare the effects of ePTFE membranes with and without demineralized, freeze-dried bone allografts (DFDBA) for treating maxillary class II buccal furca invasions of(More)