Georgios E Romanos

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Proposing to place endosseous implants is an integral facet of dental treatment plans. Their insertion is usually associated with a low incidence of untoward events. However, despite careful planning, surgical complications can arise: infection, intraoral hemorrhage, wound dehiscence, postoperative pain, lack of primary implant stability, inadvertent(More)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous concentration of platelets in concentrated plasma, which is extensively used to promote soft and hard tissue healing. The significance behind its use refers to the abundance of growth factors present in a well-prepared PRP concentrate. These growth factors enhance the rate and quality of wound healing by different(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this clinical study was to compare the results of non-surgical treatment of periodontal disease with an erbium-doped:yttrium, aluminum, and garnet (Er:YAG) laser to root debridement with an ultrasonic scaler. METHODS Twenty-five patients furnished two quadrants containing four teeth with probing depths (PD) >4 mm; the quadrants were(More)
PURPOSE The aim was to review the influence of surface morphology on the primary stability of dental implants. METHODS MEDLINE-PubMed databases were explored from 1991 up to and including April 2010 using different combinations of the following terms: "dental," "implant surface roughness," "immediate loading," "initial stability," "primary stability," and(More)
PURPOSE Osteoblast attachment on titanium surfaces is necessary to achieve new bone formation and osseointegration. The purpose of this study was to examine osteoblast attachment on irradiated titanium disks. MATERIALS AND METHODS Machined, hydroxyapatite (HA)-coated, sandblasted, and titanium plasma-sprayed (TPS) surfaces were irradiated with either a(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the removal of the epithelium in the periodontal pocket using a diode (980 nm) laser in comparison with the conventional techniques in an animal experimental model. BACKGROUND DATA The goal of periodontal therapy is to reduce the bacterial deposits in the pockets and to enhance the clinical attachment.(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare definitive acrylic resin prostheses with or without a cast metal framework that were immediately loaded and supported by axial and tilted implants in completely edentulous patients after 3 years of function. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients who were completely or partially edentulous in one or both arches with(More)
BACKGROUND There are reports which demonstrate that immediately loaded splinted implants can be osseointegrated when they are placed in the anterior part of the lower jaw. The concept of immediate loading has not been well investigated in the posterior mandible. The aim of this study was to evaluate the bone reactions around immediately loaded implants(More)
The treatment of a peri-implant infrabony defect is difficult because of contamination of the implant surface and adjacent tissues. This case series addresses the ability of a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser to decontaminate failing implants in 15 patients. Clinical and radiologic data are presented with regard to using the laser in combination with bone(More)