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There is still controversy as to the role of bone grafting materials in the formation of a new attachment apparatus and component tissues (bone, cementum, and periodontal ligament). The purpose of this study was to compare the healing of intrabony defects with and without the placement of decalcified freeze-dried bone allograft (DFDBA) in a nonsubmerged(More)
Part I of this three-part human study evaluated the formation of a new attachment apparatus (bone, cementum, and periodontal ligament) on pathologically exposed root surfaces in an open and closed environment. The most apical level of calculus on the root served as a histologic reference point to measure regeneration on root surfaces exposed to the oral(More)
There is conflicting evidence regarding the value of graft materials in enhancing the formation of new bone, cementum, and periodontal ligament (new attachment apparatus). Part II of this study compared the healing of intrabony defects with and without the placement of decalcified freeze-dried bone allograft (DFDBA) in a submerged environment. The most(More)
A bone-inductive protein, osteogenin, has been isolated from long bones of humans and offers promise as a grafting material. Studies, however, suggest that osteogenin must be combined with a bone-derived matrix in order to initiate bone differentiation. The purpose of this study was to determine if osteogenin combined with demineralized freeze dried bone(More)
BACKGROUND Factors influencing the outcome of regenerative therapy of Class II furcations are incompletely and poorly understood. The purpose of this 24-month prospective study was to examine the relationship of patient-, site-, and treatment-related factors to the clinical closure of randomly selected mandibular Class II furcations. Results of therapy were(More)
There is substantial clinical and histological evidence that support the concept that extraoral and intraoral autogenous bone grafts and demineralized freeze-dried bone allografts are effective regenerative materials in the treatment of intrabony defects. Moreover, long-term evaluations currently available suggest that the regenerative gains achieved remain(More)
Biopsies of soft tissue with visible ceramic particles were removed from the coronal part of grafted sites during reentry surgery. After 1 year there was evidence of osteoid forming alongside and within many of the ceramic particles. Viable fragments of mature bone were also observed separate from the ceramic material.
This study was carried out to determine if particle size is a factor to be considered in the evaluation of the osteogenic activity of freeze-dried bone allografts (FDBA) and, if so, whether small particles enhance or inhibit osteogenesis. Small particle FDBA (100-300 microns) plus marrow and large particle FDBA (1000-2000 microns) plus marrow were placed in(More)