Ian G. Needleman

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BACKGROUND Scaling and root planing (SRP) are the bases of non-surgical therapy in the treatment of periodontitis. However, results from this therapy are often unpredictable and dependable from many different factors. OBJECTIVES The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of the adjunctive use of systemic antimicrobials with(More)
OBJECTIVE To perform a systematic review and critical analysis of the definitions of periodontitis and the methods which have been used to identify and measure this disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS Relevant publications were identified after searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, SCISEARCH and LILACS electronic databases. Screening of titles and abstracts and data(More)
BACKGROUND The evidence for the efficacy of periodontal plastic surgery (PPS) in the treatment of recession defects has not yet been systematically evaluated. The objective of this review was to systematically review the efficacy of PPS in achieving root coverage in the treatment of localized gingival recession. The following surgical procedures have been(More)
BACKGROUND Glycaemic control is a key issue in the care of people with diabetes mellitus (DM). Periodontal disease is the inflammation and destruction of the underlying supporting tissues of the teeth. Some studies have suggested a bidirectional relationship between glycaemic control and periodontal disease. This review updates the previous version(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional treatment of destructive periodontal (gum) disease arrests the disease but does not usually regain the bone support or connective tissue lost in the disease process. Guided tissue regeneration (GTR) is a surgical procedure that specifically aims to regenerate the periodontal tissues when the disease is advanced and could overcome(More)
BACKGROUND There is a lack of consensus on measures to assess implant performance in clinical research. OBJECTIVES To investigate the outcomes measures and reference groups employed to evaluate and compare implant success and failure. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE (OVID) and Web of Science with searching reference lists of included papers. STUDY ELIGIBILITY(More)
The split-mouth design is a popular design in oral health research. In the most common split-mouth study, each of two treatments are randomly assigned to either the right or left halves of the dentition. The attractiveness of the design is that it removes a lot of inter-individual variability from the estimates of the treatment effect. However, already(More)
Sinus augmentation is a commonly used procedure in implant dentistry. However, a general consensus on implant survival after this procedure is still lacking. The objective of this study was to systematically review implant survival following sinus augmentation procedures compared with conventional implant placement in the posterior maxilla. Following the(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine implant outcomes in partially dentate patients who have been treated for periodontitis compared with periodontally healthy patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS All longitudinal studies (until March 2006) of endosseous dental implants of at least 6 months of loading were searched. Studies presented with one or more of the outcome measures(More)
AIM In the present 6-month multicentre trial, the outcome of 2 different approaches to non-surgical treatment of chronic periodontitis, both involving the use of a locally delivered controlled-release doxycycline, was evaluated. MATERIAL AND METHODS 105 adult patients with moderately advanced chronic periodontitis from 3 centres participated in the trial.(More)