The prominent purpose of the study was the evaluation of the in vitro mitogenic effect of three different homologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) preparations (PRPa, PRPb, PRPc) on three different lines of periodontal ligament (PDL) cells (PDL1,2,3), cultured alone or in combination with a demineralized freeze-dried allograft (DFBA). PDL cell cultures were… (More)
Aim. To evaluate the effect of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) on human gingival fibroblasts in terms of proliferation and growth factors' secretion (EGF, bFGF, and VEGF). Materials and Methods. Primary cultures of keratinized mucosa fibroblasts were irradiated by a Nd:YAG laser 1064 nm with the following energy densities: 2.6 J/cm(2), 5.3 J/cm(2), 7.9… (More)
Background: The aim of the present study was to evaluate temporal changes on oral health knowledge and attitudes among two populations of young Greek males (age 19–29 years) undergoing their military training. A secondary aim was to identify socioeconomic trends that may have influenced the above.