J. W. Wittwer

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Reliability methods are probabilistic algorithms for quantifying the effect of uncertainties on response metrics of interest. In particular, they compute approximate response function distribution statistics (probability, reliability, and response levels) based on specified probability distributions for input random variables. In conjunction with simulation(More)
Twelve patients with isolated alveolar ridge defects bordered by teeth on each side were treated and followed for 12 months. The treatment involved use of a resorbable membrane and a particulate graft without complete flap closure. Measurements taken at 12 months showed a significant mean osseous gain of 3.27 +/- 3.73 mm in mid-defect ridge width and an(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this randomized, controlled, blinded, clinical investigation was to determine the effect of postsurgical antibiotics on osseous healing in Class II furcation defects. METHODS Twenty-four Class II furcation defects in 24 patients were treated with either a polylactide bioabsorbable membrane, demineralized freeze-dried bone(More)
The primary purpose of this study was to document mean, standard deviation, and range of root trunk dimensions of multirooted tooth types. A total of 412 extracted teeth were examined and classified as: maxillary first molars, maxillary second molars, maxillary first premolars, mandibular first molars, and mandibular second molars. The distance from the(More)
Twelve patients with 2 Miller Class I or II buccal recession defects measuring > or = 3.0 mm were treated using the principles of guided tissue regeneration and followed for 12 months. The effectiveness of a polylactide (Guidor) resorbable membrane (GA sites) was compared to a combination treatment of polylactide membrane plus polyglactin root-lining mesh(More)
In this study, 24 furcation defects in 12 patients were treated by either (1) a polylactide resorbable membrane (Guidor) plus a polyglactin mesh (Vicryl) and demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft (DFDBA), or (2) a polylactide resorbable membrane and DFDBA. All defects were reentered after 9 months. Class III furcations closed 66% of the time when(More)
Standardized terminology does not exist to differentiate the conditions that constitute "response diagnosis" and "disease diagnosis" described in this review. Therefore, appropriate descriptive terminology is proposed for these two periodontic diagnoses. Diagnostic terms are needed to discern stages of disease. Periodontitis is a chronic disease prone to(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a dental prophylaxis paste containing mono-copper citrate (MCC) for short term anti-plaque capabilities. In addition to other baseline data, plaque scores were recorded on 36 paid volunteer subjects from the dental school student, staff, and faculty populations. After scaling, two quadrants of each subject's(More)