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Histatins, histidine-rich proteins found within parotid and submandibular secretions, are a novel class of endogenous peptides with antimicrobial properties. This masked, randomized, placebo-controlled preclinical investigation examined the effect of 3 topical histatins on the development of plaque and gingivitis in beagle dogs. 16, female, 1-year-old(More)
This study evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of periapical, tomographic, and cross-sectional occlusal radiographic techniques in the assessment of facial and lingual bone loss at implant obscured sites. An edentulous dry human mandible was prepared with implants in the incisor, premolar, and molar regions. Successive round bur sizes (No. 1 to 6) were used(More)
1. Vital roots associated with periodontal osseous defects can be clinically submerged beneath a soft tissue flap. 2. Connective tissue fibers filled the submerged osseous defects and were oriented parallel to the root surfaces in the majority of cases. 3. New cementum lined the root surface at the base of two successfully submerged defects, but was not(More)
This study evaluated the ability of clinicians to detect residual calculus following subgingival scaling and root planing and compared the clinical detection to the microscopic presence and surface area occupied by calculus found on teeth extracted after instrumentation. Interexaminer and intraexaminer reproducibility in clinically detecting subgingival(More)
The healing response of non-molar sites, molar flat surface sites, and molar furcation sites was investigated in 19 adult periodontitis patients following a periodontal therapy of plaque control and root debridement. A total of 2472 sites were monitored by recordings of dental plaque, bleeding on probing, probing depth, and probing attachment levels every(More)
Treatment of the molar furcation defect is a challenge to the dental professional. Responses of molar furcation sites to both closed and open surgical debridement have not been shown to result in significant clinical improvement or bone fill. Regenerative techniques using grafting materials, guided tissue regeneration with resorbable and nonresorbable(More)
  • L H Hutchens
  • 1999
This article reviews the clinical and radiographical results of 12 periodontal patients treated with a bovine bone graft, Bio-Oss. Thirty-two periodontal intrabony osseous defects of various sizes and morphology were surgically treated and evaluated at 6 months. The patients responded well to the use of the bovine bone mineral with good tissue response and(More)
11 adult patients with moderate to advanced periodontitis were treated with oral hygiene instruction and an initial, single episode of root debridement. Before therapy, 3 independent clinicians examined all patients and identified sites that in their opinion probably would not respond to the therapy and would continue to lose attachment. On 2 occasions, 3(More)