Louis F Rose

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A load-free healing period has been advocated as a prerequisite to achieving osseointegration. This article reports two cases in which immediate loading of a specially designated additional, or "expendable," set of titanium root-form implants was successfully utilized to support provisional fixed restorations in the maxilla and the mandible. This(More)
Despite the improvement in the patients' oral hygiene, there was no significant decrease in the frequency of bacteremia. There was no significant difference in bacteremia between brushing, flossing, or deplaquing either before or after initial periodontal preparation and plaque control in 21 healthy subjects. Utilizing more sophisticated bacteriologic(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Periodontal diseases are inflammatory conditions that were once thought to have manifestations localized to the oral cavity alone, and were therefore considered the concern of only dentists and other oral health professionals. Emerging evidence has changed this view and now suggests that periodontal diseases may play a role in numerous(More)
BACKGROUND The authors describe how oral disease, particularly periodontal disease, may place certain patients at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and stroke. RESULTS Although the precise mechanisms of interaction are not clear, two biological mechanisms that may explain the relationship are presented. In addition, the authors describe(More)
Analysis of gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) offers a non-invasive means of studying the host response in periodontal disease, and may provide an early indication of the patient at risk for active periodontitis. A number of host markers have been studied for their relationship to disease activity (probing attachment loss or PAL). GCF levels of the acid(More)
The evidence of a periodontal-medical risk warrants serious consideration. As dentists increase their knowledge about the link between periodontal disease and other systemic diseases, they will be able to prevent periodontal disease in more patients as well as develop better treatments for the disease. It is important for physicians and dentists to improve(More)
BACKGROUND Brånemark fixtures were originally placed in two stages, whereas titanium plasma-sprayed (TPS) solid-screws are placed in one stage. Long-term survival rates for both types of implants are excellent. Excellent survival rates have also been reported for machined screw-shaped (MS) titanium implants placed in one stage. A small number of studies(More)
This prospective longitudinal multicenter study evaluated the clinical outcomes after placement and restoration of one-step Brånemark implants into the maxillae and mandibles of completely and partially edentulous patients. Six surgical treatment centers participated in this study, in which 135 implants were placed into 63 adult patients. All implants were(More)