Marianne M-A Ong

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This study evaluated the use OF bioactive glass (BG) for repairing/regenerating periodontal intrabony defects. Fourteen systemically healthy patients participated. Each patient had 2 contralateral sites with > or = 6 mm clinical probing depth and radiographic evidence of an intrabony defect. One defect was treated with flap debridement plus BG (test) and(More)
BACKGROUND Enamel matrix derivative (EMD) is suggested to stimulate transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) production. Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) is a downstream mediator of TGF-β. This study explores the effects of EMD and TGF-β1 on CTGF in periodontal ligament (PDL) fibroblasts and their interactions in PDL proliferation and development. (More)
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