Ran Herzberg

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BACKGROUND Grafting of the maxillary sinus floor has been performed successfully over the last decade. The ultimate goal of this procedure is to allow surviving implants to support a functional prosthesis. Surgical complications of the procedure are rarely reported and their impact on implant survival has been investigated even to a lesser extent. The(More)
PURPOSE The marginal bone loss (MBL) around implants placed in maxillary sinus grafts was evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study consisted of 70 patients who had undergone 81 sinus-graft procedures (total 212 screw-type implants). Complete radiographic records were available for 160 implants, which were used to calculate MBL (follow-up 6 to 56.5(More)
Implant success criteria, regarding marginal bone loss and other parameters, were first suggested in 1986 and today are still frequently referred to as the gold standard for implant success. However, according to the recent abundance of data on marginal bone loss and a better understanding of bone and soft tissue behavior around the implant neck and body,(More)
PURPOSE To compare the incidence of complications related to onlay bone grafts (OBGs) and sinus lift operations (SLOs) among smokers and nonsmokers. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data from 143 operations performed during the years 1995 to 2003 were analyzed. There were 64 OBGs and 79 SLOs. Patients were divided into 3 groups: nonsmokers, mild smokers (up to 10(More)
The relationship between psychosomatic characteristics and the risk of breast cancer was studied in women aged from 35 to 65 years, presenting with a clinically palpable breast tumor. To permit a double-blind design, the psychosomatic evaluation obtained by a long open-ended interview was completed before any diagnostic procedure. On the basis of this(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the radiographic dimensional changes of sinus graft height above and between placed implants, and evaluate the factors effecting these changes with 2 different grafting materials and both combination. STUDY DESIGN The study group comprised 42 patients (50 sinus augmentation procedures). Four consecutive(More)
Restoration of the edentulous alveolar ridge with dental implants often requires the ridge width to be augmented in order to allow its placement. Technique of splitting the alveolar ridge aimed to enlarge its horizontal dimension is achieved by using different osseous surgical tools to allow simultaneous or staged placement of dental implants. Treatment of(More)