Raquel Rezende Martins Barros

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BACKGROUND The acellular dermal matrix graft (ADMG) has become widely used in periodontal surgeries as a substitute for the subepithelial connective tissue graft (SCTG). These grafts exhibit different healing processes due to their distinct cellular and vascular structures. Therefore the surgical technique primarily developed for the autograft may not be(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to histomorphometrically evaluate the influence of interimplant distances (ID) and implant placement depth on bone remodeling around contiguous Morse cone connection implants with 'platform-shifting' in a dog model. MATERIAL AND METHODS Bilateral mandibular premolars of six dogs were extracted, and after 12 weeks, each(More)
BACKGROUND Physical and bioceramic incorporation surface treatments at the nanometer scale showed higher means of bone-to-implant contact (BIC) and torque values compared with surface topography at the micrometer scale; however, the literature concerning the effect of nanometer scale parameters is sparse. PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND Nowadays there is a trend in developing biologic modalities that may enhance wound healing of specific sites. In this regard, a cell-binding activity of type I collagen provided by a synthetic peptide (P-15) was incorporated in a scaffold (anorganic bovine matrix [ABM]) to facilitate the attachment, migration, and differentiation of cells. This(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate clinically, histologically, and ultrastructurally the integration process of the acellular dermal matrix used to increase the band of keratinized tissue while achieving gingival inflammation control. METHODS Ten patients exhibiting a mucogingival problem with bands of keratinized tissue <or=1 mm and(More)
Among the factors that contribute to the papilla formation and crestal bone preservation between contiguous implants, this animal study clinically and radiographically evaluated the interimplant distances (IDs) of 2 and 3 mm and the placement depths of Morse cone connection implants restored with platform switch. Bilateral mandibular premolars of 6 dogs(More)
BACKGROUND Acellular dermal matrix graft (ADMG) has been used as an advantageous substitute for autogenous subepithelial connective tissue graft (SCTG). However, the surgical techniques used were primarily developed for the SCTG, and they may not be adequate for ADMG since it has a different healing process than SCTG owing to its different vascular and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to evaluate the inflammatory response in sites where crowns were placed supragingivally, at the level of the gingival margin and subgingivally. These were measured clinically and through the levels of interleukin-1 3 and matrix metalloproteinase-2, inflammatory mediators, before and after periodontal therapy. (More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies in animals have shown pronounced resorption of buccal bone plate after immediate implantation. The sectioning of experimental material for histologic evaluation of the bone plates could provide valuable information about the possible effect of bone exposure in periodontal and implant surgeries. METHODS Twenty-four incisors were(More)
BACKGROUND The role of osteocytes in bone structure and function remains partially unresolved. Their participation in mechanotransduction, i.e., the conversion of a physical stimulus into a cellular response, has been hypothesized. The present study was an evaluation of the osteocyte density in the peri-implant bone of immediately loaded and submerged(More)