Robert F. Wright

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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to modify the method of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) preparation for obtaining optimal angiogenic potential and accelerate bone healing. Also, the potential synergistic effect of a suboptimal concentration of bone morphogenic protein-2 (BMP-2) and modified PRP (mPRP) on bone healing was evaluated in vivo. MATERIALS AND(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Since their introduction, craniofacial implants have been used in prosthetic rehabilitation of facial defects. The literature, however, indicates marked variability in outcomes using implants for the retention of orbital prostheses. PURPOSE A multicenter report updating the experience in the United States with the use of craniofacial(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to report on the survival rate of 16 patients treated with extraoral implants in the auricular region, analyze treatment outcomes, and discuss important clinical variables encountered during treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixteen patients who received extraoral dental implants to retain auricular prostheses(More)
Understanding and using biomechanical theories that effect endosseous implant design may improve the performance of implants in varying load conditions and allow the clinician to better apply this information with potentially improved success rates. The following article presents information from English peer-reviewed journals identified by a Medline search(More)
Eight implants were placed in the posterior part of the mandible using computer-generated stereolithographic templates. Preoperative implant simulation was done on a 3D computer model created by reformatted computerized tomography data. The surgeon and the prosthodontist positioned the simulated implants in the most favorable position addressing all(More)
Surgical and prosthodontic implant complications are often an inadvertent sequelae of improper diagnosis, planning, and placement. These complications pose a significant challenge in implant dentistry. Presented in this article is a technique using a highly advanced software program along with a rapid prototyping technology called stereolithography. It(More)
The goals of this study were to 1) evaluate dental students' perceptions of dental specialties, 2) identify factors that play an important role in students' decision to pursue specialty training or career choices, and 3) establish a baseline of students' perceptions of the dental fields with the best future in terms of salary, personal and patient quality(More)
A procedure is described for the fabrication of a 3-dimensional surgical template to guide the placement of implants to retain an auricular prosthesis. This procedure requires a diagnostic wax pattern that is checked while on the patient to ensure it is positioned correctly and is also the correct size. The wax pattern is processed into a clear, methyl(More)
PURPOSE This systematic review sought to determine the long-term clinical survival rates of single-tooth restorations fabricated with computer-aided design/computer-assisted manufacture (CAD/CAM) technology, as well as the frequency of failures depending on the CAD/CAM system, the type of restoration, the selected material, and the luting agent. MATERIALS(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of the bone-anchored titanium implants in auricular reconstructions. STUDY DESIGN Six patients who received implants for an auricular reconstruction were followed prospectively. Four patients had lost their ears to cancer, and the other two had congenital aural atresia. METHODS All patients were thoroughly(More)