Sharon R Bannister

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BACKGROUND Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is the most common form of neurofibromatosis. While typically considered a dermatologic disorder, intraoral signs of neurofibromatosis occur quite commonly. This clinical entity can be confused with periodontitis because of the presence of periodontal pockets. In this report, we present the case of a palatal(More)
BACKGROUND Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been promoted as a surgical adjunct to enhance hard and soft tissue wound healing. Although anecdotally reported to be of value, the results of controlled studies examining the added effects of PRP on surgical procedures have been mixed. The purpose of this study was to test the effect of PRP on flap strength at(More)
BACKGROUND Guided bone regeneration is frequently performed to augment deficient alveolar ridges. Although many materials may be used for these procedures, the outcome is usually predictable. In this report, we present an unusual reaction to a frequently used commercially available xenograft material. METHODS A 36-year-old African American male was(More)
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