Stuart J. Froum

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BACKGROUND Grafting the floor of the maxillary sinus has become the most common surgical intervention for increasing alveolar bone height prior to the placement of endosseous dental implants in the posterior maxilla. Outcomes of this procedure may be affected by specific surgical techniques, simultaneous versus delayed implant placement, use of barrier(More)
Platelet-rich plasma is an autologous product that is derived from whole blood through the process of gradient density centrifugation. The proposed value of this product in dental implantology and in bone augmentation procedures lies in the ability to incorporate high concentrations of the growth factors PDGF TGF-beta1, TGF-beta2, and IGF as well as fibrin,(More)
PURPOSE Knowledge of the blood supply to the sinus is of importance in sinus augmentation, both as it pertains to vascularization of the sinus graft and as its location relates to the position of the required lateral osteotomy. The purpose of this study was to investigate the distribution of the endosseous branches of the maxillary artery in the area of the(More)
The lack of a standardized classification to differentiate the various degrees of peri-implantitis has resulted in confusion when interpreting the results of studies evaluating the prevalence, treatment, and outcomes of therapy. The purpose of this paper is to propose a classification for peri-implantitis based on the severity of the disease. A combination(More)
Twelve intrabony periodontal lesions in three volunteers received surgical debridement followed by site implantation of porous hydroxylapatite implants. These patients were followed over a total of a 1-year observation period. Blocks of treated sites were surgically removed at 3 months, 6 months and 12 months after implantation. Clinical observation(More)
Eight intrabony lesions in four patients were removed en bloc 3 to 8 months after periodontal flap debridement. At the time of debridement, the position of the gingival margin and the most apically located calculus were notched to serve as reference points. All lesions received "Synthograft" implants and lesions healed uneventfully. Even though these were(More)
BACKGROUND Various materials have been used immediately following tooth extraction to fill and/or cover the socket in an attempt to limit or prevent ridge resorption. The purpose of the present pilot study was to establish a reliable model to investigate the effect of various bone graft and bone replacement materials on extraction socket healing. This study(More)
9 sites of 8 teeth in 5 adults with severe periodontitis were treated by open surgical debridement followed by placement of 1 of 2 Teflon barrier membranes. Teeth were notched at both gingival margins and deepest visible calculus on the root. Barrier membranes were placed apical to alveolar crest and coronal to gingival notch. Flaps were sutured coronally(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a consensus statement on the appropriate use of computed tomography (CT) for paranasal sinus disease. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A modified Delphi method was used to refine expert opinion and reach consensus by the panel. RESULTS After 3 full Delphi rounds, 33 items reached consensus and 16 statements were dropped because of not reaching(More)
Three block sections of treated human intraosseous lesions within one individual are presented. These lesions were debrided, filled with autogenous grafts and at two sites the root was treated with citric acid. The treated sites were lightly root planed once a month and the blocks were removed 6 months after surgery. In addition, the root accretions within(More)