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The matricellular protein periostin is strongly expressed in collagen-rich connective tissues such as periodontal ligaments (PDLs), skeletal muscle, adipose tissue, tendons, skin, and bone. It is prominent in tumorigenesis, angiogenesis, and cardiac repair. It is localized in the periosteum and PDL, where it is seen in the cytoplasmic extensions of the PDL(More)
BACKGROUND One of the most common esthetic concerns associated with periodontal tissues is gingival recession. There are multiple periodontal plastic surgery approaches documented in the literature for the treatment of such defects. With the tremendous advances being made in periodontal science and technology, tissue engineering could be considered among(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the association of salivary calcium level with periodontal status in a case-control study model. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty adult non-smoking subjects recruited from an Indian dental educational institution were categorised into case and control groups on the basis of a full-mouth periodontal examination. The case group was(More)
Gorlin-Goltz syndrome is an uncommon autosomal dominant inherited disorder, which is characterized by multiple odontogenic Keratocysts and basal cell carcinomas, skeletal, dental, ophthalmic, and neurological abnormalities, intracranial ectopic calcifications of the falx cerebri, and facial dysmorphism. Pathogenesis of the syndrome is attributed to(More)
AIM Anemia of chronic disease, a cytokine-mediated anemia, is a frequent complication of many chronic inflammatory conditions. The present case-control study was aimed to evaluate levels of systemic hematological markers indicative of anemia in patients with generalized, severe, chronic periodontitis. METHODS A convenience quota sample of 30(More)
In orthognathic correction of skeletal discrepancy, different treatment options should be considered to give optimum results to the patient with minimal postoperative problems caused by extensive bi-jaw surgery. In a case of severe vertical dysplasia with a large open bite, the orthodontist with the help of advanced diagnostic tools such as imaging software(More)
INTRODUCTION Mucosal fenestrations are infrequently encountered in clinical practice, and as such, their management has not been reported often. Their treatment might be further complicated by communication, with the oral environment making them susceptible to the deposition of plaque and calculus, a secondary factor in preventing reformation of mucosal(More)
Multiple recession defects in the dentition of an individual are routinely encountered in clinical practice and as such present a challenge for management. Periodontal plastic surgical procedures aim to restore both gingival esthetics as well as function in these defects. This case report highlights four periodontal plastic surgical techniques (the(More)
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