Adherence of periodontopathic bacteria to bioabsorbable and non-absorbable barrier membranes in vitro.

Guided tissue regeneration (GTR) techniques are increasingly used for the treatment of periodontal defects, or in conjunction with dental implant procedures. As adhesion of bacteria to barrier membranes used in these techniques may lead to failure, a prerequisite for treatment success is an infection-free healing process. The present study examined the… CONTINUE READING