Use of methodological tools for assessing the quality of studies in periodontology and implant dentistry: a systematic review

submitted by: Faggion
Objective To evaluate the methodological approaches used to assess the quality of studies included in systematic reviews (SRs) in periodontology and implant dentistry. Materials & Methods Two electronic databases (PubMed and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews) were searched independently to identify SRs examining interventions published through 2 September 2013. The reference lists of included SRs and records of 10 specialty dental journals were searched manually. Methodological...
Authors: Clovis Jr. Faggion, Fahd Huda, Jason Wasiak

Fundamental principles in periodontal plastic surgery and mucosal augmentation - a narrative review

submitted by: Rino
Aim: To provide a narrative review of the current literature elaborating on fun- damental principles of periodontal plastic surgical procedures. Methods: Based on a presumptive outline of the narrative review, MESH terms have been used to search the relevant literature electronically in the PubMed and Cochrane Collaboration databases. If possible, systematic reviews were included. The review is divided into three phases associated with periodontal plastic sur- gery: a) pre-operative...
Authors: Rino Burkhardt

Horizontal ridge augmentation of the atrophic anterior maxilla using rhBMP-2/ACS or autogenous bone grafts: a proof-of-concept randomized clinical trial.

submitted by: rumoreno
AIM: To compare the effect of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) in an absorbable collagen sponge carrier (ACS) with autogenous bone graft for augmentation of the edentulous atrophic anterior maxilla. METHODS: Twenty-four subjects were enrolled in a randomized, controlled, parallel-group, open-label clinical trial. Subjects either received rhBMP-2/ACS (1.5 mg/ml) or particulated autogenous bone harvested from the mandibular retromolar region. A titanium-mesh was used...
Authors: Rubens Freitas

Osteotome sinus floor elevation with or without grafting: a 3-year randomized controlled clinical trial

submitted by: Lai Hongchang
Aim: To evaluate the clinical and radiographic results of dental implant placed using osteotome sinus floor elevation (OSFE) with and without simultaneous grafting. Materials and Methods: Forty-five patients were randomly assigned into two groups: ?Group1: OSFE with deproteinized bovine bone mineral (DBBM) mixed with autogenous bone chips; ?Group2: OSFE without grafting. The endo-sinus bone gain (ESBG) was assessed on radiographs at 6, 12, 24, 36 months following surgery as primary outcome...
Authors: Mi-Si Si, Long-Fei Zhuang, Ying-Xin Gu, Jia-Ji Mo, Shi-Chong Qiao, Hong-Chang Lai

A systematic review on the frequency of advanced recession following single immediate implant treatment

submitted by: jacosyn
Purpose: It has been stated that midfacial recession is common following immediate implant treatment (IIT). The objective of this systematic review was to assess the frequency of advanced recession (> 1 mm) following single IIT. Material and methods: An electronic search in Pubmed, Web of Science and the Cochrane Oral Health Group Specialized Trials Register database was performed using a search algorithm. Reference lists of relevant articles were also scrutinized to identify prospective...
Authors: Jan Cosyn, Hugo De Bruyn

Association between oral bisphosphonate use and dental implant failure among middle-aged women

submitted by: lborrell
AIM: To investigate the association between the use of oral bisphosphonate therapy and dental implant failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The case-control study involved 337 female patients, aged 40 years and older, who had 1181 implants placed at the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry between January 1997 and December 2004. Cases, defined as women with one or more implant failures, were identified from the departmental database....
Authors: Julie Yip, Luisa Borrell