Accession Number : ADA320198

Title :   The Use of Hydroxyapatite Cement Implant In Human Interproximal Periodontal Defects.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Brown, Craig D.

PDF Url : ADA320198

Report Date : 09 JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : A new type of calcium phosphate cement (Hydroxyapatite Cement) has shown promise in the treatment of craniofacial defects. Sixteen patients with moderate to severe periodontal disease and 2 bilaterally similar vertical bony defects received initial therapy including scaling and root planing. Baseline clinical measurements recorded 4-weeks post-initial therapy included probing depth and clinical attachment levels utilizing a probing stent and conventional probe. In a split mouth design, all patients received the test material (Hydroxyapatite Cement) in one defect and either flap curettage only (negative control) or demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft (positive control) in the contralateral defect.

Descriptors :   *FREEZE DRYING, *CEMENTS, *IMPLANTATION, *BONES, *DENTAL IMPLANTOLOGY, *TEETH, CALCIUM, MEASUREMENT, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, CLINICAL MEDICINE, DISEASES, DEFECTS(MATERIALS), VERTICAL ORIENTATION, ATTACHMENT, PATIENTS, DENTISTRY, MOUTH, PHOSPHATES, SURGICAL TRANSPLANTATION, DEMINERALIZATION, SKULL.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Ceramics, Refractories and Glass

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE