Posted by: Dr. Bassel Paul Gebrael

Methods: Forty patients were randomly assigned to one of two groups: 1) Full Mouth Debridement with Clarithromycin 500mg every 12 hours for 3 days. 2) Full Mouth Debridement with placebo pills. Results: Both groups were effective for clinical and microbiological parameters. The Clarithromycin group presented with lower mean probing depths for pockets ≥ 7mm at … Continue reading

Posted by: Dr. Bassel Paul Gebrael

Methods: 52 patients with at least one non-contained infrabony defect ≥ 3 mm and probing ≥ 3 mm were randomly treated with either Emdogain plus biphasic calcium phosphate or Emdogain alone. The primary outcome was a change in clinical attachment up to 12 months. Results: Mean clinical attachment gain of 2.38 mm ± 2.17 mm was … Continue reading

Posted by: Dr. Bassel Paul Gebrael

Methods: Forty-seven patients with 64 sites with lack of attached gingiva were treated with free gingival grafts and 64 control sites were left untreated.  Patients were recalled every 4 to 6 months.  Gingival recession depth, keratinized tissue width, and probing depth were measured at baseline and extending to the follow up period (18 to 35 … Continue reading

Posted by: Dr. Bassel Paul Gebrael

Methods: 36 intrabony defects in 36 individual patients were treated with either demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft (DFDBA) or platelet-rich fibrin (PRF).  Data was collected at baseline and at 6 month follow up and included radiographic bone fill and changes in clinical attachment levels (CAL). Results: Both treatment groups had significant gain in clinical attachment levels … Continue reading

Posted by: Dr. Bassel Paul Gebrael

This course will help you transform your practice, attract more patients, and increase profitability. Course Objectives: How to attract new patients and master maintenance retention strategies. How to communicate treatment plans for greater case acceptance. Learn to do online keyword research for your dental practice and the most effective keywords for practice growth. How to … Continue reading

Posted by: Dr. Bassel Paul Gebrael

Methods: Collagen matrix used with a coronally advanced flap was compared to a connective tissue graft used with a coronally advanced flap at 6 months and 5 years for root coverage achieved. Results: Seventeen patients were available for the 5-year recall.  Mean root coverage between 6 months and 5 years changed from 89.5% to 77.6% … Continue reading

Posted by: Dr. Bassel Paul Gebrael

Methods: A meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials that assessed single tooth class I or II recession defects treated surgically with a coronally advanced flap. Early (less than 10 days post-op) and late (more than 10 days post-op) suture removal were compared in terms of differences in complete root coverage outcome. Results: Data from seventeen studies … Continue reading

Posted by: Dr. Bassel Paul Gebrael

Methods A systematic review of the literature regarding the efficacy of surgical root coverage at reducing cervical dentin hypersensitivity in cases of gingival recession yielded nine randomized clinical trials suitable for analysis. The primary outcome included changes in pain/hypersensitivity symptoms before and after surgical treatment. Results: A reduction in cervical dentin hypersensitivity was reported in … Continue reading

Posted by: Dr. Bassel Paul Gebrael

  Methods: A retrospective study on 382 implants with peri-implantitis in 150 patients. Peri-implantitis was defined as pockets ≥ 5 mm, bleeding on probing or suppuration, and the presence of radiographic bone loss ≥ 3 mm or at least three threads of the implant. Results: The mean time between implant installation and peri-implantitis was 6.4 … Continue reading

Posted by: Dr. Bassel Paul Gebrael

Methods: Implant supported restorations were placed in 137 atrophic ridges that were augmented with cancellous block-bone allografts. Recipient site complications associated with block grafting were recorded. Results: Total block-graft failure occurred in 7% of cases and partial block graft failure occurred in 8% of cases. The implant failure rate was 4.4%. Soft tissue complications included … Continue reading