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

Posted by: Dr. Bassel Paul Gebrael

    METHODS:   A meta-analysis was performed on eleven studies that compared marginal bone loss between implants restored with the following protocols: Immediate restoration/loading; early loading; conventional loading    RESULTS:    After adjusting for implant placement levels, no significant difference was found when comparing marginal bone loss for four scenarios:  immediate restoration/loading + delayed … Continue reading

Posted by: Dr. Bassel Paul Gebrael

Methods: Retrospective data was obtained from 23 patients who had undergone sinus augmentation procedures with a total of 40 treated sinuses.  Sinuses were grafted with mineralized cancellous bone allograft, anorganic bovine bone matrix, or biphasic calcium phosphate.  There were 15 perforated sinuses which were repaired with an absorbable collagen membrane.  Histologic cores were taken from … Continue reading

Posted by: Dr. Bassel Paul Gebrael

Methods:    Sixty-four patients requiring crown lengthening on 64 teeth were included.  Bone was reduced based on the minimal amount of tooth structure required for restoration.  Patients were re-evaluated at 3 and 6 months.   Results:   There was significant soft tissue rebound (0.77 ± 0.58 mm) at 6 months post crown lengthening surgery.  The … Continue reading

Posted by: Dr. Bassel Paul Gebrael

Methods: A meta-analysis on prospective clinical trials yielded thirteen studies with 1,955 dental implants, of which 914 were short implants < 10 mm in length.   Results:   Short implants had an estimated survival rate of 88.1% at 168 months, compared to a similar survival rate of 86.7% for standard implants (P=0.254).  The peak failure … Continue reading

Posted by: Dr. Bassel Paul Gebrael

METHODS: Two different thread designs were compared.  One group had a V-shaped thread design (Zimmer) and the other had a square-shaped thread design (Biohorizons).  Immediate implants were placed with a surgical guide in a randomized split mouth design.  The location of the implants after placement was measured to the closest millimeter. RESULTS:   All implants … Continue reading

Posted by: Dr. Bassel Paul Gebrael

Methods:    CT scans taken from 100 subjects were evaluated.  Measurement points were taken from the gingival margin to the middle palatine suture at the canine, premolar, and molar sites.    Results:     The mean thickness of the posterior palatal mucosa was 3.83 mm ± 0.58 mm.   Thinner palate for females (3.66 ± … Continue reading