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

Posted by: Dr. Bassel Paul Gebrael

METHODS: Thirty-one extraction sites were divided into the test group (Calcium Sulfate) and the control group (FDBA).  At three months, sites were re-entered, ridge dimensions were measured and bone samples analyzed for new bone formation. RESULTS: Minimal change in the vertical ridge height for both groups.  Both groups had significant decrease in bucco-lingual ridge width … Continue reading

Posted by: Dr. Bassel Paul Gebrael

Methods: 63 ENT specialists responded to mailed questionnaire that include various sinus pathology scenarios.  Their responses were statistically evaluated and analyzed. Results: 58% recommend routine CT Scan prior to sinus-lift surgery.   Patient symptoms that indicate referral to ENT prior to sinus grafting include nose problems and sinus issues.   CT- scan findings that suggested … Continue reading

Posted by: Dr. Bassel Paul Gebrael

Methods: Beagle dogs were assigned to three groups with 16 sites each: Group 1: Single tooth extraction and one immediate implant Group 2: Two adjacent teeth extractions and one immediate implant Group 3: Three adjacent teeth extractions and one immediate implant  Jaw segments were analyzed for bone thickness, marginal bone loss and bone to implant … Continue reading

Posted by: Dr. Bassel Paul Gebrael

Methods: Split mouth design with 26 sites treated with Puros Dermis and 26 sites treated with Alloderm. A coronally advanced flap was used. Results: At 6 months both groups had similar improvements in recession coverage with an average of 2.83 mm for Puros Dermis and 3.13 mm for Alloderm. 81.4% root coverage for Puros and … Continue reading

Posted by: Dr. Bassel Paul Gebrael

Methods: 195 CT scans from a private practice were examined.  Measurements were made with computer software (Simplant) at 5mm intervals.  Patients were categorized as to age, sex, and missing posterior teeth.  Results: The following data emerged at the 95% confidence level  (Excerpted from Table 1): Distance from the crest to the inferior alveolar nerve at … Continue reading

Posted by: Dr. Bassel Paul Gebrael

Methods: 10 years after the original surgery for gingival recession, 10 of 17 patients were returned for follow-up evaluation. Among the parameters measured at 10 years: Percent root coverage, gingival recession depth, probing depths , width of keratinized tissue and clinical attachment levels. Results: No difference between Emdogain and Coronally Advanced Flap when compared to … Continue reading

Posted by: Dr. Bassel Paul Gebrael

Methods:  Marginal bone levels and tissue quality was evaluated after 2 months of healing for 72 implant sites in 12 pig mandibles.  The interimplant distance was either 2 mm or 3 mm. Results: No difference was seen when the interimplant distance was 2 mm or 3 mm in terms of interproximal bone loss. Conclusions: Platform … Continue reading