Dental Research Team Publishes in Journal

AAP logoTakanari Miyamoto, DDS, PhD, MSD, MBA, chair and associate professor of the Department of Periodontology along with Melissa Lang, MS, DDS, associate professor of Periodontics and director of Predoctoral Periodontics Program in the School of Dentistry, Martha Nunn, DDS, PhD, professor of Periodontics and director for the Center of Oral Health Research, current third-year dental student Shakeel Khan and former fellowship student, Kota Kumagai, published a manuscript titled, “The clinical efficacy of deproteinized bovine bone mineral with 10% collagen in conjunction with localized piezo-surgical decortication enhanced orthodontics: A prospective observational study” (JOP-18-0737.R2) in the March 2019, Journal of Periodontology.

Evidence exists on the clinical efficacy and safety of periodontally‐accelerated osteogenic orthodontics (PAOO) with “Piezocision”–a minimally‐invasive, flapless alternative to corticotomy for alveolar bone augmentation. Allograft has been extensively studied for alveolar bone augmentation in Piezocision; however, the utilization of deproteinized bovine bone mineral with 10% collagen (DBBM‐C) in Piezocision for PAOO has not been investigated.

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