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The Association Between Clinical and Radiographic Periodontitis Measurements During Periodontal Maintenance

Payne JB et al. – The study aims to examine the association between clinical and radiographic periodontitis measurements during two years of periodontal maintenance. In postmenopausal osteopenic women undergoing periodontal maintenance, baseline PD was associated with subsequent ABD and ABH loss. Although no longitudinal change preceded another measurement change, changes in probing depths and relative clin ...

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Protective Mechanisms of Simvastatin in Experimental Periodontal Disease

Dalcico R et al. – The data suggest that simvastatin prevents inflammatory bone resorption in experimental periodontitis, which may be mediated by its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.   [button url="http://www.joponline.org/doi/abs/10.1902/jop.2012.120114" size="normal" color="crimson" custom_color="" icon="{{icon}}" target="_blank"] Read the full abstract at the publisher website [/button ...

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The Upregulation of Transglutaminase-2 by Cyclosporine A in Human Gingival Fibroblasts is Augmented by Oxidative Stress

Lee SS et al. – The results demonstrated that CsA significantly upregulated the intracellular ROS generation and elevated TGM–2 expression in HGFs. In addition, TGM–2 induced by CsA was downregulated by PD98059, LY294002, NAC, curcumin, EGCG, and SB203580. [button url="http://www.joponline.org/doi/abs/10.1902/jop.2012.120554" size="normal" color="crimson" custom_color="" icon="{{icon}}" target="_blank"] Rea ...

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The Effect of Esthetic Crown Lengthening on Perceptions of a Patients Attractiveness, Friendliness, Trustworthiness, Intelligence, and Self-Confidence

Malkinson S et al. – The aim of the study was to see if altering the amount of gingival display of patients would affect dental professionals’ and laypersons’ perceptions of the aforementioned social parameters. Excessive gingival display did positively affect how attractive a person’s smile is judged to be. In addition, how friendly, trustworthy, intelligent, and self–confident a person was perceived to be ...

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