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A Novel Injectable Gel Incorporating Human Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Lysate for Periodontal Regeneration: In Vitro Studies
Background: Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has been utilized as an adjunct to various periodontal procedures with the goal of potentializing the regenerative outcome of surgical therapy. The biopolymer gelatin hydroxylphenylpropionic ...
Identification of Specific Target Ligands to Overcome Periodontal Disease Through Phototherapy
Background: Conventional antibacterial treatment fails to eradicate biofilms associated with dental caries and periodontal disease. Biofilm targeted-photodynamic therapy (PDT) could be a solution to these problems. Objective: ...
Investigating the Role of Paired-related Homeobox-1 Expressing Cells in Periodontal Formation, Homeostasis, and Regeneration
Objectives: The first specific aim of this thesis was to define the presence, assess the distribution, and characterize PRX1 expressing cells within the periodontium. The second specific aim was to assess the contribution ...
Novel Nano-Engineered Titanium Surface for Direct Connective Tissue Attachment
Introduction: One of the greatest differences between natural teeth and dental implants lies in the attachment apparatus. Collagen fiber bundles connect the tooth to the gingiva in the form of connective tissue attachment ...