Volume 1 Issue 1

Volume 1 Issue 1

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Research Article

Relationship between Otologic Symptoms, Headache, Depression and Temporomandibular Disorders

Rahena Akhter*, Nur Mohammad Monsur Hassan, Manabu Morita, and David Wilson

The etiology of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is largely unknown. Some studies have been implicated that otologic symptoms are associated with the predisposition, initiation, and perpetuation of TMD. The aim is to investigate the associations of aural symptoms, headache and depression with the presence of TMD symptoms in young adults.

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Editorial

The Arrival of Synthetic Bone Grafts with Osteoinductive Potential

Richard J. Miron*, Yufeng Zhang

Bone grafting materials have played a pivotal role in modern dentistry. Used to fill bone defects and to augment missing or lost bone, a wide variety of bone grafts are now available including autogenous bone from the same donor, allografts harvested from human donors, xenografts harvested from an animal donor and a wide variety of synthetically fabricated bone grafts made from hydroxyappatite, tri-calcium phosphate, biphasic calcium phosphate and bioactive glasses.

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Editorial

Adsorption of Enamel Matrix Derivative to Bone Grafts: Is the Devil in the Details

Yufeng Zhang*, Richard J. Miron

Over 15 years has now passed since enamel matrix derivative (EMD) was shown to facilitate periodontal regeneration by stimulating new cementum, alveolar bone and periodontal ligament formation. The major component of EMD is a family of hydrophobic proteins,amelogenins, which account for more than 95% of the total protein content of the enamel matrix.

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