Volume 1 Issue 1
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.
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.
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.