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Clinical Study Title


A molecular and cellular comparison of bone inductive properties of trabecular metalĀ® vs. titanium among Healthy, diabetic and osteopenic subjects


Description/Purpose of the Study


Certain environmental and systemic conditions affect wound healing after dental implant surgery. After your body undergoes a surgery, a series of events is triggered to promote wound healing. Human studies have demonstrated that for the same type and extent of wound, some people can heal faster and have fewer complications. The purpose of this research study is to investigate whether genetic changes will show advantageous wound healing differences between two different metals (Trabecular vs. Titanium), traditionally used for implants. In addition, we are interested in determining whether these genetic expressions will show which of these two metals promotes healing best when used in patients that have diabetes or osteoporosis.

IRB Study #: 11-2539
Principal Investigator: Steven Offenbacher, DDS, PhD, MMSc
UNC Department: Periodontology



Eligibility


Inclusion Criteria


You may be eligible to participate if you are:

Exclusion Criteria


You should not be in this study if you:



Contact Information


If you are interested in seeing if you qualify for this Clinical Study, please send an email to sherrill_phillips@dentistry.unc.edu
or call 919-537-3424.

Name: S.T. Phillips
Phone: 919-537-3424
Email: sherrill_phillips@dentistry.unc.edu