Ali A Abdulkareem

Department of Periodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research   
    Effect of Topical Melatonin Application on the Peri-Implant Proximal Bone Level and Cortical Plate Thickness (Pilot Clinical Trial)
    Author(s): Zaid M Yasser*, Ali A Abdulkareem and Saif S Saliem

    Introduction: The success rate of dental implant DI is determined by many factors including the maintenance of marginal bone height. Recently, melatonin (MLT) shows a positive effect on bone remodeling, formation, and enhancing bone density. Aims: To investigate the effectiveness of topical MLT application during DI placement on the proximal bone height and cortical plate thickness by using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). Materials and Methods: This study was a single-blinded trial following a split-mouth study design with a delayed placement protocol. Selected patients received DI that was placed at contralateral sites that were randomly assigned as “Study” at which 1.2 mg of MLT powder topically applied in the osteotomy site before DI insertion. The other side was the “Control” group where DI placed conventionally. CBCT was taken for the DI at baseline .. Read More»

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