Our Publications

Mount Sinai's dental professionals share published articles written by them highlighting important findings and insights within dentistry.

EMD for Implant Debridement (click to view report)

Published on: December 30th, 2016

Report Summary: Effects of enamel matrix derivative on non-surgical management of peri-implant mucositis: a double-blind randomized clinical trial.


IADR Abstract Submission - Unique CD Marker Signatures of Oral Neutrophils in Refractory and
Chronic Periodontitis
(click to view report)

Published on: March 29th, 2019

Report Summary: Radiographic and clinical measures (probing depths, bone
loss) shown in patients with RP mimic similar measures derived from
patients with severe CP (apart from the severity and rapidity of bone loss in the former). However, our findings suggest that the two conditions could be manifested, at least from the point of view of innate immunity, by wholly different pathophysiological mechanisms. At the least, these findings also support the notion that RP and CP should be classified as separate entities, as has been alluded to by the new American Academy of
Periodontology (AAP) classification system.


Music Medicine and Jaw Muscle Motor Response (click to view report)

Published on: 2018

Report Summary: Our program sees many patients who have various forms of pain in their head and neck region. The pains can include tooth-pain, headache, migraine and neuralgias. But one of the most common types of pain (that can also trigger headaches for example) is related to something called temporomandibular disorder (TMD). This is characterized by painful jaw movement, pain with chewing, and other pain complaints. Interestingly, some of these patients with TMD have increased pain when they grind or clench their teeth. Our work shows that there might be significant improvement in clenching when patients are treated using Music Medicine. This could have important benefits for patients with TMD whose pain is worsened with jaw movement and in particular clenching and grinding.


Periodontal Health and Gingival Diseases (click to view report)

Published on: December 9th, 2018

Report Summary: There is increasing recognition that various conditions affect the gum tissues and these range from ‘routine’ gingivitis (redness of gums and bleeding with brushing) to other more significant skin conditions that are also affecting gum tissues (gum tissue being more or less a specialized type of skin).


PerioPatch (click to view report)

Published on: December 4th, 2017

Report Summary: The anti-Inflammatory actions of an intra-oral adhesive patch containing botanical extracts exert inhibitory effects on the development of dental biofilm and improved clinical outcomes in the management of peri-Implant mucosal inflammation and peri-implantitis.


Preventing Poor Oral Health in Older Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions: The Experience of the Gleam Smile Centre, Hamilton, ON (click to view report)

Published on: May 3rd, 2018

Report Summary: We are becoming increasingly aware that for prevention and management of dental diseases such as tooth decay and gum disease, we must focus more specifically on the causes of these conditions as opposed to only treating them when they occur.  In the past we've relied heavily on the twice a year recall and also our hopes that patients would follow our instructions regarding how to clean their mouths.  Unfortunately, many patients just can't seem to get used to using the methods for oral care at home (e.g. flossing).  Hence, we are now focusing on the delivery of preventive care that, apart from requiring patients to adhere to a routine recall appointment schedule, helps them to maintain better oral health, even if they find it difficult to adhere to the oral hygiene instructions we give them to perform at home.  In in this case we have demonstrated that gum disease, which didn't respond to routine treatment could be improved by use of a dental drug, Prevora, which was actually developed to prevent decay.  In fact, we are now looking at this drug for treatment of patients who are at high risk for the development of dental decay as well as oral infections and gum inflammation, who have a history of oral cancer and radiation therapy, people on mouth-drying drugs, people with dry mouth syndromes, as well as adults with special needs for whom home care can be difficult to impossible.


Resveratrol Curumin (click to view report)

Published on: March 4th, 2016

Report Summary: Systemic treatment with resveratrol and/or curcumin reduces the progression of experimental periodontitis in rats.


Resveratrol Induces Healing of Periodontitis in Mice (click to view report)

Published on: June 7th, 2018

Report Summary: Resveratrol derivative-rich melinjo seed extract, that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, accelerated healing of periodontal bone and tissue destruction and that these effects are related to decreases in oxidative stress and osteoclast activity.



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