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2017 Annual Session Conference

AS17B33B - Harry Sicher Research Award Lecture: The Effects of Micro-Osteoperforations on Tooth Movement and Bone in the Beagle Maxilla

Apr 24, 2017 7:40am ‐ Apr 24, 2017 8:00am


A split-mouth dog study determined how micro-osteoperforations (MOPs) placed using the PROPEL Device affect tooth movements and bone when premolars are retracted into an extraction site. MOPs were applied to the experimental side premolar only with the contralateral premolar serving as a control side. Measured outcomes included tooth movements, histology, bone turnover, bone density, and bone volume. The results and the clinical conclusions drawn from them will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the expected rate of orthodontic tooth movement with standard orthodontic techniques.
  • Discuss the effects seen on bone and tooth movement in a dog model following placement of micro-osteoperforations with the PROPEL Device.


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