Effect Of Alveolar Ridge Preservation After Tooth Extraction in the Posterior Maxilla: A Randomized Trial
Dr. Khouly is currently Associate Director of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry at Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at New York University (NYU).He obtained his DDS between Spain, UK and Norway. He also obtained a master degree in tissue engineering. At the NYU, he completed a 3-year advanced program in implant dentistry. This was followed by his PhD in biomedicine, specialized in sinus bone augmentation. Dr Khouly has also published in major journals, and lectured nationally and internationally. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantologist, and Diplomate and Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
The aim of this prospective, randomized, blinded, controlled trial is to evaluate through a split-mouth design the postextraction dimensional changes in the posterior maxilla occurred in the same subject following alveolar ridge preservation using porcine-derived xenograft combined with a collagen membrane or extraction alone. Subjects who will require double extraction of contralateral second maxillary premolar and first/second maxillary molar will be recruited at Bluestone Center for Clinical Research at New York University College of Dentistry. Study-subjects who meet the inclusion and exclusion criteria will be randomly assigned to receive both alveolar ridge preservation and extraction alone.