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J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2012 Mar;12(1):10-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2011.12.005.

Evidence is weak that the use of tissue regenerative membranes may improve class II molar furcation defects over open-flap debridement alone.

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Department of Dental Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada. dmatthew@dal.ca

Abstract

PURPOSE/QUESTION:

To determine the efficacy of various treatment modalities for class II furcation involvement in molars, as measured during reentry surgery.

SOURCE OF FUNDING:

Information not available.

TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN:

Systematic review with meta-analysis of data.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE:

Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence.

STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADE:

Grade B: Inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence.

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