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Research Abstracts Online
January 2008 - March 2009

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
School of Dentistry
Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences

PI: Massimo Costalonga

Murine Model of Periodontitis: Assessment of Crestal Bone Levels

These researchers are working with the Physiological Imaging Research Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic to establish a method of measuring crestal alveolar bone loss using three-dimensional images generated by micro computed tomography (micro-CT). The technology will be potentially applicable to three-dimensional analyses of human jaws using data generated by cone beam CT. The model currently uses murine jaws from mice infected or not infected with Porphyromonas gingivalis. This project uses the BMSDL and the SDML.

Group Members

Lori Fischer, Staff
Semu Menon, Visiting Researcher
Katsushi Okazaki, Visiting Researcher
Harjit Sehgal, Graduate Student