Outcome of Using Medical Grade Calcium Sulfate Hemihydrate (DentoGen) in Unilateral Alveolar Cleft Repair

Authors

  • Haidar Mohammed Al-Jwboory
  • Sabah Abdulaziz Issa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15532

Keywords:

Alveolar cleft, autogenous bone graft, DentoGen.

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the efficacy of fast setting (DentoGen) bone
substitute for secondary alveolar cleft repair.
Materials and Methods: Ten patients with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate were included for alveolar
cleft repair with fast setting (DentoGen) without autogenous bone graft in 2017 and 2018. Pre-operation and
6 months post-operation CBCT were used for measurement of bone density and bone volume in cleft site.
The data was analyzed by using Pearson’s correlation coefficient test and paired sample t-test via SPSS
software version 24.
Results: The mean age of patients in this study was 10.4±2.657 years. The pre-operative mean alveolar cleft
volume was 0.8996±0.117cm3. Six months after grafting with fast setting (DentoGen) graft, satisfactory
bone formation was observed in all patients except two patients. The mean bone density of cleft site was
303±42.843 HU which was significantly lower than the non-cleft side, and the mean percentage of new bone
formation was 64.74±10.290% compared with original cleft volume.
Conclusion: Calcium sulfate hemihydrate (DentoGen) can represent a promising alternative to autogenous
bone graft in repairing small unilateral alveolar cleft during mixed dentition.

Author Biographies

Haidar Mohammed Al-Jwboory

B.D.S. Specialist,  Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medical City Complex, Baghdad, Iraq

Sabah Abdulaziz Issa

H.D.D., F.I.B.M.S. Specialist Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medical City Complex, Baghdad, Iraq

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Al-Jwboory, H. M., & Issa, S. A. . (2021). Outcome of Using Medical Grade Calcium Sulfate Hemihydrate (DentoGen) in Unilateral Alveolar Cleft Repair. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 1593-1598. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15532