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Hua-Hong Chien

Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology

D.D.S., China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, 1986; Certificate (Periodontics), State University of New York at Buffalo, 1997; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1997; Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology, 2009.

Phone: 614-247-8450

Research interests
Dental implants and related therapy: implant therapy in compromised jaw bone (ridge-split technique in conjunction with implant placement); biological implications of platform-switching; ridge preservation techniques; peri-implantitis therapy.

Description of Research
My major focus of scholarly activity since starting at OSU has been dental implant research. Currently, we conduct studies to: 1) examine implant stability, radiographic bone loss, implant success and implant survival rate using the ridge-split technique, in conjunction with implant placement, on the thin maxilla or mandible ; 2) investigate the influence of platform switching (smaller healing abutment) on the composition of peri-implant crevicular fluid and how it affects soft tissue healing; 3) assess the effects of a modified implant abutment design on peri-implant soft and hard tissue; and 4) determine whether the use of a uniquely-designed polylactic acid membrane can improve the quantitative and qualitative aspects of new bone formation and ridge preservation compared to extraction alone.

Recent Publications
Harrison K, Iskandar I, Chien HH. Fixation tack penetration into the maxillary sinus: A case report of a guided bone regeneration procedure complication. American Journal of Case Reports 14:43-47, 2013.

Chien HH, Schroering R, Prasad H, Tatakis D. The effects of a new implant abutment design on peri-implant soft tissues. Journal of Oral Implantology 2013 Jan 22 [Epub ahead of print].

Chien HH, Hart TC. Do X-linked diseases affect periodontal health? Periodontology 2000 61: 266-278, 2013.

Su GN, Tai WP, Su PT, Chien HH.  Protracted benign paroxysmal positional vertigo following osteotome sinus floor elevation: a case report.  International Journal of Maxillofacial Implants 23:955-959, 2008.