Current research projects

Below you will find current research projects conducted by Dr. med. dent. Sönke Harder, PhD and Prof. Dr. med. dent. habil. Christian Mehl. If you have any questions about individual projects or would like to support them, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Current research projects of Prof. Christian Mehl

  1. BMP-2 plasmid DNA-loaded chitosan films – a new strategy for bone engineering & enhancing bone regeneration by combining mesenchymal stem cell sheets with β-TCP / COL-I scaffolds.
  • These studies, which are carried out in cooperation with the University of Zhejiang, Hangzhou, China, are concerned with the improvement of bone growth in bone structures with the help of stem cells and / or bone proteins.
  1. Influence of chewing force, thermal cycling and storage time on the retrievability of cemented implant retained crowns
  • This study examines which mouth-related influences cause implant cements to age and which cements are best suited to attach cemented implant-supported dentures.
  1. Frontiers in Implantology – cell adhesion on different abutment materials
  • The aim of this study is to determine which cells adhere best to which implant abutment material.
  1. Influence of the presence of the buccal bone wall in Immediate implant placements
  • This extremely exciting study evaluates if teeth can be taken out and implants immediately placed if there are great bone defects. Our clinic is world leading for this kind of treatment.
  1. Influence of the membrane resorption time on bone growth
  • In this study we evaluate which membrane could potentially the best for supporting bone growth around implants

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Current research projects by PD Dr. med. dent. Sönke Harder

  1. In vitro investigation on the sealing behavior of the implant-abutment interface – Zirconia vs. Titanium implants.
  • The aim of this study is to test the tightness behavior of two-part ceramic implants against bacterial colonization.
  1. Change of proinflammatory gene expression in human whole blood after contact with UV-conditioned implant surfaces.
  • The aim of this study is to better understand the body’s immunological response to dental implants and to improve implant success rates.
  1. Investigation on the influence of storage time on the cell-efficacy of plasma-conditioned titanium implant surfaces on human osteoblasts in vitro. In vitro investigation of the change in proinflammatory gene expression in human whole blood after contact with plasma-conditioned implant surfaces.
  • The aim of these investigations is to investigate the use of plasma to improve the bone cell attachment on titanium implants.
  1. Bacterial diversity of dental intra-implant contamination.
  • If a denture consists of two parts, germs and biofilms can form in the interior of the denture. The aim of the work is to research the causes and consequences of these biofilms.

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