It only took about 10 years from the conversation that began in 1998 to the publication in one of perio's top 3 peer reviewed publications.
Yukna IJPRD PDF
The manuscript is hard to ignore or dismiss. It is:
1. The 4th largest prospective, blinded, calibrated human histology study, with a control group, in the peer reviewed perio literature.
2. The findings show “principle” or Sharpies fibers perpendicular to the root surface, vs circumferential in many bone graft and other studies of regenerative materials and “devices”.
3. It led to a unique FDA clearance for “cememtum-mediated” new periodontal ligament attachment in the absence of long junctional epithelium.
Congratulations Prof Yukna!