Evidence is Weak that the Use of Tissue Regenerative Membranes may Improve Class II Molar Furcation Defects Over Open-Flap Debridement Alone

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Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Treatment of class II molar furcation involvement: meta-analysis of reentry results.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Kinaia BM, Steiger J, Neely AL, Shah M, Bhola M.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

J Periodontol 2011;82:413–428.


Debora Matthews, DDS, Diploma in Periodontics, MSc, FICD


To determine the efficacy of various treatment modalities for class II furcation involvement in molars, as measured during reentry surgery

Source of Funding

Information not available

Type of Study/Design

Systematic review with meta-analysis of data

Level of Evidence

Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence

Strength of Recommendation Grade

Grade B: Inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence

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