Swine as an experimental model in dentistry: a proposal of surgical approach

J López, Eduardo Chimenos Küstner, J Muñoz, P Castañeda, A Gimeno, P Fuentes, C Manzanares


Swine is widely used as an experimental model in several areas of medicine based on its anatomical and physiological similarities to humans. In this report, we describe an external surgical approach on the mandible of the swine as a suitable experimental model in dentistry. Several biomaterials were implanted by using this technique in order to evaluate the degree of bone regeneration as well as the suitable sites to accomplish perforation.

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