Scholarly Journals--Published

  • Boskovic DS, Vidal UL, Nick KE, Esperante R, Brand LR, Wright KR, Sandberg LB, Siviero BCT.  Structural and Protein Preservation in Fossil Whale Bones from the Pisco Formation (Middle-Upper Miocene), Peru. PALAIOS: Accepted for publication 11 March, 2021. (08/2021)
  • Torabinejad M, Moazami M, Moaddel H, Hawkins J, Gustefson C, . . . Shabahang S. (2016). Effect of MTA particle size on periapical healing. Int Endod J, , . AIM: To examine the effect of reduction in MTA particle size on dento-alveolar and osseous healing in dogs. METHODOLOGY: Root canals of 24 mandibular premolars in four 2-year-old beagles were prepared and filled with gutta-percha and sealer. Two to four weeks later, during periapical surgery, the root-end cavity preparations in these teeth were filled with either grey ProRoot MTA or modified (reduced particle sizes with faster setting time) MTA. The animals were sacrificed 4 months later. Degrees of inflammation, type of inflammatory cells, fibrous connective tissue adjacent to the root-end filling materials, cementum formation over the resected roots and root-end filling materials and bone healing were examined. Data were analysed using the McNemar test. RESULTS: No significant differences in healing of periapical tissues were found when comparing ProRoot MTA to a modified MTA containing reduced particle sizes. CONCLUSION: Reducing the particle sizes of MTA did not impact its biological properties. (12/2016) (link)
  • Torabinejad M, Milan M, Shabahang S, Wright K R, & Faras H. (2015). Histologic Examination of Teeth with Necrotic Pulps and Periapical Lesions Treated with 2 Scaffolds: An Animal Investigation. J Endod, 41(6), 846-852. Introduction: Traditional pulp regeneration procedures that use a blood clot as a scaffold have produced histologic evidence of bone, cementum, and connective tissue growth within the root. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a bioactive scaffold containing growth factors that enhance wound healing. Aim: The aim of this study was to histologically compare the tissues generated when PRP or a blood clot is placed into teeth with preexisting necrotic pulps and periapical lesions. Methods: Twenty-four canine teeth from 6 immature ferrets were used. Two ferrets served as positive controls. Sixteen experimental canine teeth from 4 ferrets were infected, debrided, treated with a triple antibiotic paste, and randomly distributed to the following groups: group 1 (blood clot/Gelfoam), group 2 (PRP), and group 3 (no scaffold). At 3 months, the ferrets were sacrificed, and the tissues were evaluated histologically. Data were analyzed by using the Fisher exact test (P < .05). Results: In 3 of 6 teeth in the PRP group, 2 of 6 teeth in the blood clot group, and 1 of 4 teeth in the no scaffold group, an ingrowth of hard tissues was observed in the apical third of the roots. When using PRP or a blood clot as a scaffold, we found significantly more apical narrowing and hard tissue deposition in comparison to not using a scaffold (P < .05). Conclusions: The use of PRP or blood clots as scaffolds results in the ingrowth of bone-like, cementum-like, and connective tissue in the apical third of the roots at inconsistent rates. (06/2015) (link)
  • Torabinejad M, Milan M, Shabahang S, Wright KR, Faras H. Histologic examination of teeth with necrotic pulps and periapical lesions treated with 2 scaffolds: an animal investigation.  J Endod. 2015 Jun;41(6):846-52. doi: 10.1016/j.joen.2015.01.026. Epub 2015 Mar 6. (06/2015) (link)
  •  Torabinejad M, Corr R, Buhrley M, Wright K, Shabahang S. An animal model to study regenerative endodontics.  J Endod. 2011 Feb;37(2):197-202.   (02/2011) (link)
  • Andelin WE, Shabahang S, Wright K, Torabinejad M.  2003.  Identification of hard tissue after experimental pulp capping using dentin sialoprotein (DSP) as a marker.  J Endod. 2003 Oct;29(10):646-50. (10/2003) (link)
  • Boyce BF, Hughes DE, Wright KR, Xing L, Dai A.  1999. Recent advances in bone biology provide insight into the pathogenesis of bone diseases.  Lab Invest 79:83-94 (1999) (link)
  • Linkhart TA, Linkhart SG, Kodama Y, Farley JR, Dimai HP, Wright KR, Wergedal JE, Sheng M, Beamer WG, Donahue LR, Rosen, CJ, Baylink DJ.  1999. Osteoclast formation in bone marrow cultures from two strains of mice with different bone densities.  Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 14:39-46 (1999) (link)
  • Gridley DS, Archambeau JO, Andres MA, Mao XW, Wright K, Slater JM.  Tumor necrosis factor-a enhances antitumor effects of radiation against glioma xenografts.  Oncology Research 9:217-227, 1997. (1997) (link)
  • Hughes DE, Wright KR, Uy HL, Sasaki A, Yoneda T, Roodman GD, Mundy GR, Boyce BF.  Bisphosphonates Promote Apoptosis in Murine Osteoclasts In Vitro and In Vivo.  Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 10:1478‑1487, 1995. (1995) (link)
  • Mundy GR, Boyce B, Hughes D, Wright K, Bonewald L, Dallas S, Harris S, Ghosh-Choudhury N, Chen D, Dunstan C, Izbicka E, Yoneda T.  The Effects of Cytokines and Growth Factors on Osteoblastic Cells.  Bone   17:71S-75S, 1995. (1995) (link)
  • Sasaki A, Boyce BF, Story B, Wright KR, Chapman M, Boyce R, Mundy GR, Yoneda T.  Bisphosphonate Risedronate Reduces Metastatic Human Breast Cancer Burden in Bone in Nude Mice.  Cancer Research 55:3551‑3557, 1995. (1995) (link)
  • Boyce BF, Wright KR, Reddy SV, Koop BA, Leach RJ, Roodman GD, Windle JJ.  Targeting SV40 T‑Antigen to the Osteoclast in Transgenic Mice Causes Osteopetrosis, Transformation and Apoptosis of Osteoclasts.  Endocrinology 136:5751-5759, 1995. (1995) (link)
  • Wright KR and McMillan PJ. Osteoclast recruitment and Modulation by Calcium Deficiency, Fasting and Calcium Supplementation in the Rat.  Calcified Tissue International 54:62‑68, 1994. (1994) (link)

Books and Chapters

  • The Art and Science of Contemporary Surgical Endodontics, M. Torabinejad and R. Rubinstein, eds., Quintessence PublishingAuthored two chapters:  Chapter 1:Anatomical Zones in Endodontic Surgery; Chapter 2: Histology of Tissues Involved in Surgical Endodontics A textbook designed for students and practitioners in the field of endodontics. (10/2018) (link)
  • Boyce BF, Hughes DE, Wright KR, Xing L, Dai A. 1998.  Apoptosis in Bone Cells.  Ernst Schering Research Foundation workshop 25, Novel Approaches to Treatment of Osteoporosis, Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (1998) (link)
  • Boyce BF, Hughes DE, Wright KR.  Methods for studying cell death in bone. 1998.  In: Arnett T and Henderson B (eds), Methods in bone biology, Chapman and Hall, London, UK. (1998)