Octacalcium phosphate (OCP) collagen composites enhance bone healing in a dog tooth extraction socket model

S. Iibuchi, K. Matsui, T. Kawai, K. Sasaki, O. Suzuki, S. Kamakura, S. Echigo

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The authors have reported that a scaffold constructed of synthetic octacalcium phosphate (OCP) and porcine atelocollagen sponge (OCP/Col) enhanced bone regeneration more than sintered β-tricalcium phosphate collagen composite or sintered hydroxyapatite collagen composite with a rat calvarial defect model. To aim for clinical application, the present study investigated whether OCP/Col would enhance bone healing in a dog tooth extraction socket model. Six adult, male, beagle dogs were used. The tooth extraction socket model was made by extracting bilateral third maxillary incisors and the subsequent removal of buccal bone. Disks of OCP/Col were implanted into one side of the model and the other side was untreated. The specimens were fixed 1 or 3 months after implantation. In radiographic analysis, the OCP/Col-treated group showed a wider range of radiopacity than the untreated control. Histologically, the OCP/Col-treated group showed more abundant newly formed bone than untreated control, and the implanted OCP was gradually resorbed. In morphometrical analysis, enlargement of the buccal alveolus in the OCP/Col group was significantly greater than in the untreated control. This study showed that implanted OCP/Col would be replaced by newly formed bone and OCP/Col implantation would enhance bone healing in a tooth socket model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-168
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Feb


  • bone regeneration
  • collagen
  • dog
  • extraction socket
  • octacalcium phosphate


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