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Alan Herford, DDS, MD
Chair, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
School of Dentistry
Director, Advanced Education, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
School of Dentistry
Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
School of Dentistry
Associate Professor, Surgery
School of Medicine
Member, Oral&Maxillofacial Surgery, SD, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Research & Grantsmanship    Funded Research Project (PI)
  • Principal Investigator, Evaluation of a New Carrier System for rhBMP-2 (a non-human primate mandibular resection study).  ( 1/2011 - 1/2012 )
    In this study, we will be examining the effectiveness of Medtronic''''s Next Generation Carrier (NGC) in delivering rhBMP-2 to the defect site and facilitating healing in the continuity defect of the mandible. 
  • Principal Investigator, Evaluation of a Mucograft® Matrix Combined with Platelet Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) for Immediate Bone Grafting in Pigs.  Co-investigators: Mei Lu, DDS, PhD; Lee H. Akin, DDS; Marco Cicciu, DDS, PhD ( 11/2010 - 11/2011 )
    The purpose of this investigation is to study the efficacy and desirability of utilizing Mucograft® collagen matrix with PDGF-BB homodimers as a substitute for primary soft tissue skin grafts to cover autogenous bone grafts in the oral cavity of pigs.
  • Principal Investigator, Evaluation of a Mucograft® Matrix Combined with Platelet Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) for Immediate Bone Grafting in Pigs.  Co-investigators: Mei Lu, DDS, PhD; Lee H. Akin, DDS; Marco Cicciu, DDS, PhD ( 11/2009 - 11/2010 )
    The purpose of this investigation is to compare the results of utilizing a porcine collagen matrix (Mucograft®) with and without PDGF for soft tissue closure over intraoral bone grafts in pigs.
  • Principal Investigator, An open label, non-randomized, single-arm, multi-center study to assess localized alveolar ridge augmentation utilizing INFUSE® Bone Graft concurrent with dental implant placement.  Co-investigators, Mei Lu, DDS, PhD; Yong Jun "David" Park, DDS, MD ( 10/2009 - 10/2010 )
    The purpose of this investigator-initiated/industry-initiated project is to study the use of INFUSE® bone graft in treating patients with missing bone in conjunction with dental implants.
  • Principal Investigator, Evaluation of a New Carrier System for rhBMP-2 (a non-human Primate Mandibular Resection Study). Co-Investigators: Philip J. Boyne, DMD, MS, DSc ( 4/2009 - 4/2010 )
    The development of a new carrier system for delivery of rhBMP-2 in oral maxillofacial surgery.  The object of this study is to obtain information which will support the selection of an optimal carrier for rhBMP-2 in OMS.
  • Principal Investigator, Use of a new surgical material as a substitute for free mucosal grafts in preprosthetic surgery.  ( 3/2008 - 3/2009 )
    A single centered clinical study of patients presenting with areas of deficient attached mucosa and/or deficient vestibular depth precluding the construction of effective functioning prosthesis