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A method for the study of undecalcified bones and teeth with attached soft tissues*
The Säge-Schliff (sawing and grinding) Technique
Article first published online: 28 APR 2006
Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
Volume 11, Issue 4, pages 318–326, July 1982
How to Cite
Donath, K. and Breuner, G. (1982), A method for the study of undecalcified bones and teeth with attached soft tissues. Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine, 11: 318–326. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0714.1982.tb00172.x
Supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – Do 207/2-3.
- Issue published online: 28 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 28 APR 2006
- Accepted for publication 25 December 1981
A new sawing-grinding method is described for the histological evaluation of jaw bones with teeth or bones containing implants (ceramic or metallic). The undecalcified bone is embedded in acrylic resin and sawed at 100 to 150 μm. The slices are ground automatically by a special machine to a thickness of 5–10 μm. The usually employed staining procedures for hard plastic embedded tissues may be used. Plaque, fillings, crowns, bridges, implants and soft tissues are preserved in situ. Macroscopic and microscopic detail of good quality is preserved for histological and morphometrical evaluation.