Accepted for Publication: May 20, 2012.
Published Online: October 8, 2012. doi:10.1001/2013.jamafacial.4
Author Contributions: Dr Bhrany had full access to all the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Bhrany, Irvin, and Ratner. Acquisition of data: Bhrany, Irvin, Fujitani, and Liu. Analysis and interpretation of data: Bhrany, Irvin, Fujitani, Liu, and Ratner. Drafting of the manuscript: Bhrany, Irvin, Fujitani, and Liu. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Bhrany and Ratner. Statistical analysis: Fujitani and Liu. Administrative, technical, and material support: Irvin. Study supervision: Bhrany and Irvin.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Ratner is a founder and stockholder of Healionics, Inc, a company that has licensed the sphere-templated scaffold technology from the University of Washington.
Additional Contributions: Kip Hauch, PhD, assisted with microscopy for this study.