Odontology

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List of Papers (Total 14)

Effect of Er:YAG laser enamel conditioning and moisture on the microleakage of a hydrophilic sealant

For a given sealant, successful pit and fissure sealing is principally governed by the enamel conditioning technique and the presence of moisture contamination. A new generation of hydrophilic resin sealants is reported to tolerate moisture. This study investigates the impact of Er:YAG laser pre-conditioning and moisture contamination on the microleakage of a recent hydrophilic ...

A comparative study of the bone contact to zirconium and titanium implants after 8 weeks of implantation in rabbit femoral condyles

Zirconium (Zr) has been found to have comparable characteristics to titanium with a favorable modulus of elasticity. In addition, the release of Zr-ions of a Zr implant is supposed to further increase the bone-to-implant response. Therefore, the objective of this study is to compare the bone contact to Zr and Ti implants in the femoral trabecular bone of rabbits. In addition, ...

Changes in mandibular movement during chewing of different hardness foods

In order to clarify the change in mandibular movement during chewing of foods with different hardness, 20 healthy subjects were asked to chew 3 types of gummy jellies (containing 6, 8, and 10% gelatin), and the masseter muscular activity and the mandibular movement were recorded. The indicators representing the muscular activity (integral value of masseter muscular activity), the ...

The onset risk of carcinoma in patients continuing tacrolimus topical treatment for oral lichen planus: a case report

Oral lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory mucocutaneous disease. Topical use of steroids and other immuno-modulating therapies have been tried for this intractable condition. Nowadays, tacrolimus ointment is used more commonly as a choice for treatment. However, a number of discussions have taken place after tacrolimus was reported to be carcinogenic. This report describes a ...