Odontology

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List of Papers (Total 27)

Cytotoxic and biological effects of bulk fill composites on rat cortical neuron cells

The aim of this study was to investigate potential cellular responses and biological effects of new generation dental composites on cortical neuron cells in two different exposure times. The study group included five different bulk-fill flow able composites; Surefil SDR Flow, X-tra Base Flow, Venus Bulk Flow, Filtek Bulk Flow and Tetric-Evo Flow. They were filled in Teflon molds...

Evaluation of calcium and magnesium contents in tooth enamel without any pathological changes: in vitro preliminary study

Enamel is the structure that covers the entire clinical crown of a tooth. It enables to chew and crush food, and gives a final shape to the crowns of teeth. To evaluate calcium and magnesium contents in tooth enamel and analyse relationships between the study minerals extracted human permanent teeth were cut at every 150 microns and subjected into acid biopsy. The amounts of...

Evaluation of tongue volume and oral cavity capacity using cone-beam computed tomography

The aims of this study were to reveal the usefulness of a newly developed method for measuring tongue volume (TV) and oral cavity capacity (OCC) and to assess the relationship between them. The tongue was coated with a contrast agent, and the TV and OCC were determined using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). We enrolled 20 adults who were scheduled to undergo CBCT to evaluate...

Gene expression profiles in dental follicles from patients with impacted canines

Animal studies suggest that the dental follicle (DF) plays a major role in tooth eruption. However, the role of the DF during tooth impaction and related root resorptions in adjacent teeth is not clear. The hypothesis for the present study is that expression of regulatory factors involved in the bone remodelling process necessary for tooth eruption may differ between dental...

Evaluation of four instruments with different working motion using artificial plastic model with C-shaped single canal

The purpose of this study was to evaluate four instruments with different working motion for preparation of a C-shaped single canal wall using the same artificial plastic models reproduced from a human tooth. One tooth with root canal morphology C1 (the shape is an uninterrupted “C” with no separation or division) was selected among three-dimensional micro-computed tomography...

Clinical oral dryness score: evaluation of a new screening method for oral dryness

The purpose of this study was to explore the association of the clinical oral dryness score (CODS) with salivary flow rates, xerostomia inventory (XI), and bother index (BI). 147 patients were screened using CODS, which determined 10 features of oral dryness. Each feature contributed 1 point, and the total score varied from 0 to 10. Unstimulated (UWS), chewing-stimulated (CH-SWS...

Association between skeletal morphology and agenesis of all four third molars in Japanese orthodontic patients

The purpose of this study was to clarify differences in skeletal morphologies between male and female orthodontic patients with and without agenesis of all four third molars. A total of 64 patients (32 males and 32 females) with agenesis of all four third molars without agenesis of other teeth were selected as the third molars agenesis group (group 1). In addition, 64 patients...

Correction to: Expression of optineurin isolated from rat-injured dental pulp and the effects on inflammatory signals in normal rat kidney cells

In the original publication of the article, one of the author name was published incorrectly as “Keisuke Yamashairo” and correct name should be “Keisuke Yamashiro”.

Effect of root canal sealers on human periodontal ligament fibroblast viability: ex vivo study

The aim of the study was to compare ex vivo the toxic effects of six root canal sealers immediately after mixing or setting on human periodontal ligament fibroblasts (HPdLF). Freshly mixed (I group) or set (allowed to dry for 24 h) (II group) specimens of AH Plus Jet (AH), Apexit Plus (AP), MTA Fillapex (FL), GuttaFlow (GF), MetaSEAL Soft (META), and Tubli-Seal (TS) were prepared...

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...