Ahmet Ercan Sekerci

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the root and canal morphology of mandibular first and second molars in a Turkish population by using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). STUDY DESIGN CBCT images of mandibular first (n = 823) and second molar (n = 925) teeth from 605 Turkish patients were analyzed. The root canal configurations were(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of bifid mandibular condyle (BMC) using panoramic radiographs supported by different radiographic techniques. A retrospective study was carried out by evaluating panoramic radiographs of 18,798 patients referred to the Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology. T-tests were used to compare the frequency(More)
The precise anatomic location of the lingula is clinically significant because it is subject to injury during a variety of oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures. This is the first study to identify and classify the different morphological shapes of the mandibular lingula using cone-beam computed tomography. A retrospective study was performed to(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of idiopathic osteosclerosis (IO) in the jaw by radiographic evaluation and to investigate the relationship between the findings in relation to age, gender, and localization. METHODS The study included 2,211 panoramic radiographs obtained from the patients (915 men and 1,296 women) whose ages ranged from 10-77 and(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients affected by cleft lip and palate often have complaints of snoring and respiratory difficulties during sleep. The purposes of this study were to evaluate nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, and total airway volumes of patients affected by unilateral cleft lip and palate and to compare them with a well-matched control group without unilateral(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency and characteristics of bifid mandibular condyle (BMC) using computed tomography (CT) evaluation. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study was carried out using the CT records of 550 patients referred to the Medical School of Erciyes University (Kayseri, Turkey) between 2007 and 2010. T-tests were used to compare frequency of(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the null hypothesis that there were no significant differences for pharyngeal airway volumes between the adolescent patients affected by bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP) and well-matched controls using cone beam computed tomography. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study sample consisted of 16 patients (11 female and 5 male; mean [SD] age(More)
PURPOSE The purpose was to evaluate temperature increases during dowel space preparations with oval and circular fiber dowel systems. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study included 42 single-rooted human mandibular premolars. Roots were scanned with cone-beam computerized tomography (CBCT) to determine the ovoid root canal morphology. Root canals were treated(More)
This study aimed to determine if there is a possible relationship concerning the presence of ponticulus posticus (PP) in patients with elongated styloid process (ESP) on three-dimensional cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images. The presence or absence of the PP (whether partial or complete) was determined and noted as a positive or negative finding.(More)
OBJECTIVE There is limited data on the use of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanning in examining radicular groove (RG). This study aims to investigate the presence of RG in maxillary anterior teeth in a Turkish Population using CBCT scanning and to correlate the findings with the tooth type, and patient's gender. DESIGN A total of 1969 CBCT images(More)