Ayşe Gulsahi

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OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to determine the distribution of the appearance of the inferior mandibular cortex (Mandibular Cortical Index (MCI)) in a large Turkish population group and to assess a range of values for cortical width at the mental foramen region (Mental Index (MI)) and the ratio of the thickness of the mandibular cortex to the distance(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate maxillary, mandibular and femoral neck bone mineral density using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and to determine any correlation between the bone mineral density of the jaws and panoramic radiomorphometric indices. METHODS 49 edentulous patients (18 males and 31 females) aged between 41 and 78(More)
AIM To determine the prevalence of pulp stones in a group of patients using radiographs, and to assess any associations with age, gender, systemic diseases, tooth type, jaw, caries, restorations, impacted third molars and dental anomalies including dens invaginatus, taurodontism, dens evaginatus and microdontia. METHODOLOGY A total of 519 patients were(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM In edentulous patients, alveolar bone loss is a critical factor that affects denture retention, stability, and masticatory function. In addition to their use for the assessment of bone quality, panoramic radiomorphometric indices have been used to observe signs of bone resorption. Currently, there is no published data on the possible(More)
To determine the relative efficacy of panoramic radiomorphometric indices in detecting osteoporosis, and optimal thresholds for referral for osteoporosis investigation in edentulous patients. Forty-nine edentulous patients, age 41–78 years, were divided into normal and osteopenic/osteoporotic groups according to femoral bone mineral density. Panoramic(More)
Dental age estimation in children is an important issue both legally and medically. Currently, however, there is a lack of contemporary dental age estimation standards for a Turkish population. This study assessed the accuracy of Cameriere's method by examining the panoramic radiographs of 573 healthy Turkish children between the ages of 8 and 15 years.(More)
AIM To report the frequency and distribution of root-filled teeth as well as the prevalence of apical periodontitis in an adult population in Turkey. SUMMARY Digital panoramic radiographs of 1000 patients who were examined at the Baskent University Faculty of Dentistry between December 2004 and May 2005 were evaluated. Patients ageing <15 years and those(More)
Dental implants have become a predictable treatment option for restoring missing teeth. The purpose of tooth replacement with implants is to restore adequate function and esthetics without affecting adjacent hard and/or soft tissue structures. The use of dental implants in oral rehabilitation has currently been increasing since clinical studies with dental(More)
OBJECTIVES We used dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) and periapical radiography to assess bone density differences after conventional and bone-condensing dental implant techniques. STUDY DESIGN Single-tooth dental implants were placed by both conventional and bone-condensing techniques in 14 patients with bilateral missing teeth. Dual energy x-ray(More)
Invasive cervical resorption is a relatively uncommon form of external root resorption. Etiologic factors include trauma, orthodontic treatment, intracoronal bleaching, and inflammation, but invasive cervical resorption is often idiopathic. There may be no external signs of this disorder, and the resorptive lesion is often detected by routine radiographic(More)