Betty J Sindelar

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Intraoral splints are a common dental treatment for dysfunctions of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), but their effects on the structures of the joint, specifically the disc, have not been well investigated. This study examined proteoglycans (PGs) of the TMJ disc of the miniature pig and tested for alterations resulting from intraoral splint wear. Sixteen(More)
Intraoral splints are a commonly used dental treatment for a variety of conditions. Because such splints alter the condyle-disc-fossa relationship, they probably change the loading status of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), including the TMJ disc. Collagen, a major constituent of the disc, acts to resist tensile loading, and it is presumed that the fiber(More)
Direct measurement of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) tissue deformation requires animal experimentation. Most of the available data pertain to the mechanical strain on the bone surfaces around the joint. However, bone is rarely the first joint tissue to show injury, being affected after damage to collagenous tissues such as the disc or capsule. Capsular(More)
OBJECTIVE This study is a proof of concept to determine the efficacy of a custom-fabricated tray in placing antimicrobial and debriding agents in the periodontal pockets of persons with active gingival infections. Localized subgingival delivery of antimicrobial and antibiotic agents is routinely employed as adjunctive therapy for the treatment and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical effects of a prescription tray application of hydrogen peroxide gel as an adjunct to frequent maintenance appointments for refractory periodontal patients. METHODS Case series data were analyzed from 66 failing periodontal maintenance patients who had exhausted treatment options before using prescription trays with a(More)
While evidence exists to support the effectiveness of splints on conditions involving the masticatory musculature, few research projects have examined the results of long-term splint wear. The purpose of this study was to examine the function of the masticatory system over a 2-month time period of splint wear. Young adult female miniature pigs were divided(More)
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