Dong Hwa Chung

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INTRODUCTION Precise diagnosis and treatment of facial asymmetry are important in orthodontics. The aims of this study were to determine the soft-tissue characteristics of patients perceived to have severe asymmetry requiring treatment and the soft-tissue factors affecting the subjective assessment of facial asymmetry. METHODS In the first part of this(More)
Elastic structure in cortical bone is usually simplified as orthotropic or transversely isotropic, which allows estimates of three-dimensional technical constants from ultrasonic and density measurements. These elastic property estimates can then be used to study phenotypic changes in cortical bone structure and function, and to create finite element models(More)
Class V composite restorations are subject to the stresses that induce non-carious cervical lesions. This study evaluated the effect of eccentric oblique load on microleakage of restorations. Class V cavities were randomly prepared on the buccal surfaces of 40 recently extracted premolars and restored with composite resin according to manufacturers'(More)
High bending moments acting on osseointegrated implants due to transverse forces are believed to be potential contributors to mechanical implant failure. Theoretically, the rigidity of a system comprised of five implants would seem to counter these moments more effectively than one with only three implants. To study this, we built an experimental model(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the treatment effects between skeletal anchored facemask (SAFM) and tooth-borne facemask (TBFM) on different maturation stages and vertical skeletal patterns. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this retrospective study, 28 patients who were treated with TBFM treatment and 19 patients who were treated with SAFM were reviewed. Cephalograms at the(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare positional changes of the hyoid bone and the amount of postsurgical compensation in mandibular position in patients who received either wire or rigid fixation after surgery. Data were analyzed from 97 patients (25 males and 72 females) who were randomized to receive wire (43) or rigid (54) fixation after mandibular(More)
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