Erdogan Gunel

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It is generally believed that component-based software development leads to improved application quality, maintainability and reliability. However, most software reliability techniques model integrated systems. These models disregard system's internal structure, taking into account only the failure data and interactions with the environment. We propose a(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to evaluate the treatment effects of Forsus™ Fatigue Resistant Device (FRD; 3M Unitek, Monrovia, CA, USA) in growing patients with Class II non-extraction malocclusions. METHODS A retrospective sample of 24 class II patients treated consecutively with the FRD followed by comprehensive orthodontic treatment was(More)
BACKGROUND A retrospective study was conducted to determine the cephalometric changes in a group of Class III patients treated with the inter-arch spring-loaded module (CS2000®, Dynaflex, St. Ann, MO, USA). METHODS Thirty Caucasian patients (15 males, 15 females) with an average pre-treatment age of 9.6 years were treated consecutively with this appliance(More)
BACKGROUND Protraction facemask has been advocated for treatment of class III malocclusion with maxillary deficiency. Studies using tooth-borne rapid palatal expansion (RPE) appliance as anchorage have experienced side effects such as forward movement of the maxillary molars, excessive proclination of the maxillary incisors, and an increase in lower face(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the length and orientation of masseter in different types of malocclusions using Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT). METHODS Samples of 180 patients seeking orthodontic treatment at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dentistry, were included in the study. Pre-treatment multi-slice CBCT scans of these patients were(More)
AIM To evaluate and compare the anteroposterior relationship of the maxillary central incisors to the forehead in white male adults with harmonious profiles and white male adult orthodontic patients. METHODS Photographs of 101 white male adults with good facial harmony (control sample) were compared with photographs of 97 white male adults seeking(More)
The electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) service at West Virginia University conducted a retrospective analysis of 24 patients who received bilateral ECT between November 1998 and December 2003. Patients were treated with a standard methohexital-based anesthetic. Twenty-four patients became completely or relatively refractory to maximum settings on the ECT(More)
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