Hiroto Hyakutake

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INTRODUCTION We evaluated the 3-dimensional craniofacial skeletal and pharyngeal airway morphology in growing patients with and without cleft lip and palate. METHODS Our juvenile subjects consisted of 34 girls (ages, 9-12 years); 15 had cleft lip and palate, and 19 did not. The adolescent subjects consisted of 32 girls (ages, 13-17 years); 14 had cleft(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the most reliable stress or strain parameters in subject-specific finite element (FE) models to predict success or failure of orthodontic mini-implants (OMIs). MATERIALS AND METHODS Subject-specific FE analysis was applied to 28 OMIs used for anchorage. Each model was developed using two computed tomography data sets, the first(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis, derived from a previous short-term (7-day) assessment, that the absence of conventional pulp protection is not responsible for long-term pulp complications of composite resin restorations with self-etching adhesives. METHODS All 150 patients who received the restorations with self-etching adhesives were recalled at least(More)
Factors responsible for the success or failure of orthodontic mini-implants (OMIs) in clinical settings are unclear. Failure of OMIs was found to be associated with increased maximum principal strain (MaxPN) when assessed using the subject-specific finite element (FE) modeling technique. The purpose of the present study was to identify factors that increase(More)
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