Hsiang-Hsi Hong

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The purpose of this paper was to report 3 cases of localized aggressive periodontal bone destruction related to improper use of orthodontic elastic bands to close diastemas in permanent anterior teeth and to compare the results to previous studies. Some common signs and symptoms of this particular destruction were observed with these patients that had been(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic therapy with cyclosporin A, phenytoin, and nifedipine modulates cytokine levels in human gingival tissues. Functional relationships between altered cytokine levels and gingival extracellular matrix production are partially characterized. The present study investigates in cultured human gingival fibroblasts the regulation of lysyl(More)
BACKGROUND Chemotherapy plays an important role in current cancer therapy; however, several problems remain unsolved on the issue of host-therapeutics interaction. The purpose of this study was to investigate the host responses after 5-flurouracil (5-FU) administration and to find the target genes and their relationship with other cytokines in the(More)
Differentiation of phenotypically normal osteoblast cultures leads to formation of a bone-like extracellular matrix in vitro. Maximum collagen synthesis occurs early in the life of these cultures, whereas insoluble collagen deposition occurs later and is accompanied by a diminished rate of collagen synthesis. The mechanisms that control collagen deposition(More)
There appears to be no convenient method for fabricating an optimal emergence profile for the definitive restoration of an ITI solid abutment when the implant is installed subgingivally. This article describes an efficient technique to solve this problem and reviews its advantages and disadvantages.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the potential effects of the systemically delivered combination of calcium supplementation and cholecalciferol and of the locally applied biphasic calcium alloplast on the surgically produced alveolar sockets at the early healing stage in a dog model. MATERIALS AND METHODS The mandibular pre-molars(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to analyze the post-rehabilitation occlusal function of subjects treated with complex mandibular resection and subsequently rehabilitated with fibula osteoseptocutaneous flaps, dental implants, and fixed prostheses utilizing the T-scan system. METHODS Ten mandibular complex resection cases that adopted fibula(More)
Designed sockets prepared on the mandibles of nine Beagle dogs were divided into three groups: Calcitriol +Alloplast, Alloplast and Empty. Five of the nine dogs received Vit.D3 and calcium supplement (Vit.D/Ca group), while the other four dogs without supplements were assigned to Non-Vit.D/Ca group. After 4 weeks, the extent of vertical ridge resorption(More)
Both periodontitis and osteoporosis have similar sign of bone resorption in nature. However, the relationship of the severity between these 2 bone-loss diseases is still uncertain.The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the severity of osteoporosis and periodontitis regarding the impact of oral hygiene maintenance. In total, 35,127(More)
This study characterized alveolar periosteum-derived mesenchymal stem cells (P-MSCs) and examined the hypothesis that 1,25-(OH)2D3 (calcitriol) exerts osteoinductive effects on P-MSCs. The mRNA expressions of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), bone sialoprotein (BSP), core-binding factor alpha-1 (CBFA1), collagen-1 (Col-1), osteocalcin (OCN), and vitamin D3(More)