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PURPOSE Inactivation of p16 gene by CpG methylation is a frequent event in oral epithelial dysplasia. To investigate the predictive value of p16 methylation on malignant potential in oral epithelial dysplasia, we carried out the prospective cohort study. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN One hundred one patients with histologically confirmed mild or moderate oral(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of placement depth on bone remodeling around implants with two different types of tapered internal implant-abutment interface (IAI): tapped-in (TI) tapered internal IAI and screwed-in (SI) tapered internal IAI in dogs. METHODS The second, third, and fourth premolars and the first molar in(More)
BACKGROUND 25-hydroxy vitamin D(3) is the major circulating metabolite of vitamin D. Elevated plasma 25-hydroxy vitamin D(3) levels were verified to be associated with generalized aggressive periodontitis (GAgP). In the present study, the influence of initial periodontal therapy on systemic and local levels of 25-hydroxy vitamin D(3) and three related(More)
BACKGROUND The microbiologic feature of aggressive periodontitis (AgP) in Chinese patients has not yet been determined. This study aims to investigate the prevalence of eight periodontal microorganisms and the distribution of the Porphyromonas gingivalis fimA genotype in a cohort of Chinese patients with AgP. METHODS Saliva and pooled subgingival plaque(More)
BACKGROUND Periodontal risk assessment (PRA) model was designed for risk evaluation of treated patients with periodontal disease. However, its use on generalized aggressive periodontitis (GAgP) had been scarcely reported. This study aims to investigate the association of original PRA/modified PRA (MPRA) and compliance of periodontal maintenance with(More)
BACKGROUND We previously demonstrated that 25-hydroxyvitamin D(3), the precursor of 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3), is abundant around periodontal soft tissues. Here we investigate whether 25-hydroxyvitamin D(3) is converted to 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) in periodontal soft tissue cells and explore the possibility of an autocrine/paracrine function of(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin D is associated with a number of inflammatory diseases and plays a significant role in regulating bone metabolism. Serum calcifediol was demonstrated to be potentially associated with periodontal disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether an association exists between plasma calcifediol concentrations and aggressive(More)
S100A8, the light subunit of calprotectin, has been known to be associated with periodontal inflammation. The present study looked to detect whether three polymorphisms in the upstream region of the S100A8 gene are correlated with periodontitis. Three hundred and twenty one subjects, including chronic periodontitis (CP) patients, aggressive periodontitis(More)