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Radiographic assessment of skeletal maturation stages for orthodontic patients: hand-wrist bones or cervical vertebrae?
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The results indicate that cervical vertebral maturation stages can be used to replace hand-wrist bone maturation stage for evaluation of skeletal maturity in Taiwanese individuals. Expand
Comparison of treatment outcomes between skeletal anchorage and extraoral anchorage in adults with maxillary dentoalveolar protrusion.
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In both the anteroposterior and vertical directions, skeletal anchorage achieved better control than did the traditional headgear appliance during the treatment of maxillary dentoalveolar protrusion. Expand
Three-dimensional dental model analysis of treatment outcomes for protrusive maxillary dentition: comparison of headgear, miniscrew, and miniplate skeletal anchorage.
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This 3D analysis of serial dental models demonstrated that, compared with headgear, skeletal anchorage achieved better results in the treatment of maxillary dentoalveolar protrusion. Expand
Revisiting the stability of mini-implants used for orthodontic anchorage.
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Once the dental surgeon becomes familiar with the procedure, the stability of orthodontic mini-implants depends on the type of mini-implant, age of the patient, implantation site, and the healing time of theMiniplates are a more feasible anchorage system when miniscrews fail repeatedly. Expand
Effects of thread depth, taper shape, and taper length on the mechanical properties of mini-implants.
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This study investigated the influence of various mini-implants design factors, including thread depth, degree of taper, and taper length on insertion torque, pullout strength, stiffness, and screw displacement before failure, and found that modification of the mini-implant design can substantially affect the mechanical properties. Expand
Magnetic hyperthermia enhance the treatment efficacy of peri-implant osteomyelitis
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For the treatment of chronic osteomyelitis, a new modality to improve antibiotic efficacy was developed; the protection effect of biofilms on bacteria could be destroyed by magnetic nanoparticles-induced hyperthermia and therapeutic effect of systemic antibiotics could be enhanced. Expand
NADPH oxidase 4 is involved in the triethylene glycol dimethacrylate-induced reactive oxygen species and apoptosis in human embryonic palatal mesenchymal and dental pulp cells
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Investigation of the mechanisms underlying TEGDMA-induced apoptosis in human embryonic palatal mesenchymal (HEPM) pre-osteoblasts and primary human dental pulp (HDP) cells demonstrates significant involvement of NOX4 in the T EGDma-induced ROS. Expand
Relationship between age at menarche and skeletal maturation stages in Taiwanese female orthodontic patients.
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The majority of female orthodontic patients have passed the pubertal growth spurt when they experience their menarche, and a downward shift of 0.47 years per decade is found for the mean age atMenarche in female orthodonic patients. Expand
Arecoline stimulated Cyr61 production in human gingival epithelial cells: inhibition by lovastatin.
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It is shown that arecoline, a main alkaloid found in AN, stimulated Cyr61 synthesis in human gingival epithelial S-G cells and Lovastatin completely inhibited are coline-induced Cyr 61 synthesis and the inhibition is dose-dependent. Expand
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate inhibits transforming-growth-factor-β1-induced collagen synthesis by suppressing early growth response-1 in human buccal mucosal fibroblasts.
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It is concluded that activin receptor-like kinase (ALK)5, Smad3, extracellular signal-regulated kinase, and c-Jun N-terminal kinase are involved in the TGF-β1-induced Egr-1 protein production in BMFs. Expand
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