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OBJECTIVE The usefulness of image fusion based on the maximum mutual information algorithm was investigated for the assessment of oral and maxillofacial surgery treatment results. STUDY DESIGN Superimposition was performed using image fusion of 25 CBCT images of a human skull under the assumption of different spatial conditions and 41 patients' image(More)
AIM The purpose of this study is to present an exact simulation method for mandibular rotational movement in distraction osteogenesis for hemifacial microsomia. METHODS Three-dimensional (3-D) surgery simulation software programmes (V-Works and V-Surgery; Cybermed, Seoul, Korea) were used, based on 3-D CT data in addition to the conventional data, which(More)
PURPOSE Template-guided implant therapy has developed hand-in-hand with computed tomography (CT) to improve the accuracy of implant surgery and future prosthodontic treatment. In our present study, the accuracy and causative factors for computer-assisted implant surgery were assessed to further validate the stable clinical application of this technique. (More)
PURPOSE This study aims to investigate the degree of subjective pain and the satisfaction of patients who have undergone an implant treatment using a computer-guided template. MATERIALS AND METHODS A survey was conducted for 135 patients who have undergone implant surgery with and without the use of the computer-guided template during the period of 2012(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the osteogenic potential of macropore octacalcium phosphate (OCP)-coated deproteinized bovine bone materials (DBBMs) in sinus augmentation. STUDY DESIGN Macropore OCP-coated DBBM was manufactured from bovine bone by thermal and chemical processing. Sinus grafts of a lateral window approach with experimental bone were conducted in(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the clinical usefulness, a customized abutment produced with the Pd-Ag-In alloy was compared with a customized abutment produced with the conventional titanium alloy for discoloration and mechanical accuracy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Discoloration and resistance to corrosion of the Pd-Ag-In alloy were evaluated using chemical(More)
In surgery for facial asymmetry, mandibles can be classified into two types, rotational and translational, according to the required mandibular movements for surgery. During surgery for rotational mandibular asymmetry, a bilateral sagittal split ramus osteotomy (BSSRO) may cause a large bone gap between the proximal and distal segments as well as condylar(More)
OBJECTIVES To gain information on anatomical variation in anterolateral thigh (ALT) flaps in a series of clinical cases, with special focus on perforators and pedicles, for potential use in reconstruction of oral and maxillofacial soft tissue defects. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eight patients who underwent microvascular reconstructive surgery with ALT free(More)
Mg-Ca-Zn alloy has been suggested for the application of fixation materials during maxillofacial surgery. We investigated the stability of Mg-Ca-Zn alloy for clinical application during orthognathic surgery. The finite element model for the fixation of sagittal split ramus osteotomy was constructed. In the bicortical screw fixation of the mandible setback(More)
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