Joke Duyck

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BACKGROUND Topography and presence of bio-mimetic coatings are known to improve osseointegration. The objective of this study was to evaluate the bone regeneration potential of porous and osteogenic coatings. METHODOLOGY Six-implants [Control (CTR); porous titanium coatings (T1, T2); thickened titanium (Ti) dioxide layer (TiO(2)); Amorphous Microporous(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of controlled high- (HF) and low-frequency (LF) mechanical loading on peri-implant bone healing. Custom-made titanium implants were inserted in both tibiae of 69 adult Wistar rats. For every animal, one implant was loaded by compression through the axis of tibia (test), whereas the other one was unloaded(More)
BACKGROUND Mechanical loading is known to play an important role in bone remodelling. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of high- and low-frequency axial loading, applied directly to the implant, on peri-implant bone healing and implant osseointegration. METHODOLOGY Titanium implants were bilaterally installed in rat tibiae. For every animal, one(More)
Delivering growth factors (GFs) at bone/implant interface needs to be optimized to achieve faster osseointegration. Amorphous microporous silica (AMS) has a potential to be used as a carrier and delivery platform for GFs. In this work, adsorption (loading) and release (delivery) mechanism of a model protein, bovine serum albumin (BSA), from AMS was(More)
BACKGROUND Appropriate oral hygiene is required to maintain oral health in denture wearers. This study aims to compare the role of denture cleaning methods in combination with overnight storage conditions on biofilm mass and composition on acrylic removable dentures. METHODS In a cross-over randomized controlled trial in 13 older people, 4 conditions with(More)
The fit of implant supported fixed prostheses is said to be of clinical concern because of the rigid fixation of an oral implant in its surrounding bone. The influence of the torque sequence of the set screws during fixation of implant supported fixed full prostheses on the final pre-load was investigated in vitro. No significant effect of the torque(More)
More insight into the biological fundamentals of leukocyte platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) guided healing is necessary to recommend its application, in particular in deficient bone sites that need to support implants. This study investigated the short-term bone healing effect of L-PRF treatment in cylindrical non-critical sized bone defects with 3 mm diameter(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Introduction: Knowledge about macro-and micro-structural characteristics may improve in vivo estimation of the quality and quantity of regenerated bone tissue. For this reason, micro-CT imaging has been applied to evaluate alveolar bone remodelling, alterations of periodontal ligament thickness and cortical and trabecular bone changes(More)
BACKGROUND Missing data within the comprehensive geriatric assessment of the interRAI suite of assessment instruments potentially imply the under-detection of conditions that require care as well as the risk of biased statistical results. Impaired oral health in older individuals has to be registered accurately as it causes pain and discomfort and is(More)
Low-magnitude high-frequency loading, applied by means of whole body vibration (WBV), affects the bone. Deconstructing a WBV loading stimulus into its constituent elements and investigating the effects of frequency and acceleration individually on bone tissue kinetics around titanium implants were aimed for in this study. A titanium implant was inserted in(More)