Jung-Ho Cheng

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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Although exhaustively studied, the mechanism responsible for tooth support and the mechanical properties of the periodontal ligament (PDL) remain a subject of considerable controversy. In the past, various experimental techniques and theoretical analyses have been employed to tackle this intricate problem. The aim of this study was to(More)
The function and the role of periodontal ligament (PDL) are of interest in many areas of dentistry. Due to the impossibility of specimen obtainment, the properties of PDL are still uncertain. It is generally accepted that the functional role of PDL is primarily tooth support. However, theories of how the PDL provides tooth support vary from the classical(More)
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