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Hydroxyapatite (HA) is a widely used calcium phosphate implant substitute and has dissolution property. Although HA has been shown a beneficial effect on osteoblast differentiation, the exact mechanism is still unclear. In the present study, we proposed that Ca(2+) released from HA activated the expression bone associated proteins, OPN and BSP, mediated by(More)
As the number of mobile device users increases, many researches on pee-to-peer (P2P) systems in mobile environments have been carried out. In this paper, we propose two mobile P2P systems that have double-layered topology. In these systems, peers are classified into two groups, super peers and sub-peers and a super peer has zero or more sub-peers. In the(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this in vitro study was to investigate the adhesion of initial colonizer, Streptococcus sanguis, on resin, titanium and zirconia under the same surface polishing condition. MATERIALS AND METHODS Specimens were prepared from Z-250, cp-Ti and 3Y-TZP and polished with 1 µm diamond paste. After coating with saliva, each specimen was(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate initial bacterial adhesion on several restorative materials with similar roughness. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty cylindrical slabs were prepared from four restorative materials: zirconia (Zr), alumina-toughened zirconia (Al-Zr), type III gold alloy (Au), and cp-titanium (Ti). All the materials were(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to measure the accuracy of digital impressions (DIs) compared to conventional impressions (CIs). Using the iTero system, a master cast was scanned to produce stereolithography dies. As a control group, silicone impressions were taken and poured using stone. The resulting stereolithography and stone dies were scanned and(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Zirconia-based restorations have the common technical complication of delamination, or porcelain chipping, from the zirconia core. Thus the shear bond strength between the zirconia core and the veneering porcelain requires investigation in order to facilitate the material's clinical use. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed at evaluating the integration of zirconia implants in a rat femur model. MATERIAL AND METHODS Zirconia implants with two distinct surface topographies were compared with titanium implants with similar topographies. Titanium and zirconia implants were placed into the femurs of 42 male Sprague-Dawley rats. Four groups of implants(More)
PURPOSE Marginal fit is a very important factor considering the restoration's long-term success. However, adding porcelain to copings can cause distortion and lead to an inadequate fit which exposes more luting material to the oral environment and causes secondary caries. The purpose of this study was to compare the marginal fit of 2 different all-ceramic(More)
OBJECTIVES Outstanding mechanical properties, resistance to scratching and high biocompatibility make zirconia/alumina ceramics interesting for dental applications. To solve the problem of the well-known low temperature degradation and to provide stable mechanical properties a novel zirconia alloy ((Y,Nb)-TZP/alumina) was developed. The aim of this study(More)
Kindlins are focal adhesion proteins that regulate integrin signaling. Although integrin activation is critical for bone development, little is known about the expression and role of kindlins in osteoblasts. We therefore investigated the function of kindlin-2 in osteoblast adhesion, spreading, and proliferation using small interfering RNA. In MC3T3-E1(More)