Mayumi Yamazaki

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The objective of the study was to develop a Japanese version of the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP). The original 49 items were translated using a forward-backward method following accepted cultural adaptation guidelines. A de novo development of Japanese items was conducted to establish content validity. The associations between the OHIP summary score(More)
The American Dental Association has approved several devices as aids in the diagnosis of temporomandibular disorders. Concerns remain, however, about their safety and effectiveness. This article reviews the validity and use of several instruments that claim to serve as aids in the detection of masticatory muscle pain, trismus, joint noises, and limitation(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Although Ti-6Al-7Nb alloy has several excellent mechanical properties, its poor rigidity has limited its clinical use as a material for the fabrication of a removable partial denture (RPD) major connector. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate strengthening designs of Ti-6Al-7Nb RPD major connectors in an(More)
PURPOSE Forceful clenching in the intercuspal position has the potential to cause significant mandibular displacement. Such a displacement can be expected to be exaggerated in patients without molar support. The appropriate clenching level for intercuspal position registration or evaluation in these patients has never been clarified. The aim of this study(More)
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