Mikiko Amemiya

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PURPOSE Clinically excellent dentures have shown a limited influence on the function of denture wearers, suggesting that patient factors, such as salivary flow or oral sensory ability, may play an important role in oral function. The purpose of this study was to examine the oral sensory ability of aged edentulous patients in relation to masticatory(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the age-related difference in oral sensory function by testing oral stereognostic ability (OSA) and to determine the effect of wearing complete dentures on OSA. Subjects were 20 dentate and 30 edentulous elderly patients free from oral symptoms and pathologies, and 30 younger dentate students as controls. The OSA(More)
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