Ozlem Ablak Gurbuz

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OBJECTIVE To assess the oral health status and treatment needs in a group of hospitalized chronic psychiatric patients. METHOD The dental status was assessed using the DMFT index. Demographic and medical data were retrieved from the institutional clinical files. RESULTS 491 patients were examined in the study. 258 (52.5%) of the patients were males. The(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) signs in a group of institutionalized patients with schizophrenia. Three hundred thirty-nine patients with schizophrenia were examined and compared with 107 age-matched and gender-matched control subjects. TMD signs were evaluated according to the Research Diagnostic(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate the periodontal health and treatment needs of chronically hospitalized psychiatric patients in Istanbul, Turkey. METHOD The subjects' periodontal health was recorded by the CPI (Community Periodontal Index) method. RESULTS Of the 330 patients examined, 179 (52.5%) were males and 151 (47.5%) females. The(More)
Species of Hexarthra and Polyarthra are freshwater rotifers with well-known escape behaviors that result from interactions with planktonic predators. Both rotifers bear a suite of mobile appendages that function in evasive maneuvers and saltatory jumps through the water column, but the anatomical and functional bases of these actions are poorly understood.(More)
The freshwater rotifer, Filinia novaezealandiae, is a planktonic species in tropical limnetic ecosystems. Like other species in the genus, F. novaezealandiae has two mobile, anterolateral setae that supposedly facilitate saltation through the water column as a means of escape from predators. However, very little is known about setal structure or the control(More)
Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the transverse strength of three kinds of heat-cured acrylic resin (Meliodent HC, Acron HC, Lucitone 199); one kind of microwave-cured acrylic resin (Acron MC); one kind of visible light-cured resin (Triad VLC); and one kind of self-cured acrylic resin (Meliodent SC). Method: A total of 60 specimens (65 mm x 10 mm(More)
The palate is considered typical of the structures in which schizophrenia-related minor physical anomalies may occur. In this study, we aimed to compare the dimensions and form of palate in patients with schizophrenia with nonpsychiatric controls in a blinded manner. Dental stone casts of 127 patients with schizophrenia and 127 controls were prepared from(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) signs and tooth wear levels in a group of hospitalised patients with mental retardation (MR). A total of 118 patients with MR and 104 mentally healthy individuals (control) were included in this study. The groups consisted of equal numbers of male and female(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of different forms and concentrations (2.5, 3, 4, 5% by volume) of glass fibres (chopped strand mat, continuous and woven) on fatigue resistance of acrylic denture base resin. MATERIAL AND METHODS The fatigue resistance was measured by applying repeated three-point bending deflection to the(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of two different ratios of silanized mica filler and milled glass fiber reinforcement on the color of acrylic denture teeth materials. Ten acrylic resin discs made of acrylic denture teeth material (PMMA) obtained from the manufacturer were used as the control group. Four experimental groups were modified(More)