Satu Apajalahti

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The purpose of the study was to compare the incidence and severity of apical root resorption in patients treated with different orthodontic appliances and to evaluate the effect of treatment duration on the degree of apical root resorption. A further aim was to analyse the degree of apical root resorption in different tooth groups in patients presenting(More)
The role of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in response to mechanical forces in orthodontic tooth movement has only been partially clarified. In the present in vivo pilot study, the presence, levels, and degree of activation of MMP-1 and -8 were measured daily for 1 month in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) of patients treated with orthodontic fixed(More)
BACKGROUND The aim was to clarify the occurrence of delayed union after surgical treatment of mandibular fracture and investigate whether an association exists between perioperative use of dexamethasone and delayed union. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-seven patients were included in a prospective randomized study. Of these patients, 19 (51.4%) were(More)
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