Shi-zhu Bai

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Periodontal regeneration involves the restoration of at least three unique tissues: cementum, periodontal ligament tissue (PDL) and alveolar bone tissue. Here, we first isolated human PDL stem cells (PDLSCs) and jaw bone mesenchymal stem cells (JBMSCs). These cells were then induced to form cell sheets using an ascorbic acid-rich approach, and the cell(More)
Forensic facial reconstruction is a mixture of science and art, as it attempts to reestablish the contours of the soft tissues over the skull. From a forensic point of view, identification of an unknown body relies heavily on this visual aspect of recognition. To obtain acceptable results in forensic facial reconstruction, accurate facial soft tissue(More)
PURPOSE The aims of this study are to introduce a novel method of 3-dimensional (3D) analysis of the face and to provide normative data of the Chinese face for surgeons. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty men and 50 women were recruited, and a 3D stereophotogrammetry system was used to acquire their facial image data. For each subject, the image was aligned to a(More)
Dental implants have been widely used for the replacement of missing teeth in the clinic, but further improvements are needed to meet the clinical demands for faster and tighter osseointegration. In this study, we fabricated safe and biocompatible chitosan (CS)/hyaluronic acid (HA) nanoparticles to deliver microRNA-21 (miR-21) and thereby accelerate(More)
BACKGROUND The application of a maxillofacial prosthesis is an alternative to surgery in functional-aesthetic facial reconstruction. Computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing has opened up a new approach to the fabrication of maxillofacial prostheses. An intelligentized rapid simulative design and manufacturing system for prostheses was developed(More)
Infection and epithelial downgrowth are major problems associated with maxillofacial percutaneous implants. These complications are mainly due to the improper closure of the implant-skin interface. Therefore, designing a percutaneous implant that better promotes the formation of a stable soft tissue biologic seal around percutaneous sites is highly(More)
INTRODUCTION Periodontitis is a chronic infectious disease and is the major cause of tooth loss and other oral health issues around the world. Periodontal tissue regeneration has therefore always been the ultimate goal of dentists and researchers. Existing fabrication methods mainly focused on a top-down tissue engineering strategy in which several(More)
The loss of midface structures always leads to significant functional and cosmetic deficits, and the reconstruction work remains a challenge for surgeons. We report a rare case with severe midfacial defects involving the maxilla, nasal bone, and zygoma. This patient was treated with a comprehensive approach that included distraction osteogenesis,(More)
Fibroblasts, which play an important role in biological seal formation and maintenance, determine the long-term success of percutaneous implants. In this study, well-defined microporous structures with micropore diameters of 10-60 µm were fabricated by microelectromechanical systems and their influence on the fibroblast functionalities was observed. The(More)
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