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Odontogenic ameloblast-associated (ODAM) and amelotin (AMTN) are secreted by maturation stage ameloblasts and accumulate at the interface with enamel where an atypical basal lamina (BL) is present. This study aimed at determining and quantifying the ultrastructural distribution of ODAM and AMTN at the cell–tooth interface. Ultrathin sections of enamel(More)
OBJECTIVE Bruxism, the parafunctional habit of nocturnal grinding of the teeth and clenching, is associated with the onset of joint degeneration. Especially prolonged clenching is suggested to cause functional overloading in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). In this study, the distributions of stresses in the cartilaginous TMJ disc and articular cartilage,(More)
Conventionally, the combination of mandibular and maxillary osteotomy is used to correct both mandibular deviation and maxillary canted occlusal plane. This case report describes functional and morphologic changes after an alternative treatment with miniscrew anchorage instead of maxillary osteotomy. A boy, aged 16 years 5 months, had temporomandibular(More)
Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) suppresses synovial hyperplasia and synovial cell proliferation characterized for rheumatoid arthritis, but the molecular mechanisms remain unknown. The purpose of this study was to examine the mechanotransduction pathway via the integrin/mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway in LIPUS exposure on the(More)
Oral and maxillofacial diseases affect millions of people worldwide and hence tissue engineering can be considered an interesting and clinically relevant approach to regenerate orofacial tissues after being affected by different diseases. Among several innovations for tissue regeneration, low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) has been used extensively in(More)
The goal of orthodontic treatment is to improve the patient's life by enhancing dental and jaw functions and dentofacial esthetics [Graber TM, et al., Orthodontics current principles and techniques. 4(e) ed. St Louis: Elsevier, 2005.]. Harmonious occlusion is achieved following improvements of malocclusion via orthodontic treatment [Ehmer U and Broll P, Int(More)
In this article, we report the successful use of miniscrews in a patient with an Angle Class III malocclusion, lateral open bite, midline deviation, and severe crowding. Simultaneously resolving such problems with conventional Class III treatment is difficult. In this case, the treatment procedure was even more challenging because the patient preferred to(More)
The aims of this study were to investigate how the Peer Assessment Rating (PAR index) predicts the perceived need for orthodontic treatment of mandibular protrusion in Japanese subjects, and to elucidate whether the perceived need for treatment was affected by the raters' orthodontic expertise. The subjects were 110 dental students and 32 orthodontists. We(More)
This article reports the orthodontic treatment of a patient with skeletal mandibular retrusion and an anterior open bite due to temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis (TMJ-OA) using miniscrew anchorage. A 46-year-old woman had a Class II malocclusion with a retropositioned mandible. Her overjet and overbite were 7.0 mm and -1.6 mm, respectively. She had(More)
INTRODUCTION Recently, miniscrews have been used to provide anchorage during orthodontic treatment, especially for incisor intrusion. Miniscrews during incisor intrusion are commonly used in implant orthodontics. Traditionally, effective incisor intrusion has been accomplished with J-hook headgear. In this study, we compared the effect of incisor intrusion,(More)