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OBJECTIVES The aim of this experimental study was to evaluate the effects of ED-71, a new active vitamin D analog, on bone regeneration in response to expansion of the mid-palatal suture, in rats, histomorphometrically. METHODS Sixteen male 50-60 days old Wistar rats were separated into two equal groups (control and experimental). Both groups were(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the periodontal status of patients with iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) and the correlation of changes in serum and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) ferritin levels after periodontal therapy. METHODS Nineteen female patients with anemic hematologic values were classified as group A, and 20 healthy females with(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the null hypothesis that the presence of dehiscence and fenestration was not different among patients with skeletal Class I, II, and III malocclusions. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this retrospective study, a total of 123 cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images were obtained with an iCAT scanner (Imaging Sciences International, Hatfield,(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the null hypothesis that the presence of alveolar defects (dehiscence and fenestration) was not different among patients with different vertical growth patterns. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 1872 teeth in 26 hyper-divergent (mean age: 24.4 ± 4.8 years), 27 hypo-divergent (mean age: 25.1 ± 4.5 years), and 25 normo-divergent (mean age:(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this experimental study was to evaluate the effects of periosteal stimulation therapy (PST), on bone regeneration in response to expansion of the interpremaxillary suture, in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixteen male, 50-60 days old Wistar rats were divided into two equal groups (control and experimental). Both groups were subjected to(More)
INTRODUCTION The aims of this study were to evaluate the effect of a self-etching adhesive system containing an antibacterial monomer on periodontal health and subgingival microbiologic composition in orthodontic patients and to compare it with a conventional adhesive system. METHODS A split-mouth design was chosen, and 15 patients were included in the(More)
The aim of this experimental study was to histomorphometrically evaluate the effects of vitamin C administration on bone formation in response to expansion of the rat inter-premaxillary suture. A total of 30 50- to 60-day old Wistar male rats were divided into three groups of equal number. The inter-premaxillary suture in each animal was expanded with a(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to determine the peri-miniscrew implant crevicular fluid receptor activator of nuclear factor-кB ligand (RANKL) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) levels around loaded and unloaded miniscrew implants at different time intervals. METHODS Twenty loaded and 16 unloaded miniscrew implants were included in this study. All(More)
BACKGROUND The peripheral giant cell granuloma is a relatively common non-neoplastic inflammatory lesion of gingiva, but the etiopathogeny remains unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the importance of human cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus in a peripheral giant cell granuloma of a 47-year-old female. METHODS The lesion was studied clinically,(More)
Bone metastases are frequently observed in patients with certain types of cancer and are significant cause of morbidity. Zoledronic acid (ZA) is routinely prescribed for patients with bone metastases by affecting osteoclast function. We aimed to assess the effect of ZA over time in patients with bone metastases by analyzing novel bone turnover marker levels(More)