Woo-Cheol Lee

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the types of canal configurations and the incidence of a second mesiobuccal (MB2) canal in Korean maxillary molar mesiobuccal (MB) roots by analyzing cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) images. STUDY DESIGN Three-dimensional CBCT images of 458 maxillary first molars and 467 second molars from 276 Korean(More)
The aims of this study were to identify microorganisms on the surface of gutta-percha (GP) cones using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and to evaluate the sterilization effect of 5.25% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), 2% chlorhexidine (CHX), and ChloraPrep on these bacteria. Alterations of the surface texture and physical properties of GP cone after chemical(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY GCSB-5 (traditional name: Chungpa-Juhn), an herbal medicine composed of 6 crude herbs (Saposhnikovia divaricata Schiskin, Achyranthis bidentata Blume, Acanthopanax sessiliflorum Seem, Cibotium baromets J. Smith, Glycine max Meriill, and Eucommia ulmoides Oliver), has been widely used in Asia for treatment of neuropathic and inflammatory(More)
AIM To evaluate the safety and efficiency of novel ultrasonic scaler tips, conventional stainless-steel tips, and plastic tips on titanium surfaces. MATERIAL AND METHODS Mechanical instrumentation was carried out using conventional ultrasonic scalers (EMS, Nyon, Switzerland) with novel metallic implant tip (BS), a plastic-headed tip (ES), a plastic tip(More)
In this article, we suggest an extraction method for reactor parameters in atmosphere plasma power supplies. The reactance was extracted from reactive power by detecting phase difference between inverter voltage and current. The validity of the proposed scheme is investigated through simulation results and experimental results.
In this study, the protective effects of luteolin (1, a major component of Cirsium japonicum) were examined against d-galactosamine (GalN)/lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced fulminant hepatic failure. Mice received an intraperitoneal injection of 1 (25, 50, 100, and 200 mg·kg(-1)) 1 h before treatment with GalN (700 mg·kg(-1))/LPS (10 μg·kg(-1)). Treatment(More)
Porphyromonas gingivalis is considered with inducing pulpal inflammation and has lipopolysaccharide (LPS) as an inflammatory stimulator. GV1001 peptide has anticancer and anti-inflammation activity due to inhibiting activation of signaling molecules after penetration into the various types of cells. Therefore, this study examined inhibitory effect of GV1001(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effects of lasers (Nd:YAG and Er:YAG) and of topical desensitizing agents on dentin tubule occlusion by measuring real-time dentin fluid flow (DFF). METHODS 32 molars were prepared with V-shape cavity at the cervical area, acid-etched, water rinsed, blotted dry, and treated with (1) Nd:YAG laser; (2) Er:YAG laser; (3) SuperSeal, a(More)