Yi-Ching Ho

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This retrospective study included 23 necrotic immature permanent teeth treated for either short-term (treatment period <3 months) or long-term (treatment period >3 months) using conservative endodontic procedures with 2.5% NaOCl irrigations without instrumentation but with Ca(OH)(2) paste medication. For seven teeth treated short-term, the gutta-percha(More)
OBJECTIVES The influence of light transmitting ability of different fibre posts on the polymerization of a dual-cured resin cement, and the further microleakage of the post-restored endodontically treated teeth were examined. METHODS An LED curing light was used as light source and the measurements of 470 nm irradiances were made at 1mm intervals along(More)
Digital photographs taken with cameras and ring flashes are commonly used for dental documentation. We hypothesized that different illuminants and camera's white balance setups shall influence color rendering of digital images and affect the effectiveness of color matching using digital images. Fifteen ceramic disks of different shades were fabricated and(More)
We characterized and imaged dental calculus using swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT). The refractive indices of enamel, dentin, cementum, and calculus were measured as 1.625 ± 0.024, 1.534 ± 0.029, 1.570 ± 0.021, and 2.097 ± 0.094, respectively. Dental calculus leads strong scattering properties, and thus, the region can be identified from(More)
The subvastus and midvastus approaches are two of the most commonly performed quadriceps preserving approaches for total knee arthroplasty (TKA), which can hasten functional recovery and rehabilitation. However, there has not been sufficient investigation with respect to a quantitative comparison between the two approaches in terms of muscle strength. To(More)
This is the first study of dentin-enamel zone (DEZ) identification with tooth structure characterization based on the optical Stokes-Mueller measurement. Stokes vectors of a cross-sectional tooth slice were measured using various polarization inputs. The direction of the DEZ is different in enamel and dentin structures; therefore, the Stokes profiles can(More)
INTRODUCTION Mucosal fenestration at the root apex may compromise the treatment results of periradicular surgery from exposing the surgical wound to the oral environment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcomes of periapical lesions with mucosal fenestrations treated by guided tissue regeneration (GTR) combined with the management(More)
It remains a mystery about the role of chondrocyte or cartilage on the co-existence of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) wear particles from partial joint arthroplasty. An inverted co-culture system was performed to investigate the interactions between chondrocytes and UHMWPE wear particles. It was first time observed that chondrocytes can(More)