Yoshiaki Nomura

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Among the various kinds of fibroblasts existing in the human body, the periodontal ligament (PDL) fibroblasts have been suggested as multipotent cells. Periodontal ligament fibroblasts are characterized by rapid turnover, a high remodeling capacity and remarkable capacity for renewal and repair. They also differentiate into osteoblasts and cementoblasts. We(More)
The present study uses structural equation modeling to explore the structural relationship of child behavior type and its evaluation during dental treatment. The study population consisted of 33 children at their first visit to a pediatric dentist at the Dental Hospital of Tsurumi University. Child behavior was evaluated by the Frankl Behavior Rating Scale(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to examine asymmetry of the lips in patients with jaw deformity and facial asymmetry. METHODS Pretreatment and posttreatment frontal facial photographs of 17 patients who had mandibular prognathism with facial asymmetry were analyzed. Linear and angular measurements were made on the photographs to assess the(More)
OBJECTIVES The evaluation of Mutans streptococci (MS) is one of the index for caries risk. Dentocult(TM) and CRT(TM) are commercial kits to detect and evaluate MS, conveniently. However, the evaluation of MS has also been carried out simply using an instruction manual. But the instruction manual is not easy to use for evaluation of MS. The aim of this study(More)
BACKGROUND Periodontal screening plays an important role in the prevention of periodontal disease and promotes an improvement in oral health-related quality of life. The World Health Organization's Community Periodontal Index should be carried out by well-trained dentists. However, the Community Periodontal Index is an invasive technique, and if used for(More)
The oral cavity in healthy subjects has a well-balanced microbiota that consists of more than 700 species. However, a disturbance of this balance, with an increase of harmful microbes and a decrease of beneficial microbes, causes oral disorders such as periodontal disease or dental caries. Nowadays, probiotics are expected to confer oral health benefits by(More)
The periodontal ligament (PDL) is one of the connective tissues located between the tooth and bone. It is characterized by rapid turnover. Periodontal ligament fibroblasts (PDLFs) play major roles in the rapid turnover of the PDL. Microarray analysis of human PDLFs (HPDLFs) and human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs) demonstrated markedly high expression of(More)
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