Yoshiaki Nomura

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PURPOSE The purpose of the present study was to determine whether panoramic radiographs could predict physical contact between the mandibular third molar and the mandibular canal on limited cone-beam computed tomography, known as dental 3D-CT (3-dimensional computed tomography [3D-CT]). PATIENTS AND METHODS The association of images between the panoramic(More)
This study was conducted in order to identify the literature on oral health status and health-related QOL, review the findings systematically, and assess the association between them. We performed a literature search of reports published between January 1973 and June 2004, using five databases including MEDLINE. Only studies that used validated generic(More)
OBJECTIVE Predicting the progression of periodontitis would allow for targeted supportive periodontal therapy. The purpose of this study was to determine the usefulness of salivary biomarkers for predicting the progression of periodontitis. DESIGN Eighty-five chronic periodontitis patients were enrolled in an 18-month longitudinal study. Amongst them, 57(More)
The aim of this study was to observe the time-lapse changes in the rat periodontal ligament (PDL) during function and tooth movement. Under Nembutal anaesthesia, time-lapse changes in the thickness of the PDL of the first molars were investigated in five 12-week-old adolescent rats with microcomputed tomography. Three-dimensional (3D) images were(More)
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 aim of this study was to statistically assess the morphological changes of the rat periodontal ligament (PDL) and its vascularity in relation to varied magnitudes of superelastic force in experimental tooth movement using nickel-titanium (NiTi) alloy wire. Forces of 0.8, 1.6, 4, 8, and 18 g were applied to the upper first molars of five groups of(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the usefulness of salivary biochemical markers for the screening of periodontal disease and examine the agreement between the results of saliva enzyme tests and those of probing depth. The present study included a total of 187 subjects who underwent annual medical check-ups at the Comprehensive Health Care Center,(More)
Recently, the distribution of dental caries has been shown to be skewed, and precise prediction models cannot be obtained using all the data. We applied a balancing technique to obtain more appropriate and robust models, and compared their accuracy with that of the conventional model. The data were obtained from annual oral check-ups for schoolchildren(More)
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are molecular chaperones that maintain intracellular protein homeostasis and ensure survival of cells. Continuous orthodontic force on the tooth is considered to be a type of physical stress loaded to the periodontal ligament (PDL). However, little is known about the role of HSPs during tooth movement. This study was performed to(More)
Adhesion promoting monomers for precious metals, 2,3-epithiopropyl methacrylate (EP1MA), 4,5-epithiopentyl methacrylate (EP3MA), 9,10-epithiodecyl methacrylate (EP8MA), 10,11-epithioundecyl methacrylate (EP9MA), 9,10-epithiodecyl 4-vinylbenzoate (EP8VB), 2,3-epithiocyclohexyl methacrylate (EPCHMA), and 3,4-epithiobutyl(More)