Yuh-Yuan Shiau

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To gain a better understanding of biting and chewing performance, the size and orientation of the masseter and medial pterygoid muscles in living humans were studied. Twenty-seven young males having complete dentition, class I dental occlusion and normal muscle and jaw function were examined using magnetic resonance images of the head between the zygomatic(More)
A total of 2033 university students were surveyed for the prevalence of TMD in Taiwan. It was found that 42.9% of the students had one or more signs related to TMD, and females were slightly more frequently found. Clicking of the joint was the most common sign. Occlusal factors such as balancing contact, dental restoration, molar guidance in eccentric(More)
Voltage-dependent potassium channel Kv2.1 is widely expressed in mammalian neurons and was suggested responsible for mediating the delayed rectifier (I(K)) currents. Further investigation of the central role of this channel requires the development of specific pharmacology, for instance, the utilization of spider venom toxins. Most of these toxins belong to(More)
The basic data needed for orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning include color prints of soft tissue facial profile, intraoral dental arches, and occlusion; cephalometric and panoramic radiographs; and dental casts. Hand-wrist and TMJ radiographs are also necessary in some circumstances. If orthodontic diagnosis and treatment plans are made only from(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Because of an imagining principle called active triangulation in the Cerec system, a shadow is cast distal to the illuminated objects. This distal shadow may be enlarged when the occlusal-cervical height of the prepared tooth is increased. Depth data of the shadow are unreliable, so the internal fit of Cerec crowns has been questioned.(More)
The present study applied a standardized test food of known hardness to evaluate the biting performance of 20 female patients who had pain mainly in the masseter muscle during palpation. Another 20 women of a similar age group who were pain-free during examination served as controls. Electromyograms (EMG) of the masseter and sternocleidomastoid (SCM)(More)
The aim of this study was to observe the difference between patients of craniocervical muscle pain and nonpatients in head-neck posture, masticatory muscle activity, and the force exerted by the hand. Fifty-one patients and 28 nonpatients were observed. The electric activity of the masseter muscles was recorded when the subjects were doing pinching or(More)
The effect of working interference on 13 bruxers and 14 non-bruxers was studied by applying a metal overlay on the buccal cusps of the adjacent upper premolar and molar. The pattern and velocity of cyclic movement during gum chewing before and after overlay insertion were observed. EMG of the temporalis and masseter muscles were recorded bilaterally during(More)
Human masseter muscle is the main power source used for crushing or grinding the foods. Its size is regarded as an determining factor of chewing force and function. A system of measuring the masseter muscle volume from MR images was developed in this study. For a better understanding of the masseter muscle function, a standardized test-food developed in our(More)
Thirty-five cases of submucous fibrosis have been collected in Taiwan. The fibrotic changes occurred most often in the buccal and palatal mucosa, and between the ages of 30 and 50 years. The occurrence of the disease correlated highly with the habit of betel nut chewing. Tobacco, hot spicy foods, and liquor were not important etiologic factors.