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Osman, N. A Abu and Ibrahim, F and Abas, W. A. B Wan and Abu Kasim, N.H. and Zabir, F. A. and Abdullah, A. S. and Radzi, Z. and Yahya, N. A. (2008) Acquiring anatomical representation of human maxilla for rapid maxillary expansion abstract. 3rd Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2006, 21. pp. 387-389. ISSN 1680-0737 978-3-540-69138-9

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      The purpose of the study is to model and provide a better understanding of maxilla bone involved in the treatment for rapid maxillary expander (RME) for dento-facial applications. The treatment is recommended for patients presented with an arch width deficiency named cross bites. Cross bites often cause abnormal physical forces that disrupt the balance of the occlusal relationship. More commonly, the maxilla or the upper jaw appears to be narrow and contributes to significant degree of crowding in the mouth. Early investigators 1-4 discovered that rapid maxillary expansion resulted in a splitting of the median palatal suture. The expansion is possible with the process of bone resorption and new bone deposition thus maintaining the expansion achieved 10. This preliminary study shows that the FE model has the potential to be a valuable tool for further analysis of dental simulation and the understanding of orthodontic treatment.

      Item Type: Article
      Additional Information: Associate Prof. Dr. Noor Hayaty Binti Abu Kasim Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Dento-Facial; Maxillary Expansion; Automated; Orthodontics; Continuous Force; Fem, Self-Repair; Culture-Conditions; Composite Resin; Dental Pulp Stem Cell; Functionally Graded Design; Multi Layered Post; Functionally Graded Dental Post; Soft Skills; Clinical Pairing; Dental Pulp Stromal Cells; Long-Term Expansion
      Subjects: Medicine and Dentistry
      Medicine and Dentistry > Clinical Dentistry
      Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
      Depositing User: Associate Prof. Dr. Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim
      Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2012 02:00
      Last Modified: 10 Feb 2012 02:00
      URI: http://opendepot.org/id/eprint/698

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