1. Supercapacitors Based on Three-Dimensional Hierarchical Graphene Aerogels with Periodic Macropores.

    Nano Letters 16(6):3448 (2016) PMID 26789202

    Graphene is an atomically thin, two-dimensional (2D) carbon material that offers a unique combination of low density, exceptional mechanical properties, thermal stability, large surface area, and excellent electrical conductivity. Recent progress has resulted in macro-assemblies of graphene, suc...
  2. Electronic assessment of peri-implant mucosal esthetics around three implant-abutment configurations: a randomized clinical trial.

    Clinical Oral Implants Research 27(6):707 (2016) PMID 26096162

    To objectively assess the influence that three different implant-abutment interface designs had on peri-implant mucosal esthetics at 1 year post-implant placement via the pink esthetic score (PES). Additionally, to demonstrate the novel employment of a tablet-based digital imaging format to reli...
  3. In vitro evaluation of the marginal integrity of CAD/CAM interim crowns.

    The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 115(5):617 (2016) PMID 26774313

    The accuracy of interim crowns made with computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) systems has not been well investigated. The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the marginal integrity of interim crowns made by CAD/CAM compared with that of conventional polymet...
  4. Changes in Dental Students' Attitudes About Treating Underserved Populations: A Longitudinal Study.

    Journal of Dental Education 80(5):517 (2016) PMID 27139202

    The aim of this study was to assess changes in a group of dental students' feelings about, willingness to treat, and perceived responsibility in treating underserved populations as they progressed through their predoctoral education. A questionnaire was developed to assess the first- through fou...
  5. Predictors of short-term outcomes related to central subfield foveal thickness after intravitreal bevacizumab for macular edema due to central retinal vein occlusion.

    International journal of ophthalmology 9(1):86 (2016) PMID 26949616 PMCID PMC4768500

    To investigate the predictive factors for short-term effects of intravitreal bevacizumab injections on central subfield foveal thickness (CSFT) in patients with macular edema (ME) secondary to central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). This was a retrospective study in 60 eyes treated with intravitr...
  6. Identification and characterization of a cytotoxic polysaccharide from the flower of Abelmoschus manihot.

    International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 82:284 (2016) PMID 26478094

    A low molecular weight polysaccharide was identified from the flower of Abelmoschus manihot (Linn.) Medicus, a popular herbal medicine also known as Flos A. manihot. The polysaccharide, AMPS-a, was obtained from the ethanol-extracted debris of Flos A. manihot by successive purification through D...
  7. Repeatability in Color Measurements of a Spectrophotometer using Different Positioning Devices.

    The journal of contemporary dental practice 16(12):933 (2015) PMID 27018026

    This study aimed to evaluate the repeatability of color measurements of an intraoral spectrophotometer with the use of three different methods by two operators. A total of 60 teeth were obtained, comprising 30 human maxillary teeth [central incisors (n = 10); canines (n = 10); molars (n = 10)] a...
  8. Erosion Potential of Tooth Whitening Regimens as Evaluated with Polarized Light Microscopy.

    The journal of contemporary dental practice 16(11):921 (2015) PMID 26718302

    Tooth whitening is a widely utilized esthetic treatment in dentistry. With increased access to over-the-counter (OTC) systems concerns have been raised as to potential adverse effects associated with overuse of whitening materials. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate enamel erosion due to di...
  9. Evaluation of an Innovative Digital Assessment Tool in Dental Anatomy.

    The journal of contemporary dental practice 16(5):366 (2015) PMID 26162255

    The E4D Compare software is an innovative tool that provides immediate feedback to students' projects and competencies. It should provide consistent scores even when different scanners are used which may have inherent subtle differences in calibration. This study aimed to evaluate potential disc...
  10. Employment of Reservoirs in At-Home Whitening Trays: Efficacy and Efficiency in Tooth Whitening.

    The journal of contemporary dental practice 16(5):383 (2015) PMID 26162258

    This study aimed to determine the efficacy of trays made with and without reservoirs, in conjunction with time and cost evaluations, by measuring color change with home whitening procedures. Extracted human maxillary teeth (central incisors n = 20; canines n = 20; molars n = 20) and 60 artificia...
  11. Quantitative assessment of laser-dazzling effects through wavelet-weighted multi-scale SSIM measurements

    Optics & Laser Technology 67:183 (2015)

    Laser active imaging systems are widespread tools used in region surveillance and threat identification. However, the photoelectric imaging detector in the imaging systems is easy to be disturbed and this leads to errors of the recognition and even the missing of the target. In this pa...
  12. Internal fit of pressed and computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing ceramic crowns made from digital and conventional impressions.

    The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 113(4):304 (2015) PMID 25488521

    No studies have evaluated the internal adaptation of pressed and milled ceramic crowns made from digital impressions. The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the internal fit of pressed and milled ceramic crowns made from digital and conventional impressions. Thirty polyvinyl siloxane...
  13. On-demand and location selective particle assembly via electrophoretic deposition for fabricating structures with particle-to-particle precision.

    Langmuir 31(12):3563 (2015) PMID 25314133

    Programmable positioning of 2 μm polystyrene (PS) beads with single particle precision and location selective, "on-demand", particle deposition was demonstrated by utilizing patterned electrodes and electrophoretic deposition (EPD). An electrode with differently sized hole patterns, from 0.5 to ...
  14. Group home caregivers' comfort levels regarding physical resistance during oral hygiene care.

    Special Care In Dentistry 35(3):123 (2015) PMID 25644960

    The purpose of this study was to investigate perceived comfort levels, behaviors, and barriers reported by group home caregivers who provide oral hygiene measures to consumers with special health care needs (SHCN) who physically resist the care. A 24-item survey was sent to 884 caregivers employ...
  15. Balancing the Expression and Production of a Heterodimeric Protein: Recombinant Agkisacutacin as a Novel Antithrombotic Drug Candidate.

    Scientific reports 5:11730 (2015) PMID 26144864 PMCID PMC4491848

    Agkisacucetin extracted from the venom of Agkistrodon acutus has been demonstrated to be a promising antithrombotic drug candidate in clinical studies due to its function as a novel platelet membrane glycoprotein (GP) Ib inhibitor. Agkisacucetin is a heterodimeric protein composed of α- and β-su...
  16. Resource allocation based on quantum particle swarm optimization and RBF neural network for overlay cognitive OFDM System

    Neurocomputing (2015)

    In this work, we study the energy-efficient resource allocation problem based on chance-constrained programming for overlay cognitive orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) system. The objective function minimizes the total power consumption and the constraint conditions inc...
  17. Prevalence of the posterior superior alveolar canal in cone beam computed tomography scans.

    Clinical Oral Implants Research 26(1):e8 (2015) PMID 24351131

    This study was primarily aimed at determining the prevalence of the posterior superior alveolar (PSA) canal in cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT) scans in a North American population. Cone beam computed tomography scans were selected on the basis of predetermined eligibility criteria from ...
  18. Short communication: Antiproliferative effect of 8 different Lactobacillus strains on K562 cells.

    Journal of Dairy Science 98(1):106 (2015) PMID 25465570

    Some strains of Lactobacillus genus have antiproliferative activities against cancer cells. However, until now, the exact effector molecules of Lactobacillus strains with anticancer activity have not been identified. The aim of the present study was to explore which fraction of the Lactobacillus...
  19. 3D and 2D marginal fit of pressed and CAD/CAM lithium disilicate crowns made from digital and conventional impressions.

    Journal of Prosthodontics 23(8):610 (2014) PMID 24995593

    This in vitro study evaluated the 3D and 2D marginal fit of pressed and computer-aided-designed/computer-aided-manufactured (CAD/CAM) all-ceramic crowns made from digital and conventional impressions. A dentoform tooth (#30) was prepared for an all-ceramic crown (master die). Thirty type IV defi...
  20. Incidence of attachment loss of canines in an overdenture population.

    The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 112(6):1356 (2014) PMID 25277034

    Caries and periodontal disease are the most common cause of tooth loss in overdenture populations. Longitudinal data on attachment loss in this population have not been well reported. The purpose of this longitudinal study was to measure periodontal attachment loss in overdenture abutments. In t...