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2011 Design of Medical Devices Conference Abstracts

Design and Implementation of Noncontact Measurement Device for Irregular Dental Osseointegration Detection OPEN ACCESS

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H. B. Zhuang, Min-Chun Pan

National Central University

Jeffery Wu, C. S. Chen, Y. C. Yang

Cathay General Hospital/Sijhih Cathay General Hospital

S. Y. Lee

Yang-Ming University

J. Med. Devices 5(2), 027526 (Jun 14, 2011) (1 page) doi:10.1115/1.3590860 History: Published June 14, 2011; Online June 14, 2011
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The dental implantation has been a popular treatment for edentulous and partially dentate patients. To assess osseointegration and discriminate bone defects effectively is demanding for obtaining successful dental implantation. This study aims at developing noncontact a detection technique to measure the severity as well as to locate the orientation of imperfection around bone-implant interface based on resonance frequency analysis (RFA). To justify the effectiveness, both in vitro (artificial bone defects) and in vivo (animal tests) models were performed. A prototype design of an integrated excitation and detection transducer was proposed.

Copyright © 2011 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Design
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