A newly designed resonance frequency analysis device for dental implant stability detection

Wei Jen Chang, Sheng Yang Lee, Chen Che Wu, Che Tong Lin, Yoshimitsu Abiko, Nobuyuki Yamamichi, Haw Ming Huang

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Resonance frequency (RF) analysis technology was used to design a new dental implant stability detector. To calibrate and test the performance of this novel apparatus, in vitro and in vivo models, respectively, were used. The RF values of the test implants detected using our new device and a commercially available analogous device (Osstell) were compared. Further, implant stability status was also detected clinically using our device at 2, 4, 8, and 12 weeks after surgery. A high correlation was demonstrated between the values measured with the two devices (y = 0.31x - 12.45; R2 = 0.98, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-671
Number of pages7
JournalDental Materials Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007



  • Dental implant
  • Device
  • Resonance frequency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Biomaterials

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