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J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2002 Aug;28(4):249-255. Korean. Original Article.
Kim JH , Joo JY , Park YW , Cha BK , Kim SM .
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Kangnung National University, Korea.
Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, Kangnung National University, Korea.
Research Institute of Oral Science College of Dentistry, Kangnung National University, Korea.

Recently, Skeletal Anchorage System (SAS) has been focused clinically with the view point that it could provide the absolute intraoral anchorage. First, it began to be used for the patient of orthognathic surgery who had difficulty in taking intermaxillary fixation due to multiple loss of teeth. And then, its uses have been extended to many cases, the control of bone segments after orthognathic surgery, stable anchorage in orthodontic treatment, and anchorage for temporary prosthesis and so on. SAS has been developed as dental implants technique has been developed and also called in several names; mini-screw anchorage, micro-screw anchorage, mini-implant anchorage, micro-implant anchorage (MIA), and orthosystem implant etc. Now many clinicians use SAS, but the anatomical knowledges for the installed depth of intraosseous screws are totally dependent on general experiences. So we try to study for the cortical thickness of maxilla and mandible in Korean adults without any pathologic conditions with the use of Computed Tomography at the representative sites for the screw installation.

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