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Sir John Walsh Research Institute researcher profile

Dr Sunyoung Ma

PositionSenior Lecturer / Prosthodontist
DepartmentDepartment of Oral Rehabilitation
QualificationsDClinDent
Research summaryImplant overdentures

Research

After completing her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry thesis titled 'Marginal bone loss around two implants supporting mandibular overdentures', Dr Ma continues to work with the Oral Implantology Research Group collecting the long-term prospective data. Her main focus of research lies on alveolar ridge resorption associated with implant prostheses, long-term implant success and prosthdontic maintenance issues.

Publications

Ma, S., Tawse-Smith, A., Brown, S. D. K., & Duncan, W. (2019). Immediately restored single implants in the aesthetic zone of the maxilla using a novel design: 5-year results from a prospective single-arm clinical trial. Clinical Implant Dentistry & Related Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cid.12733

Al Lawati, I., Al Maskari, H., & Ma, S. (2019). "I am a lefty in a right-handed world": Qualitative analysis of clinical learning experience of left-handed undergraduate dental students. European Journal of Dental Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/eje.12432

Atieh, M. A., Pang, J. K., Lian, K., Wong, S., Tawse-Smith, A., Ma, S., & Duncan, W. J. (2019). Predicting peri-implant disease: Chi-squared automatic interaction detection (CHAID) decision tree analysis of risk indicators. Journal of Periodontology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jper.17-0501

Chen, M. H.-M., Lyons, K., Tawse-Smith, A., & Ma, S. (2019). Resonance frequency analysis in assessing implant stability: A retrospective analysis. International Journal of Prosthodontics, 32(4), 317-326. doi: 10.11607/ijp.6057

Chen, M. H.-M., Lyons, K. M., Tawse-Smith, A., & Ma, S. (2019). Clinical significance of the use of resonance frequency analysis in assessing implant stability: A systematic review. International Journal of Prosthodontics, 32(1), 51-58. doi: 10.11607/ijp.6048

Chapter in Book - Research

Beumer, III, J., Faulkner, R. F., Lyons, K., Ma, S., Hanlin, S. M., & Okabe, H. (2015). Restoration of edentulous mandibles with overdentures. In J. Beumer, III, R. F. Faulkner, K. C. Shah & P. K. Moy (Eds.), Fundamentals of implant dentistry: Prosthodontic principles (Vol. 1). (pp. 39-74). Hanover Park, IL: Quintessence.

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Journal - Research Article

Ma, S., Tawse-Smith, A., Brown, S. D. K., & Duncan, W. (2019). Immediately restored single implants in the aesthetic zone of the maxilla using a novel design: 5-year results from a prospective single-arm clinical trial. Clinical Implant Dentistry & Related Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cid.12733

Chen, M. H.-M., Lyons, K., Tawse-Smith, A., & Ma, S. (2019). Resonance frequency analysis in assessing implant stability: A retrospective analysis. International Journal of Prosthodontics, 32(4), 317-326. doi: 10.11607/ijp.6057

Atieh, M. A., Pang, J. K., Lian, K., Wong, S., Tawse-Smith, A., Ma, S., & Duncan, W. J. (2019). Predicting peri-implant disease: Chi-squared automatic interaction detection (CHAID) decision tree analysis of risk indicators. Journal of Periodontology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jper.17-0501

Al Lawati, I., Al Maskari, H., & Ma, S. (2019). "I am a lefty in a right-handed world": Qualitative analysis of clinical learning experience of left-handed undergraduate dental students. European Journal of Dental Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/eje.12432

Chew, M., Tompkins, G., Tawse-Smith, A., Waddell, N., & Ma, S. (2018). Reusing titanium healing abutments: Comparison of two decontamination methods. International Journal of Prosthodontics, 31(6), 613-618. doi: 10.11607/ijp.5881

Payne, A. G. T., Alsabeeha, N. H. M., Atieh, M. A., Esposito, M., Ma, S., & Anas El-Wegoud, M. (2018). Interventions for replacing missing teeth: Attachment systems for implant overdentures in edentulous jaws (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 10. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD008001.pub2

Tawse-Smith, A., Ma, S., Duncan, W. J., Gray, A., Reid, M. R., & Rich, A. M. (2017). Implications of wear at the titanium-zirconia implant-abutment interface on the health of peri-implant tissues. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, 32(3), 599-609. doi: 10.11607/jomi.5014

Payne, A. G. T., Tawse-Smith, A., Wismeijer, D., De Silva, R. K., & Ma, S. (2017). Multicentre prospective evaluation of implant-assisted mandibular removable partial dentures: Surgical and prosthodontic outcomes. Clinical Oral Implants Research, 28(1), 116-125. doi: 10.1111/clr.12769

Atieh, M. A., Tawse-Smith, A., Alsabeeha, N. H. M., Ma, S., & Duncan, W. J. (2017). The one abutment-one time protocol: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Periodontology, 88(11), 1173-1185. doi: 10.1902/jop.2017.170238

Ma, S., Waddell, J. N., Atieh, M. A., Alsabeeha, N. H. M., & Payne, A. G. T. (2016). Maxillary three-implant overdentures opposing mandibular two-implant overdentures: 10-year prosthodontic outcomes. International Journal of Prosthodontics, 29(4), 327-336. doi: 10.11607/ijp.4631

Ma, S., Tawse-Smith, A., De Silva, R. K., Atieh, M. A., Alsabeeha, N. H. M., & Payne, A. G. T. (2016). Maxillary three-implant overdentures opposing mandibular two-implant overdentures: 10-year surgical outcomes of a randomized controlled trial. Clinical Implant Dentistry & Related Research, 18(3), 527-544. doi: 10.1111/cid.12325

Tawse-Smith, A., Kota, A., Jayaweera, Y., Jansen van Vuuren, W., & Ma, S. (2016). The effect of standardised implantoplasty protocol on titanium surface roughness: An in-vitro study. Brazilian Oral Research, 30(1), e137. doi: 10.1590/1807-3107BOR-2016.vol30.0137

Tawse-Smith, A., Ma, S., Wu, H., Yeah, A., Jansen Van Vuuren, L., & Jansen van Vuuren, W. (2015). Changes in surface characteristics of moderately roughened grade IV titanium disc following a standardised implantoplasty technique: An in-vitro study. Brazilian Journal of Periodontology, 25(2), 22-33.

Ma, S., & Fenton, A. (2015). Screw- versus cement-retained implant prostheses: A systematic review of prosthodontic maintenance and complications. International Journal of Prosthodontics, 28(2), 127-145.

Osman, R. B., & Ma, S. (2014). Prosthodontic maintenance of overdentures on zirconia implants: A-year results of a randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Prosthodontics, 57(5), 461-468.

Osman, R. B., Morgaine, K. C., Duncan, W., Swain, M. V., & Ma, S. (2014). Patients’ perspectives on zirconia and titanium implants with a novel distribution supporting maxillary and mandibular overdentures: A qualitative study. Clinical Oral Implants Research, 25(5), 587-597. doi: 10.1111/clr.12106

Thomson, W. M., & Ma, S. (2014). An ageing population poses dental challenges. Singapore Dental Journal, 35, 3-8. doi: 10.1016/j.sdj.2014.10.001

Osman, R. B., Swain, M. V., Atieh, M., Ma, S., & Duncan, W. (2014). Ceramic implants (Y-TZP): Are they a viable alternative to titanium implants for the support of overdentures? A randomized clinical trial. Clinical Oral Implants Research, 25(12), 1366-1377. doi: 10.1111/clr.12272

Osman, R. B., Elkhadem, A. H., Ma, S., & Swain, M. V. (2013). Finite element analysis of a novel implant distribution to support maxillary overdentures. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, 28(1), e1-e10. doi: 10.11607/jomi.2303

Osman, R. B., Payne, A. G. T., Duncan, W., & Ma, S. (2013). Zirconia implants supporting overdentures: A pilot study with novel prosthodontic designs. International Journal of Prosthodontics, 26(3), 277-281. doi: 10.11607/ijp.2903

Osman, R. B., Payne, A. G., & Ma, S. (2012). Prosthodontic maintenance of maxillary implant overdentures: A systematic literature review. International Journal of Prosthodontics, 25(4), 381-391.

Alsabeeha, N. H. M., Ma, S., & Atieh, M. A. (2012). Hydroxyapatite-coated oral implants: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, 27(5), 1123-1130.

Ma, S., & Payne, A. G. T. (2010). Marginal bone loss with mandibular two-implant overdentures using different loading protocols: A systematic literature review. International Journal of Prosthodontics, 23(2), 117-126.

Ma, S., Tawse-Smith, A., Thomson, W. M., & Payne, A. G. T. (2010). Marginal bone loss with mandibular two-implant overdentures using different loading protocols and attachment systems: 10-year outcomes. International Journal of Prosthodontics, 23(4), 321-332.

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Journal - Research Other

Chen, M. H.-M., Lyons, K. M., Tawse-Smith, A., & Ma, S. (2019). Clinical significance of the use of resonance frequency analysis in assessing implant stability: A systematic review. International Journal of Prosthodontics, 32(1), 51-58. doi: 10.11607/ijp.6048

Osman, R. B., Ma, S., Duncan, W., De Silva, R. K., Siddiqi, A., & Swain, M. V. (2013). Fractured zirconia implants and related implant designs: Scanning electron microscopy analysis. Clinical Oral Implants Research, 24(5), 592-597. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0501.2011.02411.x

Tawse-Smith, A., Ma, S., Siddiqi, A., Duncan, W. J., Girvan, L., & Hussaini, H. M. (2012). Titanium particles in peri-implant tissues: Surface analysis and histologic response [Case series]. Clinical Advances in Periodontics, 2(4), 232-238. doi: 10.1902/cap.2012.110081

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