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Properties of dental resins submitted to pH catalysed hydrolysis.
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the surface microhardness (SM) and roughness (SR) alterations of dental resins submitted to pH catalysed degradation regimens. METHODS Thirty discs of each TPHExpand
Influence of Nd:YAG laser on the bond strength of self-etching and conventional adhesive systems to dental hard tissues.
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of Nd:YAG laser on the shear bond strength to enamel and dentin of total and self-etch adhesives when the laser was applied over theExpand
Influence of pH environment on polymer based dental material properties.
OBJECTIVE This study aims to analyze the influence of different pH environments causing degradation to the properties of polymer based materials. DATA AND SOURCES Studies were identified byExpand
Clinical evaluation of proximal contacts of Class II esthetic direct restorations.
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the effectiveness of proximal contacts in Class II restorations using two types of matrix bands (steel and polyester) with two different restoration techniquesExpand
Catechin-incorporated dental copolymers inhibit growth of Streptococcus mutans
Objective: To test the inhibitory growth activity of green tea catechin incorporated into dental resins compared to resins containing the broad-spectrum antimicrobial compound chlorhexidine againstExpand
The role of surface sealants in the roughness of composites after a simulated toothbrushing test.
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the influence of two surface sealants (BisCover/Single Bond) and three application techniques (unsealed/conventional/co-polymerization) on the roughness of two compositesExpand
Water distribution in dentin matrices: bound vs. unbound water.
  • K. Agee, A. Prakki, +12 authors D. Pashley
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Dental materials : official publication of the…
  • 1 March 2015
OBJECTIVE This work measured the amount of bound versus unbound water in completely-demineralized dentin. METHODS Dentin beams prepared from extracted human teeth were completely demineralized,Expand
Mechanical properties and characteristics of developmental copolymers incorporating catechin or chlorhexidine.
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated catechin and chlorhexidine release from copolymers based on bis-GMA diluted with TEGDMA (R1), propoxylated bis-GMA-CH(3)bis-GMA (R2) or fluorinatedExpand
Effect of resin luting film thickness on fracture resistance of a ceramic cemented to dentin.
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the fracture resistance of ceramic plates cemented to dentin as a function of the resin cement film thickness. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ceramic plates (1Expand
Drug release from cast films of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer: Stability of drugs by 1H NMR and solid state 13C CP/MAS NMR
The study utilizes an oral biocompatible material based on ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA) designed to release drugs in vitro at therapeutic levels over several days. We examined the drugExpand