Adam Stabholtz

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UNLABELLED Abstract Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate mineral content and surface morphology of root canals coated with Enterococcus faecalis biofilm after treatment with several endodontic irrigation solutions, with and without Er:YAG laser-activated irrigation (LAI). BACKGROUND DATA LAI has been introduced as a powerful method for(More)
The intraligamentary injection of a slow-release steroidal, the anti-inflammatory agent slow-release methylprednisolone (Depomedrol), was compared to a placebo and to an active placebo (Mepivacaine) in preventing postoperative pain after root canal treatment. The results clearly demonstrated that the tested drug significantly reduced the frequency and(More)
The release profile of chlorhexidine from the PerioChip (Chip), a biodegradable local delivery system that contains 2.5 mg of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHX) in a cross-linked hydrolyzed gelatin matrix, into the gingival crevice, was evaluated in an in vivo, open label, single-center, 10-day pharmacokinetic study conducted on 19 volunteers with chronic adult(More)
The etiology of internal root resorption is not fully understandable, trauma and chronic pulpitis are considered the main risk factors. Usually the process is asymptomatic and diagnosed upon routine radiographic examination. This case report presents a rapid progression of internal resorption related directly to traumatic injury. A 16-year-old female(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this in vitro study was to determine whether there is a change in dentin permeability following 9.6-microm CO(2) laser irradiation and high-speed drilling. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty permanent, intact, non-carious molars were selected. The crowns were separated from the roots at the cemento-enamel junction. The teeth were(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of three irrigation techniques for smear-layer removal with 17% EDTA. BACKGROUND DATA Cleaning and shaping the root canal system during endodontic treatment produces a smear layer and hard tissue debris. Three irrigation techniques were tested for solution infiltration of this layer:(More)
The interaction of a short pulse XeCl excimer laser radiation with human dentin was investigated. The dependence of surface temperatures and temperature gradients into the treated teeth on laser parameters such as fluence (0.5J/cm2-7J/cm2), pulse repetition rate (1Hz-35Hz), and spot size (0.004cm2-0.12cm2) was studied. Additionally, the effect of fluence(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to examine the potential synergistic effect of laser and chlorhexidine (CHX) applications on the growth of Enterococcus faecalis. BACKGROUND DATA CHX has been recommended for root canal irrigation because of its antibacterial properties. Er:YAG 2.94??m laser irradiation was shown to be beneficial in disinfecting infected root(More)
This study investigated the effect of teaching dental hygiene students a course in caregiver-patient relationships on their patients' dental anxiety, and patients' feelings toward known anxiety-provoking stimuli. The study group (twenty-five men and twenty-five women) was treated by a class of dental hygiene students following a behavioral course given(More)