Ana Christina Elias Claro Neves

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The use of denture is known to increase the carriage of Candida in healthy patients, and the proliferation of Candida albicans strains can be associated with denture-induced stomatitis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of vinegar as an antimicrobial agent for control of Candida spp. in complete upper denture wearers. Fifty-five patients were(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of three implant transfer impression techniques. Four groups (n = 5) were defined, according to the technique: TC - tapered copings without splint; SC - square copings without splint; SCS - square copings splinted with dental floss and acrylic resin, and CG (control group) - master model with four external(More)
This study verified the influence of curing methods and light sources on contraction stress, stress rate and degree of conversion (DC) of a restorative composite at two C-factor (CF) levels. For the stress test, composite (0.84 mm thick) was applied between two glass rods 5-mm in diameter mounted in a servohydraulic testing machine. Stress rates were(More)
OBJECTIVE Dento-facial harmony is essential to obtain adequate esthetics and a successful treatment. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to analyze the existence of polar symmetry, obtained by two parallel lines, one along the pupils and another along the incisal edge of the upper central incisor teeth of 102 dental students distributed across five(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study evaluated the fibroblast attachment and the morphologic changes of simulated cervical root resorptions after irradiation with high-power lasers and the use of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA). STUDY DESIGN Standardized cavities were done on the coronal third of 40 single-rooted teeth and assigned into 4 groups according to the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to compare the torque and detorque values of screw intermediates of external hexagon, internal hexagon, and Morse taper implants in single restorations before and after mechanical cycling. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study sample was divided into three groups (n = 10) as follows: group EH - external hexagon implant,(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of different curing methods on the stress generated by the polymerization shrinkage of a restorative composite in two moments: immediately after light exposure and after 5 min. Photoactivation was performed using two different light sources: (1) xenon plasma arc (PAC) light (1,500 mW/cm2 - 3s) and (2) a(More)
The increased use of orofacial fillers in cosmetic procedures has led to new diagnostic challenges for dentists and oral pathologists. Here, we describe a case with multiple oral foreign body granulomas, which were formed after a polymethylmetacrylate injection for cosmetic purposes.
PURPOSE To evaluate the implant-abutment interface area and the abutment screw loosening value when diamondlike carbon (DLC)-coated or titanium screws were used before and after cyclic loading. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-six implants were divided into four groups according to the type of connection (external hexagon [EH] or internal hexagon [IH]) and(More)
Cyanobacteria are commonly found in drinking water supplies, and are responsible by numerous cases of humans’ intoxications. Geitlerinema is a genus described as unable to form blooms, however, it is very frequent in Sao Paulo’s reservoirs, the most densely populated area in Brazil. During the search for bioactive substances from strains maintained in the(More)