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OBJECTIVES The objective of the study was to determine the perceptibility and acceptability thresholds for dental ceramics using CIEDE2000 (ΔE(00)) and CIELAB (ΔE(ab)(*)) color difference formulas and a novel TSK Fuzzy Approximation. METHODS A 13-observer panel performed independent observations of perceptibility and acceptability judgments on 105 pairs(More)
This study sought to assess the significance of the corrections introduced in the new CIEDE2000 color difference formula with respect to deltaE*ab. The purpose of which was to provide sounder knowledge, and hence more informed decision-making, about applying this new formula to dental resin composites. With two different hybrid composites, color differences(More)
This study deals with the influence of surface roughness on the color of resin composites. Ten resin composites (microfilled, hybrid, and microhybrid) were each polished with 500-grit, 1 200-grit, 2 000-grit, and 4 000-grit SiC papers. The roughness parameter (R a) was measured using a Plμ confocal microscope, and field-emission scanning electron microscope(More)
The purpose of this paper was to determine the possible employment of three groups of phyllosilicates (two smectites, three palygorskites, and two sepiolites) as direct-compression tablet excipients. Compact lots of each material were obtained after application of three different compression loads and the elastic recoveries and tensile strengths of each lot(More)
Discrimination thresholds on the tritan axis were obtained for an extensive group of 66 stimuli: in some of the stimuli, S-cone trolands were held constant by keeping the product of the S-cone excitation level and the luminance unchanged, while in others only the luminance was changed to establish various S-cone troland values. These thresholds depended(More)