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AIM To assess Croatian dentists' restorative treatment decisions on approximal caries lesions, including treatment threshold and restorative methods and materials. METHODS Croatian translation of the questionnaire assessing restorative treatment decisions on approximal caries, previously validated and used in Norway and Sweden, was distributed to a random(More)
AIM To evaluate the in vitro genotoxicity and cytotoxicity of two resin-based root canal sealers and to determine the type of cell death they induce. METHODOLOGY The sealers tested were Epiphany and RealSeal. Each component of the material (Epiphany Primer, Epiphany Thinning Resin, Epiphany Sealant, RealSeal Primer, RealSeal Thinning Resin and RealSeal(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the ability of the Variable Square Pulse technology (VSP-technology)-based erbium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Er:YAG) laser working in maximum speed (MAX) mode (1000 mJ, 300 micros, 20 Hz) and the high-speed handpiece to ablate enamel, to compare the ability of for the VSP-technology-based Er:YAG laser working in MAX mode and the(More)
The purpose of this in vitro study was to assess the active versus passive dye microleakage and apical sealing ability of laterally condensed gutta-percha/AH Plus versus Resilon/Epiphany. One hundred and twenty teeth were instrumented and divided into experimental, positive and negative control groups. In group 1, the teeth were obturated with(More)
AIM To evaluate the antimicrobial effect of a diode laser irradiation, photo-activated disinfection (PAD), conventional and sonic activated irrigation with 2.5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) on Enterococcus faecalis. METHODOLOGY Root canals of 120 human extracted teeth with single straight canals were prepared with ProTaper files, sterilized, contaminated(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate the ablation rate of caries in dentin with fluorescence-feedback controlled Er:YAG, Variable Square Pulse technology (VSPt) based Er:YAG working in different pulse durations, and steel bur. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty human molar teeth with caries in dentin, extracted for periodontal reasons, were selected(More)
The aim of this study was to examine and compare vertical forces exerted during root canal obturation with the cold lateral condensation technique, Thermafil technique and ProTaper guttapercha. Fourty-five single-rooted permanent teeth were used in the study. All specimens were instrumented using the ProTaper rotating technique and were randomly divided(More)
Introduction Caries occurence has decreased in most developed countries (1-3) and the same trend is observed in Croatia (4). Information about restorative treatment thresholds, preparation techniques and restorative materials dentists use in their practice are necessary to determine whether dental treatment philosophies are altering in response to decline(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the distribution of Roekoseal Automix sealer using three different obturation techniques. Forty-five single-rooted extracted human teeth were prepared in a crown-down manner using ProFile instruments. After instrumentation the specimens were filled using Roekoseal Automix with the cold lateral condensation, Thermafil and(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of photon induced photoacoustic streaming (PIPS) technique in combination with EDTA on bond strength of gutta-percha/AH Plus and Resilon/RealSeal SE root canal fillings to root dentine. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty freshly extracted human maxillary anterior teeth with intact straight roots, were(More)