Anja Baraba

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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)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate the microtensile bond strength of a composite resin to dentin modified with three different pulse durations of the Er:YAG laser based on variable square pulse technology and with one self-etch adhesive. MATERIALS AND METHODS The entire occlusal enamel was removed to obtain flat dentin surface for 48 human(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)
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)
The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate microleakage along glass-fibre posts cemented with three different cements after cyclic loading. After post-space preparation, fifty obturated root canals were randomly divided into three experimental groups and two control groups. In group 1, Glassix posts were cemented using Harvard cement, in group 2,(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 objective was to compare the efficacy of three different lasers in disinfection of root canals inoculated with Enterococcus faecalis and Candida albicans biofilms. BACKGROUND Endodontic space disinfection depends on the type of root canal irrigant used and the way it is delivered and agitated because irrigants have limited ability to reach(More)