Anna Saffarpour

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OBJECTIVE Stem cells are of great interest for regenerating disturbed tissues and organs. These cells are commonly isolated from the bone marrow, but there has been interest in other tissues in the recent years. In this study, we evaluated the possibility of isolation of stem cells from oral connective tissue and investigated their characteristics. (More)
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM Researchers have long been in search of products to enhance healing and patient comfort postoperatively. PURPOSE This study aimed to assess the efficacy of propolis extract in combination with Coe-PakTM dressing for pain relief and wound healing after crown lengthening surgery. MATERIALS AND METHOD This randomized clinical trial(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to assess and compare the perception of laypersons and dental professionals of smile esthetics based on two factors namely gingival display and alignment of teeth. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 32 females were randomly selected among dental students in the International Campus of School of Dentistry, Tehran University of(More)
BACKGROUND Loss of bone and soft tissue attachment are common sequelae of periodontitis that may jeopardize the aesthetic outcome and compromise the functional and aesthetic outcomes of treatment. The following case report describes one of the most predictable techniques of vertical ridge augmentation, which is orthodontic extrusion or forced eruption of(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to assess the effect of re-etching of desensitized dentin for five and 10 seconds on marginal microleakage of composite restorations. MATERIALS AND METHODS Class V cavities (4×2×2mm) were prepared on the buccal surfaces of 64 third molars and randomly divided into four groups of 16. In the control group, Single Bond (SB)(More)
PURPOSE Peri-implantitis is a common complication of dental implants. The first step of treatment is elimination of bacterial biofilm and disinfection of the implant surface. This study sought to compare the effects of an erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG) laser, photodynamic therapy using an indocyanin green-based photosensitizer (ICG-based PS)(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this in-vitro experimental study was to assess the effect of application of a desensitizing varnish on the enamel and dentin marginal seal. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy-two freshly extracted, intact human premolar teeth were divided into four groups (n=18). Class V cavities (3mm in length, 2mm in width and 2mm in depth) were(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to evaluate the effect of chlorhexidine (CHX) application protocol on durability of marginal seal of class V composite restorations. MATERIALS AND METHODS Class V cavities (4×2×1.5mm) were prepared in the buccal surfaces of 160 human third molars. The teeth were randomly divided into five groups (n=32) of (G1)(More)
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