Bart Van Meerbeek

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Fundamental to the processes of decalcification of or adhesion to mineralized tissues is the molecular interaction of acids with hydroxyapatite. This study was undertaken to chemically analyze the interaction of 1 mono-, 2 di-, 1 tri-, and 2 polycarboxylic acids with hydroxyapatite in an attempt to elucidate the underlying mechanism. Maleic, citric, and(More)
The aim of the study was to compare the clinical performance, quantitative and qualitative wear patterns of conventional hybrid (Tetric Ceram), micro-filled hybrid (Gradia Direct Posterior) and nano-hybrid (Tetric EvoCeram, TEC) posterior composite restorations in a 3-year randomised clinical trial. Sixteen Tetric Ceram, 17 TEC and 16 Gradia Direct(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to evaluate the influence of different surface preparation techniques on long-term bonding effectiveness to eroded dentin. MATERIALS AND METHODS Dentin specimens were eroded by pH cycling or were left untreated as control, respectively. Five different "preparation" techniques were applied: (1) cleaning with pumice, (2) air(More)
Dental composites have become the standard filling material to restore teeth, but during the placement of these restorations, high amounts of respirable composite dust (<5 μm) including many nano-sized particles may be released in the breathing zone of the patient and dental operator. Here we tested the respirable fraction of several composite particles for(More)
The dramatic growth and impact of tooth whitening worldwide has raised patients' awareness of the appearance of their smile. The introduction of whitening strips in 2000 played an appreciable role, expanding access to an increasingly broad population. Some seven years later, these strips remain one of the most popular options for initial sthetic dentistry.(More)
Editorial Advances in therapeutic mouthrinses. Introduction An alcohol-free therapeutic mouthrinse with cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) – The latest advance in preventive care: Crest Pro-Health Rinse. A 6-month clinical trial to study the effects of a cetylpyridinium chloride mouthrinse on gingivitis and plaque. Comparative clinical trial of two(More)
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