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The purpose of this study was to investigate the morphology of the radicular grooves and root canal cross-sections in mandibular first premolars that exhibit a C-shaped root. Eighty-six mandibular first premolars with C-shaped roots were scanned from the coronal to anatomical apex using microCT80. The location, length, and depth of the radicular grooves(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of sodium hypochlorite (5.25%), chlorhexidine (2%), and Glyde File Prep on the bond strengths of MTA-dentin in vitro. Standardized dentin disks were prepared and the central hole in each disk was filled with mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA). The specimens were randomly divided into four groups to be(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the anatomical features of C-shaped root canal system in mandibular second molars using micro-computed tomography (microCT). Fifty-eight extracted mandibular second molars with fused roots were collected from a native Chinese population. The teeth were scanned into layers of 0.5-mm thickness by microCT and(More)
This study compared litter production, litter decomposition and nutrient return in pure and mixed species plantations. Dry weight and N, P, K, Ca, Mg quantities in the litterfall were measured in one pure Cunninghamia lanceolata plantation (PC) and two mixed-species plantations of C. lanceolata with Alnus cremastogyne (MCA) and Kalopanax septemlobus (MCK)(More)
PURPOSE To determine the feasibility of using R2* map MRI for pretreatment diagnosis and monitoring of tumor response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in patients with breast cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-eight women with breast cancer, as evidenced by pathology, underwent MR imaging prior to and after chemotherapy. All patients were examined by(More)
The aim of this study was to clarify the genotypic stability of mutans streptococci (MS) longitudinally during orthodontic treatment. Plaque samples were obtained from the supragingival smooth surface of the upper right teeth at four stages: prior to and after 1, 3 and 6 months of orthodontic treatment. Levels of total viable count, total streptococci and(More)
Occurrence of apical transportation (AT) may complicate the root filling procedure and result in a compromised seal. In part I of this study, human mandibular premolars with single, curved (21 to 39 degrees), or straight canals were prepared by Lightspeed or a step-back hand filing technique. An AT index was determined using a double exposure radiographic(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relation between the radiographic features of C-shaped mandibular second molars and the cross-sectional shapes of their root canal system. Fifty-eight extracted mandibular second molars with fused roots were collected from a native Chinese population. The teeth were scanned at 0.5-mm interval thickness by(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to introduce a new method for quantitative testing of endodontic leakage. STUDY DESIGN Eighty straight maxillary anterior teeth were divided randomly into 3 experimental groups of 20 samples each and 2 control groups. The experimental groups were prepared using the modified double-flared technique and obturated by(More)