Christanne Guba

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BACKGROUND A new restorative called a "giomer composite" has been introduced. The authors conducted a study to determine retention, anatomical form, caries, staining, marginal discoloration, marginal adaptation, surface roughness and sensitivity of giomer compared with those of a microfilled composite. METHODS The authors placed 40 sets of restorations(More)
This patient-oriented smoking cessation program is a viable, positive, and constructive addition to the overall, preventive IUSD program. Because dental schools will be required to teach chemical dependency topics (including smoking cessation) in the future, it is appropriate and timely to launch this project now. During the past year, we have observed(More)
The effects of varied etching time and etching solution viscosity on bond strength were evaluated by measuring the tensile bond strength of a composite resin to bovine enamel. Also, six enamel surfaces were examined to evaluate the effect of acid treatment on the morphology of etched enamel using scanning electron microscopy. There was no significant(More)
Dental personnel have an ethical responsibility to inform their patients about the hazards of tobacco use. Because oral health team members generally see their patients on a frequent and recurring basis, these treatment providers have unparalleled opportunities to educate and help those who smoke to adopt a smokefree lifestyle. Dental practitioners can(More)
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