Christine M Habib

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The reactions of GK-101 (N-chloroglycine) with collagen and hydroxyproline, were studied with regard to caries removal. After reaction with N-chloroglycine, collagen was analyzed for bound available chlorine by iodiometric titration, and hydroxyproline conversion to pyrrole-2-carboxylic acid was measured by they production of a red chromogen after PAB(More)
Estrogenicity of Resin-based Composites and Sealants in Dentistry The recent article "Estrogenicity of Resinbased Composites and Sealants Used in Dentistry," appearing in the March 1996 Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP 104:298-305) raises some familiar concerns that critics of the profession have espoused. Historically, many of the materials that have(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM New composites with improved qualities have been introduced to the dental profession as alternatives to porcelain. There is concern about the strength and reliability of new metal-resin bonding systems when these composites are used as esthetic veneers over metal frameworks. PURPOSE This in vitro study compared the shear bond strength(More)
The effects of N-monochloroglycine (NMG) solutions on the structure of collagen were studied by transmission electron microscopy. In addition to finding that collagen structure was altered by NMG solutions, the results offer evidence that buffer and water also exert some effect on collagen fiber structure.
A study was designed to assess the effects of the sodium salt of N-monochloroglycine (NMG) and sodium hypochlorite on the activity of salivary amylase. Concentrations of each agent were varied to determine the concentration at which the threshold and total inhibition of enzyme would be obtained. The data indicated that NMG at concentrations of 0.10% (w/v)(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE We previously reported that a diet acidified with citric acid effectively reinforces gastric acid protection against bacterial colonization and translocation. In this study, our objective was to examine a biologically acidified formula hypothesized to be more physiologic than formula acidified with free acid. This study was Institutional(More)
The purpose of the study was to assess the usefulness of environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM) to evaluate stain removal from extracted teeth. The ESEM differs from conventional SEM in that no sample preparation is needed, eliminating artifactual changes. Furthermore, the same sample can be viewed on multiple occasions, allowing "before" and(More)
To evaluate the clinical suitability of a barium silicate-filled composite (TPH) for restoration of posterior teeth, 50 Class II restorations were restored in 36 patients. Restorations included 22 molars and 32 premolars. Cavity preparations were protected with calcium hydroxide or a resin-modified glass ionomer cement, or both. Enamel was etched for 30(More)