Cintia Helena Coury Saraceni

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Residual pockets are challenging sites that require additional periodontal therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a single photodynamic therapy (PDT) as an adjunct to scaling and root planning (SRP) in residual pockets in single-rooted teeth. A blind, split-mouth, randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted in systemically(More)
The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate, using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), the effects of acid solutions on dentin surface, and to analyze the depth of demineralization that the acid solutions cause on dentin, using different acids. Fifteen 3-mm thick dentin discs were prepared from the middle third of human molars. Standard smear layer was(More)
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM With Institutional Review Board approval, 39 patients who needed restoration of noncarious cervical lesions (NCCLs) were enrolled in this study. A total of 125 NCCLs were selected and randomly assigned to four groups: 1) a three-step etch-and-rinse adhesive, Adper Scotchbond Multi-Purpose (MP, 3M ESPE, St Paul, MN, USA); 2) a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been used as a therapeutic alternative to treat periodontitis, especially in challenging sites that require additional periodontal therapy such as residual pockets. The aim of this split-mouth randomized trial was to evaluate the microbiological and clinical effects of PDT on non-surgical treatment of(More)
Enterococcus faecalis is an important pathogen associated with endodontic diseases, and its elimination and control are of paramount importance, as it represents one of the major causes of failure in the treatment of endodontic disease. Twenty-five plant extracts obtained from Brazilian forests were found to be effective against planktonic E. faecalis and(More)
UNLABELLED Nineteen plant extracts obtained from plants from the Brazilian Amazon showed activity against planktonic Streptococcus mutans, an important bacterium involved in the first steps of biofilm formation and the subsequent initiation of several oral diseases. OBJECTIVE Our goal was to verify whether plant extracts that showed activity against(More)
AIMS Investigate the relationships between experimentally induced dentin hypersensitivity (DH) with behavioral, endocrine and dentin erosion data. METHODS Male Wistar rats divided into four groups, two controls and two experimental, received tap water or isotonic solution (Gatorade®, lemon, pH2.7) for 30 or 45 days. The DH test was performed by a cold(More)
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM The ceramic composition and surface microstructure of all-ceramic restorations are important components of an effective bonding substrate. Hydrofluoric acid and sandblasting are well-known procedures for surface treatment; however, surface treatment for high alumina-containing and lithium disilicate ceramics have not been fully(More)
The first choice for anterior rehabilitation has been metal-free materials due to their successful aesthetic results. However, the definitive clinical work accuracy may be affected by the lack of clinicians' expertise and familiarization with the latest techniques, as well as recurrent laboratory procedures. This manuscript presents a clinical experience(More)
PURPOSE This study tested the hypothesis that 2% chlorhexidine (CHX) does not affect the 18-month clinical performance of two dentin adhesives, XP Bond (XPB) and XENO V (XEN). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 120 noncarious cervical lesions (NCCL) were selected and assigned to 4 groups: (1) XPB; (2) CHX prior to the application of XPB; (3) XEN; (4) CHX(More)