Elahe Vahid Dastjerdi

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To compare the study motives and career choices of senior undergraduate medical and dental students in Iran. A cross-sectional questionnaire-based survey study involving final year medical and dental students from 4 dental and medical schools was conducted in 2010. The questionnaire was designed in three sections (Demographic details, motivational items and(More)
BACKGROUND Use of herbal extracts and essences as natural antibacterial compounds has become increasingly popular for the control of oral infectious diseases. Therefore, finding natural antimicrobial products with the lowest side effects seems necessary. The present study sought to assess the effect of Punica granatum L. water extract on five oral bacteria(More)
Propolis has traditionally been used in curing infections and healing wounds and burns. Current researches have shown that propolis has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral actions however, the pharmacological activity of propolis is highly variable depending on its geographic origin. There have been few studies on the effects of Iranian propolis on the(More)
This study was designed to elucidate the effect of ascorbic acid on salivary total antioxidant capacity in smokers. In this single blind crossover clinical trial, the whole unstimulated saliva of 30 smokers, who were randomly divided into two groups, was collected. In the first phase after the saliva collection, one group of patients took 500 mg of vitamin(More)
BACKGROUND Bleaching treatments decrease shear bond strength between orthodontic brackets and teeth; although definite results have not been reported in this regard. OBJECTIVES This study determined the effects of different bleaching protocols on the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets to teeth. MATERIALS AND METHODS This experimental study was(More)
Wewere interested to read the article by Sajnani and King in the July 2012 issue of the AJO-DO. The authors retrospectively tried to predict impaction of a maxillary canine using measurements made on a panoramic radiograph. As the authors point out in their conclusion, such a prediction is possible at 8 years of age by using geometric measurements on(More)
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