Filipe de Oliveira Abi-Rached

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STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Because zirconia is a glass-free material, alternative surface treatments such as airborne-particle abrasion or silica coating should be used for long-term bonding. However, these surface treatments in combination with different bonding agents and luting cements have not yet been studied. PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to(More)
The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effect of air-abrasion/zirconia sintering order on the yttria partially stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystal (Y-TZP) surface characterization (roughness, morphology, and phase transformation), flexural strength (FS), and shear bond strength (SBS) to a resin cement. Y-TZP specimens were air abraded(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Airborne-particle abrasion is an effective method of roughening a zirconia surface and promoting micromechanical interlocks with luting cements. However, the effect of different airborne-particle abrasion protocols on the micromechanical retention mechanism has been poorly investigated. PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to evaluate(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Although titanium presents attractive physical and mechanical properties, there is a need for improving the bond at the titanium/luting cement interface for the longevity of metal ceramic restorations. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of surface treatments on the shear bond strength (SBS) of resin-modified(More)
We have tested the value of maternal plasma creatine kinase activity for diagnosing ectopic pregnancies obtained after in-vitro fertilization and embryo transfer. Plasma creatine kinase was assayed in 57 patients: 20 normal, 23 miscarriages and 14 ectopic pregnancies, for a total of 240 samples. All values were in the lower part of the normal range except(More)
Objective. The aim of this study was to evaluate the radiopacity of two conventional cements (Zinc Cement and Ketac Cem Easymix), one resin-modified glass ionomer cement (RelyX Luting 2) and six resin cements (Multilink, Bistite II DC, RelyX ARC, Fill Magic Dual Cement, Enforce and Panavia F) by digitization of images. Methods. Five disc-shaped specimens(More)
Investigation of the effectiveness of surface treatments that promote a strong bond strength of resin cements to metals can contribute significantly to the longevity of metal-ceramic restorations. This study evaluated the effect of surface treatments on the shear bond strength (SBS) of a resin cement to commercially pure titanium (CP Ti). Ninety cast CP Ti(More)
This study evaluated the shear bond strength (SBS) and stability of commercially pure titanium (CP Ti)/repair material interfaces promoted by different repair systems. One hundred CP Ti cast discs were divided into five repair system groups: 1) Epricord (EP); 2) Bistite II DC (BT); 3) Cojet (CJ); 4) Scotchbond Multi-Purpose Plus (SB) (control group); and 5)(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the fracture strength (FS) of bovine incisors with simulated incomplete rhizogenesis (IR) after different intraradicular treatments. MATERIALS AND METHODS Incomplete rhizogenesis was simulated by sectioning the crowns and roots of 40 bovine incisors. Root canal preparation was performed and the samples divided(More)
Because of the functional and esthetic requirements of patients, different techniques have been proposed to reduce the time between dental implant placement and interim restoration fabrication. This article describes a modified indexing technique by using a surgical template for open-tray impression and definitive cast development during immediate loading(More)