Firoz Pouralibaba

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS The role of cytokines in the immunopathogenesis of oral lichen planus (OLP) has received much attention. The aim of this study was to evaluate the serum levels of TNF-α and TGF-β in patients with OLP in an Iranian population. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-two patients with OLP and 32 age-matched healthy volunteers as a control group(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The purpose of this study was to determine efficacy of 19% Elaeagnus angustifolia (EA) topical gel in the treatment of symptomatic oral lichen planus. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with symptomatic oral lichen planus referring to the Department of Oral Medicine, Fac-ulty of Dentistry at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Digital imaging continues to gain acceptance in dentistry and video display used for this becomes important. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of the display monitor on observer performance on caries detection. MATERIALS AND METHODS Artificial enamel lesions were created in 40 extracted teeth at random using 1/4 and 1/2(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory disorder with unspecified etiology, appearing as a result of stress, genetic predisposition and immunologic factors. Erosive type of the disease is more important because of its clinical symptoms of pain, irritation and malignancy risk. Despite various medications used, a definite cure for lichen(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Oral lichen planus is a relatively common chronic oral mucosal disease of unknown etiology. Regarding numerous studies on the immunologic factors involved in the etiology of lichen planus, the present study evaluated the serum interleukin-17 (IL-17) level in patients with erosive and non-erosive oral lichen planus. MATERIALS AND(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Bacterial contamination of dental unit water supplies (DUWS) has attracted a lot of attention in recent years due to the emergence of serious infectionsin susceptible dental patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the presence of gram-negative bacterial contamination in DUWS at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences Faculty(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The present study evaluated the most common reasons for replacing amalgam restorations in a university clinic. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 217 restorations which needed to be replaced were clinically and radiographically evaluated in a period of 4 months. The frequencies of reasons for replacing amalgam restorations were(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Dental caries still remains a major problem in the field of oral and dental health and its prevention is more important than its treatment. Fluoride plays a significant role in prevention of caries, and improving oral and dental health. One of the common ways of fluoride use is the use of a fluoride-containing mouthwash, the most(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The objectives of the present study were to investigate the prevalence and the position of enamel defects of primary teeth and hence to estimate the approximate time of an insult. MATERIALS AND METHODS 121 children aged 3 to 5 years were included in the study. The Modified Developmental De-fects of Enamel Index was used to diagnose and(More)
Low-power lasers are a group of lasers with a power less than 250 mW and unlike high-power lasers they have no effect on tissue temperature; they produce light-dependent chemical reactions in tissues. These lasers have analgesic features with their ability to trigger reactions that reduce pain and inflammatory mediators. Low-power lasers can also be used(More)