Geert Hommez

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AIM To gather information on root canal treatment carried out by dentists working in Flanders (Belgium). METHODOLOGY A questionnaire was handed to 312 dentists attending peer review sessions organized by the Flemish Universities. Basic information (age, gender, year of graduation, practice profile) and information on various issues relating to the(More)
AIMS To evaluate the impact of the quality of coronal restorations scored on a clinical and radiographic basis and the quality of root fillings on periapical health. METHODOLOGY Periapical radiographs were taken of 745 root-filled teeth, randomly selected from patients attending the Ghent University Dental School. The teeth had not received restorative(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to collect data on the prevalence and technical standard of root canal treatment as well as the prevalence of apical periodontitis in Belgium. METHODOLOGY The panoramic radiographs of 206 Belgian adults attending the Dental School of the University Hospital of Gent were examined for endodontic treatment, periapical conditions(More)
In the present study, the accuracy and operator dependency of four electronic canal length measuring devices (Apex Finder AFA Model 7005, Apex-Finder, Neosono Ultima EZ and Apit 2) were compared under a set of specified conditions. The electronic apex locators were tested in unflared dry, flared wet and flared dry canals, and in a gelatin as well as in a(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical performance of adhesive filling materials in class V cavities in xerostomic head- and neck-irradiated cancer patients, in terms of marginal adaptation, anatomical form and recurrent caries. We selected 35 high-caries-risk, post-radiation, xerostomic adults with ≥3 cervical carious lesions in the same arch.(More)
Piercing of the tongue and perioral regions is an increasingly popular expression of body art, with more patients coming in for a routine check-up with tongue and/or lip piercings. Several complications of oral piercing have been reported, some of which are life-threatening. In the present clinical survey the prevalence of both tongue and lip piercing(More)
AIM To determine the shaping ability of ProTaper instruments in simulated root canals. METHODOLOGY Forty canals with four different shapes in terms of angle (20 degrees and 40 degrees) and position of curvature (straight section before curve: 8 and 12 mm) were enlarged according to the recommendations of the manufacturer with the finishing files F1, F2(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to determine the shaping ability of GT Rotary Files in simulated root canals. METHODOLOGY Forty canals with four different shapes in terms of angle (40 degrees and 60 degrees) and position of curvature (straight section before curve: 8 and 12 mm) were prepared using a crown-down/stepback technique. Pre-operative and(More)
Digital radiography has become an indispensable diagnostic tool in dentistry today. To improve vision and diagnosis, dental x-ray software allows image enhancement (eg, adjusting color, density, sharpness, brightness, or contrast). Exporting digital radiographs to a file format compatible with commercial graphic software increases chances that information(More)
The objective of this study is to analyse the effect of the radiation dose of oral radiotherapy for cancer on the presence of apical periodontitis in patients without dental pre-screening or specific preventive measures. All selected patients had been diagnosed with cancer in the head and neck region and presented in the dental clinic post radiotherapy with(More)