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AIMS To assess the reliability of ultrasound imaging coupled with Color Power Doppler for monitoring the healing after nonsurgical endodontic therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ten asymptomatic maxillary anterior teeth with approximately similar-sized periapical radiolucent lesions of average dimension 1.3 - 1.9 cm, as observed on an intraoral periapical(More)
AIMS This in vitro study compared the effects of different layering techniques on the microleakage of silorane-based resin composite using confocal laser scanning microscope. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty caries free premolars extracted for orthodontic reasons were used. A class V cavity was prepared on the buccal surface in each of the premolars, with the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study is to determine the influence of different enamel shades of various thickness on chroma and value of vita shade of dentin. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three enamel composite resin shades (Enamel white, grey and neutral) and one dentin shade (A 2) from A melogen Plus (Ultradent) was used. Ninety Enamel disk specimens of(More)
AIMS The aim of this study is to verify the disinfection of diode laser, following chemo-mechanical procedures against Enterococcus fecalis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Crowns of 30 extracted premolar teeth were sectioned at the cemento- enamel junction. The canals were shaped using step-back technique to K-file #40. The teeth were randomly assigned to three(More)
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