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The purpose of this study was to investigate the antibacterial properties of temporary fillings. The direct contact test (DCT) was used to evaluate the antibacterial properties of Revoltek LC, Tempit, Systemp inlay, and IRM. These were tested in contact with Streptococcus mutans and Enterococcus faecalis. The materials were examined immediately after(More)
PURPOSE Sealants form a physical barrier between the oral environment and deep fissures that contribute to caries prevention. It is postulated that sealants possessing antibacterial properties are advantageous. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the antibacterial properties of four pit and fissure sealants using direct contact test (DCT) and agar(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence,location, and distribution of sinus tracts in patients referred for endodontic consultation. METHOD AND MATERIALS This cohort study included 1,119 subjects referred for endodontic consultation, 108 of whom presented with sinus tracts. Following clinical and radiographic examination, the diameter of the rarifying(More)
INTRODUCTION Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) and calcium hydroxide (Ca[OH]2) have tissue dissolution capacity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential effect of dentin on their tissue dissolution capacity in a novel dentin model. METHODS Dentin models were prepared from 25 freshly extracted human molar teeth; the crowns were separated from the(More)
A review of the literature was performed to determine whether prompt placement of coronal restorations, including sealing and placement of posts and cores, can positively influence the long-term prognosis of teeth after root canal therapy. Both hand and MEDLINE searches were employed to identify peer-reviewed articles on radicular apical integrity after(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial effects of root canal sealers. The direct contact test (DCT) was used to assess the antibacterial properties of AH plus, Apexit Plus, Epiphany SE, and RoekoSeal when in contact with Enterococcus faecalis. The materials were examined immediately after setting and 1, 2, 7, and 14 days after aging in(More)
OBJECTIVE Restorative materials that possess antibacterial properties are considered advantageous. The aim of this study was to test the antibacterial properties of packable resin composite materials using a direct contact test (DCT) and an agar diffusion test (ADT). METHODS AND MATERIALS Quadruple samples of SureFil, Alert, P-60, Synergy Compact,(More)
BACKGROUND White spot lesions are observed in nearly 50% of patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. Long-lasting antibacterial properties of orthodontic cements can reduce this phenomenon. METHODS The antibacterial properties of 4 orthodontic cements were evaluated by direct contact test (DCT) and agar diffusion test (ADT). With the DCT technique,(More)
OBJECTIVE Microorganisms are directly associated with the etiology of enamel, dentin, and pulpal pathology. Due to the growing usage of one-bottle bonding materials with resin composite restorations, as well as sealing agents with amalgam restorations, it is important that they possess antibacterial properties. In the present study, the antibacterial(More)
INTRODUCTION Sutures are a vital part of nearly every surgical procedure designed to close and stabilize wound margins consequently allowing undisturbed wound healing. AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate in vitro antimicrobial effect of 4 commonly used sutures. MATERIALS AND METHODS The Direct Contact Test was used to evaluate the antibacterial(More)