Hyeon-Cheol Kim

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AIM To evaluate how different cross-sectional designs affect stress distribution in nickel-titanium (NiTi) instruments during bending, torsion and simulated shaping of a curved canal. METHODOLOGY Four NiTi rotary instruments with different cross-sectional geometries were selected: ProFile and HeroShaper systems with a common triangle-based cross section,(More)
INTRODUCTION The use of reciprocating movement was claimed to increase the resistance of nickel-titanium (NiTi) file to fatigue in comparison with continuous rotation. Recently 2 new brands of NiTi files have been marketed for use in a RM mode. The purpose of this study was to compare the cyclic fatigue resistance and torsional resistance of these 2 files,(More)
The present study was undertaken to determine the viability and infectivity of oocysts of Cryptosporidium baileyi that had been stored from 1 to 40 months at 4 degrees C preserved in 2.5% potassium dichromate solution. Oocysts of C. baileyi were purified from the feces of experimentally infected chickens using discontinuous sucrose gradients. Subsequently,(More)
INTRODUCTION Nickel-titanium (NiTi) rotary files can produce cleanly tapered canal shapes with low tendency of transporting the canal lumen. Because NiTi instruments are generally perceived to have high fracture risk during use, new designs have been marketed to lower fracture risks. However, these design variations may also alter the forces on a root(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the shaping ability of newly marketed single-file instruments, Wave·One (Dentsply-Maillefer) and Reciproc (VDW GmbH), in terms of maintaining the original root canal configuration and curvature, with or without a glide-path. MATERIALS AND METHODS According to the instruments used, the blocks were divided(More)
In 2008, 102 rodents and 24 stray cats from the areas around 9 pig farms in northeast South Korea were used to determine the prevalence of the following selected swine pathogens: ten viral pathogens [porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV), rotavirus, classical swine fever virus (CSFV), porcine circovirus type 2(More)
INTRODUCTION The cyclic fatigue of nickel-titanium (NiTi) rotary instruments has been studied extensively, but there is little information available on torsional fracture. Moreover, a clinical repeated locking effect was not considered in previous studies that evaluated torsional resistance of NiTi instruments. Thus, this study was aimed to compare the(More)
The study was aimed to compare the stress distribution during simulated root canal shaping and to estimate the residual stress thereafter for some nickel-titanium rotary instruments. Three brands of instruments (ProFile, ProTaper, and ProTaper Universal; Dentsply Maillefer) were scanned with micro-computed tomography to produce a real-size, 3-dimensional(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of laser-activated irrigation (LAI) of 1320-nm neodymium-doped:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser on sealer penetration into dentinal tubules in the presence of 5.25% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) or 17% ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA). METHODS The curved root canals (>20°)(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the resistance to torsional stress and cyclic fatigue would be improved by the novel R-phase heat treatment by using instruments with identical geometric characteristics. METHODS K3XF and K3 files with sizes of #30/.04 and #30/.06 were selected for the study (n = 10 per group). To evaluate(More)