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PURPOSE The literature contains conflicting data about in vitro microleakage evaluations and their usefulness and reliability. No standardization has yet been established. Here we consider features of published studies that might affect the results of the in vitro microleakage tests. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed 144 in vitro microleakage studies,(More)
This study compared the marginal adaptation of Class II open-sandwich restorations with an RMGIC versus a dual-cure composite as dentin substitute. Class II cavities were prepared on 50 extracted human third molars. The teeth were randomly assigned to two groups of 25 teeth to compare one dual cure composite (Multicore Flow) with one resin-modified(More)
Use of the low-energy helium-neon laser (LEL) appears to be a simple atraumatic technique for the prevention and treatment of mucositis of various origins. Preliminary findings, and significant results obtained for chemotherapy-induced mucositis in a previous phase III study, prompted a randomized multicenter double-blind trial to evaluate LEL in the(More)
A surgical technique involving a resorbable membrane was used to treat 3 to 7 mm localized human buccal recessions on 10 consecutive patients. The exposed root surface was scaled and a trapezoidal mucoperiosteal flap was elevated after de-epithelization of the papillae. The space between the root and the membrane was created using a bur to form a concavity(More)
OBJECTIVES The purposes of this retrospective work were: (1) to determine the relative importance of bacteria on cavity walls, remaining dentin thickness and post-operative time on pulpal inflammation after cavity restoration; (2) to compare the respective influences of bacterial microleakage and the restorative material itself on pulp reaction severity. (More)
BACKGROUND Connective tissue grafts and guided tissue regeneration (GTR) are the most current procedures in the treatment of gingival recession, but very few clinical comparative studies have been conducted. METHODS The purpose of this study was to compare 2 types of treatment of gingival recession in the same patients. Fourteen pairs of Miller Class I(More)
OBJECTIVES Most of the devices used to evaluate the cytotoxicity of resin-based composites in vitro use a dentin barrier test. However, it is difficult to obtain the number of freshly extracted teeth, all on the same day, that is necessary for powerful statistical analysis. Tooth cryopreservation provides a way to build up a supply of teeth. This in vitro(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was (1) to find an easy way of evaluating the concentration of eugenol in cell culture fluids; (2) to confirm the relationship between the concentration and the cytotoxicity of eugenol in vitro; (3) to evaluate the cytotoxicity of four temporary eugenol-based filling materials: IRM, super EBA, Kalsogen and zinc(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare and explain the statistical methods employed to evaluate the in vitro sealing efficiency of adhesive restorative systems. METHODS Two hundred and sixty sound freshly extracted human premolars were randomly divided into 13 groups. Standardized cavities were prepared, and the teeth were restored with 13(More)
Replication of the space between a tooth and its cast crown, using a light-body silicone supported by a heavy-body silicone, is a recognized technique to evaluate the quality of a restoration. This study validates a similar method that is of great clinical and experimental interest. Whatever the type of silicone used, comparison is possible between(More)