Joel R Schulte

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This study evaluated and compared pulpal responses of teeth exposed to a 10 percent carbamide peroxide bleaching gel using short and extended application times. Of 28 subjects, four discontinued use because of thermal sensitivity. For the remaining participants, there was no difference between the pulpal readings recorded before the use of the gel or at any(More)
An investigative study was performed to evaluate changes in gingival health with the application of a 10% carbamide peroxide bleaching gel using exposure times of 2 and 7 hours (overnight). The presence or absence of gingival inflammation was recorded using the Loe and Silness Gingival Index at intervals over a 28-day period. The results showed no(More)
Pediatricians in the greater Chicago area were surveyed to probe their awareness and approaches to management of dental caries in early childhood. A total of 298 pediatricians (21% of those surveyed) responded to the questionnaire. Ninety-five percent of the respondents stated they examined their patients' teeth; 85% considered dental examinations part of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of each of the commercially available air polishing powders on the surface characterization of human enamel, hybrid composite, and glass ionomer using a highly standardized protocol. The air polishing powders utilized in the study included aluminum trihydroxide, calcium carbonate, calcium(More)
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