José Carlos Imparato

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PURPOSE To evaluate if high-powered magnification could improve the performance of visual inspection and compare with other methods to detect occlusal caries lesions in primary teeth. METHODS 110 suspected sites were analyzed by two examiners with four methods: visual inspection, visual inspection aided with high-powered magnification (x20), laser(More)
The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate four different approaches to the decision of changing or not defective amalgam restorations in first primary molar teeth concerning the loss of dental structure. Ditched amalgam restorations (n = 11) were submitted to four different treatments, as follows: Control group - polishing and finishing of the(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess photodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy (PACT) via irradiation, using a low power laser associated with a photosensitization dye, as an alternative to remove cariogenic microorganisms by drilling. Remaining dentinal samples in deep carious lesions on permanent molars (n = 26) were treated with 0.01% methylene blue dye(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the benefits of using e-learning resources in a dental training course on Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART). This e-course was given in a DVD format, which presented the ART technique and philosophy. The participants were twenty-four dentists from the Brazilian public health system. Prior to receiving the DVD,(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the anticaries potential of 500 or 1100 ppm F dentifrices combined with fluoride varnish using a pH-cycling regimen. Seventy primary canines were covered with nail polish, leaving a 4×4 mm window on their buccal surface, and randomly assigned into 7 groups (n = 10): S: sound enamel not submitted to the pH-cycling(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the color stability of 3 types of fluoride-releasing restorative esthetic materials when exposed to pH variations: (1) a polyacid-modified resin composite; (2) a resin-modified glass ionomer cement; and (3) a conventional glass ionomer cement in 2 different storage conditions. METHODS Five samples of each(More)
PURPOSE To assess the total viable bacteria in infected dentin after sealing with glass-ionomer cement containing 1% metronidazole, 1% ciprofloxacin and 1% cefaclor. METHODS 40 children were selected, with ages ranging from 4-10 years, with primary teeth with active carious lesions without any pulpal involvement. The patients were divided randomly into(More)
This in vitro study aimed to evaluate the influence of cut-off points on the performance of laser fluorescence (LF) in detecting occlusal caries in permanent and primary teeth. The use of different cut-off points influenced the performance of LF device in detection of occlusal caries in both kind of teeth, but the performance in permanent teeth suffered(More)
AIM This in vitro study aimed to compare the time required for removal, the presence of residues of restorative material, tooth structure loss and dental surface morphology after removal of composite resin and amalgam restorations from occlusal cavities in primary molars using conventional high-speed bur and CVDentus® ultrasonic diamond tips. MATERIALS(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of different concentrations of chlorhexidine digluconate on the bond strength to primary tooth dentin immediately and after 12 months. METHODS Twenty-one sound primary molars were assigned to 3 groups (N=7). The bonding procedure was performed in control group (A) using 37% phosphoric acid gel(More)