Krishnan Mahalakshmi

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INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of Triphala, green tea polyphenols (GTP), MTAD, and 5% sodium hypochlorite against E. faecalis biofilm formed on tooth substrate. METHODS Extracted human teeth were biomechanically prepared, vertically sectioned, placed in the tissue culture wells exposing the root canal(More)
INTRODUCTION The Enterococcus faecalis biofilm in the root canal makes it difficult to be eradicated by the conventional irrigants with no toxicity to the tissues. Hence, plant products with least side effects are explored for their use as irrigants in the root canal therapy. AIM To evaluate and compare the antibacterial efficacy of Mangifera indica L.(More)
Three antibody assays (anti-PGL-1, anti-35 kDa and anti-LAM) were used to determine the levels of antibodies in the sera of untreated leprosy patients. All the three assays showed higher levels of antibodies in BL/LL patients as compared to I and TT/BT patients, as well as healthy controls. BL/LL patients showed positivity of 100%, 84.2% and 78.9% by(More)
A questionnaire based study conducted to identify the awareness and applications of cloud computing in libraries in Indian context. It is found that most of the respondents (98.2%) are aware of the term cloud computing and 87.7% of the respondents are aware of the application of cloud computing in libraries. Half of the respondents (52.6%) are of the(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological studies have shown a link between periodontitis and atherosclerosis. Hence the present study was chosen to assess the presence of eight anaerobic periodontal pathogens and their virulence genes in subgingival plaque (SGP) and atheromatous plaque (AP) of patients with Ischaemic heart disease. METHODS SGP and AP collected from 65(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to evaluate the efficiency of microwave sterilization of orthodontic instruments and molar bands immersed in plain distilled water with and without oral rinse, and to ascertain the minimum time of exposure required to sterilize. MATERIALS AND METHODS The orthodontic instruments (hinged and nonhinged), molar bands and(More)
PURPOSE Enterococcus faecalis (E. faecalis) is implicated as the common etiological agent of root canal treatment failure. The study was aimed to compare the antibacterial efficacy and to assess the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of 3 gutta-percha solvents-RC Solve, Endosolv-E, and xylene against E. faecalis. METHODS Agar well diffusion assay was(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to evaluate the presence of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (A. actinomycetemcomitans) and Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) in subgingival plaque of healthy young children aged between 3 and 15 years using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and to compare their presence in children in their primary,(More)
"Beauty is in the mind of the beholder, each mind perceives a different beauty" famously said by writer Margeret Wolfe Hungerford. A beautiful smile is a gateway to the world. The aim of this article was to identify the criteria for designing the perfect smile. It was determined, smile design is a multifactorial process and various steps are involved in(More)
Introduction The aim of the study was to evaluate Streptococcus mutansMTCC 890 biofilm retention on the orthodontic brackets with 3 different techniques of ligation using scanning electron microscopic analysis. Methods and Materials The extracted premolars for orthodontic purpose were taken and were stored in normal saline solution. The 60 extracted(More)