Krishnan Mahalakshmi

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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)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of chitosan and chitosan-ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA) (3:1,1:1,1:3) in comparison with 5.2% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) in disinfecting Enterococcus faecalis biofilm on root canal dentin and in the removal of smear layer with minimal erosion. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy(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 purpose of this study was to compare the bone thickness of the palatal areas in different palatal index (PI) groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cone-beam computed tomography scans of 10 subjects were selected with ameanage group of 18 years. The measurements of palatal bone thickness were made at 36 sites using CareStream 3D Imaging software.(More)
A controlled-release device (CRD) containing chlorhexidine gluconate, such as PerioCol™CG (Eucare Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd,, Chennai, India), for subgingival application has little reported data with clinical as well as antimicrobial efficacy. This study evaluated clinical and subgingival microbial changes on using indigenously developed PerioCol™CG as an(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)
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