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A 3-dimensional gingival epithelial model has been developed and characterized. Oral epithelial cells and connective tissue fibroblasts were isolated from human gingival tissue and used to create an in vitro oral mucosa co-culture model. Fibroblasts were seeded on a scaffold of nylon mesh, allowed to proliferate and secrete collagen and extracellular matrix(More)
A cross-sectional survey across broad age ranges was conducted to evaluate demographic, behavioral, and treatment parameters that impact tooth color and its perception. The sample included 180 US adults and teenagers, with a comparable representation of males and females in 6 different age strata, ranging from 13 to 64 years. Tooth color (L*a*b*) was(More)
For many years, at-home whitening has been used with great success and produces some of the most satisfying results of all dental procedures. Historically, the most common procedure used was a custom-fabricated tray loaded with a 10% carbamide peroxide gel that was worn overnight. Today, many manufacturers offer higher concentrations (15% and 20% carbamide(More)
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