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Polymerization of resin composite restorative materials: exposure reciprocity.
  • L. Musanje, B. Darvell
  • Medicine, Materials Science
  • Dental materials : official publication of the…
  • 1 September 2003
OBJECTIVE To examine whether there is reciprocity between irradiation time and irradiance with regard to the mechanical properties of filled, resin composite restorative materials (RCs). METHODSExpand
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Determination of the optimal photoinitiator concentration in dental composites based on essential material properties.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the concentrations of the photosensitizer (camphoroquinone, CQ) and coinitiator (ethyl-4-dimethylaminobenzoate, EDMAB) that resulted in maximumExpand
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Water sorption and mechanical behaviour of cosmetic direct restorative materials in artificial saliva.
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the water sorption and mechanical behaviour of a compomer in comparison with those of its nominal forerunners, a filled resin restorative material and a conventional glassExpand
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Effects of strain rate and temperature on the mechanical properties of resin composites.
  • L. Musanje, B. Darvell
  • Medicine, Materials Science
  • Dental materials : official publication of the…
  • 1 October 2004
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of strain rate and temperature on the mechanical properties of resin composite restorative materials (RCs) and to investigate the construction of temperature--strainExpand
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Effects of resin formulation and nanofiller surface treatment on the properties of experimental hybrid resin composite.
This study evaluated the effects of nanofiller surface treatment and resin viscosity on the early and long-term properties of experimental hybrid composites. Three resin formulations (low, medium andExpand
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Aspects of water sorption from the air, water and artificial saliva in resin composite restorative materials.
  • L. Musanje, B. Darvell
  • Medicine, Materials Science
  • Dental materials : official publication of the…
  • 1 July 2003
OBJECTIVE Primarily to establish whether artificial saliva (AS) at 37 degrees C is essential as a clinically relevant environment for testing filled, resin composite restorative materials. The effectExpand
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Biomimetic dentin desensitizer based on nano-structured bioactive glass.
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the ability of a novel sol-gel bioactive glass, in conjunction with appropriate carrier vehicles, to reduce dentinal fluid flow, with an eye toward reducing dentinalExpand
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Curing-light attenuation in filled-resin restorative materials.
  • L. Musanje, B. Darvell
  • Medicine, Materials Science
  • Dental materials : official publication of the…
  • 1 September 2006
OBJECTIVE To characterize the attenuation of the curing light in filled resin restorative materials (FRRMs) to aid understanding of curing depth. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and eightyExpand
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Effect of light activation method on flexural properties of dental composites.
PURPOSE To determine if irradiating composites in a laboratory tungsten-halogen light-curing unit produced equal flexural properties to stepwise hand-curing with a tungsten-halogen lamp. METHODSExpand
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Effects of resin formulation and nanofiller surface treatment on in vitro wear of experimental hybrid resin composite.
While adding nonbonded nanofillers and lowering the viscosity of the resin matrix have shown success in reducing deleterious polymerization stresses in dental composites, their effects on wearExpand
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