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OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the microleakage at the implant/abutment interface of external hexagon (eH) implants and abutments with different amounts of bacteria and tightening torques. MATERIAL AND METHODS A bacterial suspension was prepared to inoculate the implants. The first phase of this study used nine EH implants and abutments that were divided(More)
BACKGROUND Candida species, in conditions of microbiota imbalance or decreased immune defenses, may be one of the main human fungal pathogens. Virulence factors constitute the mechanisms used by the fungus to avoid host defenses. AIMS This study aimed to investigate the in vitro production of virulence factors, such as hemolytic activity, and(More)
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