M Issão

Learn More
PURPOSE To evaluate with the scanning electron microscope (SEM) the effects of a pulsed Nd: YAG laser on the occlusal surface of human premolars in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty normal premolars extracted for orthodontic reasons were used and separated in two groups. Group 1 received the irradiation at 2.0 watts, repetition rate of 20 Hz and 124.3(More)
The effect of training on the ability to use dental floss was evaluated in a study involving forty-eight children in the 6.5 to 7.5 age-group. Using a dental plaque index for the proximal surfaces, we observed significantly superior average results for the trained group (five weekly sessions) relative to the group with no training. We also observed a(More)