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AIM The aim of this study was to determine the periapical status and the quality of root-canal treatment amongst an adult population attending the dental school in Nice, France during 1998. METHODOLOGY Patients who attended the dental school for the first time during 1998 were included. Panoramic radiographs, taken by a trained radiology assistant, were(More)
Several studies have demonstrated that the regular and large consumption of wine is associated with increased risk of tooth erosion. Here, the effect of Bordeaux red wine on enamel was estimated by measuring changes in its Vickers microhardness. Thirty premolars were used; microhardness tests were performed on buccal areas before and after 10, 30, 90 and(More)
The application of Fortify (Bisco, Lombard, IL), an unfilled resin, to the surface of composite resin restorations is intended to fill in defects in the surface that persist despite polishing, improve marginal integrity, and increase these materials' resistance to abrasion. The aim of this study was to observe the surface texture by scanning electron(More)
The authors report on their macro- and microscopy study of bone lesions made by a sharp force instrument (a single blade knife), and a sharp-blunt instrument classified as a chopping weapon (a hatchet). The aim of this work was to attempt to identify the instrument by analyzing the general class characteristics of the cuts. Each weapon was used on human(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the microleakage of a pit and fissure sealant on enamel treated with a laser, with and without etching. METHODS Sixty non-carious extracted molars were randomly assigned to 2 groups. For both groups, in the mesial halves, the fissures were widened mechanically with a bur and etched for 15 seconds. In group 1,(More)
BACKGROUND The foundation for the reconstruction of endodontically-treated teeth can be provided by a metal or a non-metal post and core system but no guidelines exist for choosing one or the other in particular clinical cases. OBJECTIVES To assess the effectiveness of different post and core systems for the restoration of endodontically-treated teeth.(More)
Fifty-eight premolars, extracted for orthodontic reasons, were incinerated for one hour in a furnace at temperatures varying from 150 degrees C to 1150 degrees C, increasing at 100 degrees C intervals. Between 150 degrees C and 700 degrees C the teeth changed from light yellow to bluish-white passing through brown. The scanning electron microscope showed(More)
The aim of this in-vitro study was to compare the physical properties of three suture materials used in periodontal surgery: silk, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (e-PTFE), and polylactic acid/polyglycolic and (PLA/PGA). Five physical tests were carried out on each of the three suture materials: strain to failure, tensile strength, knot tensile strength,(More)
Burned bones were studied using Scanning Electron Microscopy. The samples were cut from a maxillary-mandibular block taken during an autopsy. These fragments were heated in a furnace under controlled temperature conditions for 60 minutes. The temperatures ranged from 150 to 1150 degrees Celsius. The results are as following: (i) there are significant(More)
A stratified epidemiological survey was carried out among the best French rugby players to assess the prevalence of trauma to the lower or middle part of the face (TLMPF) and the frequency at which the mouthguards (MGs) were worn. The 1140 randomized players (elite 1, elite 2 and national 1 clubs) filled in the same form anonymously. The variables were(More)