Mark S. Putt

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OBJECTIVE To study the safety and efficacy of a cholinesterase inhibitor, donepezil hydrochloride, for the treatment of dementia in Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS This was a randomised double blind, placebo controlled, crossover study in 22 subjects with PD and dementia. Participants were randomised to receive either donepezil followed by identical(More)
A mechanical device designed to simulate the human mastication of chewing gum was used to evaluate the enamel polish, dentin abrasion, and reduction in enamel solubility produced by several commercial gums, as well as experimental gums incorporated with various additives. The results demonstrated that this mastication device was suitable for evaluating in(More)
Dissolution tests using human enamel were conducted after treatment with aqueous solutions of various aluminum (Al) salts. All Al compounds, except those which formed stable Al-complexes, greatly decreased enamel dissolution in a pH 4 acetate buffer. A comparison with fluoride compounds demonstrated that Al was equivalent to SnF2 and more effective than NaF(More)
Dissolution tests were conducted with human enamel following treatment with aqueous aluminum (Al) solutions under conditions of varying pH, concentration, and treatment time. Al reduced enamel dissolution in a pH 4 acetate buffer most effectively when used in the pH range of 3 to 4, at concentrations above 0.005 mol/L, and for treatment times of more than(More)
The effects of sequentially applied solutions containing aluminum (Al) on enamel uptake and inhibition of acid dissolution were investigated. Following 10 consecutive 5-min treatments with seven Al solutions varying in concentration from 0.15 to 2.0 mmol/l, the subsequent acid dissolution of enamel was progressively reduced from 0 to over 70%. Teeth treated(More)