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OBJECTIVE To study the effect of fluoride prophylactic agents on the loading and unloading mechanical properties and surface quality of beta titanium and stainless steel orthodontic wires. MATERIALS AND METHODS Rectangular beta titanium and stainless steel wires were immersed in either an acidulated fluoride agent, a neutral fluoride agent, or distilled(More)
To date, the dentin/adhesive (d/a) bond has primarily been studied by morphologic analysis in conjunction with bond strength measurement. Although these analyses have enhanced our understanding, numerous questions about the chemistry have not been answered. The purpose of this study was to determine, at the molecular level, quantitative differences in the(More)
PURPOSE: To evaluate the severity of post-radiation dental lesions and possible correlation with radiation dose to the teeth in patients treated for head and neck cancers. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Data from 93 head and neck radiotherapy patients treated between 1997 and 2008 were analyzed retrospectively. The main effect, radiation dose to the individual(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to survey members of The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) to evaluate current materials and methods for final impressions for complete denture prosthodontics in the United States. In addition, those methods were compared with methods and materials taught in U.S. dental schools via a second survey sent to the(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare marginal discrepancies of Cerec 3 CAD/CAM composite crowns, fabricated on human prepared teeth with two different finish line designs, chamfer and shoulder. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixteen human molar teeth were used to prepare full crowns. Eight teeth were prepared with a 1-mm-wide chamfer finish line and(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare implant cast accuracy as a function of impression technique, closed tray impressions using indirect, metal impression copings at the implant level or direct, plastic impression caps at the abutment level, and impression material viscosity combinations. MATERIALS AND METHODS A stainless steel master model with(More)
The dental basement membrane (BM) is composed of collagen types IV, VI, VII, and XVII, fibronectin, and laminin and plays an inductive role in epithelial-mesenchymal interactions during tooth development. The BM is degraded and removed during later-stage tooth morphogenesis; however, its original position defines the location of the dentin-enamel junction(More)
In this paper the vegetation of 20 green lanes, defined as tracks bounded by hedgerows, is examined in terms of composition and structure and compared with that of 20 matched single hedgerows. For analysis the vegetation of the lanes was separated into three areas; central track, verges inside of hedgerows and verges outside of hedgerows. The vegetation of(More)
This study evaluated the effect of setting conditions (time and hydration) on mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) flexural strength. MTA beam specimens were allowed to set for either 24 or 72 hours with specimens exposed to moisture on either one or two specimen surfaces. These moisture conditions were used to simulate MTA setting with only external tissue(More)
Recently introduced nanohybrid dental composites have promised a smoother surface finish and strength, comparable to that of microhybrid composites. This study compared the mechanical properties and surface finish of nanohybrid and microhybrid composites by measuring the flexural strength and modulus (four-point bend) and surface roughness after polishing(More)