Meike Stiesch

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BACKGROUND Contact allergy to dental materials is poorly understood; clinical manifestations are heterogeneous. OBJECTIVE To analyse positive patch test reactions to metals (as their alloys or salts) used in dentistry together with clinical symptoms and possible relevance to dental fillings. METHODS We retrospectively analysed 206 patients who underwent(More)
Besides load-bearing capacity, marginal accuracy is a further crucial factor influencing the clinical long-term reliability of fixed dental prostheses (FDPs). The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the marginal fit of four-unit zirconia bridge frameworks fabricated using four different computer-aided design (CAD)/computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)(More)
Two new commercially available universal rRNA gene PCR plus sequencing tests, SepsiTest and universal microbe detection (UMD; Molzym, Bremen, Germany), were evaluated using blood specimens and heart valves from 30 patients with suspected infectious endocarditis (IE). The sensitivity of PCR (85%) was nearly twice as high as that of culture (45%), which in(More)
Distortions in the marginal region during manufacture are detrimental to the long-term success of fixed dental prostheses (FDPs). The aim of the present in vitro study was to evaluate changes in marginal fit because of the veneering process of four-unit FDPs made from different zirconia materials. Two groups of FDPs with 10 specimens each were machined from(More)
The long-term success of osseointegrated oral implants is endangered by inflammation of peri-implant hard and soft tissues caused by bacterial biofilms that may have been initiated by bacterial transmission from the adjacent dentition. The present study aimed to compare the bacterial communities at inflamed implant and tooth sites by broad-range PCR(More)
SUMMARY Treatment with fixed orthodontic appliances can cause enamel demineralization by increased biofilm adhesion. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coating reduces biofilm formation on orthodontic brackets. One PTFE-coated bracket and one uncoated stainless steel bracket were bonded symmetrically(More)
PURPOSE Because a traditionally instructed dental radiology lecture course is very time-consuming and labour-intensive, online courseware, including an interactive-learning module, was implemented to support the lectures. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the perceptions of students who have worked with web-based courseware as well as the effect on(More)
Two-tier micro- and nanoscale quasi-periodic self-organized structures, mimicking the surface of a lotus Nelumbo nucifera leaf, were fabricated on titanium surfaces using femtosecond laser ablation. The first tier consisted of large grainlike convex features between 10 and 20 μm in size. The second tier existed on the surface of these grains, where 200 nm(More)
Slow cooling firing schedules have recently been introduced by some manufacturers to reduce chipping complications in zirconia-based core/veneer composites. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that these firing schedules may influence the bond strength between the zirconia core and veneering ceramic. Four different veneering ceramics(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the formation of oral biofilm on various dental ceramics in vivo. METHOD AND MATERIALS Five different ceramic materials were included: a veneering glass- ceramic, a lithium disilicate glass-ceramic, a yttrium-stabilized zirconia (Y-TZP), a hot isostatically pressed (HIP) Y-TZP ceramic, and an HIP Y-TZP ceramic with 25% alumina.(More)