Mohammed A Hadis

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OBJECTIVES To test the influence of photoinitiator type and filler particle inclusion on the validity of exposure reciprocity law. MATERIALS AND METHODS 50/50 wt% Bis-GMA/TEGDMA resins were prepared with equimolar concentrations of camphorquinone/DMAEMA (0.20/0.80 mass%) (CQ) or Lucirin-TPO (0.42 mass%), and were used either unfilled or filled to 75(More)
OBJECTIVES This work aims to review the key factors affecting the polymerization efficiency of light-activated resin-based composites. The different properties and methods used to evaluate polymerization efficiency will also be critically appraised with focus on the developments in dental photopolymer technology and how recent advances have attempted to(More)
OBJECTIVES Low level light/laser therapy (LLLT) is the direct application of light to stimulate cell responses (photobiomodulation) in order to promote tissue healing, reduce inflammation and induce analgesia. There have been significant studies demonstrating its application and efficacy at many sites within the body and for treatment of a range of(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this work was to investigate the effect of high irradiance curing on resultant degree of conversion of 'flowable' resin composites and their counterpart higher viscosity paste materials. METHODS Five commercial flowable materials (Venus; Heraeus Kulzer, Synergy D6; Coltene, Premise; Kerr, Grandio; Voco and Gradia; GC Corp) and their(More)
Light irradiation activates a range of cellular processes in a variety of cell types, including stem cells, and can promote tissue repair. This study investigated the effects of light-emitting diode (LED) exposure on dental pulp cells (DPCs). Dose response analysis at 20-second intervals up to 120 seconds demonstrated that a LED array emitting 653-nm red(More)
OBJECTIVES The degree and rate of photopolymerization in resin-based dental composites will significantly affect polymer network formation and resultant material properties that may determine their clinical success. This study investigates the mechanical properties, the generation of stress from polymerization, tooth cusp deflection and marginal integrity(More)
Lasers and light-emitting diodes are used for a range of biomedical applications with many studies reporting their beneficial effects. However, three main concerns exist regarding much of the low-level light therapy (LLLT) or photobiomodulation literature; (1) incomplete, inaccurate and unverified irradiation parameters, (2) miscalculation of ‘dose,’ and(More)
OBJECTIVES The absorbance profile of photoinitiators prior to, during and following polymerization of light curable resin-based materials will have a significant effect on the cure and color properties of the final material. So-called "colorless" photoinitiators are used in some light-activated resin-based composite restorative materials to lessen the(More)
Although Ethiopia is one of the countries worst affected by human onchocerciasis, the exact taxonomic identity of the blackflies acting as the main vectors in the endemic areas has never been determined. A cytotaxonomic analysis of Simulium damnosum s.l. collected from three endemic sites in south-western Ethiopia has now revealed the existence of the(More)
OBJECTIVES The change in optical characteristics through the bulk of curing photopolymers is not fully understood. Photopolymerization processes are accompanied by photoinitiator absorption, density changes and volumetric shrinkage, which alter optical properties and affects curing efficiency through depth. METHODS This investigation demonstrates the use(More)