Nazila Amini

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To investigate the prevalence, characteristics (ie, malocclusion, location, type), and sex distribution of hypodontia in an Iranian orthodontic population. A retrospective study was conducted using periapical and panoramic radiographs and study models of 1,751 subjects attending university orthodontic clinics (870 females, 881 males, age 9-27 years). The(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence, characteristics (malocclusion, location, type) and gender distribution of supernumerary teeth (ST) in an Iranian orthodontic population. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective study was carried out using radiographs (periapicals, panoramic) and study models of 1751 subjects (870 girls, 881 boys; age range 9-27(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the in-vitro Weekly Cumulative Fluoride Release (WCFR) of three Glass Ionomer Cements (GICs) used for orthodontic banding. MATERIALS AND METHODS The GICs tested were Granitec (Confi-Dental, Louisville, CO, USA), Bandtite (American Orthodontics, Sheboygan, WI, USA) and Ariadent (Apadana Tak Co, Tehran, Iran). Fifteen discs of each GIC(More)
OBJECTIVES This in-vitro study aimed at evaluating the effect of three debonding sequences on the shear bond strength (SBS) of new stainless steel (SS) brackets. MATERIALS AND METHODS Stainless steel twin brackets (0.022-inch, American Orthodontics, Sheboygan, WI, USA) were bonded with light cure adhesive (Transbond XT, 3M Unitek, St. Paul, MN, USA) to 80(More)
Actin is one of the most widely studied structural and multifunctional housekeeping proteins in eukaryotic cells with important roles in many cell functions. Antibodies against β-actin and other housekeeping gene-encoded proteins are used as internal loading controls in Western blot analyses. The aim of this study was to produce a monoclonal antibody (mAb)(More)
OBJECTIVES Antibodies against actin, as one of the most widely studied structural and multifunctional housekeeping proteins in eukaryotic cells, are used as internal loading controls in western blot analyses. The aim of this study was to produce polyclonal antibody against a synthetic peptide derived from N-terminal region of β-actin protein to be used as a(More)
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