Paul Wesselink

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Our aim was to compare the accuracy of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans and periapical radiographs (PRs) in detecting vertical root fractures (VRFs) and to assess the influence of root canal filling (RCF) on fracture visibility. Eighty teeth were endodontically prepared and divided into four groups. The teeth in groups A and B were artificially(More)
AIM To determine the influence of activation method (ultrasound or laser), concentration, pH and exposure time on the reaction rate (RR) of NaOCl when in contact with dentinal walls. METHODOLOGY The walls from standardized root canals in bovine incisors were exposed to a standardized volume of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) with different concentrations (2%(More)
The aim of many endodontic studies is to compare two or more treatment methods, techniques or materials, for example, to detect differences in mean leakage scores. As it is not feasible to study large populations, samples are taken. The important question then arises as to how large the sample sizes have to be in order to establish the 'true' (=(More)
AIM To compare fluid movement (FM) along the coronal two-thirds of gutta percha/sealer root fillings placed by three different techniques. METHODOLOGY Three groups consisting of the roots of mandibular incisors were instrumented and obturated by cold lateral compaction (LC), warm vertical compaction (VC) or the single-cone technique (SC), using RoekoSeal(More)
AIM To compare the percentage of filled canal area in mandibular molar roots after using conventional root-canal hand instrumentation or after a noninstrumentation technique (NIT). METHODOLOGY Forty mandibular molars were used shortly after extraction. The root canals of 20 molars in the manual group were conventionally prepared using hand instruments and(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to measure and calculate the percentage of the gutta-percha-filled area in the apical root canal after the use of a standardized or inverted master cone in cold lateral compaction.Study design Two groups of extracted mandibular premolars with a single canal were instrumented with instruments of the same size; furthermore, they were(More)
AIM The technical quality of a root canal treatment is clinically judged by the apical extension and homogeneity of the filling material imaged by periapical radiographs (PA). The aim of this experiment was to evaluate the association between the technical quality of the root canal filling and treatment outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 234 teeth (268(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the feasibility of a high frequency ultrasound scan to examine the 3D morphology of Streptococcus mutans biofilms grown in vitro. METHODS Six 2-day S. mutans biofilms and six 7-day biofilms were grown on tissue culture membranes and on bovine dentine discs. A sterile growth medium on the membrane and disc were used as(More)
The seal provided by a full-length root canal filling may be compromised by post space preparation. Eighty human mandibular premolars each with a single canal were obturated with laterally condensed gutta-percha cones and a sealer. Immediate post space preparation was carried out on half the number of teeth and delayed post space preparation on the(More)