Paul Wesselink

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AIM To evaluate ex vivo the incidence of defects in root dentine before and after root canal preparation and filling. METHODOLOGY Eighty extracted mandibular premolars were divided equally in four groups. Group 1 was left unprepared. All other root canals were prepared using Gates Glidden drills and System GT files up to size-40, 0.06 taper at the working(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the incidence of dentinal defects (fractures and craze lines) after canal preparation with different nickel-titanium rotary files. Two hundred sixty mandibular premolars were selected. Forty teeth were left unprepared (n = 40). The other teeth were prepared either with manual Flexofiles (n = 20) or with different(More)
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 The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the healing of periapical lesions of teeth with positive and negative canal cultures at the time of obturation, and to evaluate the periapical healing of teeth treated in one visit (without) or in two visits with an interappointment dressing of calcium hydroxide. METHODOLOGY Thirty-nine patients received(More)
An increasing number of endodontic leakage studies have been published. In the 1990 volumes of Journal of Endodontics and International Endodontic Journal, there was one leakage study to every 4.3 scientific articles. The most popular method was linear measurement of tracer (dye or radioisotope) penetration along a root filling. Comparing some data on(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the canal diameters in the apical roots of human teeth to determine prevalence and extent of long oval canals. STUDY DESIGN This investigation was carried out on 180 extracted human teeth, 20 for each tooth group. Each root was horizontally sectioned at 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 mm from the apex. Canal diameters(More)
Ultrasonic irrigation of the root canal can be performed with or without simultaneous ultrasonic instrumentation. When canal shaping is not undertaken the term passive ultrasonic irrigation (PUI) can be used to describe the technique. In this paper the relevant literature on PUI is reviewed from a MEDLINE database search. Passive ultrasonic irrigation can(More)
AIM To compare the ability of syringe irrigation and ultrasonic irrigation to remove artificially placed dentine debris from simulated canal irregularities within prepared root canals. METHODOLOGY After canal enlargement, twelve canines were split longitudinally into two halves. On the wall of one half of each root canal a standard groove of 4 mm in(More)
AIM To test ex vivo the efficiency of laser-activated irrigation in removing dentine debris from the apical part of the root canal and to visualize in vitro the fluid dynamics during the activation of the irrigant by laser, using high-speed imaging at a relevant timescale. METHODOLOGY Root canals with a standardized groove in one canal wall filled with(More)