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To date, the dentin/adhesive (d/a) bond has primarily been studied by morphologic analysis in conjunction with bond strength measurement. Although these analyses have enhanced our understanding, numerous questions about the chemistry have not been answered. The purpose of this study was to determine, at the molecular level, quantitative differences in the(More)
OBJECTIVE With dental bonding systems that require acid etching of dentin, inadequate adhesive penetration can leave exposed collagen at the dentin-adhesive interface. The exposed collagen could be degraded by bacterial proteases, compromising the integrity of the dentin-adhesive bond and, ultimately, the restoration. The purpose of this study was to(More)
The elastic moduli have not been reported for cancellous bone from the edentulous mandible. Accurate values are needed for finite element modeling of the mandible. The aim of this study was to determine elastic modulus values in three orthogonal directions for cancellous bone taken from an edentulous jaw and to relate these values to apparent density and(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the ability of human gingival fibroblasts, in vitro, to migrate along a chemotactic gradient over 3 different guided tissue regeneration barrier materials; i.e., polytetrafluoroethylene, polylactic acid, and sterile calcium sulfate. Forty petri dishes were divided into 4 equal groups. In each group of 10(More)
Self-etch adhesives that etch and prime simultaneously are becoming more acidic. We hypothesized that the degree of acidic monomer conversion at the interface and within the tubules was high enough that the acidic reaction would be very self-limiting. Dentin surfaces prepared from extracted, unerupted human third molars were treated with Prompt L-Pop (3M(More)
The aim of this study was to compare implant-bone interface stresses and peri-implant principal strains in anisotropic versus isotropic three-dimensional finite element models of an osseointegrated implant in the posterior mandible. We obtained anisotropic (transversely isotropic) elastic constants for mandibular bone and derived equivalent isotropic(More)
BACKGROUND Gingival margins in Class II composite restorations are a site of frequent failure. The purpose of the authors' study was to compare the microtensile dentin bond strength of gingival and axial restored cavity preparation walls of Class II composite restorations under in vivo and in vitro conditions. METHODS After obtaining informed consent, the(More)
There have been reports of the sensitivity of our current dentin adhesives to excess moisture, for example, water-blisters in adhesives placed on over-wet surfaces, and phase separation with concomitant limited infiltration of the critical dimethacrylate component into the demineralized dentin matrix. To determine quantitatively the hydrophobic/hydrophilic(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to acquire reliable quantitative data on mercury vapor pressure above the surface of dental amalgam samples in both the as-formed and the abraded state. METHODS The equilibrium vapor pressure of mercury from dental amalgam was obtained using residual gas analysis in conjunction with a quartz crystal microbalance.(More)
In this study 50 patients with diabetes mellitus had gingival crevicular blood from periodontal probing collected in small plastic pipettes. The pipettes transferred the crevicular blood to a non-wipe glucose self-monitoring instrument. At the same time, finger-stick capillary blood measurements were analyzed in the same glucose self-monitoring instrument,(More)