Reuven Liberman

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Current standard specifications for the laboratory evaluation of denture base materials require subjective assessment of colour stability. This study evaluates a new objective measurement technique for translucent denture base materials, by comparing quantitative data with the results obtained from a standard subjective method. Preliminary work on three(More)
This study was designed to evaluate the effect on root dentin microhardness of 2.5% and 6% sodium hypochlorite solutions for various irrigation periods. Forty-two bovine roots were divided into seven groups. The control group was irrigated with saline. The experimental samples were continuously irrigated with 2.5% or 6% NaOCl for 5, 10, or 20 min.(More)
Sixty-three No. 4 Dentatus threaded posts were cemented in extracted teeth and tested for tensile strength. The cementing medium was Silar composite alone or in combination with a conventional bonding agent or Scotchbond dental adhesive, or both. Results indicate that: Retention was greater when the posts were cemented with the Silar composite preceded with(More)
This study attempts to put at ease some uncertainty of a possible damaging effect of ultrasonic scaling and air polishing procedures on dental restorations (amalgam and composite resin). Under optimal in vitro conditions, the margins of 120 restorations were subject to thorough ultrasonic and air polishing instrumentation in order to mimic those extensively(More)
Two hundred and forty root canals of extracted single-rooted teeth were prepared to the same dimension, and Dentatus posts of equal size were cemented without screwing them into the dentine. Five cleansing solutions and two dentine adhesive systems were evaluated prior to post-cementation using chemical-cure composite resin. 'Pull-out' tests were then(More)
The effect of indirect and semi-direct curing systems of Cl II composite inlays on microleakage was investigated in vitro and compared to conventional direct posterior composite restorations. Nearly identical Cl II cavities were restored with the same composite resin using different polymerization systems. Microleakage assessment was carried out after(More)
The degree of microleakage at 14 days, 6 months and 1 year between Class V amalgam restorations lined with Copalite varnish or with Amalgambond was compared in this in vitro study. The restored teeth were subjected to cyclic occlusal loading, thermocycling procedures and then stored in a dye solution at the appropriate intervals. Dye penetration was(More)
Acid-etch is presently the accepted method for adhesion of composite materials to enamel. In this investigation, we used the laser for pretreatment of the enamel instead of acid. The adhesive (tensile) strength was measured by the Instron unit and statistically analyzed. Results demonstrated that bonding strength following laser pretreatment is comparable(More)