Richard S. Schwartz

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The restoration of endodontically treated teeth is a topic that is extensively studied and yet remains controversial from many perspectives. This article reviews the major pertinent literature on this topic, with an emphasis on major decision-making elements in post placement and restoration of endodontically treated teeth. Recommendations are made for(More)
The gross and histologic anatomy of the inferior glenohumeral ligament was studied in 11 fresh frozen cadaver shoulders. Arthroscopic observations of the joint capsule through the normal range of motion revealed that the inferior glenohumeral ligament is actually a complex of structures consisting of an anterior band, a posterior band, and an interposed(More)
One of the recent trends in endodontics has been the development of bonded obturating materials, in an effort to provide a more effective seal coronally and apically. Materials utilizing dentin adhesive technology have been borrowed from restorative dentistry and adapted to obturating materials. This review discusses the obstacles to effective bonding in(More)
This study compared the accuracy in three dimensions of casts made from complete-arch custom acrylic resin trays and two types of dual-arch impression trays. Using addition silicone impression material, 30 impressions (10/group) were made of a typodont. Reference marks on the typodont allowed measurements in the mesiodistal, buccolingual and occlusogingival(More)
Current American Dental Association infection control guidelines recommend immersion disinfection of irreversible hydrocolloid impressions, and this study further defines the parameters for use of sodium hypochlorite. Sodium hypochlorite has been shown to be an effective disinfectant for impressions; however, it has not been fully evaluated for optimum(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the diagnostic usefulness of 201Tl scintigraphy for detecting asymptomatic coronary artery disease in apparently healthy men. We thus evaluated planar 201Tl exercise myocardial scintigraphy in 845 asymptomatic male military aircrew undergoing coronary arteriography because of abnormal noninvasive tests suggesting possible(More)
BACKGROUND Mineral trioxide aggregate, or MTA, is a new material developed for endodontics that appears to be a significant improvement over other materials for procedures in bone. It is the first restorative material that consistently allows for the overgrowth of cementum, and it may facilitate the regeneration of the periodontal ligament. CASE(More)
This study was conducted to determine the average dimensions of the six maxillary anterior teeth in a targeted population and to evaluate the relationships between intertooth and intratooth dimensions. Casts were obtained from 54 patients ranging in age from 18 to 35. Measurements of length and width were made on the casts using a digital caliper. Using(More)
Sodium hypochlorite is one of the disinfectants recommended for impressions, usually in a 1:10 dilution to minimize the negative effects on the impression material and poured gypsum cast. Dilution causes a loss of antimicrobial properties, however. Sodium hypochlorite is known to have enhanced antimicrobial properties at lower pH levels. This study(More)
This study evaluated the quality of gypsum casts recovered from disinfected irreversible hydrocolloid impressions. Four disinfectants were evaluated: 0.525% sodium hypochlorite, Alcide LD, Iodofive, and OMC II. Water served as the control. Specimens were evaluated for roughness, surface detail, and dimensional stability. Impressions disinfected with NaOCI(More)