Steven O Hondrum

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This study evaluated commercially available molded gray elastomeric ligatures from seven companies for force decay, dimensional change, and the relationship between ligature dimension and force. The initial wall thickness, inside diameter, outside diameter, and force levels of each ligature were measured. Three of four test groups of ligatures were(More)
Light-cured glass ionomers with an initial set of 20 seconds may produce higher initial bond strengths, as well as decreased sensitivity to moisture contamination and desiccation, than chemically cured glass ionomers making them attractive for use as orthodontic bonding agents. The purpose of this study was to determine and compare the shear bond strength(More)
The mandibular position indicator (MPI) was used to compare condylar position between centric relation (CR) and centric occlusion (CO) for 107 patients before orthodontic treatment. The MPI data were examined to determine frequency, direction, and magnitude of CO-CR difference; and data were analyzed for possible correlation to the patient's Angle(More)
Participation in sporting events involves a risk of injury to the teeth and surrounding structures. The purpose of this study was to compare the properties of a custom mouthguard and three commercially available mouthguards. Tests included rebound upon impact as well as incisor thickness and hardness after fabrication. Results revealed that all three(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the sensitivity and the specificity of detecting the presence and extent of occlusal carious lesions using traditional examination techniques performed by three experienced restorative dentists and a laser fluorescence-measuring device (DIAGNOdent) on 100 extracted third maxillary and mandibular molars. The(More)
Three materials used for class 5 restorations (composite resin, glass ionomer, and resin-modified glass ionomer) were contoured, finished, and polished using seven methods: Matrix only, Sof-Lex disks, Composite Finishing System, Enhance Finishing/Polishing System. Two Striper MFS/MPS System. Two Striper MPS polish only, and contouring burs only. Results(More)
In this study, various luting agents were evaluated to determine their retentive strengths as they pertain to the CeraOne single-tooth implant system. Ten samples of five different luting agents (zinc oxide-eugenol, glass-ionomer cement, hybrid glass-ionomer cement, composite resin, and zinc phosphate) were tested for retentive strength of the CeraOne gold(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the mechanical and bond strength properties of a commercially available light-cured glass ionomer cement and of a chemically cured glass ionomer cement. Sixty recently extracted human molars were randomly divided into six equal groups, and the bond strengths of the two cement types were evaluated at 1 hour, 24(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare 10% carbamide peroxide to the combination of sodium perborate and water as intracoronal bleaching agents. Forty-four extracted teeth were discolored in vitro. Bleaching agents were placed intracoronally to the level of the cemento-enamel junction for 12 days; solutions were replaced after four and eight days.(More)
PURPOSE Previous research has shown that dental gypsum casts may be effectively disinfected by the substitution of 10% of the gauging water with 5.25% solution of sodium hypochlorite. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the properties of gypsum produced from such a solution as opposed to tap water alone. MATERIALS AND METHODS Tests included(More)