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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)
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)
pH affects the efficacy of local anesthetics by determining the percentage of the lipid-soluble base form of the anesthetic available for diffusion and penetration of the nerve sheath. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between pH and the concentrations of antioxidant and vasoconstrictor in dental local anesthetic solutions over(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)
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)
In vitro bond strengths of three resin adhesive systems were tested using 111 primary teeth. Ninety-six flat dentin surface specimens were divided into six groups consisting of 16 primed or 16 unprimed samples for each adhesive system. The remaining 15 tooth samples were divided into three groups of five to determine each adhesive system's bond strength to(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)
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)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Mechanical properties are considered to be important to the clinical success of dental cements. Storage time of dental luting agents (dental cements) before use and at the manufacturer may have substantial effects on their properties. PURPOSE This study observed and investigated the changes in the properties of water-based dental(More)