Tomoko Abo

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PURPOSE To test the null hypothesis that three self-adhesive luting materials had the same microtensile bond strength when used to lute ceramic IPS Empress II disks to the dentin of perfused teeth. MATERIALS AND METHODS Occlusal enamel and the roots of 9 human third molars were removed and crown segments connected to a perfusion system (30 cm H2O). Nine(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the bonding efficacy of an all-in-one adhesive with that of a self-etching primer system by measuring microleakage after thermocycling and the microtensile bond strength (microTBS) to enamel and dentin. Circular class V cavities along cement-enamel junctions were prepared in 20 extracted human premolars. Each 10 teeth(More)
Six strains, TKU 25, TKU 28, TKU 30, TKU 31(T), TKU 33 and TKU 34, were isolated from the oral cavity of a chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes). Colonies of strains grown on Mitis-Salivarius agar were similar in morphology to that of Streptococcus mutans. The novel strains were Gram-stain-positive, facultatively anaerobic cocci that lacked catalase activity.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to investigate the influence of deproteinization of dentin on the shear bond strength (SBS) mediated by eight dentin adhesives, and to evaluate the long-term durability of the SBSs. The hypotheses were that deproteinization of dentin would not affect the capacity for adherence, and that in contrast to the SBSs to(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of a new intensity-changeable light source Curetron 7 (CT-7) devised for the slow-curing on cavity wall adaptation in the adhesive composite restorations, as well as the microhardness of the cured composite. METHODS Microhardness of both top and bottom surfaces was measured by an(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effects of 1) wall grinding status, 2) thermal stress, and 3) time of polishing on sealing performance of two one-step bonding systems in cervical cavities. MATERIALS AND METHODS Semicircular cavities with dimensions of 3 x 3 x 1.5 mm were prepared along the CEJ of extracted human premolars. In experiment 1, the cavity walls were(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Er:YAG laser irradiation on human dentin surface using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). 10 human dentin disks were prepared from extracted human molars for XPS analysis. These specimens were divided into two groups of five: a control group and group that were irradiated by an Er:YAG laser beam(More)
Possibility to shorten the total irradiation time in slow-curing with an intensity-changeable light source, Curetron 7 (CT-7), was investigated for four hybrid-type resin composites. Irradiation condition with CT-7 was assigned as 10 or 20 seconds at low light intensity (230 mW/cm2) and followed by 20 or 10 seconds at high intensity (600 mW/cm2)(More)