Valerio Milana

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Since the introduction of nickel-titanium alloy to endodontics, there have been many changes in instrument design, but no significant improvements in the raw material properties, or enhancements in the manufacturing process. Recently, a new method to produce nickel-titanium rotary (NTR) instruments has been developed, in an attempt to obtain instruments(More)
The goal of the study is to evaluate if the use of rotary nickel-titanium (RNT) instruments, as Hedstroem files, is safe. Twelve twisted files (TF) RNT instruments size 06-25 were selected and randomly divided in 2 groups of 6 instruments each. Group A (new instruments) were used as control. Group B (test) instruments were clinically used only as Hedstroem(More)
AIM A new manufacturing method aiming at to producing more flexible and resistant NiTi endodontic instruments has been recently developed (Hyflex, produced with CM wire). The purpose of the study was to determine whether this new manufacturing method produces NiTi instruments (Hyflex) of superior flexibility and/or superior resistance to cyclic fatigue,(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to investigate the in vitro sealing ability of a new obturating material (Real Seal 1, SybronEndo, Orange, CA, USA) and compare it with the Thermafil (Dentsply Maillefer, Baillargues, Switzerland) and One-Step systems (CMS Dental, Copenhagen, Denmark). METHODS Forty-four freshly extracted lower premolars teeth were(More)
AIMS Apical extrusion of infected debris to the periradicular tissues is one of the principal causes of postoperative pain and discomfort. Recent researches have shown that reciprocating instrumentation techniques seem to significantly increase the amount of debris extruded beyond the apex and, consequently, the risk of postoperative pain. The goal of the(More)
A new manufacturing method of twisting nickel titanium wire to produce rotary nickel titanium (RNT) files has recently been developed. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether the new manufacturing process increased the angular deflection of RNT files, by comparing instruments produced using the new manufacturing method (Twisted Files) versus(More)
Currently, although ultrasonics (US) is used in dentistry for therapeutic and diagnostic applications as well as for cleaning of instruments before sterilization, its main use is for scaling and root planing of teeth and in root canal therapy, both for orthograde and retrograde therapy. Both in conventional and surgical treatments, US in endodontics has(More)