Yasuko Momoi

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OBJECTIVE Recent studies have demonstrated that acid etching of vital dentin and pulpal tissue does not retard pulpal healing, odontoblastoid cell differentiation, or dentinal bridge formation when the pulp is capped with adhesive resins. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the pulpal response in nonexposed and exposed monkey pulps to treatment with(More)
The mechanical properties of resin-modified "hybrid" glass-ionomers, for both restorative and liner/base applications, were assessed by a flexural test and compared with those of conventional acid-base glass-ionomers. Flexural strength, flexural modulus, and the modulus of resilience were determined 30 minutes after mixing, and at 24 hours and 3 months(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the equivalence of a digital X-ray system (DenOptix) to conventional X-ray film in terms of the measured radio-opacity of known filled-resin materials and the suitability of attenuation coefficient for radio-opacity determination. METHODS Discs of five thicknesses (0.5-2.5mm) and step-wedges of each of three composite materials of(More)
OBJECTIVES The best possible methods and materials in stepwise excavation for deep caries in permanent teeth were investigated. The review considers the questions from many aspects including clinical success, effects of reducing cariogenic bacteria, possibility of hardening softened dentin, and likelihood of generating tertiary dentin. DATA This(More)
OBJECTIVES Self-etch adhesives are well adopted in general practice, obviously primarily thanks to their ease of use and fast application time. Nevertheless, phosphoric acid is still often recommended to beforehand etch enamel following a so-called 'selective' enamel-etch technique, this in particular when most cavity margins end in enamel. The purpose of(More)
Water absorption of composite materials causes an expansion (hygroscopic) which may result in an outward force being generated against the cavity walls. The purpose of this work was to investigate the relationship between this force and the water absorption of the material over a 6 month period of water storage. This investigation was performed by measuring(More)
Besides functional and cross-linking monomers, dental adhesives contain a photo-initiator system for polymerization, thereby providing physico-mechanical strength to the adhesive-tooth interface. Few studies have investigated the effect of the functional monomer and polymerization-initiation system on the polymerization efficiency of the adhesive. Here, we(More)
In this study, the bactericidal activity of antibacterial monomer MDPB (12-methacryloyloxydodecylpyridinium bromide) against Streptococcus mutans was tested by a rapid method for monitoring viability. To S. mutans culture containing fluorescence staining solution that distinguishes live from dead cells, MDPB was added at a concentration of 250, 100, 50, or(More)
MDPB, 12-methacryloyloxydodecylpyridinium bromide, was tested for its ability to inhibit the growth of organisms associated with active root caries lesions and to modify the growth characteristics of these organisms at sub-MICs. MICs and MBCs of MDPB for independent isolates (n=5) of the following taxa: Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus oralis,(More)
Fluoride release from four light-activated glass ionomer cements, including newly developed restorative cements, was evaluated and compared with four conventional acid-base glass ionomer cements. There was no significant difference between the group of light-activated cements and the group of conventional cements, and light-activated cements were found to(More)