Yukinori Nahara

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The aim of this study was to examine the apoptotic and necrotic influence of four dental resin polymerization initiators--namely benzoyl peroxide (BPO), camphorquinone (CQ), dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate (DMAEMA), and dimethyl-para-toluidine (DMPT)--on human gingival fibroblast (HGF) cells. To this end, the growth inhibition of HGF cells with 1 mM BPO,(More)
Thermal analysis was used to measure the characteristics of dental resins cured with the use of a new light-activation unit equipped with high illuminant blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The characteristics were compared with those of resins cured with the use of two conventional halogen lamp units. The prepared base monomer consisted of a mixture of(More)
New light-activation units equipped with high-illuminant blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have recently been proposed as a replacement for the halogen units that are widely used in dentistry to polymerize light-cured resins. The photoinitiators in light-cured dental resins, typified by the camphorquinone (CQ)/amine photoinitiator system, generate primary(More)
Thirty-three castable apatite ceramic crowns were constructed for 26 patients. The crowns were clinically evaluated for anatomic form, marginal adaptation, cavosurface marginal discoloration, surface roughness, and color match for a period of 2 years at regular intervals. Results showed that all restoration had satisfactory anatomic form; all but one(More)
The effects of ultraviolet (UV) light on fungi and impression materials were tested. UV light (250 microW/cm2) killed most Candida organisms (10(3) cells/ml) within 5 minutes. UV light (8000 microW/cm2) killed most C. albicans (10(7) cells/ml) within 2 minutes of exposure. The effect of UV light on dimensional change and surface roughness of impression(More)
This study demonstrated that plaque accumulation was reduced and plaque removal facilitated by the TFE coating. These findings suggest that the TFE coating has a practical application for pontics and the proximal and cervical surfaces of crowns. These inaccessible surfaces are not easily cleaned by brushing.
Castable apatite ceramic crowns are subjected to heat treatment during crystallizing and during coloring after casting. The dimensional accuracy of the heat-treated crowns was investigated with respect to its influence on dimensional changes in castable apatite ceramic crowns and on distortion of the interior of the crowns, using two investment techniques(More)