Zvia Hirschfeld

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A reparative dentin bridge was induced in rat molar teeth by pulp exposure and capping with calcium hydroxide. Transmission electron-microscopic examination after 10 days revealed the presence of odontoblastic cells and collagenous matrix with focal calcifications. The calcifying fronts were composed of hydroxyapatite crystals. Numerous extracellular matrix(More)
The effect of 30% hydrogen peroxide and a paste of sodium perborate mixed with hydrogen peroxide at different temperatures and time intervals on the microhardness of human enamel and dentin was examined. Intact extracted human teeth were sectioned, embedded in acrylic resin, polished, and divided into four test groups related to surface treatment. The(More)
It has been previously reported that short term application of calcium-hydroxide to the dental pulp resulted in the formation of a dentin bridge with matrix vesicle calcification. The present study deals with the induction of reparative dentin in rat molar pulps by direct capping with calcium-hydroxide. The teeth were examined after 21 and 35 days.(More)
Adhesion of oral bacteria to teeth and restorative materials plays an important role in the pathogenesis of oral diseases. This study investigated the initial adhesion of Streptococcus mutans to enamel and restorative materials. Three types of composites and two types of glass ionomer cements were used. The specimens were coated with freshly collected human(More)
A detailed anatomic and histologic description of the cheek teeth of the rabbit, both deciduous and permanent, is presented, together with the chronology of their pre- and postnatal development. The deciduous teeth are of limited growth, while the permanent ones grow continuously. Certain aspects of cementogenesis in these teeth are discussed.
The residual ridge which forms after the extraction of teeth is characterized by a loss of substance when compared with the dentulous ridge. The residual ridge shrinks in an apical direction and shifts lingually. This remodeling pattern takes place mainly at the expense of the bony crest, the buccal plate of the alveolar process, and the gingival tissues(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to assess the microleakage of pit and fissure sealants in: 1) air-abraded molars with and without etching and 2) in preventive resin restorations (PRR) prepared with air abrasion or mechanically with a bur. METHODS Forty molars with no or minimal occlusal caries were cleaned with pumice, washed, and assigned to(More)