Validation of micro-CT against the section method regarding the assessment of marginal leakage of sealants.

@article{Chen2012ValidationOM,
  title={Validation of micro-CT against the section method regarding the assessment of marginal leakage of sealants.},
  author={Xi Chen and Vincent M. J. I. Cuijpers and Ming Wen Fan and Jo. E. FRENCKEN},
  journal={Australian dental journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={196-9}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to validate the micro-CT and related software against the section method using the stereomicroscope for marginal leakage assessment along the sealant-enamel interface. METHODS Pits and fissures of the occlusal surface of 10 teeth were sealed with a resin-fissure sealant material without acid etching, thermocycled for 5000 cycles, immersed in 50% silver nitrate for three hours and scanned using micro-CT. Teeth were embedded in epoxy resin and cut in three… CONTINUE READING