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Eliot C, Hatton JF, Stewart GP, Hildebolt CF, Jane Gillespie M, Gutmann JL. Odontology. 2013 Jan 19.
Analysis showed all three QMix formulations were superior to EDTA in smear layer removal and exposure of dentinal tubules in the root canal system in single-rooted teeth. Full Abstract at PubMed or Full Abstract at Springer. TAGS: Smear Layer, Irrigants, QMix,
Robert Hale, Robert Gatti, Gerald N. Glickman, and Lynne A. Opperman, “Comparative Analysis of Carrier-Based Obturation and Lateral Compaction: A Retrospective Clinical Outcomes Study,” International Journal of Dentistry, vol. 2012, Article ID 954675, 8 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/954675
A new research study supports the success of obturators. A total 71 teeth in 60 patients included in the study. Patients received treatment and supervision under the Texas A&M Health Science Center/Baylor College of Dentistry pre-doctoral dental clinic from June 2008-May 2009. Full abstract TAGS: lateral compactionobturation,
Kim HC, Kwak SW, Cheung GS, Ko DH, Chung SM, Lee W., J Endod. 2012 Apr;38(4):541-4. Epub 2011 Dec 23.
The use of reciprocating movement was claimed to increase the resistance of nickel-titanium (NiTi) file to fatigue in comparison with continuous rotation. Recently 2 new brands of NiTi files have been marketed for use in a RM mode. The purpose of this study was to compare the cyclic fatigue resistance and torsional resistance of these 2 files, Reciproc and WaveOne. Full Abstract TAGS: Cyclic fatigueNickel-Titanium, WaveOneResearch Support, reciprocating
Gutmann JL, Gao Y. Int Endod J. 2012 Feb;45(2):113-28. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2591.2011.01957.x. Epub 2011 Sep 8.
The expanded use of nickel-titanium (NiTi) rotary instruments in root canal procedures has led to the development of a wide variety of shapes, designs and applications. Root canal anatomy has not changed, however, and the same challenges exist in both initial treatment and the revision of unacceptable treatment. Full Abstract TAGS: Cyclic fatigueNickel-Titanium, Root Canal, Research Support, Cutting efficiency
Berutti E, Paolino DS, Chiandussi G, Alovisi M, Cantatore G, Castellucci A, Pasqualini D., J Endod. 2012 Jan;38(1):101-4. Epub 2011 Nov 13.
This study evaluated the influence of glide path on canal curvature and axis modification after instrumentation with WaveOne Primary reciprocating files. Full Abstract TAGS: single-filecanal curvatureNickel-Titanium, glide path,Root Canal, WaveOnecastellucireciprocating
Kanter V, Weldon E, Nair U, Varella C, Kanter K, Anusavice K, Pileggi R., Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2011 Dec;112(6):809-13. Epub 2011 Sep 9.
Seventy-five extracted canines were instrumented to a size #40/0.06 taper. The EndoActivator (EA) was compared with an ultrasonic unit for final irrigation. Each unit was used for 1 minute each with 6.15% NaOCl and 17% EDTA. A control group received syringe irrigation. Thirty teeth were sectioned and evaluated for debris removal and open dentinal tubules at 3/5 mm from the apical foramen with a scanning electron microscope. Forty-five teeth were examined for obturation of lateral canals. Full Abstract TAGS: sonicUltrasonic Therapy, obturation,disinfectionIrrigants,
Paqué F, Zehnder M, De-Deus G., J Endod. 2011 Oct;37(10):1394-7. Epub 2011 Aug 6.
A preparation technique with only 1 single instrument was proposed on the basis of the reciprocating movement of the F2 ProTaper instrument. The present study was designed to quantitatively assess canal preparation outcomes achieved by this technique. Full Abstract TAGS: Rotary Systems, Root Canal, Research Support, reciprocating
Ma J, Wang Z, Shen Y, Haapasalo M., J Endod. 2011 Oct;37(10):1380-5. Epub 2011 Jul 30.
The present study was designed to develop a standardized model for quantification of the effectiveness of dentin disinfection by different antibacterial solutions including a new root canal irrigant, Qmix. Centrifugation helped to create a heavy, evenly distributed infection deep into the dentinal tubules. The new model made it possible to compare the effectiveness of several disinfecting solutions in killing bacteria inside dentin by a noninvasive CLSM method. Full Abstract
TAGS: disinfectionNoninvasiveHaapasaloDentin, QMix,
Arvaniti IS, Khabbaz MG., J Endod. 2011 Jun;37(6):871-4.
Taper is a factor that determines final root canal dimensions and, consequently, the dimensions of the space for the cleaning action of irrigants. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of taper on root canal cleanliness. Full Abstract TAGS: debris removalcleanlinessRoot Canal, Research Support, taperKhabbaz
You SY, Bae KS, Baek SH, Kum KY, Shon WJ, Lee W. J Endod. 2010 Dec;36(12):1991-4.
The purpose of this study was to examine the lifespan of one nickel-titanium (NiTi) rotary file when used in reciprocating motion and to compare the time required for its preparation of a curved root canal using both reciprocating and continuous motion. Full Abstract TAGS: Rotary Systems, continuous motionlifespanNickel-Titanium, Root Canal, Research Support, reciprocating
De-Deus G, Brandão MC, Barino B, Di Giorgi K, Fidel RA, Luna AS., Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2010 Sep;110(3):390-4.
This study was designed to quantitatively evaluate the amount of dentin debris extruded from the apical foramen by comparing the conventional sequence of the ProTaper Universal nickel-titanium (NiTi) files with the single-file ProTaper F2 technique. Full Abstract TAGS: single-filedebris removalNickel-Titanium, reciprocatingdentinal debris
Huffman BP, Mai S, Pinna L, Weller RN, Primus CM, Gutmann JL, Pashley DH, Tay FR. Int Endod J. 2009 Jan;42(1):34-46.
To examine the dislocation resistance of three root canal sealers from radicular dentine with and without immersion in a simulated body fluid (SBF), using a modified push-out test design that produced simulated canal spaces of uniform dimensions under identical cleaning and shaping conditions. Full abstract.
TAGS: Profile, Calcium Phosphate, Comparative Study, Randomized Controlled Trial, Endodontics, Root Canal, Research Support, Irrigants,
Weller RN, Tay KC, Garrett LV, Mai S, Primus CM, Gutmann JL, Pashley DH, Tay FR. Int Endod J. 2008 Nov;41(11):977-86.
To investigate the sealing quality of ProRoot Endo Sealer, a calcium silicate-based sealer and its morphologic characteristics after immersion in a phosphate-containing fluid (PCF). Full abstract.
TAGS: Calcium Phosphate, Comparative Study, Zinc Oxide, Oxides, ProRoot, Randomized Controlled Trial, Endodontics, Root Canal, Research Support, Gutta-Percha, Dentin,
Pinna L, Brackett MG, Lockwood PE, Huffman BP, Mai S, Cotti E, Dettori C, Pashley DH, Tay FR. J Endod. 2008 Sep;34(9):1085-8.
This study compared the cytotoxicity of MetaSEAL (Parkell Inc, Farmington, NY), a methacrylate resin-based sealer with an epoxy resin-based (AH Plus Jet; Dentsply Caulk, Milford, DE) and a zinc oxide-eugenol-based sealer (Pulp Canal Sealer; SybronEndo, Orange, CA). Full abstract. TAGS: Comparative Study, Endodontics, Root Canal, Research Support,
Carver K, Nusstein J, Reader A, Beck M. J Endod. 2007 Sep;33(9):1038-43. Epub 2007 Jul 20.
The purpose of this prospective, randomized, single-blind study was to compare the in vivo antibacterial efficacy of a hand/rotary technique versus a hand/rotary/ultrasound technique in mesial root canals of necrotic mandibular molars. Full abstract. TAGS: Randomized Controlled Trial, Endodontics, Root Canal, Irrigants,
Burleson A, Nusstein J, Reader A, Beck M. J Endod. 2007 Jul;33(7):782-7.
This in vivo, prospective, randomized, single-blinded study histologically compared biofilm/necrotic debridement efficiency of a hand/rotary technique versus a hand/rotary/1 min ultrasound technique in the mesial roots of necrotic, human mandibular molars. The hand/rotary group consisted of 20 mesial roots. The hand/rotary/ultrasound group consisted of 20 mesial roots prepared with the same hand/rotary technique followed by 1 min of ultrasonic irrigation, per canal, utilizing an ultrasonic needle in a MiniEndo unit. Full abstract. TAGS: Endodontics, Biofilm, Root Canal, Research Support,
Shen Y, Cheung GS, Bian Z, Peng B. J Endod. 2006 Jan;32(1):61-5.
The purpose of this study was to compare the incidence and mode of instrument separation of the two nickel-titanium (NiTi) rotary systems that were used according to a predefined schedule of clinical use by the same group of operators. The results of this study indicated that while ProTaper was more likely to separate without warning, ProFile tended to exhibit unwinding of flutes more frequently. Full abstract.
TAGS: Profile, Rotary Systems, Endodontics, Nickel-Titanium,
Gutarts R, Nusstein J, Reader A, Beck M. J Endod. 2005 Mar;31(3):166-70.
This study histologically compared the in vivo debridement efficacy of hand/rotary canal preparation versus a hand/rotary/ultrasound technique in mesial root canals of vital mandibular molars. Full abstract. TAGS: Smear Layer, Clinical Trial, Endodontics, Root Canal,
Marroquín BB, El-Sayed MA, Willershausen-Zönnchen B., J Endod. 2004 May;30(5):321-8.
Information concerning the anatomy of the physiological foramen is limited. The aim of this study was to investigate the distance between the physiological and anatomical apex, accessory foramina frequency, and the shape and diameter of the physiological foramen in maxillary and mandibular molars. The apical anatomy of 523 maxillary and 574 mandibular molars from an Egyptian population was investigated by means of a computer-aided stereomicroscope (40 x magnification). Full Abstract
Machnick TK, Torabinejad M, Munoz CA, Shabahang S. J Endod. 2003 Dec;29(12):818-21.
The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of MTAD (a mixture of a tetracycline isomer [doxycycline], an acid [citric acid], and a detergent [Tween 80]) and phosphoric acid on the bond strength to enamel and dentin using a conventional OptiBond Solo Plus dentin adhesive system. One hundred flat surfaces (50 enamel/50 dentin) were prepared for bonding. Specimens were embedded in acrylic with the flat surface exposed. Full abstract. TAGS: Comparative Study, MTAD, Endodontics, Root Canal, Dentin, Irrigants,
Machnick TK, Torabinejad M, Munoz CA, Shabahang S. J Endod. 2003 Nov;29(11):747-50.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of MTAD on the flexural strength and modulus of elasticity of dentin. Dentin bars were randomly assigned to eight groups treated with various concentrations of NaOCl (5.25%, 2.65%, 1.31%, 0.66%), 17% EDTA, MTAD, saline, or according to a clinical protocol with 1.3% NaOCl and then 5 min of MTAD. Full abstract. TAGS: GT Posts, Endodontics,
Zhang W, Torabinejad M, Li Y. J Endod. 2003 Oct;29(10):654-7.
In this investigation we examined the cytotoxicity of MTAD compared with that of commonly used irrigants and medications. Full abstract. TAGS: Comparative Study, MTAD, Endodontics, BioPure, Root Canal, Zhang, Torabinejad, Cleanser,
Shabahang S, Torabinejad M. J Endod. 2003 Sep;29(9):576-9.
The purpose of this investigation was to compare the antimicrobial effect of MTAD (a mixture of a tetracycline isomer, an acid, and a detergent) with that of NaOCl with and without EDTA. Eighty-five extracted human teeth were contaminated with Enterococcus faecalis for 4 weeks. Full abstract. TAGS: MTAD, Endodontics, BioPure, Root Canal,
Torabinejad M, Shabahang S, Aprecio RM, Kettering JD. J Endod. 2003 Jun;29(6):400-3.
Pulp and periradicular diseases are of microbial origin. To effectively clean the root canal system a disinfecting agent must be able to penetrate into difficult-to-reach areas and kill microorganisms with minimal damage to the host tissues. The purpose of this investigation was to test the ability of a mixture of a tetracycline isomer, an acid, and a detergent (MTAD) to kill Enterococcus faecalis and compare its efficacy to that of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) and ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA). Full abstract. TAGS: Comparative Study, MTAD, Endodontics, Root Canal, Irrigants,
Shabahang S, Pouresmail M, Torabinejad M. J Endod. 2003 Jul;29(7):450-2.The purpose of this study was to compare the ability of a mixture of a tetracycline isomer, an acid, and a detergent (MTAD) with that of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCI) to disinfect human root canals that had been contaminated with whole saliva. Full abstract. TAGS: Comparative Study, MTAD, Endodontics, Root Canal,
Beltz RE, Torabinejad M, Pouresmail M. J Endod. 2003 May;29(5):334-7.
Necrotic bovine pulp and dentin were used in this study as model tissues to represent the organic and inorganic components of the smear layer present in instrumented root canals. The capabilities of endodontic irrigants to dissolve pulverized forms of these tissues were compared. Full abstract. TAGS: Smear Layer, Comparative Study, MTAD, Root Canal, Dentin,
Torabinejad M, Cho Y, Khademi AA, Bakland LK, Shabahang S. J Endod. 2003 Apr;29(4):233-9. Erratum in: J Endod. 2003 Jun;29(6):424.
Various organic acids, ultrasonic instruments, and lasers have been used to remove the smear layer from the surface of instrumented root canals. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of various concentrations of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) as an intracanal irrigant before the use of MTAD (a mixture of a tetracycline isomer, an acid, and a detergent) as a final rise to remove the smear layer. Full abstract. TAGS: Smear Layer, MTAD, Root Canal,
Torabinejad M, Khademi AA, Babagoli J, Cho Y, Johnson WB, Bozhilov K, Kim J, Shabahang S. J Endod. 2003 Mar;29(3):170-5.
Various organic acids, ultrasonic instruments, and lasers have been used to remove the smear layer from the surface of instrumented root canals. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a mixture of a tetracycline isomer, an acid, and a detergent (MTAD) as a final rinse on the surface of instrumented root canals. FULL ABSTRACT. TAGS: Smear Layer, MTAD, Root Canal,
Abarca AM, Bustos A, Navia M. J Endod. 2001 Nov;27(11):670-2.
Forty curved canals from 20 mesial roots of extracted human mandibular molars were instrumented (Profile .04) using a crown-down technique and divided into two groups. The experimental group was obturated using the Thermafil technique and the control group was obturated using the lateral condensation technique. Full abstract. TAGS: Endodontics, Membrane, Thermafil, Peptide Fragments,
Ruddle CJ. Dent Today. 2002 May;21(5):66-70, 72-3.
University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, San Francisco, USA. Full abstract. TAGS: Endodontics, Root Canal, Irrigants,
Gençoğlu N. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2003 Jul;96(1):91-5.
In this in vitro study, the core-to-sealer ratios were calculated for 6 different gutta-percha techniques: Thermafil, JS Quick-Fill, Soft Core, Microseal, System B, and lateral condensation. The core consisted of gutta-percha or gutta-percha and carrier. Full abstract. TAGS: Comparative Study, Endodontics, Root Canal, Gutta-Percha,
Pommel L, Camps J. J Endod. 2001 Jul;27(7):449-51.
A fluid filtration system was used to compare the apical microleakage of roots filled with the system B (Analytic Technology), single-cone technique, lateral condensation, vertical condensation, and Thermafil (Caulk-Dentsply). Full abstract. TAGS: Profile, Comparative Study, Randomized Controlled Trial, Clinical Trial, Endodontics, Root Canal, Thermafil,
Pommel L, Jacquot B, Camps J. J Endod. 2001 May;27(5):347-50.
The purpose of this study was to compare three methods of evaluation of the apical seal. Thirty-six teeth were prepared with a ProFile device and filled according to three filling methods: Thermafil (n = 12), warm vertical condensation (n = 12), and the single cone technique (n = 2). The apical seal was recorded with three methods, each successively used on the same teeth: a fluid filtration method, an electrochemical method, and a dye penetration study. Full abstract. TAGS: Comparative Study, Endodontics, Root Canal,
Peters OA, Schönenberger K, Laib A. Int Endod J. 2001 Apr;34(3):221-30.
The aim of this study was to compare the effects of four preparation techniques on canal volume and surface area using three-dimensionally reconstructed root canals in extracted human maxillary molars. In addition, micro CT data was used to describe morphometric parameters related to the four preparation techniques. Full abstract. TAGS: Comparative Study, Endodontics, Nickel-Titanium, Root Canal, Dentin,
Rosin M, Fleissner P, Welk A, Steffen H, Heine B. Quintessence Int. 2001 Feb;32(2):119-30.
The combination of an individually cast core and a prefabricated metal post is one of the many techniques to restore endodontically treated teeth. The surface characteristics of commercially available posts vary considerably and likely influence retention. In this study, the surface configuration of 11 castable prefabricated post systems and their retention at the post-cement interface were investigated. Full abstract. TAGS: Comparative Study, Zinc Phosphate Cement, Prosthesis, GT Posts, Endodontics,
Nergiz I, Schmage P, Platzer U, McMullan-Vogel CG. J Prosthet Dent. 1997Nov;78(5):451-7.
Tapered posts allow for the preservation of tooth substance in the fragile apical area and are advantageous in clinical situations where they conform to the root and canal configuration of endodontically treated teeth. However, their lower retention compared with passive parallel-sided or active threaded posts is a disadvantage. This study determined the retentive strength of tapered titanium posts with different surface textures and examined the effect of roughening dentinal walls of the prepared post space. Full abstract. TAGS: GT Posts, Endodontics,
Torabinejad M, Pitt Ford TR, McKendry DJ, Abedi HR, Miller DA, Kariyawasam SP. J Endod. 1997 Apr;23(4):225-8.
Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) has been shown in a number of experiments to be a potential root-end filling material. The purpose of this study was to examine the periradicular tissue response of monkeys to MTA and amalgam as root-end fillings. Full abstract. TAGS: Comparative Study, Oxides, Endodontics, Root Canal, MTA,
Ruddle C. Dent Today. 1997 Jan;16(1):52, 54, 56-7.Full abstract. TAGS: Ultrasonic Therapy, Endodontics, Case Reports, Root Canal,
Torabinejad M, Hong CU, Lee SJ, Monsef M, Pitt Ford TR. J Endod. 1995 Dec;21(12):603-8.
Numerous compounds have been used as root-end filling materials. Based on the results of in vitro and intraosseous implantation tests, mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) seems to have potential as a root-end filling material. The purpose of this study was to examine the periradicular tissue response of dogs to MTA and amalgam. Full abstract. TAGS: Comparative Study, Oxides, Endodontics, Root Canal, Dental Amalgam,
Torabinejad M, Smith PW, Kettering JD, Pitt Ford TR. J Endod. 1995 Jun;21(6):295-9.
This study investigated the marginal adaptation of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) as a root-end filling material, compared with commonly used root-end filling materials by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Full abstract. TAGS: Comparative Study, Zinc Oxide, Oxides, Endodontics, Root Canal, Dental Amalgam,
Torabinejad M, Rastegar AF, Kettering JD, Pitt Ford TR. J Endod. 1995 Mar;21(3):109-12.
Previous dye leakage studies have shown that mineral trioxide aggregate leaks significantly less than other commonly used root-end filling materials. This study determined the time needed for Staphylococcus epidermidis to penetrate a 3-mm thickness of amalgam, Super-EBA, Intermediate Restorative Material (IRM), or mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) as root-end filling materials. Full abstract. TAGS: Comparative Study, Endodontics, Root Canal,
Leung SF, Gulabivala K. Int Endod J. 1994 Jul;27(4):190-6.
The sealing ability of lateral condensation and Thermafil were compared in root canals with curvatures either greater or less than 25 degrees. It was found that Thermafil sealed significantly better than lateral condensation in canals with curvatures greater than 25 degrees (P < 0.05). However, there were no significant differences between the techniques in the groups with canal curvature less than 25 degrees. There was no significant difference in the performance of each of the techniques when analysed with respect to canal curvature. Full abstract. TAGS: Endodontics, Root Canal, Thermafil,
Hülsmann M. J Endod. 1994 Mar;20(3):144-7.
Removal of fractured instruments is one of the most difficult operative procedures in endodontics. Although a number of different devices and techniques have been developed, none are successful in all cases. An additional technique using an automated device (Canal Finder System) for bypassing and an ultrasonic device for loosening and retrieval of fractured instruments is presented. The rationale for this technique is described and illustrated by two clinical cases. Full abstract. TAGS: Ultrasonic Therapy, Endodontics, Case Reports, Root Canal,
Torabinejad M, Watson TF, Pitt Ford TR. J Endod. 1993 Dec;19(12):591-5.
This in vitro study used rhodamine B fluorescent dye and a confocal microscope to evaluate the sealing ability of amalgam, super EBA, and a mineral trioxide aggregate when used as root end filling materials. Full abstract. TAGS: Comparative Study, Oxides, Endodontics, Root Canal, Dental Amalgam,
Lee SJ, Monsef M, Torabinejad M. J Endod. 1993 Nov;19(11):541-4.
Amalgam, IRM, and a mineral trioxide aggregate were tested for repair of experimentally created root perforations. Fifty sound, extracted mandibular and maxillary molars were used in this study. Full abstract. TAGS: Comparative Study, Zinc Oxide, Oxides, Endodontics, Root Canal, Dental Amalgam,
Gutmann JL, Saunders WP, Saunders EM, Nguyen L. Int Endod J. 1993 May;26(3):173-8
.Adaptation and placement of alpha-phase gutta-percha delivered with a plastic core-carrier, Thermafil, was compared to the lateral condensation of gutta-percha in a specific tooth model. Full abstract. TAGS: Randomized Controlled Trial, Clinical Trial, Endodontics, Root Canal, Research Support, Gutta-Percha,
Gençoğlu N, Garip Y, Baş M, Samani S. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2002 Mar;93(3):333-6.
In this in vitro study, the core (gutta-percha or gutta-percha and carrier)/sealer ratio and the sealing ability were calculated for 4 different gutta-percha techniques: Thermafil, JS Quick-Fill, System B, and lateral condensation. Full abstract. TAGS: Comparative Study, Endodontics, Root Canal, Thermafil,
Cohen BI, Musikant BL, Deutsch AS. J Prosthet Dent. 1992 Aug;68(2):264-8.
This study compared the retention of posts in the root for various diameters (1.3 mm and 1.6 mm) of three prefabricated post systems (Unity, Filpost, and Brasseler) with that of the previously reported No. 1 and No. 2 Flexi-Post systems. The experiment was divided into three groups comprising 10 samples for each post system studied. Full abstract. TAGS: Zinc Phosphate Cement, GT Posts, Endodontics, Root Canal,
Ross RS, Nicholls JI, Harrington GW. J Endod. 1991 Sep;17(9):450-6.
Twenty-five extracted human maxillary central incisors were randomly divided into five equal groups. Crowns were removed 1 mm incisal to the cementoenamel junction. Endodontic treatment was carried out and each tooth was affixed with two strain gauges. The strain gauge wires were connected to a Wheatstone Bridge circuit. Each group of five teeth was restored with either a Para-Post Plus (the control post), Flexi-Post, Vlock post, Kurer Fin Lock Anchor, or a Radix Anchor. Full abstract. TAGS: Comparative Study, GT Posts, Clinical Trial, Research Support,
Sorensen JA, Engelman MJ. J Prosthet Dent. 1990 Oct;64(4):419-24.
This study determined the effect of different post designs and varying amounts of post-to-canal adaptation on the fracture resistance of endodontically treated teeth. Full abstract. TAGS: Zinc Phosphate Cement, GT Posts, Endodontics, Root Canal,
Chenail BL, Teplitsky PE. J Endod. 1987 Apr;13(4):186-90.Full abstract. TAGS: Ultrasonic Therapy, Endodontics, Root Canal,
Leary JM, Aquilino SA, Svare CW. J Prosthet Dent. 1987 Mar;57(3):277-81.Posted teeth were evaluated to determine the reinforcement capabilities of various post lengths. The results suggest that as internal tooth structure is removed from the tooth the tooth becomes weaker, that teeth with posts do show more reinforcement than nonposted teeth with the same manipulation characteristics, and that some load transfer appears to exist with cemented posts. Full abstract. TAGS: GT Posts, Endodontics,
Nagai O, Tani N, Kayaba Y, Kodama S, Osada T. Int Endod J. 1986 Nov;19(6):298-304.Full abstract. TAGS: Endodontics, Root Canal,
Fors UG, Berg JO. Int Endod J. 1986 Jan;19(1):2-10.Full abstract. TAGS: Endodontics, Root Canal,
Standlee JP, Caputo AA, Holcomb JP. J Oral Rehabil. 1982 Jan;9(1):23-33. Full abstract. TAGS: Crowns, GT Posts, Endodontics,
Standlee JP, Caputo AA, Holcomb J, Trabert KC. J Prosthet Dent.1980 Oct;44(4):398-404.
When the Radix Anchor apex was allowed to engage the bottom of the prepared channel, very high apical stresses were generated within the supporting structure. When the coronal flanges engaged the occlusal portion of the model, high lateral stresses occurred in the coronal portion of the channel. These stress concentrations can be avoided by installing the dowel so that only the retentive threads engage dentin. Full abstract. TAGS: Zinc Phosphate Cement, Crowns, GT Posts, Endodontics,
Zmener O. J Prosthet Dent. 1980 May;43(5):530-5.
Adaptation of threaded dowels to the walls of the canals is minimal in the cervical third and maximal in the apical third. Each of the three types of dowels may cause lateral stresses and possibly fracture. Matched reamers and dowels reduce the danger of fracture. Smaller-diameter dowels maintain less contact with the dentin and avoid weakening the root. The Kurer Anchor system provided a satisfactory combination of nonlateral residual stresses which protected the root from complications. Full abstract. TAGS: Crowns, GT Posts, Endodontics,
Oilo G, Jørgensen KD. J Oral Rehabil. 1978 Oct;5(4):377-89.
Two series of brass cones and two series of dentine posts with varying surface roughness were produced. Maximum roughness value and arithmetical mean roughness were recorded for each cone. Brass crowns were cemented either with zinc phosphate cement (De Trey's zinc Cenment Improved) or with polycarboxylate cement (Durelon). A tensile stress was applied until the crown and the cone separated. The retentive force in relation to retention area was measured. Full abstract. TAGS: Zinc Phosphate Cement, GT Posts, Endodontics,
Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol. 1972 Jun;33(6):952-60. Standlee JP, Caputo AA, Collard EW, Pollack MH. Full abstract. TAGS: Crowns, GT Posts, Endodontics, Root Canal, Occlusion,
Standlee JP, Caputo AA, Hanson EC. J Prosthet Dent. 1978 Apr;39(4):400-5.
The retentive capacity of three preformed endodontic dowel designs was compared at two lengths and two diameters, with three different cements. The greatest single factor influencing retention of these devices was the design used. Full abstract. TAGS: GT Posts, Endodontics,
DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties has a long history of innovation in dentistry. Here is a partial list of current U.S. patents and the products they apply to.
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How can I view my order’s sales tax?
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