Accuracy and precision of 3 intraoral scanners and accuracy of conventional impressions: A novel in vivo analysis method

Jun 17, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Accuracy and precision of 3 intraoral scanners and accuracy of conventional impressions: A novel in vivo analysis method

Graphical abstract Abstract Objective To evaluate a novel methodology using industrial scanners as a reference, and assess in vivo accuracy of 3 intraoral scanners (IOS) and conventional impressions. Further, to…

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Antibacterial properties and compressive strength of new one-step preparation silver nanoparticles in glass ionomer cements (NanoAg-GIC)

Jun 17, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Antibacterial properties and compressive strength of new one-step preparation silver nanoparticles in glass ionomer cements (NanoAg-GIC)

Abstract Objectives This work aimed (1) to develop polyacid formulations by the one-step photoreduction of silver nanoparticles (AgNP) in a polyacrylate solution of conventional glass ionomer cement (GIC), imparting antibacterial…

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Valuing the delivery of dental care: Heterogeneity in patients’ preferences and willingness-to-pay for dental care attributes

Jun 17, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Valuing the delivery of dental care: Heterogeneity in patients’ preferences and willingness-to-pay for dental care attributes

Abstract Objectives To examine the amount of heterogeneity in patients’ preferences for dental care, what factors affect their preferences, and how much they would be willing to pay for improvement…

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Polymerisation, antibacterial and bioactivity properties of experimental orthodontic adhesives containing triclosan-loaded halloysite nanotubes

Jun 17, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Polymerisation, antibacterial and bioactivity properties of experimental orthodontic adhesives containing triclosan-loaded halloysite nanotubes

Graphical abstract Highlights • TCN-HNT is a suitable filler for orthodontic dental adhesives. • TCN-HNT shows in vitro inhibition of bacterial growth at 72 h. • Orthodontic dental adhesives doped…

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Effect of dentin roughness on the adhesive performance in non-carious cervical lesions: A double-blind randomized clinical trial

Jun 17, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Effect of dentin roughness on the adhesive performance in non-carious cervical lesions: A double-blind randomized clinical trial

Abstract Objective This double-blind randomized clinical trial evaluates the influence of dentin roughening (RO) on the clinical behavior of a new universal multi-mode adhesive (Tetric N-Bond Universal; Ivoclar-Vivadent) applied as…

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Dentists’ decision strategies for suspicious occlusal caries lesions in a National Dental PBRN study

Jun 17, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Dentists’ decision strategies for suspicious occlusal caries lesions in a National Dental PBRN study

Abstract Objective Case presentations (vignettes) were completed by dentists in the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network study “Decision Aids for the Management of Suspicious Occlusal Caries Lesions (SOCLs)”. The objective…

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Influence of specimens’ geometry and materials on the thermal stresses in dental restorative materials during thermal cycling

Jun 17, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Influence of specimens’ geometry and materials on the thermal stresses in dental restorative materials during thermal cycling

Abstract Objectives Thermal cycling is widely used to simulate the aging of restorative materials corresponding to the changes of temperature in the oral cavity. However, test parameters present in literature…

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Silver diamine fluoride remineralized artificial incipient caries in permanent teeth after bacterial pH-cycling in-vitro

Jun 17, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Silver diamine fluoride remineralized artificial incipient caries in permanent teeth after bacterial pH-cycling in-vitro

Abstract Objectives To investigate the remineralizing effect of 38% silver diamine fluoride (SDF) application on enamel artificial caries in adjunct to 1000 ppm fluoride toothpaste compared with fluoride toothpaste alone…

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Interrelation of periodontal parameters between asthmatics and nonasthmatics subjects: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Jun 17, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Interrelation of periodontal parameters between asthmatics and nonasthmatics subjects: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Abstract Background The aim of this systematic review (SR) is to evaluate the association between asthma and periodontal parameters. Methods An electronic search without date or language restrictions ​​was carried…

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Non-pharmacological interventions for reducing mental distress in patients undergoing dental procedures: Systematic review and meta-analysis

Jun 17, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Non-pharmacological interventions for reducing mental distress in patients undergoing dental procedures: Systematic review and meta-analysis

Abstract Objectives This meta-analysis investigates the efficacy of non-pharmacological interventions in adults undergoing dental procedures under regional or general anesthesia compared to standard care alone or an attention control group…

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Understanding the management and teaching of dental restoration repair: Systematic review and meta-analysis of surveys

Jun 17, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Understanding the management and teaching of dental restoration repair: Systematic review and meta-analysis of surveys

Abstract Objectives Repair instead of complete replacement is recommended to manage partially defective restorations. It is unclear if and why such treatment is taught at dental schools or practiced by…

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