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    ABSTRACT: To assess the influence of in-office whitening gel pH on whitening efficiency. Hydrogen peroxide diffusion and color changes on bovine teeth were assessed. Three gels with close hydrogen peroxide concentrations but with various pH levels were tested: Zoom 2 (Discus Dental), Opalescence Endo and Opalescence Boost (Ultradent). The pH levels were respectively: 3.0, 5.0 and 7.0. Thirty enamel slices and tooth crowns were used for both studies (n = 10 per group per study). Hydrogen peroxide diffusion through the enamel slices and the tooth crowns was spectrophotometrically recorded every 10 minutes for 1 hour to calculate the diffusion coefficients. Color changes were spectrophotometrically recorded every 10 minutes for 1 hour and quantified in term of CIE-Lab. The hydrogen peroxide diffusion coefficient through enamel ranged from 5.12 +/- 0.82 x 10(-9) cm2 s(-1) for pH 3 to 5.19 +/- 0.92 x 10(-9) cm2 S(-1) for pH 7. Through tooth crowns it ranged from 4.80 +/- 1.75 x 10(-10) cm2 s(-1) for pH 5 to 4.85 +/- 1.82 x 10(-10) cm2 s(-1) for pH 3. After 1 hour, the deltaE varied from 5.6 +/- 4.0 for pH 7 to 7.0 +/- 5.0 for pH 3 on enamel slices and from 3.9 +/- 2.5 for pH 5 to 4.9 +/- 3.5 for pH 7 on tooth crowns. There was no statistically significant difference between groups for both parameters.
    American journal of dentistry 04/2012; 25(2):91-6. · 1.06 Impact Factor
  • G Susini, L Pommel, J Camps
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    ABSTRACT: To determine the incidence of aspiration and ingestion of endodontic instruments in France during root canal treatment without using rubber dam. Data was provided by two insurance companies representing 24,651 French general dentists over 11 years. The type and number of accidents per year, the number of dental items involved and the percentage of occurrence of either aspiration or ingestion were reported. The incidence of accidental aspiration or ingestion was calculated. The need for hospitalization to remove the endodontic instruments and other dental items was reported and compared using chi square tests. One endodontic instrument was aspirated and 57 were ingested. Forty-three other dental items were aspirated and 409 were ingested. For the endodontic instruments: the incidence of aspiration was 0.001 per 100,000 root canal treatments and the incidence of ingestion was 0.12 per 100,000 root canal treatments. The aspirated endodontic instruments and dental items required statistically more frequent hospitalization than the ingested items (P < 0.0001). The endodontic instruments did not require more frequent hospitalization than other dental items when aspirated (ns) and when ingested (ns). No fatal outcome was reported. The incidence of ingestion or aspiration of endodontic instruments was low even thought most general practitioners do not routinely use rubber dam. Use of rubber dam by general practitioners for endodontic procedures should be encouraged by stressing its advantages rather than the fear factor of accidents.
    International Endodontic Journal 08/2007; 40(8):585-9. · 2.05 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To record the cytotoxicity of Resilon and Epiphany (Pentron clinical technologies, Wallingford, CT, USA) using a root model. Thirty teeth with single roots were sectioned at the enamel-cementum junction, the root canals prepared and each root then sterilized before filling with the lateral condensation technique using one of three filling materials (n = 10 per group): Resilon and Epiphany, Sealite (Septodont, Pierre Rolland, Merignac, France) and gutta-percha, Roekoseal Automix (Coltène/Whaledent, Langenau, Germany) and gutta-percha. The roots were stored at 37 degrees C in an incubator to allow for setting of the root filling materials. The apices of the roots were dipped in 1 mL of MEM culture medium for 1, 2, 7 and 30 days renewing the medium every day. After 24 h contact between the medium and the filled roots, the medium was used to measure the cytotoxicity on mouse fibroblasts L 929 with the MTT assay that recorded the mitochondrial activity of the target cells. An additional test according to ISO 10993-5 standards was undertaken to compare Resilon and Epiphany. The root model showed no statistically significant differences between the sealers at 7 and 30 days (NS). Epiphany and Resilon were the most cytotoxic materials at 1 and 2 days (P < 0.001). Unlike Epiphany, Resilon was not cytotoxic when tested according to ISO 10993-5 standards. The cytotoxicity of Resilon + Epiphany, due mainly to Epiphany, decreased after 2 days to reach a level comparable with commonly used root canal sealers.
    International Endodontic Journal 12/2006; 39(12):940-4. · 2.05 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to determine if there is a significant correlation between the in vivo presence of periapical radiolucency and ex vivo apical dye penetration on the same human teeth. Eighty-four endodontically filled teeth that were scheduled for extraction were classified into 2 groups according to the presence or absence of a periapical radiolucency and further divided into 2 subgroups according to the quality of the root canal filling. After extraction, the apical filling was evaluated by a dye penetration method. The dye extraction evaluation showed no correlation between apical dye penetration and the presence of a periapical radiolucency (not significant), but a statistically significant correlation with the quality of the root canal filling (P = .03). The results of the dye penetration study were correlated to the quality of the root canal filling but had no predictive value for the development of periapical radiolucency.
    Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology 10/2006; 102(3):e19-23. · 1.50 Impact Factor