Publications (2)2.95 Total impact
Article: A comparison between three different pit and fissure sealants with regard to marginal integrity.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: THE AIM OF THIS STUDY IS TO COMPARE THE OCCURRENCE OF ENAMEL FRACTURES, SEALANT FRACTURES AND MARGINAL FISSURES AFTER PLACEMENT OF THREE SEALANTS: Helioseal F, Conseal F and Clinpro. Thirty individuals between 13 and 15 years of age, diagnosed with pit and fissure caries by visual and DIAGNOdent examination, were chosen for sealant placement on their mandibular molars. The sealants were placed at random, after which, impressions were made with polyvinyl siloxane and casts were fabricated. Dies were prepared, each of which were sputter coated with gold in order to be examined under a scanning electron microscope. The following morphologies were analyzed from dies from each of the sealant groups: Continuous margins, sealant fractures, marginal fissures and enamel fractures. After six months, they were recalled for impression making. Dies were prepared and microscopically analyzed as mentioned. Based on the time of evaluation, there were two groups: Initial group (soon after placement) and final group (after six months). Statistical analysis was done using the paired 't' test and One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA). Clinpro had the greatest fracture resistance, followed by Conseal F and Helioseal F. The occurrence of marginal fissure was found to be least with Clinpro.Journal of Conservative Dentistry 04/2012; 15(2):146-50.
Article: an in vitro study comparing the intracanal effectiveness of calcium hydroxide- and linezolid-based medicaments against Enterococcus faecalis.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: This study evaluated the efficacy of calcium hydroxide (CH), Vitapex (VP), linezolid (LZ), a combination of LZ with CH (LC), and a control group (N, no medicament) against Enterococcus faecalis (EF). Human single-rooted premolars were instrumented up to ProTaper size F3 files. EF suspension was inoculated into each root specimen and incubated. The medicaments were syringed into each root by weight and incubated. After 72 hours, 6 samples per group (among the 5 groups) were retrieved. A hole was drilled on each root, and the dentinal shavings obtained were allowed to fall in brain-heart infusion (BHI) broth. Dilutions from the broth were plated and spread over BHI agar and blood agar. Colony-forming units (CFU) of EF were measured from BHI agar. The procedure was repeated after 8 days and 14 days. In group CH, the mean CFU (log 10 values) after 72 hours, 8 days, and 14 days were 1.17 ± 1.16, 3.33 ± 1.97, and 4.17 ± 1.17, respectively (statistically significant). In group VP, the mean CFU were 0.83 ± 0.75, 4.00 ± 1.67, and 4.83 ± 1.72. In group LZ, the mean CFU at 72 hours and after 8 days was 0.17 ± 0.41, and no CFU were found on the fourteenth day. Similarly, in group LC, the mean CFU at 72 hours and after 8 days was 0.50 ± 0.84, which increased to 1.33 ± 1.51 on the fourteenth day (not significant). LZ was found to be most effective on EF, followed by LC, CH, and VP.Journal of endodontics 01/2012; 38(1):95-100. · 2.95 Impact Factor