Bonding Ability of Paste-Paste Glass Ionomer Systems to Tooth Structure: In Vitro Studies

This study investigated the effect of nonrinse conditioners (ie, Ketac Nano Primer [KNP] and GC Self Conditioner [SC]) used as substrate pretreatment and their respective paste-paste resin-modified glass-ionomer cement (RMGIC) (ie, Ketac Nano [KN] and Fuji Filling LC [FF]) on microtensile bond strength to dentin and marginal sealing when compared with traditional RMGIC (ie, Photac Fil [PF] and Fuji II LC [FII]) used in association with polyacrylic acid (ie, Ketac Cavity Conditioner [KC] and GC Cavity Conditioner [CC]).

Prevalence of carotid calcification detected on panoramic radiographs in a Saudi population from a training institute in Central Saudi Arabia

Objectives: To determine the prevalence of carotid artery calcification as detected on panoramic radiographs in a Saudi population. Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted at the College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia between March 2008 and January 2009. Five hundred and fifty-five panoramic radiographs of Saudi patients aged 30 years and above was collected from the patient charts. The panoramic radiographs were examined by 3 trained and calibrated examiners to detect any carotid artery calcification.

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