Appropriate eye protection filters prevent ocular damage from curing light -

A study was performed to assess 13 different eye protection filters, glasses and shields, intended for use with dental material light curing procedures as a follow-up to a similar investigation in 2006. To assess the safety and efficiency, spectra of curing lamps and filters were measured using a spectroradiometric instrument and integrating sphere.

Fluorescence characterization of dental plaque by hyperspectral imaging -

The buildup of dental plaque is the first step towards the oral diseases caries and periodontitis. Identification of pathogenic substances and matrix components is of importance when choosing an appropriate treatment plan. Hyperspectral imaging combines spectral- and spatial information, providing new possibilities for precise optical characterization of biological tissue [1,2], including dental plaque.

Importerte og norskproduserte tanntekniske arbeider – får vi det vi bestiller? -

Det settes søkelyset på forhold man kan stå overfor ved valg av tannerstatninger, om det er forskjell på et arbeid som er laget i Norge kontra et arbeid som er produsert i utlandet. To ganger tidligere (2008, 2010) er forholdet mellom oppgitt og analysert sammensetning av legeringselementene på importarbeid blitt undersøkt ved NIOM.

Ceramic Crown Margin Curvatures’ Effect on Fracture Strength -

Despite the high fracture strength of modern dental core ceramics, fracture is a common cause of failure in clinical trials. Fracture origins are typically in the crown margin in the appoximal region where the margin curves upwards. The scientific evidence for optimal marginal design of preparation is limited. The aim was to use a clinically relevant test method to evaluate the effect on strength of the cervical margin’s curvature of ceramic crowns.

Effect of different surface treatments and adhesives on repair bond strength of resin composites after one and 12 months of storage using an improved microtensile test method. -

To evaluate the effect of surface treatments and bonding systems on the repair bond strength between composite materials after one and 12 months of storage, using an improved microtensile test method.

Ultraviolet Radiation and Multiple Stressor Effects on Zebrafish Embryos -

Pelagic embryos of fish may be exposed to high doses of natural UV radiation. Shortwave UV, UVB, as well as UVA may penetrate the water column to depths of several meters. The penetration depth differs depending on the contents of particles, dissolved matter or pollutants. Pollutants may also interact photochemically with UV- and visible radiation.