Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: Oral Health

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Dentistry and Oral Sciences".

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Interests: oral medicine; dental materials; operative dentistry; oral health
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Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce this collection titled “Editorial Board Members' Collection Series: Oral Health”. This issue will be a collection of papers, and researchers invited by the Editorial Board Members.

The aim is to provide a venue for networking and communication between Applied Sciences and scholars in the field of Oral Sciences, such as oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral healthcare, Oral imaging, Oral biology, dental biomaterials, and related areas. All papers will be published with fully open access after peer review.

Prof. Dr. Gianrico Spagnuolo
Prof. Dr. Maria Filomena Botelho
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Surface Gloss, Radiopacity and Shear Bond Strength of Contemporary Universal Composite Resins
by Cansu Atalay, Uzay Koc Vural, Baris Tugay, Ivana Miletić and Sevil Gurgan
Appl. Sci. 2023, 13(3), 1902; https://doi.org/10.3390/app13031902 - 01 Feb 2023
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The surface gloss, radiopacity and enamel/dentin shear bond strengths (SBS)s of five commercially available contemporary universal composite resins (CR)s were examined. The tested universal CRs were as follows: G-aenial A’CHORD (GA), Charisma Diamond (CD), Neo SpectraTMST(NS), Filtek(F) and Estelite Asteria(EA). Twelve [...] Read more.
The surface gloss, radiopacity and enamel/dentin shear bond strengths (SBS)s of five commercially available contemporary universal composite resins (CR)s were examined. The tested universal CRs were as follows: G-aenial A’CHORD (GA), Charisma Diamond (CD), Neo SpectraTMST(NS), Filtek(F) and Estelite Asteria(EA). Twelve cylindrical specimens per group were fabricated and gloss measurements were performed using a gloss meter after polishing and darkening. Five specimens of each group were radiographed using a CMOS sensor alongside an aluminum stepwedge, human enamel and dentin. The mean gray values were measured with a computer program. A total of 120 bonded human enamel and dentin specimens were subjected to SBS test. To analyze surface gloss, radiopacity and SBS we used Kruskall–Wallis, Wilcoxon signed rank, Welch tests and one-way ANOVA. Games–Howell, Tukey’s HSD tests, and Dunn’s multiple comparisons were used for multiple comparisons (p < 0.05). In terms of gloss units of the materials after polishing and darkening, the highest surface gloss was achieved with GA, followed by NS, F, CD and EA (p < 0.001). All the tested CRs showed significantly higher radiopacity values in comparison with dentin (p < 0.05). CD and NS presented higher radiopacity values, while other CRs were, in decreasing order; F, GA and EA (p < 0.001). The SBS ranking varied for enamel and dentin, and the adhesive failure was detected at a higher rate. Commercially available contemporary universal CRs display different surface gloss, radiopacity and SBS properties. Full article
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Evaluation of Root Canal Cleanliness on Using a Novel Irrigation Device with an Ultrasonic Activation Technique: An Ex Vivo Study
by Keerthika Rajamanickam, Kavalipurapu Venkata Teja, Sindhu Ramesh, Sahil Choudhari, Mariangela Cernera, Niccolo Giuseppe Armogida, Mohammed Mustafa and Gianrico Spagnuolo
Appl. Sci. 2023, 13(2), 796; https://doi.org/10.3390/app13020796 - 06 Jan 2023
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Root canal preparation generates inorganic and organic tissue debris. Various irrigation techniques are used to remove the smear layer from the root canal system. The present study aimed to evaluate canal cleanliness using a novel irrigation device with ultrasonic and manual irrigation in [...] Read more.
Root canal preparation generates inorganic and organic tissue debris. Various irrigation techniques are used to remove the smear layer from the root canal system. The present study aimed to evaluate canal cleanliness using a novel irrigation device with ultrasonic and manual irrigation in extracted teeth. Twenty-one freshly extracted single-rooted teeth with specified inclusion and exclusion criteria were collected for the present study. The specimens were prepared to a size using a rotary file to size 30 and 6% taper preparation. The specimens were then divided into three groups: group I, Manual irrigation group (n = 7), group II, Automated irrigation (n = 7), group III, Passive ultrasonic irrigation (n = 7). Following the experimental irrigation, the teeth were subjected to the scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Statistically significant reduction (p < 0.05) in both smear layer and debris scores were seen in group III as compared to the other groups. Based on Hülsmann’s scoring method, it was found that the automated root canal irrigation device showed better canal cleanliness when compared with the manual irrigation technique but was less effective than passive ultrasonic irrigation. Full article
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