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Physical properties of five brands of K-files

Izadi, A. and Shahravan, A. and Nejad, H.S. (2016) Physical properties of five brands of K-files. Iranian Endodontic Journal, 11 (2). pp. 114-118. ISSN 20082746

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Introduction: Endodontic K-files are major tools for cleaning and shaping of the root canal systems. As there are various K-files available in Iranian market, the physical properties of the five available brands were investigated to assist the clinician when selecting suitable endodontic K-files according to the intended application. Materials and Methods: Physical properties (including debris creation, machinery defect and corrosion) of the selected K-files were investigated by a scanning electron microscope (SEM) under ×250 magnification. For evaluating the flutes number, a stereomicroscope was used with ×40 magnification. Results: Maximum and minimum debris and corrosion were observed in the Larmrose and Perfect K-files, respectively. Dentsply showed the least machinery defects. Other brands had intermediary properties. In addition, Larmrose K-files showed the maximum flutes number compared to the other brands. Conclusion: According to the results, none of the K-files had the ideal properties. More studies regarding the physical properties of the K-files and their clinical efficacy are suggested. © 2016, Iranian Association of Endodontics. All Rights Reserved.

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Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 10:32
Last Modified: 07 May 2018 08:19
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4575

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