University of Tennessee Study

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry - Bioscience Research Center

Purpose:

The U Tenn. research study intended to evaluate how well using the C-Shape system benefited or hindered progress compared to traditional instruments and manufacturer’s instructions.

Method:

After the sealant material was applied with either a traditional series of tools or the C-Shape system, they were put in a thermocycler for 500 rounds. Then, the teeth were sectioned and examined under a scanning electron microscope. Beneath the SEM the marginal adaptation and sealant penetration ability was evaluated.

Results:

The study showed consist results with smooth marginal adaption, no ledges and sealant material penetrated the entire fissure.

Clinical Significance:

C-Shape instruments provide exceptional marginal adaptation and sealant penetration, with superior durability in less time.

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