Accession Number:

ADA109695

Title:

The Comparative Efficiency of Four Types of Endodontic Files and Reamers.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Dec 80-Dec 81,

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1981-12-29

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Eighty artificial root canals were created in individual sections of bovine bone. Each canal was instrumented to a size 80 using four types of endodontic instruments Hedstrom files K-files reamers and the new Unifile. Using volume of bone removed per unit of time, the efficiency of instruments was compared. The Hedstrom file proved statistically p less than .05 to be the most efficient in removing bone from the straight artificial canals.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE