Journal of Endodontics
Chris Yelton, Kerri Lawlor, James C. Kulild, Mary P. Walker
Volume 36, Issue 3, March 2010, Pages 529-531 Introduction
:The objective of this study was to compare the efficiency of 4 ultrasonic tips to remove dentin from sectioned third molars.
Methods:The 4 groups (n = 5) were as follows: ET-18D, BUC-1, TUFI-2, and P5. A P5 Newtron XSTM ultrasonic unit was used. A universal tester applied a downward force of 15g, previously determined in a pilot study, in cycles of 20 seconds for a total of 4 minutes of instrumentation time. Efficiency was measured by change in weight of the dentin specimen measured to the nearest 0.01 mg after 2 and 4 minutes of instrumentation.
Results:There was no statistically significant difference in dentin removal between measurement times for any tip (P > .05). There was a statistically significant difference in dentin removal as a function of tip type (P = .0001), with the BUC-1 tip removing significantly more dentin across time.
Conclusions:On the basis of the results, the BUC-1TM tip removes dentin more efficiently than the other tips tested.Full Abstract