Burçin Arıcan

Department of Endodontics, Istanbul Okan University, Turkey


  • Research   
    Comparison of Shaping Ability of XP-Endo Shaper in Simulated J-Shaped Canals with Various Sizes
    Author(s): Ayfer Atav Ates*, Burçin Arıcan and Vasfiye Işık

    Objective: To evaluate the shaping efficiency of the XP-endo Shaper® (XPS; FKG Dentaire, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland) in simulated canals with various sizes. Materials and Methods: Sixty-four simulated J shaped root canals, which had various apical diameters and 2% taper were used. Apical diameters of group 1, group 2, group 3, and group 4 were 0.15 mm, 0.30 mm, 0.40 mm, 0.50 mm, respectively. Simulated resin canals were prepared with the XP-endo Shaper at 37°C inside a cabinet. The transportation value (TV), centering ability (CA), and the amount of resin removed (RR) were calculated using the superimposition of initial and final images. These parameters were calculated with the AutoCAD software program (Autodesk, San Rafael, CA) based on 18 reference points with 1-mm intervals of the canal. The data were analyzed with Kruskal-Wa.. Read More»

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