Affiliation: Tel Aviv University
Metzger Z, Weinstock B, Dotan M, Narayanan A, Pitaru S. Differential chemotactic effect of cementum attachment protein on periodontal cells. J Periodontal Res. 1998;33:126-9 pubmed
..These results suggest that cementum attachment protein can influence the selective re-population of root surfaces by periodontal ligament cells. ..
Metzger Z, Dotan M, Better H, Abramovitz I. Sensitivity of oral bacteria to 254 nm ultraviolet light. Int Endod J. 2007;40:120-7 pubmed
..The application of UV light to eliminate endodontic pathogens may be possible. Nevertheless, its absorbance by outer layers of bacteria should be considered and the UV light dose adapted accordingly. ..
Metzger Z, Huber R, Slavescu D, Dragomirescu D, Tobis I, Better H. Healing kinetics of periapical lesions enhanced by the apexum procedure: a clinical trial. J Endod. 2009;35:153-9 pubmed publisher
Metzger Z, Blasbalg J, Dotan M, Weiss E. Enhanced attachment of Porphyromonas gingivalis to human fibroblasts mediated by Fusobacterium nucleatum. J Endod. 2009;35:82-5 pubmed publisher
..gingivalis to the host cells. This might explain in part the common co-occurrence of F. nucleatum and P. gingivalis in endodontic mixed infections. ..
Metzger Z, Blasbalg J, Dotan M, Tsesis I, Weiss E. Characterization of coaggregation of Fusobacterium nucleatum PK1594 with six Porphyromonas gingivalis strains. J Endod. 2009;35:50-4 pubmed publisher
..These results suggest that adhesin(s) other than the well-known galactose-mediated ones may be involved in coaggregation between F. nucleatum PK1594 and P. gingivalis strains...
Metzger Z, Teperovich E, Zary R, Cohen R, Hof R. The self-adjusting file (SAF). Part 1: respecting the root canal anatomy--a new concept of endodontic files and its implementation. J Endod. 2010;36:679-90 pubmed publisher
..To introduce a new concept, the self-adjusting file (SAF), and discuss its unique features compared with current rotary nickel-titanium file systems...
Metzger Z, Teperovich E, Cohen R, Zary R, Paque F, Hülsmann M. The self-adjusting file (SAF). Part 3: removal of debris and smear layer-A scanning electron microscope study. J Endod. 2010;36:697-702 pubmed publisher
..The aim of this study was to evaluate the cleaning ability of the Self-Adjusting File (SAF) system in terms of removal of debris and smear layer...