The purposes of this study are to form the anatase [TiO.sub.2] photocatalytic thin films on glass slide and commercial dental mirror
substrate surfaces using a hydrolysis of titanium alkoxide, and to examine the hydrophilicity, the degree of oxidizing power, and the transparency of the anatase [TiO.sub.2] photocatalytic thin films.
Six examiners were calibrated to perform dental examination utilizing a modified WHO oral health assessment form with disposable dental mirrors
in natural day light.
The patients were examined clinically under artificial light, using a sterile dental mirror
and recorded the patterns of partial edentulism according to Kennedy's classification after consent.
Clinical examination was performed under natural light with a dental mirror
and dental probe.
Three trained dental surgeons performed oral examination using disposable examination sets comprising of dental mirror
probe and tweezer.
were diagnosed using an examination kit containing dental mirror
explorer tweezer facial mask and ster- ile gloves.
Oral examination was carried out for each patient by the same examiner using a dental mirror
explorer and periodontal probe.
However, Abdul-Jabbar A.T12 reported that dentists who usually use the dental mirror
in positions where a direct view is difficult had significantly less pain and discomfort.
Using an explorer and dental mirror
and clear illumination, mouth was examined thoroughly and carious teeth were recorded.
Dental caries were checked by using probes, dental mirrors
and proper light.