Journal of Endodontics
The purpose of this study was to compare rake angles of the ProFile and K3 file systems. Twenty-five 40/0.06 taper files were obtained for each system. Five files from the same manufacturer were placed perpendicularly into a vial of Epoxicure Resin and left to set for 24 h. The set-ups were removed from the vials and each were sectioned 5 mm from the tip of the files and polished. A photomicrograph was taken of each file with 100× magnification. Five sets of ProFile and five sets of K3 files were processed in this manner. Images were captured digitally, and rake angles of each file were measured. Multivariate ANOVA found a significant difference (p < 0.001) among the three negative rake angles of the ProFile system compared with the K3 system.
Chow, David Y.; Stover, Sheila E.; Bahcall, James; Jaunberzins, Andris; and Toth, Jeffrey M., "An In Vitro Comparison of the Rake Angles Between K3 and ProFile Endodontic File Systems" (2005). Biomedical Engineering Faculty Research and Publications. 558.
Accepted version. Journal of Endodontics, Vol. 31, No. 3 (March 2005): 180-182. DOI. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. Used with permission.