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Master of Science (MS)
Loosening of orthodontic bands and possible hypocalcification of enamel due to this condition can be a serious problem in dentistry. Since zinc phosphate cement is almost universally employed as the cementing medium, the object of this study was to determine the mean powder/liquid ratio utilized by clinicians to mix zinc phosphate cement to a band cementing consistency. A standard deviation for this value was calculated and the range of clinically determined powder/liquid ratios was used to determine setting time, compressive strength, solubility and disintegration of standardized mixes.
Savignac, James R., "Strength, Solubility and Disintegration of Zinc Phosphate Cement with Clinically Determined Powder Liquid Ratio" (1963). Master's Theses (1922-2009) Access restricted to Marquette Campus. 3938.