›› 2013, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (5): 701-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2013.05.040

• Technique and method • Previous Articles    

Preparation of standardized enamel specimens in wear experiment

XIN Xian-zhen, CHEN Jie, WEI Bin   

  1. Department of Prosthodontics, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stomatology, the Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200011, China
  • Online:2013-05-28 Published:2013-05-28
  • Supported by:

    Shanghai Science and Technology Committee Foundation, 08DZ2271100, 12441903001; Shanghai Key Discipline Construction Project, T0202, S30206


Objective To evaluate the feasibility of preparation of standardized enamel specimens in wear experiment. Methods The standardized enamel specimens were grinded against disc-shaped nickel base cast alloy samples. The mass loss of the standardized enamel specimens was calculated, and the data were statistically analyzed. Results The statistical analysis revealed that the sample size was 36, the average was 58.35, the standard deviation was 3.86, and the coefficient of variation was 6.61. The value of P through test of normality (W test) was 0.742 2, which meant samples from a normal distribution. Conclusion The prepared standardized enamel specimens can be used in wear experiment.

Key words: standardized, enamel, wear