Comparison of Quick-Set and mineral trioxide aggregate root-end fillings for the regeneration of apical tissues in dogs. Academic Article uri icon


  • INTRODUCTION: Quick-Set (Avalon Biomed Inc, Bradenton, FL) is a calcium aluminosilicate cement that is a potential alternative to mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) with greater acid resistance and faster setting. The purpose of this study was to compare the regeneration of apical tissues after root-end surgery when the apical tissues were exposed to Quick-Set or White ProRoot MTA (Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties, Tulsa, OK) by root-end resection. METHODS: The root canals of 42 mandibular premolars in 7 beagle dogs were accessed, cleaned and shaped, and obturated with Quick-Set or white MTA. Osteotomies and root-end resections were performed immediately. The dogs were sacrificed at 90 days, and the teeth and surrounding tissues were removed and prepared for histologic analysis. The sections of the apical areas were scored for inflammation, new cementum formation, periodontal ligament formation, and bone quality. RESULTS: At 90 days, both materials supported some degree of cementum formation on the surface of the material, periodontal ligament regeneration, and excellent bone quality. The only significant difference was greater inflammation found in the Quick-Set group. CONCLUSIONS: Quick-Set and White ProRoot MTA had a similar effect on bone quality, cementum formation, and periodontal ligament formation after root-end surgery in dogs. Quick-Set was associated with greater inflammation.

published proceedings

  • J Endod

author list (cited authors)

  • Kohout, G. D., He, J., Primus, C. M., Opperman, L. A., & Woodmansey, K. F.

citation count

  • 16

complete list of authors

  • Kohout, George D||He, Jianing||Primus, Carolyn M||Opperman, Lynne A||Woodmansey, Karl F

publication date

  • February 2015