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Table 3 Apical extruded debris and working time of K-files, PathFiles and the ProGlider file groups (mean ± standard deviation)

From: Comparison of glide paths created with K-files, PathFiles, and the ProGlider file, and their effects on subsequent WaveOne preparation in curved canals

Group KF + WO PF + WO PG + WO
Debris(g) 0.00144 ± 0.00045a 0.00049 ± 0.00022b 0.00043 ± 0.00017b
Time(s) 246.76 ± 31.80a 157.34 ± 22.54b 128.46 ± 19.21c
  1. KF + WO, K-files before WaveOne; PF + WO, PathFiles before WaveOne; PG + WO, the ProGlider file before WaveOne. Different superscript letters in the same column indicate significant differences between groups (P < 0.05)