Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine

, 22:1797

Characterization of an antimicrobial dental resin adhesive containing zinc methacrylate

Authors

  • Sandrina Henn
    • Department of Operative DentistryCDC-Bio, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas
  • Fernanda Nedel
    • Department of Operative DentistryCDC-Bio, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas
  • Rodrigo Varella de Carvalho
    • Department of Restorative DentistrySchool of Dentistry, University of North Parana
  • Rafael Guerra Lund
    • Department of Operative DentistryCDC-Bio, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas
  • Maximiliano Sérgio Cenci
    • Department of Operative DentistryCDC-Bio, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas
  • Tatiana Pereira-Cenci
    • Department of Operative DentistryCDC-Bio, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas
  • Flávio Fernando Demarco
    • Department of Operative DentistryCDC-Bio, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas
    • Department of Operative DentistryCDC-Bio, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10856-011-4364-x

Cite this article as:
Henn, S., Nedel, F., de Carvalho, R.V. et al. J Mater Sci: Mater Med (2011) 22: 1797. doi:10.1007/s10856-011-4364-x
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Abstract

This study evaluates the effect of zinc methacrylate (ZM) on the degree of conversion (DC), cytotoxicity and antimicrobial activity (AA) of an experimental resin. Tetraethyleneglycol dimethacrylate was used as the experimental resin and it was photo activated using camphoroquinone and ethyl 4-dimethylamine benzoate. Additionally, 1.0, 2.5, 5.0, 10, 20 and 30 wt% of ZM was added to the various experimental resins. The DC was accessed by Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy. For cytotoxicity, immortalized mouse fibroblasts were exposed to the experimental resin extracts. An MTT assay was used to access the cytotoxicity. The AA against Streptococcus mutans UA159 was accessed by the agar diffusion method. An improvement in the DC in all concentrations of ZM was observed. The greater the amount of ZM on the experimental resin, the less the cytotoxicity was provoked. Three ZM concentrations showed AA that exhibited various inhibition growth zones with 10, 20 (10 mm) and 30 wt% (15 mm).

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