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A Novel Antibacterial Dental Resin Composite

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This study reports the synthesis and evaluation of a novel furanone-containing antibacterial resin composite. Compres-sive strength (CS) and S. mutans viability were used to evaluate the mechanical strength and antibacterial activity of the composites. With 5% to 30% addition of the furanone derivative, the composite showed no change in CS but a significant antibacterial activity with a 16% - 68% reduction in the S. mutans viability. Further, the antibacterial activity of the modified composite was not affected by human saliva. The aging study implies that the modified composite may have a long-lasting antibacterial function. Within the limitations of this study, it appears that this experimental resin composite may potentially be developed into a clinically attractive dental restorative due to its high mechanical strength and antibacterial function.

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Y. Weng, V. J. Chong, L. Howard, R. Huang, R. L. Gregory and D. Xie, "A Novel Antibacterial Dental Resin Composite," Journal of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2012, pp. 130-135. doi: 10.4236/jbnb.2012.32018.


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