Properties of orthodontic polymers

Adhesives in dentistry and especially orthodontics, provide the necessary retention of restorative materials or appliances to tooth structure. Bonding in orthodontic mainly involves Bis-GMA/TEGDMA-based polymers, applied on acid-treated enamel to provide micromechanical retention. Bond strength, monomer release and degree of cure of the polymeric adhesive are the variables, which modulate the clinical success and [...]

By |2017-11-13T11:20:55+00:00October 24th, 2017|Categories: Χωρίς κατηγορία|Tags: , , , , , |

Biological properties of materials

A group of studies have focused on the cytotoxicity of materials and procedures in Orthodontics. Conventional cytotoxicity assessment (MTT, DNA synthesis) involving human gingival or PDL fibroblasts and oestrogenicity using an in vitro model, have been on eluents of alloys and adhesives. The growing body of evidence suggests that additional methods beyond conventional assays [...]

By |2017-11-15T10:37:33+00:00October 22nd, 2017|Categories: Χωρίς κατηγορία|Tags: , , |

Orthodontic Biomaterials Network

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The ORTHODONTIC BIOMATERIALS NETWORK was initiated by T. Eliades in 2002 as a research network of Universities and Research Centers