Interactions of liposomes with dental restorative materials -

The in vitro adsorption and retention of liposomes onto four common types of dental restorative materials (conventional and silorane-based resin composites as well as conventional and resin-modified glass ionomer cements (GIC)) have been investigated due to their potential use in the oral cavity.

Characterization and antimicrobial phototoxicity of curcumin dissolved in natural deep eutectic solvents -

The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the potential of NADES as a solvent for the hydrophobic photosensitizer curcumin for use in antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT).

NIOM representation at EDM 2015 -

The 23rd European Dental Materials Conference was held in Nürnberg, Germany, on August 27 and 28, 2015.

Risk factors for caries development on tooth surfaces adjacent to newly placed Class II composites – a pragmatic, practice based study -

To assess risk factors for caries development on approximal surfaces in contact with newly placed Class II composite restorations.

Cyclodextrins influence on lumichrome solubilization and phototoxic efficacy against bacteria. -

Lumichrome (Lc) is a photodegradation product of riboflavin. It is more photostable and a more efficient photogenerator of singlet oxygen than riboflavin. Lc absorbs mainly in the UVA range. Cyclodextrins (CDs) are reported to be very efficient solubility enhancers of Lc in aqueous solutions. A 1:1 inclusion complex has been predicted between Lc and α and βCDs (Terekhova, Kumeev et al. 2011). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of CDs on solubility and on the bacterial phototoxicity of Lc in vitro.

Evaluation of material suitability for nanoparticle-based coatings and further antimicrobial treatment -

Dental materials are easily colonized by bacteria, and microbial attack is the main cause of dental implant failure and periodontitis. The aim of this project was to formulate nanoparticle-based (NPsol) coatings that reduce bacterial adherence on materials used in dentistry. Pre-treatment of the surfaces with such coatings could create a time window that allows for killing of the surrounding bacteria prior to or shortly after adhesion. One option is to apply antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT).