The research findings will be presented in poster format, and Syverud’s poster, ”Effect of pH on Strength and Fluoride Release of GICs” explains how the purpose of the study was to evaluate the effect of pH on the strength and fluoride release from glass ionomer cement. The tested specimens were placed in borosilicate tubes containing 4 ml of 1M TRIS-buffer solution at pH 4, 6 and 7 for 7 days. The results showed that different pH did not significantly influence the mechanical strength during the time span of this study. The fluoride release from GIC increased at lower pH of the immersion buffer.
This year’s theme for the conference is Problems, Solutions and Innovations in Dental Materials and around 200 delegates from over 25 countries will attend, comprised of leading clinicians, material scientists, engineers and technicians from both academia and industry.