Preparation and characterization of Bis-GMA-free dental composites with dimethacrylate monomer derived from 9,9-Bis[4-(2-hydroxyethoxy)phenyl]fluorene. -

New dimethacrylate monomer Bis-EFMA was synthesized and used to prepare Bis-GMA-free dental resin and composite materials. Studies of the experimental materials showed that Bis-EFMA-based resin matrix and composite materials had improved properties compared to Bis-GMA-based resin matrix and composite materials, respectively. Compared with the commercial dental composite material Z250, Bis-EFMA-based composite showed similar or improved properties except for a lower FS after water immersion. Based on the presented results, Bis-EFMA has potential to be used in commercial dental composites.

How different curing methods affect the degree of conversion of resin-based inlay/onlay materials -

The purpose of this investigation was to measure the conversion of five inlay materials with different curing methods. In particular, the influence of secondary curing in light ovens—that is, additional curing with light and heat simultaneously—was evaluated.