Effect of Chlorhexidine digluconate on endodontic sealers -

A recent study showed increased antimicrobial activity of three endodontic sealers after chlorhexidine contact. Cell toxicity and physicochemical properties were mostly negatively affected.

New “Universal bonding agents” reliable for repair of composite restorations. -

A recent NIOM-study looked at the reliability of using “Universal bonding agents” in composite-to-composite shear bond strength test. It is worth noting that all nine bonding agents in the study performed as well, or better, than the previous “Gold Standard”, the 3-step etch-and-rinse bonding agent.

Effect of chlorhexidine digluconate on antimicrobial activity, cell viability and physicochemical properties of three endodontic sealers -

The main hypothesis of the study as rejected as exposure to CHX affected sealers’ properties. CHX in contact
with sealer surfaces improved the antibacterial properties of the sealer leachates and reduced cell viability for all sealer leachates, except for freshly mixed PCS. Among the tested sealers, BioRoot RCS leachates presented the highest antibacterial properties and cell viability with and without CHX contact.

Photoactive Zr-aromatic hybrid thin films made by molecular layer deposition -

In this work, we have developed a new MLD process for fabricating photoactive hybrid thin films based on Zr clusters and aromatic 25D-BDC organic linkers. The amorphous and uniform films display high absorption in the visible part of the spectrum. Moreover, we show that the type of the organic ligand and its functional groups can be used to tune the optical properties of Zr-organic hybrids, as shown by the Zr-2A-BDC and Zr-26-NDC systems in this work.

Potential of «universal» bonding agents for composite repair -

In this in vitro study, testing shear bond strength of composite-to-composite bonding, the new universal bonding agents performed similar and for some agents better than the ‘Gold Standard’, 3-step etch-and-rinse bonding agent. New simplified bonding procedures seem reliable for repair of composite.