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The Quantification of Cellular Viability and Inflammatory Response to Dental Bonding Resins



L A. Bailey, Michael Weir, N Washburn


The biocompatibility of dental resins is one of the fundamental requirements for effective use in the oral environment. The goals of this work are to quantify the cellular response to different formulations of dental bonding resins. These materials consist of specific blends of these monomers: Bis-GMA, HEMA, 10-methacryloyloxydecyl dihydrogen phosphate (MDP), the reaction products of pyromellitic dianhydride and HEMA (PMDM), the magnesium salt of the reaction product of N-toluene glycine and glycidyl methacrylate (NTG-GMA) and glycerol phosphate dimethacrylate (GPDM). Fillers for these systems include: silanized colloidal silica, barium-aluminum borosilicate glass, disodium hexafluorosilicate and fumed silica. Uunreacted monomers were extracted from the polymers over a period of 72 h by incubating in buffered medium at 37 degrees Celsius. Macrophage viability was assessed using several different techniques.
Journal of Dental Research


bonding resins, cellular viability


Bailey, L. , Weir, M. and Washburn, N. (2008), The Quantification of Cellular Viability and Inflammatory Response to Dental Bonding Resins, Journal of Dental Research (Accessed July 22, 2024)


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Created October 16, 2008