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The in vitro antibacterial activity of four glass ionomer cements (Fuji IX, Ketac Molar, Vidrion R and Vitromolar) indicated for Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) was studied against strains of bacteria involved in the development of oral diseases, Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus sobrinus, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Actinomyces viscosus. The agar plate diffusion test was used for the cultures, which included chlorhexidine as a positive control. The results demonstrated that all the cements evaluated presented antibacterial activity. Based on the results of this study, it can be concluded that Fuji IX and Ketac Molar presented the most effective antibacterial activity considering the ART approach.


Renata Cristiane da Silva, Angela Cristina Cilense Zuanon, Denise Madalena Palomari Spolidorio, Juliana Alvares Duarte Bonini Campos. Antibacterial activity of four glass ionomer cements used in atraumatic restorative treatment. Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine. 2007 Sep;18(9):1859-62

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