Fatima Basil Sadiq

Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research Article   
    The Effect of Nano Barium Titanate on Candida Albicans Adherence and Other Properties of Heat-Cured Soft Acrylic Denture Lining Material
    Author(s): Fatima Basil Sadiq* and Hikmat Jameel Abdulbaqi

    Introduction: Permanent denture soft liners are widely applied in prosthodontics. The unsolved problem of Candida albicans colonization of soft denture liners is especially troubling. Recently, many research tried to enhance soft liner properties by incorporating nano fillers into the polymeric matrix. In this study BaTiO3 NPs powder was incorporated in acrylic soft liner to assess its effect on adherence of candida albicans, radiopacity and surface hardness. Materials and Methods: Based on the findings of the pilot study the percentage (1% and 1.5% by wt. of BaTiO3 NPs) chosen to be added to soft liner. Main: one hundred specimens prepared in accordance with the tests to be conducted. Firstly, BaTiO3 NPs powder was dispersed into the monomer of the soft lining material by using probe sonicator and then, measured amount of the.. Read More»

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