Ghassan Abdul-Hamid Naji

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


  • Research   
    The Effect of Virgin Coconut Oil Addition on the Hardness and Wettability of Acrylic Based Denture Soft Lining Material
    Author(s): Bushra M Alamen*, Ghassan Abdul-Hamid Naji and Mohammed A. Alsmael

    Maintaining an ideal hardness value during the long term use of soft liner is very difficult, because soft liner material will lose some of its components and gain others, this will adversely affect its properties. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effect of virgin coconut oil addition on the hardness of heat-cured acrylic based soft denture liner material. In addition, to investigate the wettability of the material after this incorporation. Both investigations were conducted at different periods of time. Material and method: one hundred eighty samples were prepared by the addition of 1.5% and 2.5% (by volume) of virgin coconut oil into acrylic-based heat cured soft denture lining material. The study samples were divided into two groups (90 samples for each group) according to the conducted test; hardness and wettability tests. Then each group.. Read More»

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