Nadia Aftan Al Rawi

Department of Pedodontic and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research   
    Remineralizing Efficacy of Biomimetic Self-Assembling Peptide on Artificially Induced Enamel Lesions (In vitro Study)
    Author(s): Yahya Muhammad Yahya* and Nadia Aftan Al Rawi

    Background: The technology of self-assembling peptides have been progressed as an alternative remineralizing agent to fluoride, that assemble into a fibrillar three-dimensional scaffold. Aim: To investigate the effectiveness of self-assembling peptide (P11-4) on enamel remineralization both alone and in combination with flouride compared to fluoride-based delivery systems and casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate fluoride (CPP-ACPF). Materials and Methods: Enamel caries-like lesions were created artificially on the buccal surfaces of 25 extracted human maxillary first premolars of permanent teeth. Specimens were randomly arranged into five groups (n = 5) based on the remineralizing agent used: Group 1–control: Artificial saliva, Group 2 – fluoride varnish, Group 3 – CPP-ACPF varnish, Group 4–self-assembling peptide agent, Group 5 - double applicatio.. Read More»

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