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March, 2008, Vol. 10, No. 1



Microorganisms in root canal infections: a review
Vytaute Peciuliene, Rasmute Maneliene, Estera Balcikonyte, Saulius Drukteinis, Vygandas Rutkunas
4 -9

Maxillary complete denture outcome with two-implant supported mandibular overdentures. A systematic review
Vygandas Rutkunas, Hiroshi Mizutani, Vytaute Peciuliene, Ruta Bendinskaite, Tomas Linkevicius
10 -15


Antibacterial potential of contemporary dental luting cements
Povilas Daugela, Rimantas Oziunas, Gediminas Zekonis
16 -21

Papilla Preservation Technique combined with Emdogain® in the treatment of intrabony defects: a novel treatment regimen for chronic periodontitis
Asta Miliauskaite, Denis Selimovic, Mohamed Hassan, Futami Nagano, Martine Soell, Hidehiko Sano, Alina Puriene
22 -26


Biologic Width Around Implants. An Evidence-Based Review
Tomas Linkevicius, Peteris Apse


Observer performance based on marginal bone tissue visibility in ScanoraÒ panoramic radiography and posterior bitewing radiography
Deimante Ivanauskaite, Christina Lindh, Madeleine Rohlin
36 -43

Comparative cephalometric study of Class II division 1 malocclusion between Lithuanian and Jordanian females
Baher Adli Bader, Arunas Vasiliauskas, Ahmad Salim Qadri
44 -48

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Antibacterial potential of contemporary dental luting cements

Povilas Daugela, Rimantas Oziunas, Gediminas Zekonis


The aims of this investigation were to evaluate the antibacterial activities of different types of dental luting cements and to compare antibacterial action during and after setting. Agar diffusion testing was used to evaluate the antibacterial properties of seven types of dental luting cements (glass ionomer cements (GICs), resin modified GICs, resin composite, zinc oxide eugenol, zinc oxide non-eugenol, zinc phosphate, zinc polycarboxylate cements) on Streptococcus mutans bacteria. Instantly mixed zinc phosphate cements showed the strongest antibacterial activity in contrast to the non-eugenol, eugenol and resin cements that did not show any antibacterial effects. Non-hardened glass ionomer, resin modified and zinc polycarboxylate cements exhibited moderate antibacterial action. Hardened cements showed weaker antibacterial activities, than those ones applied right after mixing.

Key words: Streptococcus mutans, luting cements, antibacterial action, secondary caries, agar diffusion test.

Received: 12 11 2007

Accepted for publishing: 26 03 2008

1Faculty of Odontology, Kaunas University of Medicine
2Department of Dental and Maxillar Orthopedics, Kaunas University of Medicine

Povilas Daugela1 – student
Rimantas Oziunas1 – student
Gediminas Zekonis2 – D.D.S., associate professor

Address correspondence to: Dr. Povilas Daugela, V. Kreves pr. 18-82, Kaunas, Lithuania.