In vitro antibacterial activity of different self-etch adhesives

Claudio Poggio, Carla Renata Arciola, Sergey Cepurnykh, Marco Chiesa, Andrea Scribante, Laura Selan, Marcello Imbriani, Livia Visai

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Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the antimicrobial activity of different selfetch adhesives by means of the agar disc diffusion test. Methods: Streptococcus salivarius, Streptococcus sanguis and Streptococcus mutans strains were selected to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of various self-etch adhesives (Futurabond NR, G-aenial Bond, Adper™ Easy Bond Self-Etch Adhesive, Clearfil Protect Bond, One Coat 7.0, Clearfil S3 Bond, Clearfil SE Bond) using the agar disc diffusion test; 0.2% Chlorexidine digluconate was used as control. Paper disks were saturated with 10 μL of each adhesive system and placed onto culture agar plates pre-adsorbed with bacterial cells and further incubated for 24 h at 37°C. The growth inhibition zones around each adhesive were recorded and compared for each bacterial strain. Results: The test results of the various self-etch adhesives were significantly different. Conclusions: The results of the present investigation showed that the addition of MDPB monomer to an adhesive system enhances its antibacterial effect against S. salivarius, S. sanguis and S. mutans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)847-853
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Artificial Organs
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Antibacterial activity
  • Self-Etch adhesive
  • Streptococcus mutans
  • Streptococcus salivarius
  • Streptococcus sanguis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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