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Pre-heating of dual-cured resin cements during the simulation of indirect ceramic restorations: effects on the degree of conversion after different curing modes

Grant number: 08/04970-6
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: January 01, 2009 - December 31, 2010
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Dentistry - Dental Materials
Principal Investigator:César Augusto Galvão Arrais
Grantee:César Augusto Galvão Arrais
Host Institution: Universidade de Guarulhos (UNG). Campus Guarulhos-Centro. Guarulhos , SP, Brazil


The aim of this study is to evaluate the pre-heating effects on the degree of conversion (DC) of dual-cured resin cements (RC) submitted to different activation modes simulating the cementation of indirect ceramic restorations. The low and high viscosity versions of two dual RCs will be used: Nexus2 Low and High (Kerr Corp.,CA, USA), and Variolink II LV and HV (Ivoclar Vivadent). The products will be placed on mixing pad and will be kept at 25 C or pre-heated in oven at 35 C and 60 C. The RCs will be mixed according to the manufacturers' instructions and will be applied to the horizontal diamond surface of an attenuated total reflectance (ATR) unit (Satandard Golden Gate, Specac) coupled to the infrared spectroscope (Tensor 27, Bruker Comp). The following activation modes will start the polymerization of the RCs: light activation through glass slide or through 1.5 / 3-mm thick ceramic discs (2 mm in diameter), which will be placed on the RC layer; the RCs will be allowed to self-cure. Fourier Transformed Infrared (FTIR) spectra will be obtained between 1680 and 1500 cm-1 before the activation of polymerization as well as 10 minutes after the beginning of the reaction of polymerization. The DC results (%) will be analyzed using 3-way ANOVA (viscosity, temperature, and activation mode) and post-hoc Tukey's test (alpha=5%). (AU)

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Scientific publications (4)
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KELLY ANTONIETA OLIVEIRA RODRIGUES DE FARIA CARDOSO; DRIELLEN CHRISTINE ZARPELLON; CAMILA FERREIRA LEITE MADRUGA; JOSÉ AUGUSTO RODRIGUES; CESAR AUGUSTO GALVÃO ARRAIS. Effects of radiant exposure values using second and third generation light curing units on the degree of conversion of a lucirin-based resin composite. Journal of Applied Oral Science, v. 25, n. 2, p. 140-146, . (08/04970-6)
ARRAIS, C. A. G.; CHAGAS, C. L.; MUNHOZ, A.; OLIVEIRA, M.; REIS, A. F.; RODRIGUES, J. A.. Effect of Simulated Tooth Temperature on the Degree of Conversion of Self-adhesive Resin Cements Exposed to Different Curing Conditions. Operative Dentistry, v. 39, n. 2, p. 204-212, . (08/04970-6)
FRANCA, FLAVIO ALVARES; DE OLIVEIRA, MICHELE; RODRIGUES, JOSE AUGUSTO; GALVAO ARRAIS, CESAR AUGUSTO. Pre-heated dual-cured resin cements: analysis of the degree of conversion and ultimate tensile strength. Brazilian Oral Research, v. 25, n. 2, p. 174-179, . (08/04970-6, 08/07557-2, 07/06083-4)
OLIVEIRA, M.; CESAR, P. F.; GIANNINI, M.; RUEGGEBERG, F. A.; RODRIGUES, J.; ARRAIS, C. A.. Effect of Temperature on the Degree of Conversion and Working Time of Dual-Cured Resin Cements Exposed to Different Curing Conditions. Operative Dentistry, v. 37, n. 4, p. 370-379, . (08/04970-6, 08/07557-2)

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