D R Monteiro

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Research has clarified the properties required for polymers that resist bacterial colonisation for use in medical devices. The increase in antibiotic-resistant microorganisms has prompted interest in the use of silver as an antimicrobial agent. Silver-based polymers can protect the inner and outer surfaces of devices against the attachment of(More)
AIM   The purpose of this work was to evaluate the size-dependent antifungal activity of different silver nanoparticles (SN) colloidal suspensions against Candida albicans and Candida glabrata mature biofilms. METHODS AND RESULTS   The research presented herein used SN of three different average sizes (5, 10 and 60 nm), which were synthesized by the(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of silver nanoparticles (SN) against Candida albicans and Candida glabrata adhered cells and biofilms. SN (average diameter 5 nm) were synthesized by silver nitrate reduction with sodium citrate and stabilized with ammonia. Minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) tests were performed for C. albicans (n = 2)(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate a denture base resin containing silver colloidal nanoparticles through morphological analysis to check the distribution and dispersion of these particles in the polymer and by testing the silver release in deionized water at different time periods. MATERIALS AND METHODS A Lucitone 550 denture resin was used,(More)
BACKGROUND Failure of bonding between acrylic resin teeth and denture base material is a considerable problem for patients who wear complete dentures. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the bond strength between acrylic resins and resin denture teeth with different thermocycling and polymerisation methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The fracture between acrylic denture base material and artificial teeth is a common clinical occurrence in dental prosthodontic practice. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the bond strength between acrylic resins and resin denture teeth when submitted by two protocols of monomer liquid application on the tooth surface and using different polymerisation(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated the relationship between anxiety levels and severity degrees of chronic orofacial pain of temporomandibular disorder in brazilian university students. METHODS 150 volunteers (117 men and 33 women), with age ranging from 17 to 30 years, were subjects to this study. Spielberger's trait-state anxiety inventory was used to(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of treatment with new complete dentures on oral health-related quality of life and satisfaction of edentulous patients attending the Prosthodontic Department in a Dental School in Brazil. METHODS A total of 70 edentulous subjects (37-86 years) treated by undergradute students at the Araçatuba Dental(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the overnight wearing and cleaning habits of complete denture wearers. BACKGROUND Successful complete denture treatment can be achieved when the patients are motivated and aware of appropriate denture wear and hygiene. MATERIALS AND METHODS A sample of 224 complete denture wearers (162 women) aged 37-89(More)
Although silver nanoparticles (SN) have been investigated as an alternative to conventional antifungal drugs in the control of Candida-associated denture stomatitis, the antifungal activity of SN in combination with antifungal drugs against Candida biofilms remains unknown. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the antifungal efficacy of SN in(More)