Eugenio Amendola

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OBJECTIVE The effect of a novel light curing process, namely soft light energy release (SLER), on shrinkage, mechanical strength and residual stress of four dental restorative materials (DEI experience, Gradia Direct, Enamel Plus HFO and Venus) was investigated. METHODS Composite specimens were fast cured through high level of power density and soft light(More)
Multifunctional bionanocomposites have been prepared by loading chitosan matrix with silver-montmorillonite antimicrobial nanoparticles obtained by replacing Na(+) ions of natural montmorillonite with silver ions. This filler has been chosen for its twofold advantage to serve as silver supporting material and to confer new and better performance to the(More)
A multilayer photoactive coating containing surface fluorinated TiO(2) nanoparticles and hybrid matrices by sol gel approach based on renewable chitosan was applied on poly(lactic acid) (PLA) film by a step wise spin-coating method. The upper photoactive layer contains nano-sized functionalized TiO(2) particles dispersed in a siloxane based matrix. For the(More)
PURPOSE The effects of light curing units (LCU) and energy doses on the chemical and physical properties of a dental composite were investigated. METHODS The effects on the chemical and physical properties of a bisphenol A diglycidylether methacrylate (Bis-GMA) based dental restorative material were evaluated through photospectrometry, differential(More)
MMT clay-based polymer nanocomposites have been widely studied because of their low cost and unique characteristics, as well as their applications in commercial sectors. The aim of this work was to evaluate the effect of MMT silylated by 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane and N-(2-aminoethyl)-3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane on the mechanical behaviour of MMT/epoxy(More)
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