An ORMOSIL-Containing Orthodontic Acrylic Resin with Concomitant Improvements in Antimicrobial and Fracture Toughness Properties

@inproceedings{Gong2012AnOO,
  title={An ORMOSIL-Containing Orthodontic Acrylic Resin with Concomitant Improvements in Antimicrobial and Fracture Toughness Properties},
  author={Shi-qiang Gong and Jeevani Epasinghe and Frederick A Rueggeberg and Li-na Niu and Donald Mettenberg and Cynthia Kar Yung Yiu and John D. Blizzard and Christine D Wu and Jing Mao and Connie L. Drisko and David Henry Pashley and Franklin Russel Tay},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
Global increase in patients seeking orthodontic treatment creates a demand for the use of acrylic resins in removable appliances and retainers. Orthodontic removable appliance wearers have a higher risk of oral infections that are caused by the formation of bacterial and fungal biofilms on the appliance surface. Here, we present the synthetic route for an… CONTINUE READING