Anti-biofilm activity of zinc oxide and hydroxyapatite nanoparticles as dental implant coating materials.

@article{Abdulkareem2015AntibiofilmAO,
  title={Anti-biofilm activity of zinc oxide and hydroxyapatite nanoparticles as dental implant coating materials.},
  author={Elham H Abdulkareem and Kaveh Memarzadeh and Robert Patrick Allaker and Jie Huang and Jonathan Pratten and Dave A Spratt},
  journal={Journal of dentistry},
  year={2015},
  volume={43 12},
  pages={1462-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Dental implants are prone to failure as a result of bacterial biofilm accumulation. Such biofilms are often resistant to traditional antimicrobials and the use of nanoparticles as implant coatings may offer a means to control infection over a prolonged period. The objective of this study was to determine the antibiofilm activity of nanoparticulate coated titanium (Ti) discs using a film fermenter based system. METHODS Metal oxide nanoparticles of zinc oxide (nZnO), hydroxyapatite… CONTINUE READING