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Medicine - Dentistry | Plastics in Dentistry and Estrogenicity - A Guide to Safe Practice

Plastics in Dentistry and Estrogenicity

A Guide to Safe Practice

Eliades, Theodore, Eliades, George (Eds.)

2014, VII, 142 p. 34 illus., 7 illus. in color.

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  • A comprehensive review of current knowledge of BPA release from dental polymers and the potential endocrinological consequences
  • Presents the basic chemistry of the polymers used in dentistry in a readily understandable manner
  • Discusses available evidence on the estrogenic action of dental composities, sealants, and adhesives, and explains the source of misconceptions of some studies, while it guides to effectively minimize adverse effects
  • An excellent guide to safe practice

The polycarbonate products, adhesives, and composite resins used in dentistry may have the potential to release bisphenol-A (BPA). BPA is known to exert effects at very low doses and presents a risk to reproductive, neurological, behavioural, and metabolic development, however, the actual effects induced by dental materials have not been sufficiently covered and critically analyzed. Nevertheless, many practicing dentists will be confused by the occasionally contradictory and often misinterpreted evidence in the literature.


This book therefore represents a timely and comprehensive review of our current knowledge of BPA release from dental polymers and the potential presence of endocrinological consequences. After a review of the history and evolution of the issue within the broader biomedical context, the estrogenicity of BPA is explained. The basic chemistry of the polymers used in dentistry is then presented in a simplified and clinically relevant manner. Key chapters in the book carefully evaluate the release of BPA from dental polymets and the estrogenicity of these materials. Currently available evidence on the potential estrogenic action of dental composites, sealants, and adhesives is presented, and the exaggerated conclusions of various methodological protocols are assessed. The entire dental community will find this book to be an invaluable aid to safe practice.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Bisphenol-A - Dental polymer - Restorative dentistry

Related subjects » Dentistry

Table of contents 

Endocrine Disruptors -Xenoestrogens: An Overview.- Analytical methods for the determination of BPA in liquid samples.-In vitro assay systems for the assessment of estrogenicity. - BPA effects in vivo: Evidence from animal studies. - BPA and monomer systems in resins. - BPA and dental materials. - BPA and orthodontic polymers.

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Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India

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