A Lecturer from University of Kerbala Publishes a Scientific Research in an International Journal

Asst. Prof. Rawof Rashid Jawad / Faculty of Dentistry / University of Kerbala, in cooperation with Asst. Prof. Dr. Yassir Abd Al Kadhim, Head of Orthodontics Department at University of Baghdad, a scientific research in the international journal which is Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. The paper is entitled ” Evaluation of a newly developed calcium fluoride nanoparticles-containing orthodontic primer: An in-vitro study”.
The objectives of the study are: Fluoride and calcium ions have the ability to reduce the formation of white spot lesions (WSL) in enamel. This study aimed to develop a novel orthodontic primer that incorporates calcium fluoride nanoparticles (nCaF2) and investigate its cytotoxic and physical properties as this primer could enhance the remineralization process when used with the conventional acid etching technique.
It is concluded that he newly developed orthodontic primers with different concentrations of nCaF2 (5%, 10%, and 20%) showed a homogenous distribution of nCaF2 within the primers with no apparent agglomeration, acceptable cytotoxic level, adequate SBS, and ARI. Future clinical testing of nCaF2-containing orthodontic primer as a preventive measure for WSLs during fixed orthodontic treatment is suggested.