Detail Inovasi Perguruan Tinggi

Tema: Key Engineering Materials
Judul: "Evaluation of Carbonate Apatite Cement in Inducing Formation of Reparative Dentin in Exposed Dental Pulp"
Perguruan Tinggi: Universitas Jenderal Achmad Yani
Jenis/sdm: dosen/0409098005

Tahun: 2017

Carbonate apatite (CO3Ap) cement is a biocompatible material with the ability to induce

osteogenesis and is widely studied as the bone substitute material. The similarity of bone to tooth

structure in their organic and inorganic composition offers a good prospect of the application of

CO3Ap for regeneration of dentin and pulp tissue repair. This study is a sequel of the previous study

in the development of CO3Ap cement for dental application, particularly in pulp capping treatment.

In this study, the CO3Ap cement is used to cover an exposed dental pulp in rats and histological

evaluation was carried out to evaluate the formation of reparative dentin, which is one of the signs

of positive pulp capping treatment outcome. The CO3Ap cement was made by combining 60%

dicalcium phosphate anhydrous (DCPA) and 40% vaterite with 1 mol/L Na2HPO4 aqueous solution

at liquid to powder ratio of 0.5