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Title Plastics in dentistry and estrogenicity : a guide to safe practice / Theodore Eliades, George Eliades, editors
Published Berlin : Springer, 2014


Description 1 online resource
Contents Part I. Introduction and Overview -- Endocrine Disruptors (Xenoestrogens): An Overview / George Dimogerontas and Charis Liapi -- Part II. Methodology of Measuring BPA and Its Effects -- Analytical Methods for Determination of Bisphenol A / Dimitra Voutsa -- In Vitro Assay Systems for the Assessment of Oestrogenicity / Harris Pratsinis and Dimitris Kletsas -- BPA Effects In Vivo: Evidence from Animal Studies / Efthymia Kitraki -- Part III. Bisphenol-A in Dental Polymers -- BPA and Dental Materials / Jill Lewis -- Bisphenol A and Orthodontic Materials / Dimitrios Kloukos and Theodore Eliades
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Polymers in dentistry.
Bisphenol A -- Toxicology
Composite Resins -- chemistry
Dental Materials -- chemistry
Estrogens -- analysis
Benzhydryl Compounds
MEDICAL -- Surgery -- General.
Polymers in dentistry
Form Electronic book
Author Eliades, Theodore, editor
Eliades, George, editor
ISBN 9783642296871