Dental Materials Journal (DENT MATER J)

Publisher: Nihon Shika Rikō Gakkai

Journal description

Current impact factor: 0.94

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 0.943
2012 Impact Factor 0.809
2011 Impact Factor 1.137
2010 Impact Factor 1.112
2009 Impact Factor 0.929
2008 Impact Factor 0.713
2005 Impact Factor 2.219
2004 Impact Factor 2.511

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.31
Cited half-life 5.10
Immediacy index 0.09
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.33
Website Dental Materials Journal website
Other titles Dental materials journal
ISSN 0287-4547
OCLC 10108229
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the effects of resin infiltration and sealant type on enamel surface properties and Streptococcus mutans adhesion to artificial enamel lesions. Artificial enamel lesions were produced on the surfaces of 120 enamel specimens, which were divided into two groups: Group A and Group B (n=60 per group). Each group was further divided into four subgroups (n=15 per subgroup) according to sealant type: Group I–Demineralized enamel (control); Group II–Enamel Pro Varnish; Group III–ExciTE F; and Group IV–Icon. In Group A, hardness and surface roughness were evaluated; in Group B, bacterial adhesion was evaluated. Icon application resulted in significantly lower surface roughness and higher hardness than the other subgroups in Group A. In Group B, Enamel Pro Varnish resulted in lo
    Dental Materials Journal 02/2015; 34(1):25-30. DOI:10.4012/dmj.2014-078
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    ABSTRACT: If impression materials could be immersed in disinfectant solutions for a longer period, then this form of disinfection would be easier to incorporate into dental preparation procedures. This study investigated the dimensional changes in stone models resulting from immersion of medium-viscosity hydrophilic addition-type silicone rubber impression material in disinfectant solutions for 30 min and 24 h. Impressions of a master die designed to simulate a full crown preparation with adjacent teeth were immersed in 2% glutaraldehyde and 0.55% ortho-phthalaldehyde solutions. The dimensional changes in the mesiodistal and buccolingual dimensions in the stone models were then measured using a three-dimensional coordinate system. It was found that the dimensional changes in the stone models caused by immersion of the impression materials were less than 15 μm. Immersion in 2% glutaraldehyde or 0.55% ortho-phthalaldehyde for 24 h was as clinically acceptable for medium-viscosity hydrophilic addition-type silicone rubber impressions as immersion for 30 min.
    Dental Materials Journal 02/2015; 34(1). DOI:10.4012/dmj.2014-186
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study is to detect the effect of gallic acid (GA) on hydroxyapatie crystal growth and find the mechanism of the regulation. We evaluated the morphology of HAP crystals grown under various amounts of GA (0, 0.05, 1, and 4 gL−1). Subsequently, the chemical composition, crystal size and the morphology were investigated via the energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometer, attenuated total fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, X-ray diffraction analysis, transmission electron microscope and scanning electron microscopy. In all groups, the Ca/P ratio was closed to 1.67. In the absence of GA, crystals did not arrange, while in the presence of GA, crystals tended to form spherules. The size of the crystals decreased with the concentration of GA increased. These results indicated the role of GA on the growth and morphology of hydroxyapatite crystals, which might be the key mechanism for gallic acid regulating the mineralization.
    Dental Materials Journal 02/2015; 34(1). DOI:10.4012/dmj.2014-175
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    ABSTRACT: Ag-loaded mesoporous bioactive glass (Ag-MBG) powders were synthesized and characterized. The ions release of Ag-MBGs in Tris-HCl and the pH stability of simulated body fluids after immersing Ag-MBGs were tested. Root canals were inoculated with Enterococcus faecalis for 4 weeks, and the antibacterial activity of MBGs, Ag-MBGs and calcium hydroxide against E. faecalis biofilm were evaluated. Results showed that Ag-MBGs possessed highly ordered mesoporous structure with silver nanoparticles deposited in the mesopores, which enabled a sustained Ag ionsreleased. The biofilms treated with Ag-MBGs showed a significant structural disruption compared with MBGs. These results indicated that Ag-MBGs possess a potent antibacterial effect against E.faecalis biofilm in root canal, and the antibacterial activity was induced by the release of Ag ions from Ag-MBGs.
    Dental Materials Journal 02/2015; 34(1). DOI:10.4012/dmj.2014-104
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    ABSTRACT: This in vitro study compared the shear bond strength (SBS) and adhesive remnant index (ARI) of two systems for bonding orthodontic brackets to enamel. The first system involved a self-etching primer (Beauty Ortho Bond, BO) containing surface pre-reacted glass filler. The second involved a primer applied with phosphoric acid etching (Transbond XT, TX). Ninety-six extracted human premolars were divided into eight groups: Group I (TX/direct bonding), Group II (TX/indirect bonding), Group III (BO/direct bonding), and Group IV (BO/indirect bonding). Groups V-VIII were identical to Groups I-IV, respectively, but were also subjected to 1,500 thermal cycles between 5 and 55°C. ARI was scored by binocular microscopy. SBS was analyzed by three-way ANOVA and the Bonferroni test. ARI was analyzed by the chi-squared test. The BO groups showed lower SBS and ARI results than the TX groups. SBS was significantly influenced by the primer material, bonding technique, and thermal cycling.
    Dental Materials Journal 02/2015; 34(1). DOI:10.4012/dmj.2014-138
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    ABSTRACT: Dentin hypersensitivity is treated using materials that occlude the dentinal tubules or release potassium ions that induce nerve desensitization. In this study we formulated a novel varnish containing potassium chloride and fluoridated hydroxyapatite and evaluated its physical properties and cytotoxicity. Potassium ion release from the varnish was measured. Dentin permeability was evaluated by measuring the hydraulic conductance of etched dentin discs treated with the varnish. The direct contact test and MTT assay were performed to evaluate the varnish’s cytotoxicity. We found that the varnish released potassium ions over 6 h, and demonstrated a statistically higher reduction in dentin permeability compared to commercial fluoride varnish or control. Dentin disc scanning electron microscopy images demonstrated occluded dentinal tubules in the novel varnish group after brushing. The cytotoxicity tests indicated the varnish was biocompatible with gingival and pulpal fibroblasts. We propose the novel varnish is a potential material for use in hypersensitivity management.
    Dental Materials Journal 02/2015; 34(1). DOI:10.4012/dmj.2014-102
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of different surface preparation methods on the shear bond strength (SBS) of orthodontic metal brackets to aged nano-hybrid resin composite surfaces in vitro. A total of 100 restorative composite resin discs, 6 mm in diameter and 3 mm thick, were obtained and treated with an ageing procedure. After ageing, the samples were randomly divided as follows according to surface preparation methods: (1)Control, (2)37% phosphoric acid gel, (3)Sandblasting, (4)Diamond bur, (5)Air-flow and 20 central incisor teeth were used for the control etched group. SBS test were applied on bonded metal brackets to all samples. SBS values and residual adhesives were evaluated. Analysis of variance showed a significant difference (p<0.001) between the groups. Sandblasted group had the highest SBS value (12.85 MPa) in experimental groups. The sandblasting surface treatment is recommended as an effective method of bonding orthodontic metal brackets to nano-hybrid composite resin surfaces.
    Dental Materials Journal 02/2015; 34(1):86-90. DOI:10.4012/dmj.2014-115
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of superhydrophilic treatments of titanium on the behavior of osteoblastlike cells. Superhydrophilic specimens were prepared with sandblast and acid-etching (DW), oxygen plasma (Plasma) and ultraviolet light (UV), and were stored in distilled water for 3 days immediately after these treatments. Specimens stored in air for 3 weeks were used as a control Air group. Initial cell attachment, proliferation, alkaline phosphatase activity, and osteocalcin secretion of mouse osteoblast-like cells MC3T3-E1 were enhanced more on superhydrophilic groups than were Air specimens. On confocal laser scanning microscope images of cell morphology, the expression of actin filaments was observed on the superhydrophilic groups, whereas relatively little actin filament expression was seen on the Air surfaces on all culture periods. These results indicate that DW, Plasma, or UV treatment has potential for the creation and maintenance of superhydrophilic surfaces and the enhancement of the initial attachment, proliferation, and differentiation of osteoblast-like cells.
    Dental Materials Journal 11/2014; 34(1). DOI:10.4012/dmj.2014-076