Bacterial Penetration of Human Dentin in vitro

V. J. Michelich, G. S. Schuster, D. H. Pashley

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The ability of bacteria to penetrate acid-etched and unetched human dentin was examined in vitro using a split chamber. Results indicate that bacteria can grow through or be filtered by pressure through acid-etched dentin. Unetched dentin, while permitting fluid filtration, restricts bacterial penetration. Penetration of dentin tubules by bacteria reduces the rate of fluid filtration across dentin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1398-1403
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Dental Research
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry


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