Impact of various finishing and polishing techniques and composite materials on Candida albicans biofilm formation

Oktay E. A., Ersahan Ş., Sabuncuoglu F. A., Tort H., Karaoglanoglu S.

Medical Mycology, vol.58, no.5, pp.698-702, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/mmy/myz095
  • Journal Name: Medical Mycology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.698-702
  • Keywords: Candida albicans, finishing and polishing, resin, dental composite restoration
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Candida albicans biofilms are commonly associated with severe oral infections. In dentistry, prosthetic and restorative materials are potential structures for the adhesion of C. albicans facilitating the formation of Candida biofilm and infection. Three composite resins (Charisma Classic, Sonic Fill, Estelite Quick) and two finishing-polishing systems (Biscover LV, Dental Finishing Disc) were evaluated for Candida biofilm formation. A Candida biofilm assay showed that both the resin and the finishing/polishing procedures affect Candida biofilm formation. Specifically, Candida biofilm formation was significantly lower in Sonic Fill resin than both Charisma Classic and Estelite Quick (P =. 021). The type of finishing and polishing procedure also significantly affected the Candida biofilm formation to composite material (P <. 001). Candida biofilm formation was more advanced after Biscover LV procedure than Dental Finishing Disc procedure.