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Bisphenol A in Dentistry

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D.O.I.
10.1922/EJPRD_01959Kechagias07
Authors
  • Dr. Konstantinos Kechagias
  • Dr. Panagiota Anastasaki
  • Margarita Kyriakidou
  • Dr. Konstantina Dina Dedi

Abstract


Bisphenol-A, an organic synthetic compound, has been present in many consumer
plastic products and food packaging since the 1960s. Nowadays, Bisphenol-A is widely
used in the field of dentistry for the manufacturing of resin materials. Several studies
have suggested that Bisphenol-A may cause adverse health effects due to its ability to
act as an endocrine disruptor chemical which has raised concerns about its widespread
use. The aim of this study is to present an overview of the research studies dealing with
Bisphenol-A exposure in the field of dentistry. PubMed, Scopus, EMBASE, Europe PMC,
Web of Science and reference lists of relevant papers were searched to identify articles
for inclusion. Two authors screened literature and extracted data from included studies
independently. The evidence supports that Bisphenol A is used in many fields of routine clinical dental practice such as restorative dentistry and orthodontics. Regarding
Bisphenol-A exposure from dental materials, the current data concludes that is below
the Tolerable Daily Intake levels, but further evaluation is needed to reveal any possible
adverse events caused by low-dose BPA exposure.

Keywords
Review
Bonding
Composite Resins,
Bisphenol-A
Material Safety