The world of technology has been a great support to medicine and nowadays there are numerous researches that aim to develop dental materials for treatments with less risk of infections and more lasting for the health of the patients and with the purpose of improving the quality and effectiveness of dental materials for dentist in Tijuana, the students of the Degree in Dentistry of the Faculty of Medicine of the UAQ, conducted the research Evaluation of the biocompatibility of materials dentistry added with chitosan.
It is a pride for the whole society that this work, which is part of the Fund for Special Projects of Rectory (FOPER), which aims to evaluate dental materials with chitosan, a substance that is extracted from the exoskeleton of crustaceans and has antimicrobial properties and bio-compatibility, to subsequently obtain more suitable materials that can be used in clinical practice, which will be reflected in better treatments and consequently, in a better prognosis for patients.
In that sense, it was indicated that: Currently, said substance has already been tested in medicine in terms of wound healing and mouth rinses; that is, it is already in the market. We intend to apply it to dental materials for dental treatments.
He also explained that chitosan was evaluated first in vitro (with cells) and our project was the second phase; evaluate with laboratory rats. A third phase is expected to be experienced in the molars of rodents, and if the tests are still positive, clinical trials could be considered.
The graduate described that these materials are constantly evolving in search of ideal properties that ensure better procedures by dentists and noted that chitosan has the necessary characteristics.
In her speech, the student said that, derived from this project, three theses were obtained and that there is still a lack of depth in other properties that could also be improved with the addition of this product, such as the antimicrobial and antifungal capacity; therefore, he stressed that there is more research that could be derived from this work.
As for the FOPER, the universities point out that the funds were used to equip and condition a surgical area for rodents in the research laboratory of the undergraduate and graduate programs of dentistry and ensured that currently, with the equipment and material acquired, other students and interns They conduct their own investigations. Finally, they recognized that thanks to these funds, research is promoted and encouraged in Mexico and that it is a pride that is from their own University.