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The International Journal of Prosthodontics



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Int J Prosthodont 32 (2019), No. 2     28. Mar. 2019
Int J Prosthodont 32 (2019), No. 2  (28.03.2019)

Page 193-195, doi:10.11607/ijp.5918, PubMed:30856644

Adhesion of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans to Parylene-C-Coated Polymethyl Methacrylate
Green, Ingrid M. / Margoni, Ioanna / Nair, Sean P. / Petridis, Haralampos
Purpose: To determine whether coating polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) discs with Parylene-C would reduce Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans biofilm formation.
Materials and Methods: MRSA and Candida albicans single and dual biofilms were grown for 48 hours in artificial saliva on parylene-C-coated or uncoated PMMA, and the viable biofilm colony-forming units were counted.
Results: There was no significant difference in the count of viable methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or Candida albicans recovered from single- or dual-species biofilms between coated and uncoated PMMA discs.
Conclusion: Parylene-C does not prevent biofilm formation on PMMA.