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Date: March 28, 2014 (Friday)
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital
Presenter: Ms. Epasinghe Don Jeevanie, PhD Candidate
Title: Potential Applications of Proanthocyanidin for Reparative Therapies in Dentistry
Abstract: In dentistry, repair and restoration of tooth structure to regain its mechanical properties is the ultimate aim of caries management. Since collagen is the major part of dentine it is necessary to strengthen and preserve collagen matrix when repairing lesions involved in dentine. Proanthocyanidin is a naturally derived collagen cross linker which can strengthen and protect the collagen fibers from degradation. The present study aimed to investigate the potential applications of proanthocyanidin in dentistry.