College of Dentistry Inventors Successfully Awarded by the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Denture stomatitis is a very common inflammatory for complete-denture wearers. This usually involves Candida Albicans species. Researchers and inventors from the College of Dentistry did research on new methods that will prevent and treat denture stomatitis since it is the most common clinically important condition developing the mouth of denture wearers.
During the study, the three researchers and inventors from the College of Dentistry discover the effect of adding zirconia nanoparticles that were added to the autopolymerized acrylic resin is an effective method to decrease the Candida Albicans adhesion.
The Office of the Vice President for Innovation & Entrepreneurship with its Patent and Technology Transfer Office Team (PTTO) of Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent Number 10,494,532 B2 entitled “Method of Preventing or Treating Oral Infections Using Zirconia Autopolymerizable Resins.”
The patent describes an innovative project to evaluate the effect of zirconia nanoparticles added to autopolymerized acrylic resin on Candida albicans adhesion as a new method for denture stomatitis prevention and treatment. Due to the antifungal activities of PMMA/ZrO2 nanocomposite, the denture base has the ability to prevent or treat denture stomatitis. In conclusion, all removable prostheses fabricated from autopolymerized acrylic resin could be fabricated using PMMA/ZrO2 nanocomposite with improved antifungal activities.
We wish to congratulate the three researchers and inventors of these successful accomplishments that gives pride to Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University. Three of the brilliant inventors from the College of Dentistry who had successfully patented this invention are acknowledge for their commitment and recognize this success:
- Dr. Mohammed Moustafa Gad, Lecturer at Department of Substitutive Dental Sciences.
- Dr. Ahmad Maniallah Althobity, Associate Professor at Department of Substitutive Dental Sciences.
- Dr. Suliman Yousif Shahin, Assistant Professor at Department of Preventive Dental Sciences.