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Journal of Prosthodontic / Vol. 1. No. 2. 2010-11: -


Effectivity of cinnamon oil to inhibit colony growth of candida albicans on acrylic resin


Efektivitas minyak kayu manis dalam menghambat pertumbuhan koloni candida albicans pada resin akrilik

  1. Erna F,
    Mahasiswa S1
    Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Airlangga
  2. Rostiny,
    Staf Pengajar Departemen Prostodonsia
    Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Airlangga
  3. Sherman Salim
    Staf Pengajar Departemen Prostodonsia
    Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Airlangga

Abstract

Background: Acrylic is usually used as material of dentures, especially base of dentures which can become entrapment of plaque and microorganism, includes Candida albicans. This is due to micro porosity of acrylic surface which is difficult to clean with only brushing. Thus, prevalence of candidal infection is higher at patient with poor oral hygiene. Denture immersion in a chemical solution is capable of rapid inactivation of pathogenic microorganisms. But the cost of chemical solution is relatively expensive. Thus, herbal medicines as chemical cleansing agent can be alternative to solve this problem. Cinnamon cassia is among the earliest known spices used by humankind. Essential oil of Cinnamon cassia has antifungal, antibacterial, anti cancer, anti spasmodic effects and decrease blood pressure. Purpose: The aim of this research was to evaluate the effect of essential oil of Cinnamon cassia on colony growth of Candida albicans on heat cured acrylic plate. Method: Samples of acrylic plate were contaminated by Candida albicans and were immersed in essential oil of Cinnamon cassia with different concentration: 0,01%, 0,03%, 0,05% and water as control. Then samples of acrylic were vibrated to fall off Candida albicans and the colonies of candida were counted by Quebec Colony Counter. Results: There were significant difference between of each groups except group of essential oils 0,03% and 0,05%. Conclusion: Essential oil of Cinnamon cassia with concentration 0,03% can inhibit colony growth of Candida albicans on heat cured acrylic.

Keyword: antifungal, cinnamon cassia, candida albicans, acrylic.,

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