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Advisory Committee Chair

Ashraf Fouad

Advisory Committee Members

Amjad Javed

Sadanandan Velu

Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name by School

Master of Science (MS) School of Dentistry


Purpose: Novel endodontic antimicrobial agents would potentially improve outcomes of endodontic treatment, including regenerative endodontic therapy. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of a novel experimental compound, analogue #66, compared to tigecycline and other controls in an ex-vivo model. Materials and Methods: MIC determination with tigecycline and analogue #66 was done for Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus intermedius. Forty single rooted extracted teeth were inoculated weekly for three weeks with S. intermedius to create a biofilm. All teeth were instrumented to 40/06 to working length and irrigated with 5% NaOCl. Teeth were randomly divided into 4 groups (n=10 per group): (1) DMSO as negative control, (2) calcium hydroxide as positive control, (3) analogue #66 (10 mg/mL) group and (4) tigecycline (10 mg/mL). Microbiological sampling of all groups was performed after one week. Results: Log colony forming units (CFUs) from calcium hydroxide (5.07 + 0.12), analogue #66 (4.94 + 0.15) and tigecycline (0.58 + 1.22) showed statistically significant (P < 0.05) bacterial reduction when compared with negative control (5.71 + 0.17) (P<0.05). Although higher microbial reduction was observed in analogue #66 compared with calcium hydroxide, the difference was not statistically significant (P >0.05). Residual CFUs were lowest in the tigecycline group and were significantly lower than all other groups (P <0.05). Conclusion: Calcium hydroxide, analogue #66 and tigecycline all showed significant antimicrobial efficacy against S. intermedius biofilm. Tigecycline was the most efficacious in this model.

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