Antifungal efficiency of chemically and thermally-activated acrylic resins after surface treatment using poly (diallyldimethylammonium chloride)

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2019 May 30;52:e20190033. doi: 10.1590/0037-8682-0033-2019.
[Article in Portuguese]


Introduction: Acrylic resins are used in the preparation of facial prostheses and may be colonized by fungi. Here, we verified the antifungal efficacy of this material after surface treatment using poly (diallyldimethylammonium chloride).

Methods: Acrylic resin specimens with and without surface treatment were subjected to tests for fungistatic and fungicidal activities. Standard strains of Candida albicans and Aspergillus niger were used.

Results: After surface treatment, the fungistatic and fungicidal efficacies of the resins against C. albicans and fungistatic action against A. niger were verified.

Conclusions: The surface treatment was a determinant of the antifungal activity of the material.

MeSH terms

  • Acrylic Resins / chemistry*
  • Antifungal Agents / pharmacology*
  • Aspergillus niger / drug effects*
  • Candida albicans / drug effects*
  • Dental Materials
  • Materials Testing
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Polyethylenes / pharmacology*
  • Quaternary Ammonium Compounds / pharmacology*
  • Temperature*


  • Acrylic Resins
  • Antifungal Agents
  • Dental Materials
  • Polyethylenes
  • Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
  • poly-N,N-dimethyl-N,N-diallylammonium chloride