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Dose- and mode-dependent effect of halogen dental curing blue light on the V79-cell line.

PMID 18982770


The aim of this study was to evaluate the time and dose dependent effect of halogen light from dental curing unit on the cell viability, colony-forming ability and proliferation of the V79 cell culture. The investigation included the medium mode (M), exponential (E) and standard (S) illumination mode for 20, 40 and 80 seconds. The viability was determined using the trypan blue exclusion test. Colony forming ability was assessed by colony count on post-exposure day 7. Cell proliferation was determined by cell counts during five post-exposure days. The viability of cells was not affected by blue light in view of exposure time and modes. Colony forming ability in treated cells was slightly, but not significantly lower than in control cells. Cell proliferation was lower in cells exposed to the M mode for 80 s on post-exposure day 3 and 4 (p < 0.05). On the same post-exposure days, the proliferation of cells exposed to modes E and S, showed a significant inhibition after 20, 40 and 80 s of exposure (p < 0.05). Disrupted cellular functionality and no significant decrease in colony forming ability of V79 cells in addition to time- and dose dependent significant inhibition of cell proliferation might be ascribed to the photocuring blue light activity and/or changes in temperature during the course of experiment in vitro.

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