Dental Materials

  • Marléne IsakssonEmail author


Dental professionals and dental patients are exposed to the same sensitizers even if the exposure differs and also the outcome. Dental professionals suffer predominantly from irritant contact dermatitis and to a lesser degree from allergic contact dermatitis to (meth)acrylates and rubber products. Dental patients rarely have allergic contact stomatitis. The major sensitizers in dental professionals are methacrylates in dentin bonding agents, in dental composite resins, and in prostheses in addition to rubber chemicals, metals, fragrances, and disinfectants. In dental patients metal contact allergy dominates. The various sensitizers that may give lichenoid reactions in these patients are also discussed.


Methacrylates Acrylates Contact allergy Allergic contact dermatitis Stomatitis Metals Dental materials 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Occupational and Environmental DermatologySkåne University HospitalMalmö, SkåneSweden

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