A study of in vitro attachment of Streptococcus sanguis and Actinomyces viscosus to saliva-treated titanium Academic Article uri icon


  • This study examined the initial attachment of Streptococcus sanguis G9-B and Actinomyces viscosus T14V to saliva-treated powdered enamel and titanium surfaces. Using an in vitro adherence model, significantly lower numbers of Actinomyces viscosus T14V bound to the saliva-treated titanium surface when compared to that of the similarly treated enamel. The binding of Streptococcus sanguis G9-B to titanium or enamel did not vary significantly. A comparison of the percentage of cells bound to the titanium surface revealed that S sanguis cells attached in significantly higher numbers when compared to the A viscosus cells. 1997 Quintessence Publishing Co. Inc.

published proceedings

  • International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants

author list (cited authors)

  • Wolinsky, L. E., De Camargo, P. M., Erard, J. C., & Newman, M. G.

complete list of authors

  • Wolinsky, LE||De Camargo, PM||Erard, JC||Newman, MG

publication date

  • January 1989