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International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2014, Article ID 831908, 7 pages
Research Article

Comparative Analysis of Selected Physicochemical Properties of Pozzolan Portland and MTA-Based Cements

1Faculty of Dentistry, University of Cuiabá, Avenida Manoel José de Arruda 3.100, Jardim Europa, 78065-900 Cuiabá, MT, Brazil
2Master Program in Chemistry, Mato Grosso Federal University, Avenida Fernando Corrêa da Costa 2367, Boa Esperança, 78060-900 Cuiabá, MT, Brazil
3Master Program in Dentistry, UNICEUMA, Rua Josué Montello 01, Renascença, 65075-120 São Luís, MA, Brazil

Received 18 March 2014; Revised 9 May 2014; Accepted 6 June 2014; Published 12 August 2014

Academic Editor: Antonio Tilocca

Copyright © 2014 Maura Cristiane Gonçales Orçati Dorileo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Physicochemical properties of pozzolan Portland cement were compared to ProRoot MTA and MTA BIO. To test the pH, the samples were immersed in distilled water for different periods of time. After the pH analysis, the sample was retained in the plastic recipient, and the electrical conductivity of the solution was measured. The solubility and radiopacity properties were evaluated according to specification 57 of the American National Standard Institute/American Dental Association (ANSI/ADA). The statistical analyses were performed using ANOVA and Tukey’s test at a 5% level of significance. Pozzolan Portland cement exhibited pH and electrical conductivity mean values similar to those of the MTA-based cements. The solubilities of all tested materials were in accordance with the ANSI/ADA standards. Only the MTA-based cements met the ANSI/ADA recommendations for radiopacity. It might be concluded that the pH and electrical conductivity of pozzolan Portland cement are similar to and comparable to those of MTA-based cements.