This document specifies test methods for the evaluation of dental restorative materials, luting materials, fissure sealants and orthodontic bonding or luting materials that are claimed by their respective manufacturers to exert “antibacterial” effects.
NOTE Materials for pulp capping (e.g. calcium hydroxide formulations), endodontic filling materials, dental implants or implant systems, nightguards and additive manufactured (e.g. 3D-printed) materials are not covered in this document.
This document does not cover tests on the effectiveness of sterilization or disinfection procedures. This document cannot be used to demonstrate a lack of microbial contamination of medical devices used in dentistry.