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Br Dent J. 2012 Sep;213(5):223-4. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.776.

Atypical pattern of (meth)acrylate allergic contact dermatitis in dental professionals.

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Department of Dermatology, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, UK.;


(Meth)acrylates in dental bonding agents are a common source of allergic contact dermatitis in dental professionals. The distribution of the contact dermatitis is commonly on finger tips, but is determined by individual habits as demonstrated by the two case reports in this article. Despite the site of contact dermatitis, the bonding agents are often not suspected as a source of contact allergy due to misconception regarding the protective effect of natural rubber latex gloves. With these case reports, we endeavour to emphasize the inadequacy of the latex gloves in protecting against the (meth)acrylate induced contact allergy and also list the measures a dental professional needs to incorporate in order to minimise the risks of sensitisation to (meth)acrylates.

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