About the Authors

Ivone Lima Santana

Affiliation Department of Dentistry I, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Maranhão, São Luis, Maranhão, Brazil

Letícia Machado Gonçalves

Affiliation Department of Prosthodontics and Periodontology, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas, Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil

Andréa Araújo de Vasconcellos

Affiliation Department of Prosthodontics and Periodontology, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas, Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil

Wander José da Silva

Affiliation Department of Prosthodontics and Periodontology, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas, Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil

Jaime Aparecido Cury

Affiliation Department of Physiological Sciences, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas, Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil

Altair Antoninha Del Bel Cury

altcury@fop.unicamp.br

Affiliation Department of Prosthodontics and Periodontology, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas, Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ILS LMG AAV WJS JAC AADBC. Performed the experiments: ILS LMG AAV WJS JAC AADBC. Analyzed the data: ILS LMG AAV WJS JAC AADBC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ILS LMG AAV WJS JAC AADBC. Wrote the paper: ILS LMG AAV WJS JAC AADBC.