Utilization of Anchovy in Dentistry

Anastasia Elsa Prahasti, Tamara Yuanita

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Anchovy (Stolephorus sp) is a fish that usually consumed by most people in Indonesia. It is served as a famous dish in Indonesian cuisine. It is a natural source of calcium, phosphor, and fluoride. In dentistry, anchovy had been studied due to its bioactive content as bone stimulator and teeth development agent, topical fluoridative agent, and pulp capping agent. There are several methods in preparing anchovy extract that leads to different bioactive content. These variations provide several roles as biomaterial in dentistry. The latest issue regarding anchovy was its hydroxyapatite content. The previous study showed promising result and become a base of future exploration to obtain safe and effective treatment in dentistry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-90
Number of pages4
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2021


  • Anchovy extract
  • Hydroxyapatite
  • Pulp capping agent
  • Reparative dentin
  • Topical fluoridative agent


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