Journal article

Microtensile bond strengths of glass ionomer (polyalkenoate) cements to dentine using four conditioners

M Tanumiharja, MF Burrow, MJ Tyas

Journal of Dentistry | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2000

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to measure the microtensile bond strengths of three glass ionomer cements to dentine (Photac-Fil Quick; Fuji II LC; Fuji IX GP) using four different conditioners (Ketac Conditioner; Dentin Conditioner; Cavity Conditioner; and an experimental conditioner, K-930). METHODS: Superficial occlusal dentine of extracted human third molars was exposed, finished with wet 600-grit silicon carbide paper, and each of the above glass ionomer cements bonded using the four conditioners according to the manufacturers' instructions. After 24h in tap water at 37 degrees C, the teeth were sectioned to obtain 3-4 bar-shaped specimens. Ten specimens were prepared for each..

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