One-year clinical performance of a self-etching adhesive in class V resin composites cured by two methods

W. W. Brackett, D. A. Covey, H. A. St. Germain

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This study evaluated the clinical performance of a self-etching adhesive for resin composites over one year. Thirty pairs of restorations of Pertac II, using the adhesive Prompt L-Pop, were placed in caries-free cervical erosion/abfraction lesions without tooth preparation. One of each pair was cured using "soft-start" polymerization, while the other was polymerized with high-intensity halogen light. Restorations were clinically evaluated at baseline, six and 12 months using modified Ryge/USPHS criteria. Although no significant difference (p>0.05) was observed between the curing methods, adhesive performance was poor, with a 35% loss of restorations overall.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-222
Number of pages5
JournalOperative dentistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2002


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  • Dentistry(all)

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