Shear bond strengths to dentin: effects of surface treatments, depth and position

L. Tao, D. H. Pashley

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Shear bond strengths of Scotchbond/Silux were tested at different dentin depths and positions before and after different pretreatments, i.e. no treatment, sonication, 0.2% EDTA, 6% citric acid and 37% phosphoric acid. Smear layers were created using either sandpaper or low-speed burs. This study showed that there were significant differences in bond strength on different depths of dentin after etching the surface but not if the smear layer was left undisturbed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-378
Number of pages8
JournalDental Materials
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1988



  • Tubulicid
  • citric acid
  • dentin bonding
  • phosphoric acid
  • smear layer
  • superficial and deep dentin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Dentistry(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials

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