Use of fluorescent compounds in assessing bonded resin-based restorations: A literature review

Paulo H.P. D'Alpino, José C. Pereira, Nádia R. Svizero, Frederick A. Rueggeberg, David H. Pashley

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Objectives: This work reviews fundamental concepts involved with fluorescent imaging in the dental materials field. Data: Fluorescent dyes have been widely used: incorporated into adhesive system components, placed in the pulp chamber and allowed to diffuse toward the restorative interface, as well as used as a visible tracer in microleakage tests. Conclusions: Although use of fluorescent imaging has substantially contributed to the existing knowledge base, there is no standardized methodology used, and as a result, interpretation of study results as well as comparison of results among studies remains questionable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-634
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Dentistry
Issue number9
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006



  • Fluorescence microscopy
  • Fluorescent dyes
  • Hybrid layer
  • Microleakage
  • Micropermeability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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