Influence of different pre-etching times on fatigue strength of self-etch adhesives to dentin

Toshiki Takamizawa, Wayne W. Barkmeier, Akimasa Tsujimoto, Takayuki Suzuki, Donal D. Scheidel, Robert L. Erickson, Mark A. Latta, Masashi Miyazaki

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The purpose of this study was to use shear bond strength (SBS) and shear fatigue strength (SFS) testing to determine the influence on dentin bonding of phosphoric acid pre-etching times before the application of self-etch adhesives. Two single-step self-etch universal adhesives [Prime & Bond Elect (EL) and Scotchbond Universal (SU)], a conventional single-step self-etch adhesive [G-ænial Bond (GB)], and a two-step self-etch adhesive [OptiBond XTR (OX)] were used. The SBS and SFS values were obtained with phosphoric acid pre-etching times of 3, 10, or 15 s before application of the adhesives, and for a control without pre-etching. For groups with 3 s of pre-etching, SU and EL showed higher SBS values than control groups. No significant difference was observed for GB among the 3 s, 10 s, and control groups, but the 15 s pre-etching group showed significantly lower SBS and SFS values than the control group. No significant difference was found for OX among the pre-etching groups. Reducing phosphoric acid pre-etching time can minimize the adverse effect on dentin bonding durability for the conventional self-etch adhesives. Furthermore, a short phosphoric acid pre-etching time enhances the dentin bonding performance of universal adhesives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-218
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Oral Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)


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