This review assessing the durability of self-adhesive resin bonding, postoperative sensitivity, and the overall survival rate of indirect restorations compared to total-etch, selective-etch, and self-etch adhesives includes 9 RCTs.[read the full story...]
Etching time and bonding of adhesive systems to dentine of primary teeth
This review the influence of reducing the etching time on the dentine of primary teeth for bonding with etch-and-rinse and self-etching adhesive systems included 8 laboratory studies. The findings suggest that that reductions in acid-etching and primer application did not impact the immediate bond strength.[read the full story...]
Improving the bond between glass ceramics and resin-based materials: Does an adhesive layer help?
In this blog Thibault Colloc looks at a review of in-vitro studies looking at the influence of an adhesive layer application on the bond strength of etched and silanized glass ceramics to resin-based materials.[read the full story...]
Bisphenol-A: Exposure from dental treatment
This review on Bisphenol-A (BPA) exposure from dental treatment included 7 studies and suggests an increase in urinary BPA after 24 hours returning to baseline by 14 days.[read the full story...]
Orthodontic bracket systems: Is adhesive precoating better than operator coated?
This review assessing whether adhesive precoated orthodontic brackets are more efficient than operator-coated brackets included 5 RCTs find no differences in failure rate between the two systems.[read the full story...]
Dental adhesive systems: HEMA-free or HEMA-containing systems?
22 RCTs were included in this review of the influence of the monomer HEMA in the formulation of dental adhesive systems suggests that HEMA-free adhesive systems do not have better clinical performance of the non-carious cervical lesion restorations than HEMA-containing systems.[read the full story...]
Fissure sealants – are self-etch sealants more effective?
This review looked at whether self-etch adhesive sealants were as effective as traditional acid etching. 5 split-mouth studies were included and they found significantly lower failure rates in the acid etch group. Odds ratio 4.46 (95% CI 1.31, 15.20).[read the full story...]
EDTA conditioning improved cervical restoration retention
This trial involving 48 patients found that EDTA conditioning improved the retention of restoration in non-carious cervical lesions at 18 months.[read the full story...]
Composite resin restorations- which adhesive system?
This study compared Class II nanohybrid resin composite restorations bonded with a one-step self-etch or a two-step etch-and-rinse adhesive after 8 years, finding no difference between the two approaches.[read the full story...]
No good evidence available on treatment options for generalised tooth wear
It has been estimated that about 25% of 10-40 year old European adults were affected by tooth wear (See Dental Elf 30th Sept 2013). The aim of this review was to identify similarities among treatment options for generalized tooth wear and to develop an approach to rehabilitation based on the best evidence available. Searches were [read the full story…]