Manas Dave in his debut blog for the Dental Elf looks at a review on bonding of adhesive materials to molar-incisor hypomineralisation (MIH) affected enamel. 10 studies were included only 4 of which were clinical so the findings need to be interpreted cautiously.[read the full story...]
Orthodontic bonding: is primer necessary?
This review of in-vitro studies included 9 studies and found photo-curing time, force location, bracket area, and crosshead speed of the testing machine affected sheer bond strength. Use of adhesive resin primer did not affect bond strength.[read the full story...]
Dental bond strength improves with enamel etching
This review of 10 in-vitro studies suggests that bond strength is improved by the use of multi-mode adhesives with prior acid etching only for enamel. This improvement was not seen with mild universal adhesives in dentine.[read the full story...]
Direct anterior restorations have good survival rates
This review of direct anterior restorative materials included 21 studies and covered a wide range of materials and adhesive systems. Overall the failure rates were low for both class III and class IV restorations.[read the full story...]