Influence of selective enamel etching on the bonding effectiveness of a new "all-in-one" adhesive

Cecilia Goracci, Carlo Rengo, Leonardo Eusepi, Jelena Juloski, Alessandro Vichi, Marco Ferrari

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Purpose: To evaluate in vitro the all-in-one adhesive G-Bond Plus/G-aenial Bond (GBP), used according to the selective enamel etching (SEE) technique, compared to Optibond FL, an etch-and-rinse adhesive tested as control (C). 

Methods: 133 molars provided specimens for enamel and dentin shear bond strength (SBS) testing, microleakage measurements in class 5 restorations, and scanning electron microscope observations of demineralization patterns produced by GBP and 37% phosphoric acid (PA). 

Results: On enamel: C displayed the highest SBS. PA etching significantly increased enamel SBS of GBP. No statistically significant difference in SBS was noted among the bonding procedures on dentin. On both substrates, C revealed the most satisfactory seal. PA pre-etching did not significantly affect the sealing ability of GBP on either substrate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-104
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Dentistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2013


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