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In the current study, the degree of conversion (DC) of bonding agents photoactivated using QTH or LED light-curing units (LCUs) was evaluated by Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy with an attenuated total reflectance (ATR) device. Four LCUs were evaluated: one QTH (Optilux 501; Demetron Kerr) and three LEDs: Radii Cal (SDI), Elipar FreeLight 2 (3M(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the influence of two concentrations of bleaching agents applied over enamel surfaces on the dentin bonding at different depths. METHODS Twenty-four bovine incisors were sectioned, obtaining three fragments per tooth (4x4 mm). Each fragment presented a 0.7 mm enamel thickness; and the dentin thickness varied according to the(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the Knoop microhardness and microshear bond strength (MSBS) of dual-cured luting systems and flowable resin bonded to leucite-reinforced ceramics and enamel. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty bovine incisors were randomly divided into four groups per test (microhardness and microshear; n = 10) according to the(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the degree of conversion (DC), elastic modulus (E), and flexural strength (FS) of five adhesive systems (only the bonding component of both Scotchbond MP-SBMP and Clearfil Protect Bond-CP; Single Bond 2-SB2; One-up Bond F Plus-OUP; and P90 System Adhesive: primer-P90P and bond-P90B) cured with a quartz tungsten(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on odontoblast-like cells exposed to a bleaching agent. Mouse dental papilla cell-23 cells were seeded in wells of 24-well plates. Eight groups were established according to the exposure to the bleaching agent and LLLT (0, 4, 10 and 15 J cm(-2) ). Enamel-dentin disks were(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on odontoblast-like MDPC-23 cells exposed to carbamide peroxide (CP 0.01%-2.21 μg/mL of H2O2). The cells were seeded in sterile 24-well plates for 72 h. Eight groups were established according to the exposure or not to the bleaching agents and the laser energy doses(More)
BACKGROUND bleaching has been widely studied, mainly due to the possible undesirable effects that can be caused by this esthetic procedure. The cytotoxicity of the bleaching agents and its components to pulp cells has been demonstrated in several researches. The aim of this study was to evaluate the toxic effects of successive applications of 10% carbamide(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the Knoop hardness number (KHN) of dentin and the microtensile bond strength (microTBS) at different walls of MOD preparations, and the correlation between microTBS and the KHN of dentin. MATERIALS AND METHODS Human molars with MOD preparations were allocated into 3 groups according to the preparation wall(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the influence of bleaching on bond strength to enamel and subjacent dentin, and to determine whether a reduced application time (1 min) of the antioxidizing agent can obviate the compromised bond strength after bleaching. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred twelve bovine incisors were obtained, and the enamel and dentin surfaces were(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to evaluate the transdentinal cytotoxicity of 10% and 16% carbamide peroxide gel (CP), as well as the ability of the antioxidant, 10% sodium ascorbate (SA), to protect the odontoblasts in culture. STUDY DESIGN Human dentin discs of 0.5-mm thickness were obtained and were placed into artificial pulp chambers.(More)