Bart Van Meerbeek

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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this paper was to review current literature on the clinical effectiveness of contemporary adhesives when used to restore cervical non-carious class-V lesions. Restoration retention in function of time was recorded in order to find out if adhesives with a simplified application procedure are as clinically effective as conventional(More)
Fundamental to the processes of decalcification of or adhesion to mineralized tissues is the molecular interaction of acids with hydroxyapatite. This study was undertaken to chemically analyze the interaction of 1 mono-, 2 di-, 1 tri-, and 2 polycarboxylic acids with hydroxyapatite in an attempt to elucidate the underlying mechanism. Maleic, citric, and(More)
To keep the exposed collagen scaffold penetrable to resin, it has been recommended that the conditioned dentin surface be maintained in a visibly moist condition, a clinical technique commonly referred to as wet bonding. In this study, resin-dentin interfaces produced with two water-based adhesive systems--OptiBond (OPTI, Kerr) and Scotchbond Multi-Purpose(More)
This study evaluated the enamel loss and composite remnants after debonding and clean-up. The tested null hypothesis is that there are no differences between different polishing systems regarding removing composite remnants without damaging the tooth surface. Brackets were bonded to 75 extracted human molars and removed after a storage period of 100 hours.(More)
This study evaluated the effect of multiple consecutive adhesive resin coatings of adhesive bonded to human dentin on nanoleakage and resin-dentin bond strength. Resin bonded dentin specimens were prepared using a total-etch adhesive (One-Step Plus) applied as multiple consecutive coating, or using two self-etch adhesive systems (iBond or Fluoro Bond). For(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a 4-MET- and 10-MDP-based primer on the bond strength of two resin cements (SuperBond C&B, Sun Medical; Panavia Fluoro Cement, Kuraray) to titanium (Ti). Ti plates were treated with six experimental primers consisting of, respectively, 10-MDP and 4-MET in concentrations of 0.1, 1 and 10wt%, or were(More)
The aim of the study was to compare the clinical performance, quantitative and qualitative wear patterns of conventional hybrid (Tetric Ceram), micro-filled hybrid (Gradia Direct Posterior) and nano-hybrid (Tetric EvoCeram, TEC) posterior composite restorations in a 3-year randomised clinical trial. Sixteen Tetric Ceram, 17 TEC and 16 Gradia Direct(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to evaluate the influence of different surface preparation techniques on long-term bonding effectiveness to eroded dentin. MATERIALS AND METHODS Dentin specimens were eroded by pH cycling or were left untreated as control, respectively. Five different "preparation" techniques were applied: (1) cleaning with pumice, (2) air(More)
Currently, the functional monomer 10-methacryloyloxy-decyl-dihydrogen-phosphate (10-MDP) was documented to chemically bond to zirconia ceramics. However, little research has been conducted to unravel the underlying mechanisms. This study aimed to assess the chemical interaction and to demonstrate the mechanisms of coordination between 10-MDP and zirconium(More)
Dental composites have become the standard filling material to restore teeth, but during the placement of these restorations, high amounts of respirable composite dust (<5 μm) including many nano-sized particles may be released in the breathing zone of the patient and dental operator. Here we tested the respirable fraction of several composite particles for(More)