Fernanda Cristina Pimentel Garcia

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the bond strength (microTBS) of self-etching adhesives in different solvent evaporation conditions. METHODS Flat dentine surfaces from extracted human third molars were bonded with: (1) 2 two-steps self-etching adhesives (Clearfil SE Bond-CSEB); (Protect Bond-PB) and (2) 2 one-step self-etch systems (Adper Prompt L Pop-ADPLP); (Xeno(More)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain the efficacy of polymerization of self-etching dental adhesives in different solvent evaporation conditions. MATERIAL AND METHODS Four self-etching adhesive systems were studied. Two of them are classified as mild two-step self-etching adhesives (Clearfil SE Bond, Protect Bond) and the other two are strong one-step systems (Xeno(More)
Re-expansion of dried demineralized dentin is required to optimize resin adhesion. This study tested the hypothesis that bond strengths to dentin depend upon the ability of experimental HEMA(2-hydroxy-ethyl-methacrylate)/solvent primers to re-expand the matrix. Dentin surfaces were acid-etched with 37% phosphoric acid for 20 sec, air-dried for 30 sec,(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the wear resistance of five different packable composites versus two different composite controls using a laboratory toothbrushing simulation test. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twelve samples measuring 5 mm in diameter and 3 mm thick were prepared from the following resin composites: Packable resin composites(More)
Apart from some questions related to the repairability of resin composite restorations, dentists have always assumed that methacrylate-based resins are compatible with each other. For example, there is no clinically relevant problem in using a microfilled composite to laminate a Class IV restoration made with a hybrid composite, even if they are not of the(More)
Apart from some questions related to the repairability of resin composite restorations, dentists have always assumed that methacrylate-based resins are compatible with each other. For example, there is no clinically relevant problem in using a microfilled composite to laminate a Class IV restoration made with a hybrid composite, even if they are not of the(More)
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the kinetics of water uptake and percent conversion in neat versus ethanol-solvated resins that were formulated to be used as dental bonding agents. METHODS Five methacrylate-based resins of known and increasing hydrophilicities (R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5) were used as reference materials. Resins were evaluated as neat bonding(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare water sorption (WS) and solubility (WSB) of different dentin bonding agents (DBA) as regards classification and light-activation system. The null hypotheses were: (1) there is no difference among DBA with respect to water sorption and solubility; (2) there is no effect of light-curing source on water sorption(More)
This study aimed at analyzing the compomers wear by an "in vitro" toothbrushing abrasion test. The null hypotheses tested were that there would be no differences in weight loss and no significant changes in surface roughness of the compomers after this test. The utilized commercial brands were Dyract (Dentsply), Dyract AP (Dentsply), Compoglass F(More)
OBJECTIVES To monitor the stiffening rate of demineralized dentin matrix at the early stages after exposure to different neat solvents. METHODS Dentin beams approximately 0.8x0.7x8.0 mm were obtained from human third molars. After covering their ends with resin composite, the middle exposed length of 4.0mm (gauge-length) was demineralized in 0.5 M EDTA(More)