Marleen Peumans

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One often alleges that laboratory bond-strength testing cannot predict clinical effectiveness of adhesives. Major argument to sustain this claim is the wide variation in bond-strength values recorded for one specific adhesive among different research institutes worldwide. The main reason for these inconsistent bond-strength measurements is supposedly the(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this randomized controlled clinical trial was to evaluate the 8-year clinical performance of a mild 2-step self-etch adhesive in non-carious Class-V lesions with and without prior selective phosphoric acid-etching of the enamel cavity margins. METHODS A total of 100 non-carious Class-V lesions in 29 patients were restored with(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this in vivo study was to evaluate the clinical performance of porcelain veneers after 5 and 10 years of clinical service. MATERIALS AND METHODS A single operator placed porcelain laminates on 87 maxillary anterior teeth in 25 patients. All restorations were recalled at 5 years and 93% of the restorations at 10 years. Clinical(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to examine whether one-step self-etching adhesives (1-SEAs) really have an advantage over multistep systems. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nine one-step self-etching adhesives (Absolute, Adper Prompt L-Pop, Clearfil S3 Bond, G-Bond, Hybrid Bond, iBond, One-up Bond F Plus, Optibond All-in-one and Xeno III) were included in(More)
One-step adhesives bond less effectively to enamel/dentin than do their multi-step versions. To investigate whether this might be due to phase separation between adhesive ingredients, we characterized the interaction of 5 experimental and 3 commercial self-etch adhesives with dentin using transmission electron microscopy. All adhesives were examined for(More)
UNLABELLED The self-etch approach provides dentists with a generation of user-friendly and less technique-sensitive adhesives. Nevertheless, some concern has been raised regarding their bonding effectiveness to enamel, in particular when so-called 'mild' self-etch adhesives are employed. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this prospective randomized controlled clinical study was to evaluate the clinical performance of a "mild" two-step self-etching adhesive, Clearfil SE, in Class V restorations after 5 years of clinical functioning. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-nine patients received two or four restorations following two randomly assigned(More)
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated mechanically and ultra-morphologically 11 different adhesive systems bonded to dentin. METHODS The microtensile bond strength (microTBS) of 11 contemporary adhesives, including two three-step etch&rinse, three two-step etch&rinse, two two-step self-etch and four one-step self-etch adhesives to dentin, were measured. The(More)
A 3-yr randomized, controlled prospective study evaluated the clinical effectiveness of a mild two-step self-etch adhesive, Clearfil SE, in Class-V non-carious lesions. The hypothesis tested was that prior selective etching of enamel with phosphoric acid does not affect the 3-yr clinical performance of this adhesive. A total of 100 lesions in 29 patients(More)
This 13-year randomized clinical trial compared the clinical effectiveness of two three-step etch-and-rinse adhesives in combination with a hybrid, stiffer composite versus a micro-filled, more flexible composite. The influence of composite stiffness on the clinical performance of one of the adhesives was assessed as well. One hundred and forty-two(More)