Masahito Otsuki

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The investigation of adhesion between an Er:YAG laser-irradiated surface and composite resin is very important to ensure the best clinical results. The purpose of this investigation is to determine if the application of various treatments on Er:YAG laser-irradiated dentin surface affects the tensile bond strength between dentin and(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE We have reported that the application of ultrasonic scalers on the Er:YAG laser-irradiated enamel surface achieved bond strengths of approximately 16 MPa. However, it is reported that a bond strength of 20 MPa is needed to prevent the marginal gaps, so the tensile bond strength (TBS) of composite resin to the Er:YAG laser-irradiated(More)
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