Ricardo L Macchi

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Changes in the powder-liquid ratio of glass ionomer cements may affect some of its physical properties and acid erosion. The aim of this study was to evaluate the physical properties and acid erosion of two conventional restorative glass ionomer cements against ISO 9917-1:2007 standards after changing the powder-liquid ratio to an adequate consistency for(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the evaporation of vehicles included in different single-bottle adhesives as a function of time. METHODS The following adhesives were used: Prime and Bond 2.1 (Dentsply); Single Bond (3M); PrimaBond 97' (BJM); Syntac Sprint (Vivadent); Optibond Solo (Kerr) and Syntac Single Component (Vivadent). Two primers that are used in(More)
The hardness of a dental material is generally related to its mechanical properties. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the hardness of several resins and cements exposed to an APF Foam (Minute Foam, Oral-B). Four molds 6 x 2 mm were prepared for each experimental condition with each of the following materials: Filtek P 60 (3 M); Silux Plus (3 M);(More)
Dentin treatment before adhesion of composites is performed both to enhance adhesion and to remove the microbial contents of the smear layer. The purpose of these experiments was to evaluate the germicide potential of several dentin treatments used in adhesive systems and of some cleansing solutions. Different germs involved in caries processes were used(More)
The aim of this study is to assess the effect of additional curing procedures on the flexural strength and modulus of elasticity of indirect and direct composite materials. Twenty-four rectangular prism-shaped 2 mm x 2 mm x 25 mm samples of Belleglass, Premisa (Kerr), Adoro and Heliomolar (Ivoclar Vivadent) were prepared. Each composite was packed in an(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of several factors on the hardness of resin-modified glass-ionomer cements (hybrid ionomers) and polyacid-modified resin composites (compomers). Disk-shaped specimens were prepared from the following materials: Vitremer, Fuji II LC, Photac-Fil, and Dyract. Three specimens of each product were(More)
The surface of tooth enamel that had been left in touch with the liquid or the mix of a zinc polyacrylate dental cement was studied by scanning electron microscopy. Both treatments produced lesions on the enamel and were represented by unevenly distributed microcavities of varying extension. Topically applied SnF2 did not modify the aspect of the treated(More)