Chlorhexidine-modified glass ionomer for band cementation? An in vitro study.

  title={Chlorhexidine-modified glass ionomer for band cementation? An in vitro study.},
  author={Declan T. Millett and Bridget Doubleday and M. Alatsaris and Jennifer Love and David C. M. Wood and Friedy Luther and Deirdre Devine},
  journal={Journal of orthodontics},
  volume={32 1},
OBJECTIVE To compare the mean retentive strength, predominant site of band failure, amount of cement remaining on the tooth at deband and survival time of orthodontic micro-etched bands cemented with chlorhexidine-modified (CHXGIC) or conventional glass ionomer cement (GIC). DESIGN In vitro study. SETTING Dental Materials Laboratory. MATERIALS AND METHODS One-hundred-and-twenty intact, caries-free third molars were collected from patients attending for third molar surgery. These were… CONTINUE READING