Effect of air abrasion and acid etching on sealant retention: an in vitro study.

@article{Ellis1999EffectOA,
  title={Effect of air abrasion and acid etching on sealant retention: an in vitro study.},
  author={Randall W Ellis and Mark A. Latta and Gary H. Westerman},
  journal={Pediatric dentistry},
  year={1999},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={316-9}
}
PURPOSE This in-vitro study evaluated shear bond strength and analyzed, via scanning electron microscopy, enamel prepared for pit and fissure sealant placement. Various surface pretreatment methods were conducted prior to short-term (72-hour) and long-term (120-day) analysis. METHOD Six treatment groups of 14 teeth, having 28 bonding surfaces (buccal and… CONTINUE READING