Effects of surface treatment on the free surface energy of dentin.

@article{Attal1994EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of surface treatment on the free surface energy of dentin.},
  author={Jacques Attal and Erik Asmussen and Michel Degrange},
  journal={Dental materials : official publication of the Academy of Dental Materials},
  year={1994},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={259-64}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of six treatments on the dispersive, acid, and base components of the free surface energy of dentin. METHODS Occlusal dentin surfaces were polished with 4000 grit abrasive paper, washed and air dried. Characteristics of the surface energy were calculated by measuring contact angles of the four following liquids:alpha-bromonaphtalene, glycerol, ethylene glycol, and water. The dentin was then treated with aqueous solutions… CONTINUE READING