Evaluation of Self-Etching Adhesive and Er:YAG Laser Conditioning on the Shear Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets

@inproceedings{ContrerasBulnes2013EvaluationOS,
  title={Evaluation of Self-Etching Adhesive and Er:YAG Laser Conditioning on the Shear Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets},
  author={Rosal{\'i}a Contreras-Bulnes and Rogelio Jos{\'e} Scougall-Vilchis and Laura Emma Rodr{\'i}guez-Vilchis and Claudia Centeno-Pedraza and Oscar Fernando Olea-Mej{\'i}a and Mar{\'i}a del Carmen Z. Alc{\'a}ntara-Galena},
  booktitle={TheScientificWorldJournal},
  year={2013}
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the shear bond strength, the adhesive remnant index scores, and etch surface of teeth prepared for orthodontic bracket bonding with self-etching primer and Er:YAG laser conditioning. One hundred and twenty bovine incisors were randomly divided into four groups. In Group I (Control), the teeth were conditioned with 35% phosphoric acid for 15 seconds. In Group II the teeth were conditioned with Transbond Plus SEP (5 sec); III and IV were irradiated with… CONTINUE READING