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Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics

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MORAIS, Edivaldo de et al. Shear bond strength of composites using an adhesion booster. Dental Press J. Orthod. [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.5, pp.104-110. ISSN 2176-9451.

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the shear bond strength of the Transbond XT and Concise Orthodontics composites using the Ortho Primer adhesion booster. METHODS: The sample consisted of 90 bovine incisors divided in 6 groups (n=15). All teeth were submitted to prophylaxes with pumice stone and etching with phosphoric acid. In Group I the Transbond XT was used conventionally. Group II was similar to Group I, however, Ortho Primer was used instead of XT Primer. In Group III, after the acid etching, the enamel was contaminated with human saliva, the Ortho Primer was applied and bonding was done with Transbond XT. In Group IV Concise Orthodontics was used conventionally. Group V was similar to Group IV, but Ortho Primer was applied instead of fluid resin. In Group VI after acid etching, enamel was contaminated with human saliva, Ortho Primer was applied and bonding was done with Concise. The samples were stored in distilled water in incubator at 37ºC for 24h and submitted to the shear strength test. The data were submitted to the ANOVA and the Tukey´s test (5%). RESULTS: Group IV shear bond strength was statistically superior to the Groups II, III and VI (p<0.05). Among the Groups I, IV and V, and among I, II, III and VI there were no significant statistical differences (p>0.05). The Concise and Transbond XT used conventionally presented the most high bonding values. The Ortho Primer in dry enamel acted indeed as bonding agent of evaluated composites. The bonding with Concise in contaminated enamel had obtained low adhesive resistance.

Keywords : Orthodontic brackets; Shear strength; Orthodontics.

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