Comparing two methods of moisture control in bonding to enamel: a clinical study.

N. Barghi, G. T. Knight, T. G. Berry

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Twelve patients provided a total of 36 teeth to be used in this study. Visible-light-cured composite resin tabs were applied to a flattened, acid-etched surface of each tooth. Half of the teeth were isolated with cotton rolls in conjunction with a saliva ejector; the other conjunction with a saliva ejector; the other half were isolated using a rubber dam. An equal number of teeth were treated in each group for each subject to serve as a self-control. After extraction the teeth were mounted and shear bond strength of the composite resin to enamel was determined on an Instron Testing Machine. There was a significant difference in the shear bond strength between the two experimental groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-135
Number of pages6
JournalOperative dentistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 1991


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  • Dentistry(all)

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