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VOLUME 10 , ISSUE 6 ( November, 2009 ) > List of Articles


Adhesive Bond Strengths Using Self- and Light-Cured Composites

Ricardo Walter, Georgia V. Macedo, Gustavo M. S. Oliveira, Edward J. Swift

Citation Information : Walter R, Macedo GV, Oliveira GM, Swift EJ. Adhesive Bond Strengths Using Self- and Light-Cured Composites. J Contemp Dent Pract 2009; 10 (6):25-32.

DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-10-6-25

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-11-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.



To evaluate the microtensile bond strength (μTBS) of four adhesive systems to dentin, using self- and light-cured resin composites.

Methods and Materials

Crowns of human molars were separated from the roots, and the occlusal surfaces were ground to obtain flat superficial dentin. Three etch-and-rinse adhesives—All-Bond 2, One-Step Plus, and OptiBond Solo Plus—and one self-etching primer system, Peak SE, were evaluated. Each adhesive group was divided into two subgroups according to the type of resin composite used. A self-cured (Bisfil 2B) or light-cured (Filtek Supreme Plus) resin composite build-up was incrementally inserted to the dentin after each adhesive system was applied. The bonded specimens were stored in water for 24 h and sectioned into beams. Microtensile testing was done, and the data were subjected to ANOVA and Fisher's PLSD test.


The μTBS of All-Bond 2 and One- Step Plus was not affected by the type of resin composite used (p=0.3131 and p=0.1562, respectively). The μTBS of OptiBond Solo Plus was significantly reduced when used with selfcured resin composite (p<0.0001). Peak SE formed no bond of self-cured resin composite to dentin.


Some adhesives do not effectively bond self-cured resin composite to dentin.

Clinical Significance

Incompatibility between adhesives with low pH and certain self-cured resin composites can cause clinical debonding of restorations.


Walter R, Macedo GV, Oliveira GMS, Swift Jr EJ. Adhesive Bond Strengths Using Self- and Light-Cured Composites. J Contemp Dent Pract [Internet]. 2009 Nov; 10(6):025-032. Available from: view/volume10-issue6-walter.

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