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VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 5 ( September-October, 2014 ) > List of Articles


Resin Bonding using Etch-and-Rinse and Self-etch Adhesives to Decalcified Deciduous Enamel after Bioactive Glass Air Abrasion

Maryam Khoroushi, Alireza Eshghi, Alireza Rezvani

Citation Information : Khoroushi M, Eshghi A, Rezvani A. Resin Bonding using Etch-and-Rinse and Self-etch Adhesives to Decalcified Deciduous Enamel after Bioactive Glass Air Abrasion. J Contemp Dent Pract 2014; 15 (5):595-602.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1585

Published Online: 01-03-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).



Bioactive glass air abrasion is a conservative technique for removal of initial decalcified enamel superficial layer and caries vs alumina air abrasion. This study evaluated shear bond strength of composite resin to sound and decalcified deciduous enamel using etch-and-rinse and self-etch adhesives after alumina and bioactive glass air abrasion.

Materials and methods

Ninety-six flat enamel surfaces, mounted in acrylic resin, were prepared from 48 deciduous molars. Half of the specimens were decalcified with a demineralizing solution. Both intact and decalcified specimens were assigned to two groups for alumina and bioactive glass air abrasion. In each group, the specimens were subdivided into two groups for application of Clearfil SE Bond or Optibond FL adhesives (n = 12). After composite resin bonding, the specimens underwent shear bond test. Data were analyzed using three-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), linear regression model and independentsample t-test (á = 0.05).


No significant differences were noted in bond strength of composite resin after alumina or bioactive glass air abrasion (p = 0.272). Optibond FL adhesive and enamel decalcification produced higher bond strength (p = 0.000, p = 0.001 respectively).


In this study, bioactive glass air abrasion produced bond strength comparable to the conventional method. This technique might be an alternative method for preparation of normal and/or decalcified enamel of deciduous teeth for resin bonding.

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Eshghi A, Khoroushi M, Rezvani A. Resin Bonding using Etch-and-Rinse and Self-etch Adhesives to Decalcified Deciduous Enamel after Bioactive Glass Air Abrasion. J Contemp Dent Pract 2014;15(5):595-602.

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