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Dentin Conditioning Using Different Laser Prototypes (Er,Cr:YSGG; Er:YAG) on Bond Assessment of Resinmodified Glass Ionomer Cement

Fahad Alkhudhairy

Keywords : Bond integrity, Er,Cr:YSGG, Er:Yag, Resin-modified glass ionomer cement, Surface conditioning

Citation Information : Alkhudhairy F. Dentin Conditioning Using Different Laser Prototypes (Er,Cr:YSGG; Er:YAG) on Bond Assessment of Resinmodified Glass Ionomer Cement. J Contemp Dent Pract 2020; 21 (4):426-430.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-2807

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 25-06-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare various conditioning regimes (lased and conventional) on shear bond strength (SBS) of resin-modified glass ionomer cement (RMGIC) bonded to dentin. Materials and methods: Sixty non-carious intact maxillary molars were cleaned, isolated, and randomly divided into six groups (n = 10). Before randomization, the dentin surface was exposed and finished. Samples in group I were conditioned using Er,Cr:YSGG laser (ECYL). Specimens in group II were conditioned using Er:YAG laser (EYL), and the dentin surfaces of specimens in group III and group IV were conditioned using cavity conditioner and K930. Similarly, the samples in group V and group VI were surface treated using 17% EDTA and total etch. All samples were bonded with RMGIC following conditioning regime. For SBS testing, the samples were placed in universal testing machine. A fracture analysis of debonded surfaces was evaluated using stereomicroscope at 40× magnification. Means and standard deviations (SDs) were calculated using analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Tukey’s post hoc test at a significant level of p < 0.05. Results: The maximum bond strength values were observed in group VI total etch (23.85 ± 3.67). The lowest bond strength was displayed in lased dentin group II conditioned by EYL (11.65 ± 2.77). Dentin conditioned with ECYL, cavity conditioner, K930 conditioner, and 17% ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) were found to be comparable, p > 0.05. Cohesive failure was dominant among experimental groups. Conclusion: Er,Cr:YSGG laser has a potential to be recommended for dentin conditioning prior to application of RMGIC. Clinical significance: Dentin conditioning enhances adhesion of RMGIC for improved prognosis and treatment outcome.

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