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VOLUME 6 , ISSUE 2 ( May, 2005 ) > List of Articles


The Influence of Some Dentin Primers on Calcium Hydroxide Lining Cement

Alaa El-Araby, Abed Al-Jabab

Citation Information : El-Araby A, Al-Jabab A. The Influence of Some Dentin Primers on Calcium Hydroxide Lining Cement. J Contemp Dent Pract 2005; 6 (2):1-9.

DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-6-2-1

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-11-2006

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2005; The Author(s).



The purpose of this study was to determine the wear and compressive strength of a calcium hydroxide liner after exposure to different kinds of dentin primers for different periods of time.


The calcium hydroxide used in this study was Dycal™. It was mixed according to the manufacturer's instructions and placed in plastic rings of 0.5 mm x 5 mm and allowed to set at 37°C for 15 min under 500 gm load. To determine erosion, the height for each sample before and after application of primers was recorded using a Digital Height Measuring Instrument “Digmar” 817. Compressive strength specimens were also prepared.


Calcium hydroxide treated with Optibond (alcohol based) or Syntac (acetone based) for 1 min or 5 min had the highest erosion values and the lowest compressive strength values. Gluma CPs (water based primer) had the least effect on calcium hydroxide values.


El-Araby A, Al-Jabab A. The Influence of Some Dentin Primers on Calcium Hydroxide Lining Cement. J Contemp Dent Pract 2005 May;(6)2:001-009.

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