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Dentin-smear remains at self-etch adhesive interface

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

The bonding potential of 'mild' self-etch adhesives may be compromised due to smear interference, as they may not dissolve/penetrate the smear layer effectively due to their relatively low acidity. We observed that the thickness of the dentin smear layer differed depending on the surface-preparation methodology used.
Journal: Dental Materials
ISSN: 0109-5641
Issue: 10
Volume: 30
Pages: 1147 - 53
Publication year:2014
Keywords:Dentistry, Biomaterials & bioengineering