Adhesion testing of dentin bonding agents: A review

David H. Pashley, Hidehiko Sano, Bernard Ciucchi, Masahiro Yoshiyama, Ricardo M. Carvalho

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Adhesion testing of dentin bonding agents was reviewed starting with the adhesion substrate, dentin, the variables involved in etching, priming and bonding, storage variables and testing variables. Several recent reports attempting to standardize many of these variables were discussed. Recent advances in the development of new bonding systems have resulted in bond strengths on the order of 20-30 MPa. At these high bond strengths, most of the bond failure modes have been cohesive in dentin. As this precludes measurement of interfacial bond strength, new testing methods must be developed. One such new method, a microtensile method, was described along with preliminary results that have been obtained. The last decade has produced major advances in dentin bonding. The next decade should prove to be even more exciting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-125
Number of pages9
JournalDental Materials
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Dentistry(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials


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