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Micro-tensile bond strength of adhesive systems applied on occlusal primary enamel

  • Ana Cláudia Ramires-Romito1
  • Alessandra Reis2
  • Alessandro Dourado Loguercio2
  • Mário Fernando de Góes3
  • Rosa Helena Miranda Grande4,*,

1Department of Dental Materials, School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2Department of Dental Materials and Operative Dentistry SC, Dental School - University of Oeste de Santa Catarina, Brazil

3Department of Dental Materials – Dental School of Piracicaba, University of Campinas, SP, Brazil

4Department of Dental Materials – Dental School, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.28.4.u5752qg726281351 Vol.28,Issue 4,October 2004 pp.333-337

Published: 01 October 2004

*Corresponding Author(s): Rosa Helena Miranda Grande E-mail:


The aim of this study was to evaluate the micro-tensile bond strength of adhesive systems (OptiBond

Solo™, Kerr; Prime & Bond NT®, Dentsply) on occlusal surface of primary molars. The adhesives were

tested under manufacturers’ specifications and after contamination of the bonding site with saliva. Hourglass

cylindrical-shaped samples were obtained and subjected to a tensile force. No significant difference

was observed among the groups. OptiBond Solo™ and Prime & Bond NT® showed similar values of bond

strengths when applied on occlusal enamel of primary molar under either saliva contamination or not.

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Ana Cláudia Ramires-Romito,Alessandra Reis,Alessandro Dourado Loguercio,Mário Fernando de Góes,Rosa Helena Miranda Grande. Micro-tensile bond strength of adhesive systems applied on occlusal primary enamel. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2004. 28(4);333-337.


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