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Quintessence Int 28 (1997), No. 8     1. Aug. 1997
Quintessence Int 28 (1997), No. 8  (01.08.1997)

Page 545-551


The effect of dentin disinfectants on shear bond strength of resin-modified glass-ionomer materials
Cunningham / Meiers
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of dentinal disinfection with a 2% chlorhexidine or a 0.11% I2-KI/CuSO4 solution on the shear bond strength of three resin-modified glass-ionomer cements: Fuji II LC, Photac-Fil, and Vitremer. The occlusal surfaces of extracted human teeth were flattened to dentin. Specimens were randomly assigned to one of nine treatment groups (n = 12). For each glass-ionomer material, there was a control group and two treatment groups in which the dentin was treated with either a 2% chlorhexidine or a 0.11% I2-KI/CuSO4 solution before the dentin was treated with the recommended dentin conditioner prior to glass-ionomer bonding. Specimens were stored for 1 day in water, thermocycled, and tested in shear until failure. The chlorhexidine solution did not significantly affect the shear bond strengths of any of the cements, but the I2-KI/CuSO4 solution significantly lowered the bond strengths of Vitremer and Fuji II LC compared to the control