Solvent type influences bond strength to air or blot-dried dentin

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Irmak O., BALTACIOĞLU İ. H., Ulusoy N., BAĞIŞ Y. H.

BMC ORAL HEALTH, vol.16, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12903-016-0247-3
  • Journal Name: BMC ORAL HEALTH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Air-drying of etched and rinsed dentin surface may force the exposed collagen fibrils to collapse. Blot-drying is an alternative method to wipe the excess water from the dentin surface without compromising the monomer penetration. Contemporary total etch adhesives contain ethanol/water or acetone as solvent in which resin monomers are dissolved. Solvent type of the adhesive system has an important role in bonding to dentin. An adhesive containing tertiary butanol as an alternative solvent has been in the market. Purpose of this study is to determine the shear bond strengths of three total-etch adhesives with different solvents (acetone, ethanol or tertiary butanol) applied to air or blot dried moist dentin.