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The Effect of Simplified Bonding Agents on the Bond Strength to Dentin of Self-Activated Dual-Cure Resin Cements

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Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences Bethesda United States

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Due to known incompatibilities between self-cured resin cements and simplified dental adhesives, clinicians are compelled to maintain traditional multi-step adhesives in their inventory. The Kerr Corporation introduced NX3, dual-cure resin cement, that employs a unique redox initiator system that is reportedly compatible with simplified adhesives and obtains high bond strengths whether the dual-cure cement is light- or self-cured. To date, there is no literature to support this claim. It is the aim of this study to verify the accuracy of the claim so that clinicians can take advantage of its properties with the comfort of knowing it is supported by evidence-based dentistry. This study evaluated the shear-bond strengths to dentin of two dual-cure resin cements either in self- or dual-cure modes when used in combination with simplified or non-simplified adhesive agents.

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