Microshear Bond Strength of Different Adhesive Systems to Dentin

  • Sara Valizadeh Laser Research Center of Dentistry, Dentistry Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0383-7722
  • Aida Moradi Post graduate Student, Operative Dentistry Department, Dental School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Mansoureh Mirzaei Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Hooman Amiri Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Mohammad Javad Kharazifard Dental Research Center, Dentistry Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Shear Strength, Dentin-Bonding Agents, Composite Resins


Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare the microshear bond strength (µSBS) of various adhesive systems to dentin.

Materials and Methods: In this in vitro experimental study, 60 sound human third molars were divided into four groups. Dentin discs were prepared of middle-third dentin measuring 4 mm in diameter and 2 mm in thickness. Dentin surfaces were bonded with one of the four types of adhesives: (A) Single Bond (3M ESPE), Scotchbond Universal (3M ESPE) in etch and rinse (B) and self-etch (C) modes and (D) Clearfil SE Bond (Kuraray Noritake Dental). After the application of adhesive systems according to the manufacturers’ instructions, composite cylinders (Vit-l-escence) were bonded to dentin surfaces. The μSBS test was performed using a universal testing machine at a crosshead speed of 1 mm/min. Data were analyzed with one-way ANOVA and Tukey’s test (α=0.05).

Results: The µSBS was the highest in self-etch Scotchbond Universal (15.8±6.08 MPa) followed by Clearfil SE Bond (15.24±4.6 MPa), etch and rinse Scotchbond Universal (11.68±4.07MPa) and Single Bond (11.24±3.74 MPa). A significant difference was only found between Single Bond and etch and rinse Scotchbond Universal groups (P=0.04).

Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, application of Scotchbond Universal in self-etch mode provides a reliable bond to dentin.


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How to Cite
Valizadeh S, Moradi A, Mirzaei M, Amiri H, Kharazifard MJ. Microshear Bond Strength of Different Adhesive Systems to Dentin. Front Dent. 16(4):265-271.
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