Clinical Evaluation of a Self-etch Adhesive Using a Selective Etch Technique
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Study hypothesis: Etching the enamel followed by use of a self-etching adhesive on enamel and dentin is as effective as a one-step etch and rinse approach.
Condition or disease
Device: Adper Easy Bond Self-etch dental adhesive
There is scant evidence available on the performance of self-etching dental adhesive systems. This study aims to clinically evaluate a self-etch adhesive used either with an extra enamel etching step, or in a self-etch stand alone technique with no extra enamel etch.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
18 years or older
written informed consent
regular dental attender, can return to clinic for study recalls
good medical health
normal saliva flow
has one or two pairs of back teeth that require a Class I or II restoration of appropriate size
study teeth that are vital
currently in an evaluation of other dental materials
an irregular dental attender
has unacceptable oral hygiene standards
has chronic periodontitis or rampant caries
has teeth with signs of periapical pathology
has history of pulp problems, and/or needs pulp treatment
women who are pregnant or breast-feeding
has known allergy to resin composite or latex
has serious chronic disease requiring hospitalization
has oral soft tissue pathologies
takes medications which, in the opinion of the investigator, could interfere with the conduct of the study
has current or recent history of alcohol or other substance abuse
is an employee of the sponsor or the study site, or members of their immediate family
has had any restorative treatment of teeth involved in the study in the last twelve months