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Article: Volume 44 Number 4 Page 328 - April 2017

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Restorative dentistry:  What’s New in Dentine Bonding?: Universal Adhesives

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Abstract: The ability to bond restorations to dentine successfully is central to minimally invasive restorative dentistry. While dentine-bonding agents have gone through a variety of ‘generations’, it is the purpose of this paper to describe the latest dentine-bonding agents, the Universal Bonding Agents. These materials may be considered ‘Universal’ insofar as they may be considered to be capable of being used for direct and indirect dentistry, as well as being suitable for use in whichever etching modality the clinician considers appropriate, namely self-etch, etch and rinse or selective enamel etch. Laboratory investigations and initial clinical studies hold the promise that Universal Bonding Agents are a forward step in the quest for the ultimate bond to tooth substance.

Clinical relevance: New Universal Bonding Agents appear to present a promising advance in bonding to dentine.

Author notes: FJ Trevor Burke, DDS, MSc, MDS, MGDS, FDS(RCS Edin), FDS RCS(Eng), FFGDP (UK), FADM, Primary Dental Care Research Group, University of Birmingham School of Dentistry, Anna Lawson, BDS, MSc, MPDC(RCS Edin), General Dental Practitioner, Nottingham, David JB Green, BDS(Hons), BSc, MFDS RCS(Edin), StR Restorative Dentistry, Birmingham Dental Hospital and Louis Mackenzie, BDS, General Dental Practitioner, Birmingham and University of Birmingham School of Dentistry, 5 Mill Pool Way, Pebble Mill, Birmingham B5 7EG, UK.

Objective: To describe and discuss the new group of Universal Bonding Agents.

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