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Halogen versus high-intensity light-curing of uncoated and pre-coated brackets: a shear bond strength study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11907309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To evaluate the shear bond strengths of adhesive pre-coated brackets (APC) and conventional uncoated brackets (Victory) cured with two different light-curing units: a conventional halogen light (Visilux 2) and a micro-xenon light (Aurys). SETTING: Ex vivo study MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty freshly extracted bovine permanent mandibular incisors were randomly assigned to one of four groups, each group consisting of 15 specimens. Two groups (one for each type of bracket) were exposed to the halogen light for 20 seconds and used as controls. The remaining two groups were cured with the micro-xenon light for 2 seconds. After 24 hours, all samples were tested in a shear mode on an Instron Machine. Analysis was by two-way ANOVA with Scheffé's test for comparisons, Kaplan-Meier survival estimates, and Cox model. The Chi-square (chi(2)) test was used to determine significant differences in the ARI scores. RESULTS: The mean shear bond strength of the uncoated brackets cured with Visilux 2 was significantly higher than those of all the other groups tested. Both groups cured with Visilux 2 produced significantly higher mean shear bond strengths than those of the corresponding groups cured with Aurys. No statistically significant differences were found between the two groups cured with Aurys. CONCLUSIONS: Compared to halogen light-curing, the micro-xenon light enables the clinician to reduce significantly the curing time of both APC and uncoated brackets, and although significantly lower, their shear bond strengths may be clinically acceptable.
M F Sfondrini; V Cacciafesta; C Klersy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of orthodontics     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1465-3125     ISO Abbreviation:  J Orthod     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-21     Completed Date:  2002-08-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100957268     Medline TA:  J Orthod     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-50     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
University of Pavia, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Chi-Square Distribution
Coated Materials, Biocompatible
Dental Bonding*
Dental Equipment*
Materials Testing
Orthodontic Brackets*
Proportional Hazards Models
Random Allocation
Statistics, Nonparametric
Survival Analysis
Tensile Strength
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Coated Materials, Biocompatible

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