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Aust Dent J. 2008 Sep;53(3):235-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2008.00054.x.

A clinical trial comparing two all-in-one adhesive systems used to restore non-carious cervical lesions: results at one year.

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School of Dental Science, The University of Melbourne, Victoria.



Few data exist with respect to the clinical performance of all-in-one adhesive systems. However, their clinical use is increasing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the retention and marginal staining of resin composite restorations bonded with Clearfil S(3) Bond or G-Bond all-in-one systems placed in non-carious cervical lesions.


Sixty restorations were placed in 11 subjects, mean age 62.5 years. Approval for the clinical trial was obtained from the Human Ethics Committee of The University of Melbourne. Restorations were bonded and placed according to the manufacturers' instructions. No enamel etching was performed on the enamel margins prior to restoration placement. Patients were recalled at six months, and one year for evaluation of presence and marginal staining. Photographic records were obtained prior to restoration, immediately after and at recall.


All patients could be recalled. All restorations were present at both recall periods. A 100 per cent retention rate was obtained. Slight marginal staining was observed on four restorations for S(3) and three restorations for G-Bond.


The early results of this clinical evaluation showed good outcomes for both materials.

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