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Pediatr Dent. 1991 May-Jun;13(3):163-6.

Comparison of Gluma bond strength to primary vs. permanent teeth.

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Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta.


The purpose of this study was to measure the shear bond strength of Gluma/Lumifor (Gluma and Lumifor--Columbus Dental, St. Louis, MO) to the occlusal dentin of primary first and second molars, permanent first and second molars and premolars. The data were examined for differences using a one-way analysis of variance and Duncan's Multiple Range test. The shear bond strength, (kc/cm2, x +/- SEM) to primary molars was 85.6 +/- 13.7, to permanent molars was 110.1 +/- 9.3, and to premolars was 124.0 +/- 9.3. Gluma/Lumifor provides moderately good bonding to dentin. The bond strengths of Gluma/Lumifor to primary molars was statistically significantly lower than to permanent teeth.

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