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J Adhes Dent. 2018;20(4):365-369. doi: 10.3290/j.jad.a40984.

Efficacy of Natural Collagen Crosslinkers on the Compromised Adhesive Bond Strength to NaOCl-treated Pulp Chamber Dentin.



To evaluate the efficacy of natural collagen crosslinkers on compromised adhesive bond strength to NaOCl-treated pulp chamber dentin.


Mesial surfaces of the pulp chamber dentin of 120 extracted human molars were obtained. The dentin fragments were divided into six groups according to the protocols used: no treatment (negative control), sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) for 30 min and final irrigation with 17% EDTA for 3 min (positive control). After treatment with NaOCl and EDTA, the dentin surfaces of the experimental groups were treated for 5 min with one of the following: grape seed extract (GSE), tannic acid (TA), green tea (GT), or n-acetyl cysteine (NAC). Half of the samples of each group were bonded with an etch-and-rinse (Single Bond; 3M Oral Care) and the other half using a self-etch (Scotchbond Universal; 3M Oral Care) adhesive. The restoration was completed with composite. The bonded specimens were sectioned to produce sticks and subjected to the microtensile bond strength test. Data were analyzed by two-way ANOVA and Tukey's HSD test (p < 0.05).


Both adhesives had similar bond strengths (p > 0.05). The NaOCl-treated group had significantly lower bond strength than the negative control (p < 0.05). The application of NAC did not recover compromised bonding (p > 0.05). On the other hand, GSE, TA and GT had significant reversal effects of the bond strengths to NaOCl-treated dentin (p < 0.05).


Compromised bonding of adhesives to NaOCl-treated dentin can be reversed by the application of either GSE, TA or GT.


N-acetyl cysteine; adhesive; grape seed extract; green tea; sodium hypochlorite; tannic acid


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