James A Lane, Samantha J Hughey, Paul N Gregory, Daranee Versluis-Tantbirojn, James F Simon, Janet Harrison, Antheunis Versluis
The quality of the bond at the tooth-restoration interface is crucial to the clinical success of composite restorations. Not only is the adhesive crucial, but equally or even more important is the application. This article addresses pitfalls in the bonding technique, such as over-wetness/over-dryness, over-etching, airthinning, and evaporation. Dental adhesives that are considered forgiving are less technique sensitive, thus potentially yielding more reliable bonding under various clinical conditions.
October 2016: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry