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March 6, 2006 at 2:46 pm #3451
Professor Moritz, president of ESOLA, gave a mind opening presentation on Bond strengths with regard to one step bonding agents. Bottom line is that if the laser was used prior to application of one step agents, bond strengths were reasonable because the laser removed the smear layer and opened the tubules. Otherwise bond strengths were extremely poor…These were verified by some of the best sems I have ever seen….So Bonders beware..
He also showed some unbelieevable sems with regard to bleaching material and damage to the enamel…Bottom line there is that many products including whitestrips damage enamel and what has been shown with a new bleaching agent not on the market yet is that rapid laser light application ( Diode, or ND yag) in conjuction with the gel produced good results with little to no enamel surface alteration……So stay tuned cause bleaching the way we know it is going to change.
(Edited by whitertth at 2:58 pm on Mar. 6, 2006)March 6, 2006 at 3:04 pm #11430
Robert Gregg DDSSpectator
Interesting stuff. Please keep us posted.
BobMarch 7, 2006 at 3:55 pm #11428
very interesting stuff. Will you be at the ALD-meeting in Tucson? I will be there and hope to meet some of you forum guys. You may remember, Ron, that last year in N.Orleans I was too busy preparing my Standard proficiency as to join you.
Are there any plans like meeting for a beer?
Hope to see many of you in Tucson
HubertMarch 8, 2006 at 2:52 am #11427
Unfortuantley I cannopt be there…but of course I remember you scurrying around preparing….Have fun at the ALD and have a drink for me…..March 8, 2006 at 10:05 pm #11429
okay, I will. See you next time then I hope.
H.April 17, 2006 at 4:38 pm #11426
I also saw Prof Moritz’s SEM pics on bleaching damage to enamel. I have mentioned it to quite a few dentists and even showed them some of the pictures but it seems as if nobody is concerned about it.
What are your feelings about this?
PS: I saw his bonding pics as well, awesome!!