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The use of bleaching gel with desensitizer does not reduce the risk and intensity of sensitivity after tooth whitening.

The use of argon plasma application as a surface treatment did not improve the bond strength of composite repairs. The traditional protocol combining sandblasting, silanization, and the use of a hydrophobic bonding adhesive was the most reliable method.

This study provides understanding of the potential compromise of amalgam strength after maximum contamination exposure during clinical placement.

Delaying two minutes before light-curing after placing dual-cure composites can take advantage of shrinkage stress reduction of the slower self-cure component before the more rapid photoactivation without impacting curing depth or mechanical properties.


The author proposes a new treatment option for nonsurgical root canal treated mandibular anterior teeth using a computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing system without conventional post and core.


Treating dentin surfaces with an ultrasound probe provides similar clinical performance to conventional techniques while increasing acid-etching time results in a higher risk of failure over time.

The application of preventive protocols in patients with high and moderate caries risk differs. Regarding low-risk patients, the application of oral hygiene instructions is essential.

The use of whitening dentifrices is not recommended during in-office tooth bleaching. However, the application of whitening dentifrices after the bleaching treatments helps to maintain the whitening results.

A gel with a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide (6%) achieves effective whitening with a low occurrence and intensity of sensitivity. It also generates a positive effect on psychosocial impact and esthetic self-perception among patients.


The femtosecond laser irradiation and silanization seem to be a promising treatment for improving the bond strength of resin cement to Vita Enamic and Lava Ultimate. It is expected that dental configurations of ultra short pulse lasers such as femtosecond lasers will reduce the drawbacks of available dental lasers used for roughening restorative materials.

In-office desensitizing products are innovative and conservative methods for the decrease of dentin hypersensitivity due to its tubule occlusion properties. Depending on the diagnostic and pain related to the patient, the dentist is the professional responsible for indicating the appropriate treatment.

Mouth rinses are popular agents used in combination with esthetic treatments. Some mouth rinses containing different active ingredients can affect bleached enamel properties.

Active application may be helpful for enhancing the dentin bond durability of universal adhesives independent of etching mode.

Using an efficient silane primer is crucial to improve an indirect bonded ceramic restoration's mechanical properties and to preserve interface integrity with resin cement when submitted to load.

Etching with hydrofluoric acid (HF) followed by a silane coupling agent may still be the most reliable surface treatment for lithium disilicate ceramics. Clinicians may need to be aware of HF etchants that result in surface overetching.


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