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Evaluation of Vickers hardness of bulk-fill composites cured by different light sources
Author(s): Turki A. Bakhsh; Mohammed A. Yagmoor; Fahad M. Alsadi; Ahmad Jamleh
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[Objective] The current in vitro study was performed to evaluate Vickers hardness (VHN) of two different composite resins that were cured by using two different light curing units. [Materials and Methods] Porcelain tube samplers were used to fabricate composite cylinders from either Tetric Evoceram BulkFill (BF; Ivoclar/Vivadent, USA) or SonicFill composite (SF; Kerr, USA). Each composite type had 12 cylindrical specimens, and each specimen was cured with either Blue-phase N light-cure (Bp; Polywave, Ivoclar/Vivadent, USA) or Elipar S10 (El; Monowave, 3M ESPE, Germany). The VHN data were analyzed and tested by using Mann-Whitney U test at a significance level of 5%. [Results] Statistical analyses demonstrated an interaction between the type of composite and the type of light curing source. Significant differences (P<0.05) were recorded for all groups with higher VHN hardness of SF-El and lowest for BF-El. [Conclusions] It can be concluded that the surface hardness of bulk-fill composite is not dependent on the type of light-cure. This research was supported by King Abdulaziz University.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 February 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9692, Lasers in Dentistry XXII, 96920J (29 February 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2211014
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Turki A. Bakhsh, King Abdulaziz Univ. (Saudi Arabia)
King Abdulaziz Univ. Dental Hospital (Saudi Arabia)
Mohammed A. Yagmoor, King Abdulaziz Univ. Dental Hospital (Saudi Arabia)
Fahad M. Alsadi, King Abdulaziz Univ. Dental Hospital (Saudi Arabia)
Ahmad Jamleh, King Saud bin Abdulaziz Univ. for Health Sciences (Saudi Arabia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9692:
Lasers in Dentistry XXII
Peter Rechmann; Daniel Fried, Editor(s)

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