2019 Volume 38 Issue 6 Pages 947-954
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of curing mode with a high-power LED curing unit (VALO) in terms of microtensile bond strength (μTBS) to dentin and microhardness of two dual-cure resin cements. Panavia V5 (V5) and Rely X Ultimate (RXU) were polymerized using one of three curing modes with VALO or self-cure mode to bond a CAD/CAM resin block to a flat dentin surface. Specimens were sectioned and subjected to μTBS test. Vickers hardness values of V5 and RXU were also measured. Two-way ANOVA indicated curing mode and resin cement affected μTBS. For self-cure mode, V5 had significantly higher μTBS than RXU (p<0.05). Higher irradiance did not always provide higher μTBS of dual-cure resin cement to dentin. One-way ANOVA indicated the curing modes affected microhardness of each cement. As for microhardness of RXU, there were significant differences between selfcure mode and light cure modes (p<0.05).