2005 Volume 24 Issue 4 Pages 617-627
The micro-shear bond strengths (MSBSs) of five single-step self-etch adhesives (Adper Prompt L-Pop [APL], AQ Bond plus [AQP], OBF-2 [OB2], Reactmer Bond [RB], and Xeno III [XIII]) were compared with that of a two-step self-etch adhesive, Clearfil SE Bond [SE]. The adhesives were applied on dentin surfaces, according to manufacturers' instructions, for bonding of resin composite to dentin. After 24 hours, a micro-shear bond test was carried out and the data were analyzed by oneway ANOVA and Bonferroni test (p<0.05). The mean MSBSs in MPa were APL: 22.8, AQP: 37.4, OB2: 34.7, RB: 28.3, XIII: 30.3, and SE: 47.2. Among the single-step adhesives, the MSBS of AQP and OB2 were significantly higher than APL (p<0.05). In conclusion, the single-step adhesives used in this study, apart from AQP, produced significantly lower MSBS than the two-step adhesive (p<0.05).