Investigation of five α-hydroxy acids for enamel and dentin etching: Demineralization depth, resin adhesion and dentin enzymatic activity.


Department of Restorative Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, UIC, Chicago, IL, USA. Electronic address: [Email]


Surface conditioning of enamel and dentin is a key step during adhesive restorative procedures and strategies. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of five α-hydroxy-acids (AHAs) as enamel and dentin surface etchants.


Dentin,Enamel,Enzymatic activity,Micro-permeability,Optical profilometry,Resin adhesion,Surface etchants,α-hydroxy acids,