A comparison of four modes of evaluating depth of cure of light-activated composites.

J. P. DeWald, Jack Ferracane

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Four commonly used methods for evaluating depth of cure in light-activated composites were compared. Optical and scraping methods correlate well, but severely overestimate depth of cure as compared with hardness testing or degree of conversion analysis. Degree of conversion appears to be the most sensitive test of depth of cure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)727-730
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Dental Research
Volume66
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1987
Externally publishedYes

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A comparison of four modes of evaluating depth of cure of light-activated composites. / DeWald, J. P.; Ferracane, Jack.

In: Journal of Dental Research, Vol. 66, No. 3, 03.1987, p. 727-730.

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