Effects of blood contamination on resin-resin bond strength

Sigurdur O. Eiriksson, Patricia N.R. Pereira, Edward J. Swift, Harald O. Heymann, Asgeir Sigurdsson

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The effects of blood contamination on microtensile bond strengths between resin interfaces were evaluated. The best decontamination method to re-establish the original resin-resin bond strengths was determined. Findings show that rinsing blood from contaminated surfaces increases the resin-resin bond strengths. The application of an appropriate adhesive was also found to increase the bond strength to control levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-190
Number of pages7
JournalDental Materials
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2004


  • Adhesion
  • Blood contamination
  • Dental materials
  • Dentin bonding agent
  • Resin composite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Dentistry(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials

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    Eiriksson, S. O., Pereira, P. N. R., Swift, E. J., Heymann, H. O., & Sigurdsson, A. (2004). Effects of blood contamination on resin-resin bond strength. Dental Materials, 20(2), 184-190. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0109-5641(03)00090-3