The RIE-1701 anisotropic reactive ion etch plasma system from Nordson MARCH is completely self-contained, requiring minimal bench space. The plasma etchers chassis, which also serves as an integrated safety enclosure, houses the plasma chamber, control electronics, 13.56 MHz RF generator, and the automatic matching network (only the vacuum pump As compared to the earlier total-etch systems, the self-etching systems have enjoyed in-creased popularity. Total-etch systems use phosphoric acid as a surface conditioner. The acid is applied simultaneously to enamel and dentin prior to application of ambiphillic primers and adhesives, either in separate steps or combined in one mixture. • Invest proactively to secure the supply chain →Reduce total cost of ownership • Effective change control is a key to protecting customers • Enhance quality and reliability control for clean chemicals Better Etch selectivity → Etch Selectivity = ER of target material/exposed & underlying material Adper™ Easy Bond Self-Etch/Total Etch Thermocycling Study, Dentin Easy Bond, self etch Initial (0 thermocycles) 7,000 thermocycles Easy Bond, total etch, moist Easy Bond, total etch, dry Popular 5th Generation Adhesive Shear Bond Strength (MP a) 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Enamel Uncut Total Etch … T1 - Total-etch versus self-etch adhesive. T2 - Effect on postoperative sensitivity. AU - Perdig o, Jorge. AU - Geraldeli, Saulo. AU - Hodges, James S. PY - 2003/12. Y1 - 2003/12. N2 - Background. Self-etching adhesives are believed to prevent postoperative sensitivity when used under posterior resin-based composite restorations.
The weak self-etch adhesives containing the 10-MDP (10-methacryloyloxydecyl dihydrogen phosphate) monomer interact well with calcium in dental tissues increasing the total surface free energy as the surface roughness decreases  .
The formation of gaps at the resin-dentin interdiffusion zones was seen in all specimens. However, it is not possible to state categorically that these were authentic gaps, since one can never distinguish true from artifactual gaps in conventional SEM examination. - "Bonding of self-etching and total-etch systems to Er:YAG laser-irradiated dentin. The potential for patient sensitivity is greatly reduced when using Maxcem Elite compared to traditional total etch resin cement systems. This is primarily due to the fact that Maxcem Elite is a self-etch/self-adhering cement and there is no separate acid etching step to open dentin tubules. Therefore the risk of sensitivity is greatly reduced.
The total etch rate durng reactive ion etching is contributed to by both isotropic SCE and directional IBE . In order to estimate the directional part of the etch rate in RIE, we subtract the total etch rate in plasma etching, purely due to SCE, from the total etch rate in reactive ion etching. Aim: The aim of this ex vivo study was to compare the antibacterial activity of total-etch and self-etch adhesive systems against Streptococcus mutans, Lactobacillus acidophilus, and Actinomyces viscosus through disk diffusion method. Materials and Methods: The antibacterial effects of Single Bond (SB) and Adper Prompt (AP) and aqueous solution of chlorhexidine 0.2% (positive control) were Successful Application of Total-Etch and Self-Etch Techniques in Adhesive Dentistry. By Stephen D. Poss, DDS. In order to effectively perform adhesive dental procedures, today’s clinician must have a thorough understanding of the proper protocols and restorative materials as they relate to preparation design, surface conditioning, and composite stratification. Koshiro K. Et al. In vivo degradation of resin dentin bonds produced by a self-etch vs a total etch adhesive system. Eur J Oral Sci. 2004;112:368-375. Yoshida Y, et al. Comparativestudy on adhesive performance of functional monomers. J Dent Res. 2004;83:454-458. Total-etch and self-etch adhesives have both been offered in one-bottle and two-bottle systems. Generally, the first step in two-bottle systems employs the hydrophilic monomer hydroxylethyl methacrylate (HEMA) containing a primer that penetrates the water-rich dentin prior to application of a more hydrophobic layer of resin adhesive.
Self-etch adhesives use acidic primers to etch and prime the tooth surface simultaneously.3 Current self-etch adhesives offer both advantages and disadvantages to the clinician. The ease of application onto dentin and the anecdotal reporting of reduced post-operative sensitivity is in part due to the preservation of smear plugs; limiting fluid This light-cured adhesive is compatible with self-etch, total-etch or selective etch techniques. IBOND Universal enables bonding of composite materials, precious metals, non-precious metals, zirconia and silicate ceramic and is compatible with light-cure, dual-cure and self-cure materials without the need for a dual-cure activator. The total etch group showed slightly higher percentage of perfect margins that ranged from 75% to 91 % and that of self etch ranged from 58% to 83% in enamel and cementum. Where as a significant difference (p = 0.02) in comparison of perfect margin was found between the total etch group and the control group where the total etch group showed The advantages of total etch Etching eliminates the smear layer and the resin tags penetrate deeply into the dentin (3-5 microns vs. 1 micron for self etch). Total-etch systems give you the best bond to uncut enamel, which self-etch systems cannot achieve. Problems with total etch Total etch is extremely technique sensitive. Wet bonding is a total-etch