What is the Clinical Relevance of Bond Strength?
Dr. Rick Carvalho is Professor in the Department of Biomaterials at the University of British Columbia. He joined me to speak about the relevance of laboratory research on bond strength and how it translates into clinical practice. Oftentimes, the durability of adhesive restorations is estimated from laboratory bond strength testing, and there is an equivocal assumption that higher bond strength indicates longer survival in the clinic. However, there are several and significant limitations to such association that need to be understood before relevant predictions can be made.
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