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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 54-55

Reminder about long-term clinical trials as a gold standard for the bonding effectiveness of adhesive resins


Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey

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Muhammet Kerim Ayar
Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon-61080
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/2321-4619.156648

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Clinical trials are considered as a gold standard for assessing bonding effectiveness of adhesive materials. However, clinical trials with long evaluation periods (5 years or more) are necessary to discriminate significant differences within the clinical performances of current improved adhesive materials. The present short communication discusses this issue and possible alternatives.


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