Clean and Boost Etching Enamel- By Thomas Mitchell, DDS, FAGD

Introduction: 

I'm showing this so you can see how well Clean and Boost dentin and enamel cleanser etches enamel.

Thomas W. Mitchell, DDS, FAGD
Nice young lady just finished ortho and bleaching. Now to get #10 to match #7. I warned her that with composite we'd come close, but not perfect.
Thomas W. Mitchell, DDS, FAGD
I prepped the facial enamel just a bit to give me more room for composite without going thru the enamel.
Thomas W. Mitchell, DDS, FAGD
This is what I want you to see. This is after 20 secs of Clean and Boost, then wash and dry. Look how well that enamel is etched.
Thomas W. Mitchell, DDS, FAGD
I think I could have gone straight to Surpass 3, but this is after Bondsaver D to prevent bond degredation, Surpass 2 and 3, then air thin and light activate for 10 secs with Valo light on standard setting.
Thomas W. Mitchell, DDS, FAGD
This is placing the mesial composite, I am pulse curing to reduce related shrinkage stress.
Thomas W. Mitchell, DDS, FAGD
And finished. It came out a little dark so I placed a thin layer of mixed WO Titan and A2 Titan with some Seamfree wetting resin to thin it out.

Conclusion: 

The important thing here is to see how well Clean and Boost etched the enamel. Really I don't think there's any need for HPO3 etchant anymore. Just leave the Clean and Boost on for 20 seconds. Most of us are going to be using it to clean the prep anyway. Hope this helps.

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Thomas W. Mitchell, DDS, FAGD