Análise dos diferentes tratamentos de superfície dentinária na performance clínica de restauração com resina composta em lesões cervicais não cariosas (LCNC)
: revisão sistemática

  • Leonam Ferreira de Sá Barroso (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Introduction: This study aims to compare the clinical performance of the different
methodologies proposed for a better retention of composite resin restorations used in
non-carious cervical lesions (NCCL´s) through a systematic review. The study used,
as a comparison, 7 USPHS evaluation criteria that are convergent in the studies.
Materials and Methods: The systematic review was based on the PRISMA guidelines. The research was carried out in PubMed/MEDLINE®, Bvsalud® and Cochrane ®, with studies from 2011 to 2021. Considering the PICO question:” Which surface treatment has the best evidence in the clinical performance of non-carious cervical restorations”, together with the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The contents of the selected articles were evaluated after reading the title and abstract, and then the studies relevant to the subject were eligible. Results: With the search in the databases, 354 studies were identified. After excluding the duplicates, the titles of 111 articles were read and 71 were selected to read in the abstracts and then 40 in full, in order to assess eligibility. Thirteen studies were included in the qualitative analysis. Conclusion: According to the selected articles, the creation of bevel and roughness does not seem to improve the retention of composite resin restorations. The use of 37% phosphoric acid showed an improvement in retention, as well as the use of the etc-hand-rinse system showed better results than the self-etch. The use of the self-etch system seems to need further studies, as the authors show a strong tendency to use it. In the matter of adhesives, a massive use of universal adhesives in various forms of application is seen, with positive results.
Date of Award19 Jul 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorRute Rio (Supervisor) & Rita Bornes (Co-Supervisor)


  • Non-carious Lesion
  • NCCLs
  • Injury
  • Non-carious
  • Carious


  • Mestrado em Medicina Dentária

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