BISCO Bite Episode 14: Total-Etch Bonding


In this episode of our BISCO Bite series, we discuss total-etch bonding. Total-etch bonding or wet bonding is critical to keep dentin moist. In a moist environment, collagen fibers stay suspended. For total iodization and optimal bond strength, the exposed collagen fibers must be infiltrated and saturated by the primer or adhesive. Over dried collagen will collapse and may impede infiltration of the adhesive, after etching or rinsing, blot dry and re-wet if necessary. To learn more visit