Modification of Enamel and Dentin Surfaces by Non-Thermal Atmospheric Plasma (pages 262–270)
Antje Lehmann, André Rueppell, Axel Schindler, Isabella-Maria Zylla, Hans Jürgen Seifert, Frank Nothdurft, Matthias Hannig and Stefan Rupf
Version of Record online: 15 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201200088
Cold atmospheric plasma jet treatment has the potential of surface modification especially on dentin for instance to increase the bonding strength of composite restoration to peripheral dentin. Admixture of a 30% hydrogen peroxide solution to the plasma jet leads to an increase of hydroxyl groups on the surface and supports the chemical surface activity, without damaging the surface structure. This may offer to integrate plasma jet treatment in dental therapies.