Table 1: The brand names of the adhesives, primers and sealants used in the study with the details of their respective manufacturers. The brand DenteShield TM contains the antimicrobial agent, selenium, tailored to inhibit plaque formation around orthodontic brackets; however, the present study investigated the effects of DenteShield TM primer and sealant on shear bond strength of commonly used adhesive as well as DenteShield TM adhesive.

- Material Name Manufacturer
Adhesive Transbond XT 3M Unitek, Monrovia, CA, USA
DenteShieldTM SelenBio Inc, Austin, TX, USA
Primer Assure Universal Reliance Orthodontic Products, Itasca, IL, USA
DenteShieldTM Primer SelenBio Inc, Austin, TX, USA
Sealant DenteShieldTM Sealant SelenBio Inc, Austin, TX, USA
Pro Sealâ„¢ Reliance Orthodontic Products, Itasca, IL, USA
Opal Sealâ„¢ Ultradent Products, South Jordan, UT, USA

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