Table 2: Comparisons of the shear bond strengths (MPa) of the primer-adhesive and sealant-adhesive combination groups.

Group Sealant /Primer Adhesive Mean† SD Range* n
Combination 1 Assure Universal primer Transbond XT 19.3 1.7 16.9 - 21.7 15
Combination 2 Assure Universal primer DenteShieldTM 13.2 1.5 11.1 - 16 15
Combination 3 DenteShieldTM Primer Transbond XT 18.6 1.8 15.7 - 22.9 15
Combination 4 DenteShieldTM Primer DenteShieldTM 14.5 1.6 11.9 - 17.2 15
Combination 5 DenteShieldTM Sealant Transbond XT 17.5 1.4 15.5 - 19.6 15
Combination 6 DenteShieldTM Sealant DenteShieldTM 12.9 1 11.5 - 14.6 15
Combination 7 ProSeal sealant Transbond XT 17 1.3 15.2 - 19.3 15
Combination 8 ProSeal sealant DenteShieldTM 12.5 1.5 9.6 - 16.2 15
Combination 9 OpalSeal sealant Transbond XT 16 1.5 13.6 - 18.2 15
Combination 10 OpalSeal sealant DenteShieldTM 14.2 1.6 11.8 - 17.7 15

† F ratio = 8.06 * P < 0.001

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