Eystein Ruyter and Dag Ørstavik | February 11th 2008
To study the effect of the smear layer on the penetration of bacteria along different root canal filling materials and to examine the dentine/sealer and sealer/core material interfaces for the presence of bacteria.
Iman M Saleh, Eystein Ruyter, Marcus P Haapasalo and Dag Ørstavik | November 13th 2002
Removal of the smear layer may impair sealer adhesion to dentine. Different sealer types require different dentine pretreatments for optimal adhesion