Zuhair Arif, Dilawar Sultan, Kinza Khalid, Ayesha Maroof, Syed Ali Haider, Essa Arshad
Background: Total etch versus selected etch adhesives can either be used.
Aim: To compare the clinical outcome of class 1 composite restorations using total-etch and selective etch adhesives.
Methods: 50 patients of class I restorations were included in this study. They were divided in two groups i.e. Group 1 for total etch technique, while Group 2 for selective etch technique.
Results: The mean ages in total etch technique were 27.72±5.26 years and 27.52±5.56 years in selected etch technique. There were 20 males (40%) and 30 females (60%) in total etch technique with male while in selected etch technique, 22 males (44%) and 28 females (56%). Selected etch technique was found to be more successful in clinical performance for Class I filling restorations (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Selected etch technique was found to be more successful in clinical performance for Class I filling restorations.
Keywords: Class I direct composition restoration, Etching.