Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2007 in the subject Medicine - Dentistry, University of Mosul (Dental college), language: English, abstract: Aims: To evaluate the effects of the micro-etching procedure on the bracket's slot and base parameters and on the tensile bond strength of the recycled brackets. Materials and Methods: The sample was 20 stainless brackets grouped into; control brackets group(10) and de-bonded brackets group(10). The de- bonded brackets reconditioned with micro-etcher. the data subjected to the statistical analysis at ? 0.05 significant level. Results: demonstrated that the use of micro-etcher for recycling the de-bonded brackets do not affect the bracket's slot and base parameters whereas affected the bond strength of the recycled brackets. Conclusion: The micro-etcher (sand basting) is recommended for recycling the de-bonded stainless steal brackets and reuse them in orthodontic treatments Key words: Orthodontic brackets; micro-ether; recycling.
Amer A. Taqa: Professor at Dental Basic Science, College dentistry, Mosul University, Iraq. Have PhD degree in Dental chemistry. He has published more 100 researches papers in national and international academic journals and authored 22 books. His research interests include dental chemistry, medical chemistry, and inorganic chemistry. He is editorial member in more than 140 international journals. He Nominated as a member of the organizing committees for a number of international and local conferences. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Publons: https://publons.com/a/331136 ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3104-0078