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Dentistry | Medicine and Health Sciences


Dentin moisture content is important in adhesive bonding and structural strength research. However, there is no rapid method available to assess dentin moisture without sample destruction. This study examined the use of a digital grain moisture meter to measure root dentin moisture in vitro. Extracted mandibular single rooted teeth were sectioned at the CEJ. The moisture of the root dentin was measured at six measuring modes for different grains and repeated five times. Dentin weight changes before and after drying were measured to obtain control values. The control values were compared with machine readings. In conclusion, (1) Each non-destructive measurement took less than 30 seconds. (2) 24 hours storage at 37°C and 100 % humidity did not restore dentin moisture. (3) Five grain modes had a high validity, and could be used for dentin moisture measurements.


Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. Author manuscript; available in PMC Oct 27, 2014. Published in final edited form as: Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. Mar 2009; 107(3): e107–e111. Published online Jan 20, 2009. doi: 10.1016/j.tripleo.2008.10.021 PMCID: PMC4209399 NIHMSID: NIHMS97761

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