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Smear Layer MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Smear Layer
Tree Number(s)
C07.793.208.688
Unique ID
D016369
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016369
Annotation
note category: in dental cavity preparation
Scope Note
Adherent debris produced when cutting the enamel or dentin in cavity preparation. It is about 1 micron thick and its composition reflects the underlying dentin, although different quantities and qualities of smear layer can be produced by the various instrumentation techniques. Its function is presumed to be protective, as it lowers dentin permeability. However, it masks the underlying dentin and interferes with attempts to bond dental material to the dentin.
Previous Indexing
Dental Cavity Preparation (1981-1991)
Dental Pulp Cavity (1981-1991)
Dentin (1981-1991)
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/01/03
Revision Date
2014/06/13
Smear Layer Preferred
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