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Table 2 Freq uencies of the ARI scores for the two groups

From: Effect of enamel protective agents on shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets

  Number   ARI scores
  0 1 2 3
Transbond XT + ICON + H3PO4 a 10 0 1 1 8
Transbond XT + ICON + SEPa 10 0 3 2 5
Transbond XT + Clinpro + H3PO4 b 10 5 3 2 0
Transbond XT + Clinpro + SEPb 10 6 2 1 1
Transbond XT + primer + H3PO4 c 10 2 4 2 2
Transbond XT + SEPc 10 3 4 0 3
  1. Chi-square =22.77; P = .000; 0 indicates no adhesive left on the tooth surface, 1 indicates less than half the resin left on the tooth surface, 2 indicates more than half the resin left on the tooth surface, and 3 indicates all resin left on the tooth surface, with a distinct impression of the bracket base. Scores in each row with the same letter are not significantly different at P ≤ .05.