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Table 3 Attitudes regarding direct restorations of NCCLs

From: Diagnosis attitudes and restorative practices of non-carious cervical lesions by a group of Brazilian dentists from the state of Rio de Janeiro

  n %
For the restorative treatment of NCCLs, do you use isolation?
 No 22 6.5
 Yes, absolute isolation 23 6.8
 Yes, relative isolation 292 86.6
For the restorative treatment of NCCLs, do you use gingival retraction/separation techniques?
 No 174 51.6
 Yes 163 48.4
By using the retracting wire, do you use a hemostatic substance?   
 No 116 34.4
 Yes 116 34.4
 I never use the retractor wire 105 31.2
Do you use GIC/RMGIC as “liners”?
 Never 86 25.5
 Yes, depending on the cavity depth 228 67.7
 Yes, always 23 6.8
What type of adhesive system do you use for NCCLs restorations?
 Two-step self-etch (ex: Adper SE Plus, Clearfill SE Bond) 17 5.1
 One-step self-etch (ex: Adper Easy One, IBond) 23 6.8
 Three-step etch and rinse (ex: Opti-Bond, Scotchbond Multi-purpose) 89 26.4
 Two-step etch and rinse (ex: Prime & Bond, Adper Single Bond 2) 208 61.7
Do you use phosphoric acid in enamel when using self-etch adhesives?
 No 23 6.8
 Yes 110 32.6
 I do not use self-etch adhesive 204 60.5
What composite resin do you use most for NCCLs restorations?
 Hybrid/microhybrid (examples: Charisma, Filtek Z250, Opallis, TPH) 190 56.4
 Microparticulate (examples: Durarafill VS, Heliofill, Renamel) 38 11.3
 Nanoparticulate (examples: Filtek Supreme, Filtek Z350, Filtek Z350XT) 96 27.5
 I do not use composite resin 13 3.9
Based on your knowledge and your clinical experiences, in general, how long does a NCCLs restoration last?
 < 1 year 16 4.7
 1 year 37 11
 2 years 70 20.8
 3 years 59 17.5
 3–5 years 127 37.7
 6–10 years 26 7.7
 11–15 years 2 0.6