Australian Endodontic Journal, 2022 (SCI-Expanded)
© 2022 Australian Society of Endodontology Inc.The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of Er:YAG laser in translucent fibre post removal. 60 human single-rooted anterior teeth were divided into three groups (n = 20) according to post diameters (Exacto1-E1, Exacto2-E2, Exacto3-E3) and subdivided according to laser application. Fibre posts were cemented to endodontically treated teeth, and the specimens were sliced with a thickness of 1.0 ± 0.2 mm. Er:YAG laser was applied and the push out bond strength test was performed. Two-way analysis of variance was used to perform the statistical analysis. Push out bond strengths at apical area were significantly lower in all test groups (p < 0.05). Laser application caused increase in all radicular thirds, but it was significant for E1 and E3 groups. Laser application to the post-dentine interface enhances the connection between post and dentine.