Scotchbond MP and ART Bond were used without intentional enamel etching to bond a total of 43 resin composite restorations in Class V 'abrasion/ erosion' lesions. The cumulative loss rates after 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years, respectively, were Scotchbond MP: 9, 14, 27 per cent; and ART Bond: 0, 5, 5 per cent. These data were not compared because each material was used on different patients. The results support the higher bond strength to dentine in the laboratory of Scotchbond MP compared with its predecessor Scotchbond 2. There was a slight but clinically insignificant amount of enamel marginal staining for both products after 2 years, confirming the necessity to etch the enamel for effective marginal sealing.