This study compared the shear bond strengths of different adhesive systems to enamel and dentin of different depths. The adhesive systems used were: Single Bond one-bottle total-etch; AQ Bond one-step self-etching, Clearfil SE Bond two-step self-etching and Tyrian SPE/One-step Plus two-step self-etching. Eighty extracted non-carious human mandibular molars were mounted in self-curing resin and the occlusal surfaces were ground with a mechanical grinder to obtain flat occlusal enamel surfaces. After applying the adhesive systems, a plastic tube was attached to the enamel surfaces. The tube was filled with a universal hybrid resin composite, which was then polymerized. The specimens were stored in water at 37 degrees C, for 24 hours. Shear bond testing was carried out using an Instron Universal testing machine with a crosshead speed of 1 mm/minute. The occlusal enamel of the 80 teeth was removed to determine the bond strengths of the adhesives to superficial dentin. To obtain deep dentin, the same teeth were ground deep towards the pulp, with the remaining dentin thickness approximately 0.7 mm. The adhesives and restorative material were then applied to the prepared dentin surfaces following the methodology described above. For occlusal enamel surfaces, the bond strength of Single Bond was significantly higher than the other adhesives. Single Bond, Clearfil SE Bond and Tyrian SPE/One-step Plus performed equally when bonded to superficial dentin; the lowest bond strength was obtained with AQ Bond. On deep dentin, the highest bond strengths were obtained with Clearfil SE Bond.