3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive

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One-step, one-coat application — without compromising strength

Compatible with all etching techniques

Compatible with all resin cements

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  • One-step, one-coat application — without compromising strength
  • Compatible with all etching techniques
  • Compatible with all resin cements
  • Self and dual-cure compatible with 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal DCA Dual Cure Activator
  • Confidently bonds to both moist and dry dentin
  • Offers a strong bond to all indirect surfaces without an additional primer
  • Virtually no post-operative sensitivity* *3M Internal data
  • Available in a flip-top vial for one-handed operation or unit dose delivery

3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive is a one-bottle solution offering a simple application with one step and one coat — without compromising strength. As the most clinically proven and peer-reviewed universal dental adhesive, it can be confidently used for all etching techniques in both direct and indirect dental restorations and on all dental surfaces without the need for an extra primer.

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3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive

Total versatility.
Uncompromising performance.

3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive bonds to all dental surfaces, including enamel, dentin, glass ceramic, zirconia, noble and non-precious alloys and composites with no primer needed. In combination with 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal DCA Dual Cure Activator, Scotchbond Universal Adhesive is compatible with all resin cements, core build-up materials and even self-cure composites. Its unique chemistry optimizes the ratios of the 3M™ Vitrebond™ copolymer, HEMA and water. This results in reduced dental restoration technique sensitivity, consistent dental bonding and virtually no post-operative sensitivity in self-etch, selective-etch and total-etch applications.

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    Total versatility.

    Compatible with all dental surfaces, direct and indirect applications and all etching techniques.

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    Confident bond strength.

    Adhesive provides excellent bond strength on both moist and dry surfaces.

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    Convenient and hygienic delivery.

    Available in flip-top vial for one-handed operation and unit-dose delivery.

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    Virtually no post-operative sensitivity.*

    An evaluation of procedures from 120 dentists using different techniques found sensitivity rates of 0.4% for total-etch, 0.0% for selective-etch, and 0.06% for self-etch.*

    *3M internal data

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    Back your adhesive decision with 5 years of clinical proof.

    There’s nothing like clinical proof to give you confidence when choosing dental products. This clinical evaluation documents the performance of 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive over a 5-year period. The study evaluated a number of variables that are important when choosing a dental adhesive.

    The results show that Scotchbond Universal Adhesive is a truly versatile dental adhesive with excellent clinical performance regardless of technique — allowing dentists to simplify their dental restoration workflow without compromise.

Suggested applications
  • All classes of fillings with light-curing composite or compomer filling materials
  • Sealing of cavities and preparation of tooth stumps prior to temporary cementation of indirect restorations
  • Bonding of fissure sealants
  • Protective varnish for glass ionomer fillings
  • Cementation of indirect restorations when combined with RelyX Ultimate Adhesive Resin Cement
  • Cementation of veneers when combined with RelyX Veneer Cement
  • Bonding of core build-ups made of light-curing composite or core build-up materials
  • Bonding of dual-cure cements and core build-up materials and self-cure composites when combined with Single Bond Universal DCA
  • Repair of composite or compomer fillings
  • Intraoral repair of composite restorations, porcelain fused to metal, and all-ceramic restorations without extra primer
  • Root surface desensitization
  • Sealing of cavities prior to cementation of amalgam restorations



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