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Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive

One bottle for all cases!
Total-Etch and Self-Etch

Universal Adhesive

Dental adhesive

Enlarge Flip-top vial with unique nozzle design for dispensing control

Flip-top vial with unique nozzle design for dispensing control.

Dr. John Burgess, University of Alabama, talks about new 3M™ ESPE™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive

Discover the Universal Bonding Solution

Total-Etch, Self-Etch, Selective-Etch – no matter what adhesive technique you choose, 3M™ ESPE™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive is the only adhesive you’ll need. It offers one simple adhesive application technique for both direct and indirect indications and bonds to all surfaces including enamel, dentine, glass ceramic, zirconia, noble and non-precious alloys, and composites – without additional primer. Scotchbond™ universal adhesive is the one adhesive for every practice with the ultimate in strength and speed.

  • One step, one coat application for a quick
    35-second application time
  • Flip-top vial for one-handed operation and unique nozzle design for dispensing control
  • Unique 3M™ ESPE™ L-Pop™ unit dose delivery
  • No refrigeration needed; store at room temperature for two years
  • Easy to place etchant
 

Product information

Features & Benefits

One application procedure. One adhesive for self-etch and total-etch.

3M™ ESPE™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive bonds to all surfaces, including enamel, dentine, glass ceramic, zirconia, noble and non-precious alloys, and composites – without additional primer. In combination with 3M™ ESPE™ Scotchbond™ Universal DCA Dual Cure Activator, Scotchbond™ universal adhesive is compatible with all resin cements, core build-up materials and even self-cure composites.

Indications

Truly versatile universal adhesive

Direct placement indications

  • Bonding of composite or compomer for all classes of direct restorations
  • Root surface desensitisation
  • Sealing of dentine prior to cementation of amalgam restorations
  • Protective coating for glass ionomer restorative materials
  • Repair of composite or compomer restorations
  • Bonding of pit and fissure sealants

Indirect placement indications

  • Primer for zirconia, alumina, metal or glass ceramic restorations
  • Bonding of veneers with RelyX™ Veneer Cement
  • Bonding of self- or dual-cure core build-up materials and resin cements with Scotchbond™ dual cure activator (DCA)
  • Intra-oral repair of existing indirect restorations
  • Sealing of dentine prior to temporisation for indirect restoration placement

Technical information

Enlarge Vitrebond™ Copolymer provides for more consistent bonding

Vitrebond™ Copolymer provides consistent bonding

Unique Scotchbond™ Technology

Building on 3M’s adhesives expertise and 3M ESPE’s trusted bonding background, Scotchbond™ universal adhesive features a unique chemistry for true versatility – all in one bottle.

  • 3M™ ESPE™ Vitrebond™ Copolymer provides consistent bonding to dentine under moist or dry conditions.
  • MDP Monomer optimises self-etch performance, provides chemical bonding to zirconia, alumina and metals without a separate primer, and increases shelf stability so that no refrigeration is needed.
  • Silane allows the adhesive to chemically bond to glass ceramic surfaces without using a separate ceramic primer.

Composition

The development of Scotchbond™ universal adhesive is based on trusted existing technologies currently available in 3M™ ESPE™ Adper™ Scotchbond™ Multi-Purpose Adhesive, Adper™ Scotchbond™ 1 XT Adhesive and Adper™ Easy Bond Self-Etch Adhesive.

Adper™ Scotchbond™ 1 XT Adper™ Easy Bond Scotchbond™ Universal
MHP Phosphate Monomer MDP Phosphate Monomer
Dimethacrylate resins Dimethacrylate resins Dimethacrylate resins
HEMA HEMA HEMA
Vitrebond™ Copolymer Vitrebond™ Copolymer Vitrebond™ Copolymer
Filler Filler Filler
Ethanol Ethanol Ethanol
Water Water Water
Initiators Initiators Initiators
Silane

Ordering information

Item No. Product Information
Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive
Intro Kit Bottle 41254 Intro Kit Bottle
1 Bottle Adhesive 5 ml, 50 Mixing Wells, 50 Microbrushes, 1 Syringe Scotchbond™ Universal Etchant 3 ml, 25 Application Tips for Scotchbond™ Universal Etchant
41258 Refill Bottle
1 Bottle Adhesive 5 ml
Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive Intro Pack Unit Dose 41255 Intro Pack Unit Dose
40 Unit Dose, 1 Syringe Scotchbond™ Universal Etchant 3 ml, 25 Application Tips for Scotchbond™ Universal Etchant
41256 Giant Pack Unit Dose
100 Unit Dose, 1 Syringe Scotchbond™ Universal Etchant 3 ml, 25 Application Tips for Scotchbond™ Universal Etchant
41257 Bulk Pack Unit Dose
200 Unit Dose, 1 Syringe Scotchbond™ Universal Etchant 3 ml, 25 Application Tips for Scotchbond™ Universal Etchant
Scotchbond™ Universal Etchant 41263 2 Syringes Scotchbond™ Universal Etchant 3ml each, (Phosphonic Acid), 50 Application Tips
Scotchbond™ Universal Dual Cure Activator 41264 1 Bottle Scotchbond™ Universal Dual Cure Activator 5ml

Clinical application

Flip-top vial for one-handed operation

Dispensing from vial

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Unique L-Pop™ Unit Dose Delivery

Dispensing from unit dose

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Application video: Dr. P. Monteiro

Video, Dr. P. Monteiro - Scotchbond™ Universal, three ways to use

Studies and science

Clinical evaluation

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Source: 3M ESPE internal data

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Source: 3M ESPE internal data

Virtually no post-operative sensitivity in total-etch or self-etch applications.

In a study commissioned by 3M™ ESPE™, 120 dentists from various European countries clinically evaluated Scotchbond™ universal adhesive. During the evaluation, dentists placed 3,467 total-etch restorations, 1,544 selective enamel-etch restorations, and 3,495 self-etch restorations. After evaluating, the dentists completed a questionnaire to report their experience with the use of this product.

Out of 120 dentists, only 5 reported patients experiencing sensitivity during the evaluation: 14 cases with total-etch, 0 with selective-etch, and 2 with self-etch technique.

Based on the feedback from this evaluation, the calculated sensitivity rates for each treatment type is as follows:
0.4% for total-etch, 0.0% for selective-etch, and 0.06% for self-etch.

Adhesion to dentine and enamel

Enlarge Microtensile Dentine Bond Strengths

Microtensile Dentine Bond Strengths

Dr. J. Perdigao, University of Minnesota.
Microtensile Bond Strength of Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive to self etch dentine, comparing adhesion to moist and dry detine in the total-etch mode. Dry samples were dried for 10 seconds after etching and rinsing.

Adhesion to Etched Dentine (Moist and Dry Conditions)

Scotchbond universal adhesive performs well on dentine that has been etched and left either moist or dry. This is a major benefit compared to the traditional 5th generation total-etch adhesives which require that the dentine surface be kept moist following etching.

Distinct hybrid layers and resin tags

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Etched moist dentine

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Etched dry dentine

Dr. J. Perdigao, University of Minnesota.
Scanning electron microscope images of Scotchbond™ universal adhesive to etched moist and dry dentine

The unique chemistry will provide consistent performance to etched dentine whether it is kept moist as recommended or dry. Scanning electron mircoscope images of Scotchbond™ universal adhesive applied to etched moist and dry dentine illustrate a distinct hybrid layer and resin tag formation.

Adhesion in self-etch and total-etch technique

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24-hour shear bond strength data showing adhesion to dentine and cut enamel in the self-etch mode for Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive and competitive products in the self-etch category.

Source: 3M ESPE internal data

Enlarge 24-hour shear bond strength data

24-hour shear bond strength data showing adhesion to dentine and cut enamel in the total-etch mode for Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive and competitive products in the total-etch category.

Source: 3M ESPE internal data

Scotchbond™ universal adhesive offers the dentist the flexibility to use one single adhesive in a variety of application methods and achieve high and consistent bond strength - both in the self-etch and total-etch mode.

Adhesion to indirect substrates

Enlarge Shear bond Strength to Indirect  Substrates after 10,000 Thermocycles

Shear bond Strength to Indirect Substrates after 10,000 Thermocycles

Dr. Markus B. Blatz, University of Pennsylvania. Bonding composite (to simulate a repair situation or indirect bonding situation) to sandblasted zirconia, alumina and glass ceramic surfaces. Blasted surfaces were treated either with Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive or with Z-PRIME Plus primer and adhesive, cured and then composite bonded over that. Samples were subjected to 10,000 thermocycles between 5° and 60°C.

Scotchbond™ universal adhesive may also be used as a primer for indirect restorations, made of zirconia, alumina, metal or glass ceramics.

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