KaVo Kerr, Orange, Calif, introduced OptiBond eXTRa Universal, a new self-etch, two-component universal adhesive. According to the company, it features patented OptiBond GPDM technology with a universal solution for complete peace of mind in one consistent protocol. Because of its Smart pH technology, OptiBond eXTRa Universal is reportedly compatible with virtually all types of cements, composites, and core build-up materials and does not require any auxiliary products such as Silane.
The patented GPDM Monomer allows OptiBond eXTRa Universal to ensure a stronger and more reliable adhesion to tooth structures as well as resin material. Moreover, it contains acidic phosphate groups which help to fully anchor the adhesive to the hydrophilic surface of the tooth, plus more methacrylate functional groups than other adhesive monomers for a better interface with the hydrophobic resin.
OptiBond eXTRa Universal builds on its predecessor OptiBond XTR.