Summary: Kerr Dental’s new OptiBond Universal 360 bonding agent offers reliable bond strength for various surfaces and substrates, reduces technique sensitivity, and improves application efficiency with an ergonomic bottle design.

Key Takeaways:

  • OptiBond Universal 360 is compatible with multiple etching techniques and various substrates, eliminating the need for separate primers.
  • The ergonomic bottle design and versatile formula help reduce waste, save inventory costs, and enhance patient satisfaction by minimizing post-op sensitivity.

Kerr Dental has introduced OptiBond Universal 360, the next generation of the company’s OptiBond Universal bonding agent. The bonding agent is specifically formulated to provide reliable bond strength to all surfaces and substrates, including zirconia, gold, base metal alloys, alumina, lithium disilicate (e.max), titanium, PFM, and PFZ. The product does not require a separate ceramic or metal primer.

Versatile Bonding Agent

OptiBond Universal 360 is a one-bottle solution compatible with self-etch, selective-etch, and total-etch techniques for both direct and indirect restorations. Kerr’s GPDM, MDP, and Proprietary Ternary Solvent System, which includes water, acetone, and ethanol, allow dental practices to reduce technique sensitivity and application time without compromising bond strength.

Ergonomic Bottle Design

A new ergonomic bottle design aims to improve ease of use, ensuring dental professionals only need one hand for opening, dispensing, and closing. Clinicians can use the dropper to deliver a precise drop size at every application, minimizing waste and increasing efficiency.

Cost and Inventory Efficiency

Since OptiBond Universal 360 combines etching, priming, and bonding and works well with as little as one coat without auxiliary products, it can also help dental practices save on inventory costs, according to Kerr. Additionally, the bottle may be stored at ambient temperature and doesn’t need to be refrigerated.

OptiBond Universal 360 penetrates the tooth optimally, reducing post-op sensitivity risk and increasing patient satisfaction.