Question Asked on 4/30/2014

What is a “universal” adhesive?

Answer Response by Dr. Suh on 4/28/2014

New Definition of “Universal Adhesives”

  • Hydrophobic enough to be used as a single-layer adhesive.
  • Any etching technique: total-etch, self- etch, or selective-etch modes.
  • Both direct and indirect clinical procedures using light-cure, dual-cure, or self-cure materials (without the need for a separate self-cure activator).
  • Can bond to indirect substrates (low film thickness < 10 µm).


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