Maxcem Elite™


Self-Etch, Self-Adhesive Resin Dental Cement

  • Enhanced Bond Strength. 90% higher bond strengths to dentin than the original formulas, without an adhesive.*
  • One-peel™ clean up. Ensure easier cleanup each and every time.
  • Ease of use. No need to refrigerate, easy cleanup, and no hand mixing required.
  • Compatibility. Compatible with all indirect restorations. Anterior or posterior ceramics, PFMs and metal restorations, and CAD/CAM materials.
  • Dual Cure. Efficient self-cure mechanism allows material to set up completely in the absence of light or tack cure.

* Validated by a 3rd party.

Features and Benefits

Maxcem Elite self-etch, self-adhesive resin cement for indirect restorations is simplicity refined – with higher bond strengths, predictable handling and exceptional ease-of- use – offering you best in class adhesion when compared to other leading self-adhesive cements. Easy cleanup, no hand mixing, and no refrigeration required. For more convenience, intraoral and root-canal tips allow for dispensing of material into hard-to-reach places.  Maxcem Elite™ employs the same unique adhesive monomer used in Kerr's OptiBond family of bonding agents. The optimized resin matrix and filler systems improve wetting ability, resulting in greater adhesion to dentin.


Are there new SKUs for the new formula?

The Maxcem Elite New & Improved formula will use the same SKU and be available in the same shades.

Are the shades the same for the new & improved Maxcem Elite formula?

Yes, with the exception of Brown. That shade was discontinued in November 2014.

Is there any difference in any of the product configurations?

All product configurations for refills and kits stay the same.

When should I expect to receive the New and Improved Maxcem Elite?

Depending on inventory levels at your preferred Kerr dealer partner, we expect product to start shipping on or around 2/15/15 – 3/15/15.

Will the current formula still be available?

No, the New and Improved formula will replace the current product immediately. The current product will no longer be available once inventory is depleted at dealers. We expect this transition to be complete by the end of 4/2015.

What if I receive two different types of packaging, old and new, in the same shipment?

It is ok! We do understand that there will be instances customers will receive both old and new product in their shipments. The older product is still viable and you should continue to use it until you have completely transitioned to the new product.

How can you tell the difference between the old and new products?

You can differentiate the old vs. the new product easily by the packaging changes that have been made. Both the outside box and syringes look different from the original packaging, while maintaining the branding that has set Maxcem apart for years. The new boxes all state "New Look! Improved Bond Strength."

What makes New and Improved Maxcem Elite adhere better to dentin, enamel, and substrates than the previous Maxcem Elite?

The resin matrix has been optimized to improve its wetting ability to establish a more intimate contact with dental substrates, dentin and enamel. Additionally, the patented redox initiator system, along with our patented 4:1 ratio automix delivery method, further maximizes Maxcem Elite's adhesive property.

Is Maxcem Elite suitable for CEREC?

Absolutely. Maxcem Elite is compatible with all indirect restorations. Anterior or posterior ceramics, veneers, PFMs, and metal restorations, and CAD/CAM materials.

Will Maxcem Elite adhere to implants?

Absolutely. Maxcem Elite has a rather strong affinity to titanium alloy, implant abutment material. Bond strength to titanium alloy is 41.5 MPa.

Do I have to refrigerate Maxcem Elite?

No refrigeration for Maxcem Elite is necessary. Please avoid excess heat, and refrigeration is always optional for optimum freshness.

Should a desensitizing agent (i.e. Gluma) be used on the prep prior to cementing with Maxcem Elite?

The potential for patient sensitivity is greatly reduced when using Maxcem Elite compared to traditional total etch resin cement systems. This is primarily due to the fact that Maxcem Elite is a self-etch/self-adhering cement and there is no separate acid etching step to open dentin tubules. Therefore the risk of sensitivity is greatly reduced. Maxcem Elite was not designed to be used with a desensitizer and this additional step would provide no advantages.


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