OptiBond eXTRa Universal is the newest universal bonding agent by KaVo Kerr. It is a unique two-bottle formulation that combines the power of total etch adhesive and the safety of a self-etch technique in one consistent protocol.
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ONE BRAND. ONE PROTOCOL. ANY PROCEDURE.
Introducing OptiBond™ eXTRa Universal. Built on its predecessor OptiBond™ XTR, it combines the reliability of patented OptiBond™ GPDM technology with the peace of mind of a consistent, universal solution. Its two-component formulation brings together the power of a total-etch adhesive and the safety of a self-etch technique in one consistent protocol.
When used together, OptiBond™ eXTRa Universal and NX3 Nexus™ cement combine the clarity of one standardized process for all indirect procedures, with outstanding results even in total dark cure mode.
- The Gold Standard In Adhesion. Kerr’s proven OptiBond™ GPDM Monomer ensures more effective and reliable adhesion than other adhesive monomers to both the tooth structure and the resin material.
- Two Bottles. One Consistent Protocol. Prior to curing, OptiBond eXTRa Universal features a very low pH for effective enamel etching. After curing, the pH neutralizes, creating outstanding compatibility with virtually all types of cements, composites and core build-up materials and eliminating the need for any auxiliary product.
Dental Advisor Clinical Evaluation rated OptiBond eXTRa Universal 4.5 out of 5 stars. Read the full evaluation here.
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The Gold Standard In Adhesion.
Kerr’s proven OptiBond™ GPDM Monomer ensures more effective and reliable adhesion than other adhesive monomers to both the tooth structure and the resin material. It contains both acidic phosphate groups to effectively anchor the adhesive to the hydrophilic surface of the tooth and more methacrylate functional groups than other adhesive monomers (i.e. MDP) for a more effective interface with the hydrophobic resin. This creates better compatibility with both substrates and overall higher bond strength.
Effective Plug & Seal Action.
The Primer component is very acidic and hydrophilic, resulting in unique nanoetching capability and outstanding dentin tubule penetration. The Adhesive component is hydrophobic, offering efficient polymerization to boost mechanical strength, bond durability and marginal integrity.
Dentine tubules 2,000x - OptiBond eXTRa Universal Self-Etch Mode
Dentine tubules 2,000x – Leading Competitor Self-Etch Mode
Uncut enamel 50,000x - Kerr Gel Etchant
Uncut enamel 50,000x - OptiBond eXTRa Universal Self-Etch Mode
Uncut enamel 50,000x - Leading Competitor Self-Etch Mode
OptiBond eXTRa Universal provides:
- One consistent universal protocol
- Compatible for procedures with all resin cements & core build-up materials
- Eliminates the need for auxiliary products such as Silane or Dual Cure Activator
- Total Dark Cure Mode when used with Kerr NX3 Nexus™
The pricing for OptiBond eXTRa Universal will be similar to OptiBond XTR.
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Dentists are moving towards universal bonding protocols. This allows them to switch etching mode techniques depending on the clinical condition without switching bonding agents. Dentists also encounter situations where they choose less than optimal clinical outcome since universal bonding agents are commonly based on a single bonding agent protocol.
OptiBond eXTRa Universal is an exclusively formulated universal bonding agent that is delivers the best in class clinical outcome thanks to its simplified self-etch protocol. Offering your customers the gold standard in adhesive products with outstanding bond strength allows them to save time, simplify their workflow, and reduce the number of steps (no auxiliary products needed).
The patented GPDM monomer, the novel Ternary Solvent System, and the exclusive Smart Ph Technology are make up the effectiveness of OptiBond eXTRa Universal. Collectively, these technologies result in a more reliable outcome and reduced post-operative sensitivity. Refer to the product brochure (MKT-18-0495) for more information.
While you can still use OptiBond XTR, we encourage practices to upgrade to the new OptiBond eXTRa Universal system for more sustainable outcomes and fewer technique restrictions. Both doctors and patients will also appreciate the improved smell.
OptiBond XTR will remain available until inventory in our and our distribution partners warehouses have been depleted.
Yes, when used together with KaVo Kerr NX3 Nexus, OptiBond eXTRa Universal can be applied in total dark cure mode.
Yes, OptiBond eXTRa Universal is the first product in our adhesive product line to use the KaVo Kerr branding that you see today at our trade shows, our business cards, and elsewhere throughout the company. Providing a singular brand enforces the Power of One and helps communicate the breadth of products that we offer as a company. Going forward, new Restorative products will follow the KaVo Kerr brand design.