Kerr Launches OptiBond™ Universal

Released at - April 27, 2017

Single-component light cure adhesive offers more efficient procedure without compromising adhesion.

Kerr is pleased to announce the launch of OptiBond™ Universal, the newest addition to the highly regarded OptiBond family. This single-component light cure adhesive, provides excellent adhesion to a variety of surfaces and substrates for direct and indirect applications — even indirect metal-based restorations when used with NX3 or Maxcem Elite resin cement.OptiBond Universal

Using Kerr’s proven GPDM adhesive monomer and filler technology, OptiBond Universal delivers excellent penetration into dentinal tubules, giving you extraordinary bond strength and protection against microleakage and post-op sensitivity. Its unique nanoetching capability delivers more effective enamel etching than other single-component adhesives, creating a deeper etched surface for higher mechanical retention. 

OptiBond Universal can be used in all etching techniques, including: Self-Etch, Total-Etch and Selective Etch mode.  It is a bonding agent system effective for both direct and indirect applications, serving as an excellent dental adhesive for enamel, dentin and metal.  Its low film thickness leads to a better fit of final restorations (~5 microns). Delivery options include Bottle or Unidose®.

OptiBond Universal contains a Ternary Solvent System that includes alcohol, acetone, and water: Water for enhanced etching and wetting; acetone for enhanced stability; and alcohol to contribute to compatibility and prevent phase separation.

“OptiBond is a brand dentists trust when it comes to their adhesive options. OptiBond Universal is designed to reward that trust by delivering more effective enamel etching than other single component adhesives,” said Phil Prentice, Vice President of North America for KaVo Kerr. “We know that for every step in a procedure, dentists deserve a product that is more than just reliable, but helps them to be flexible, efficient and confident from start to finish.”

More effective enamel etching than other single component adhesives

For more information on OptiBond Universal or to speak with a Kerr sales representative, visit the product page or call 800-KERR123.




About Kerr Corporation

For 125 years, Kerr has been serving the comprehensive needs of the entire dental care community in pursuit of enhancing oral health.  Individual Kerr brands are encompassed within the Kerr Restoratives, Kerr Endodontics, Kerr Rotary, and Kerr TotalCare platforms. By providing best-in-class, patient-based solutions, we believe that in partnership with those we serve - “Together we’re more.”

About KaVo Kerr

KaVo Kerr is a cohesive organization comprised of two global leaders, united to provide dental excellence and serve as a single premier partner for the dental community. KaVo Kerr operates with a common vision inspiring and helping our customers, their patients and our own associates realize their potential. KaVo Kerr offers solutions for endodontics, restoratives, treatment units, infection prevention, imaging, rotary and instruments.