How to use OptiBond XTR as a universal bonding solution

April 21, 2015
Issue 12

OptiBond XTR from Kerr Corporation is a self-etch, light-cure universal dental adhesive that provides outstanding bond strengths to dental and enamel. 

OptiBond XTR from Kerr Corporation is a self-etch, light-cure universal dental adhesive that provides outstanding bond strengths to dental and enamel. 

OptiBond XTR reportedly provides enhanced marginal integrity, reduced micro-leakage, and minimizes post-operative sensitivity to maximize patient comfort. It is ideal for both direct and indirect restorations and eliminates the need for multiple bonding agents. 

The two-bottle system works as both a self-etch primer and an optimized adhesive to bring reportedly excellent bond strength to uncut enamel and dentin. Universal compatibility enables the use of OptiBond XTR for all direct and indirect restorations.

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"XTR works the same for everything we do. I call it groundhog day: it's the same for every procedure, says Dr. Michael Scoles, DMD. "Universal to me, is a product that works the same for every procedure."

Check out what else Dr. Scoles has to say about what makes OptiBond XTR truly universal:

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"As a dentist I've had those aches and pains of using materials that claim to be universal, and not really getting that kind of output," says Dr. Alan Wickenhauser, DMD. "I've had XTR in my office for two years and I can say unequivocally that it's a game changer. It saves time, it saves money and I think you're doing a service to your patients by providing quality care."

Hear more of Dr. Wickenhauser's thoughts on OptiBond XTR in this video:

 

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