Resin Cements & Universal Bonding Agents

From the desk of
Dr. Sabiha Bunek, Editor-in-Chief

It’s hard to believe it has been almost two years since we have written about resin cements and universal bonding agents! It’s a frequent topic of my lectures and I am continually amazed at how much confusion is out there regarding use of these products. The concept of universal means many things to many people. When I think of universal, it means I can use a material in any clinical situation and it can be adapted to the exact case I am working on for the highest possible success rate. It means that no matter the substrate, type of preparation, or any other clinical consideration, the universal material will successfully work and result in a happy patient and a happy doctor. In the case of resin cements and bonding agents, it will not discolor over time, and most importantly, will not debond. As we review universal bonding agents and resin cements this month, we make an attempt to simplify what is happening on the market. Sometimes simplifying things to universal concepts only adds to the confusion which is why dentists regularly reach out to us with questions. As always, we welcome your feedback. Reach out to our team at , or to me at