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3M ESPE Adper Prompt L-Pop Self-Etch Adhesive

Consultants’ Comments

  • “Excellent product – quick and easy.”
  • “I noticed a definite decrease in sensitivity compared to other bonding agents.”
  • “Proper activation was difficult at times.”
  • “Once bent, the brush did not maintain its position.”


3M ESPE Adper Prompt L-Pop Self-Etch Adhesive is a bonding agent with unique packaging that combines all necessary components into a disposable unit-dose applicator. The bonding agent components are stored in two separate foil reservoirs. Upon squeezing the first reservoir, the liquid moves into the middle reservoir containing a second liquid; it is mixed and activated then squeezed again into the third reservoir where it coats the microtipped applicator. A yellow tint to the bonding agent indicates proper activation. The adhesive is then applied to the tooth surface and rubbed with moderate pressure for 15 seconds. A gentle stream of air is directed at the tooth to thoroughly spread the adhesive into a thin film. The surface appears glossy and is then light-cured for 10 seconds. Adper PromptL-Pop Self-Etch Adhesive is available with regular or extra-small applicators. Twenty-five consultants evaluated Adper Prompt L-Pop Self-Etch Adhesive in over 670 restorative cases. This product received a 91% clinical rating.

Product Features

Consultants were very pleased with the instructions and packaging of Adper Prompt L-Pop Self-Etch Adhesive. Most really liked the innovative packaging system, and several mentioned that it was easier to use than the previous formulation. They were very positive about the single-step, unit-dose delivery system. Only one consultant mentioned that it was somewhat difficult to activate. The elimination of a separate etching step and no rinsing were considered to be major advantages. Several consultants noted that Adper Prompt L-Pop Self-Etch Adhesive was quick and easy to use, and they appreciated the unit-dose system for simplifying infection control. Seventy percent of consultants indicated that they would both purchase and recommend Adper Prompt L-Pop Self-Etch Adhesive.Editors’ Note: The original evaluation was published in THE DENTAL ADVISOR, Vol. 20, No. 7, September 2003.