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3M Scotchbond Universal Plus Adhesive


  • 39 Dental Professionals
  • 1191 Total Uses
  • 96% Clinical Rating

Evaluators’ Comments

  • “It did not run all over the tooth when being air dried – it stayed where I put it.”
  • “After drying, it was easy to tell if you have a nice layer of material over the entire surface to be bonded.”
  • “It handled just like Scotchbond Universal and I love the radiopaque feature.”
  • “The re-designed bottle delivers a very small amount at a time.”
  • “I did not experience any post-op sensitivity.”
  • “You can use it with many more bonding procedures without the need for a separate activator.”
  • “I like its slightly thicker consistency. This gives me the feeling that I am properly coating the cavity preparation.”
  • “Can pool at line angles if you don’t thoroughly air dry.”


3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus Adhesive is a light-cured, single-component dental adhesive:

  • Next generation of 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive
  • The first radiopaque, universal adhesive available on the market
  • Compatible with light-, dual-, and self-cured composite materials, cements, and core-build-up materials
  • Can be used with self-etch, selective-etch, and total-etch techniques

Unique Attributes

  • First radiopaque universal adhesive
  • Bonds and seals caries-affected dentin, supporting minimally invasive preparations
  • BPA and BisGMA free
  • High bond strength to etched glass ceramic; equivalent to silane
  • No dual cure activator needed


  • Bonding of light-, dual-, and self-cured composite or compomer restorations
  • Root surface desensitization
  • Bonding of pit and fissure sealants
  • Protective varnish for glass ionomer restorations
  • Repair of composite and compomer restorations
  • Sealing of cavity preparations prior to amalgam placement

Clinical Tips

  • Gently air dry until adhesive layer appears glossy and uniform
  • Treat it similar to 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive