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OptiBond Universal

Kerr Corporation


  • 37 Clinical Evaluators
  • 1,018 Total Uses
  • 96% Clinical Rating

Evaluators’ Comments

  • “Versatile bonding agent. It can be used for all surfaces for direct and indirect adhesion.”
  • “Nice to get quality chemistry into a single bottle.”
  • “Predictable results, easy to use, good wetting, and simple.”
  • “Light in color and low film thickness.”
  • “Wets the surface well. Leaves a nice shiny surface to see that adhesive is applied well.”
  • “Compatible with dual-cured core materials without a separate activator.”
  • “Bottle dispenser allowed too much to come out at a time. I preferred the unidose.”
  • “Evaporates fairly quickly.”


  • Light-cured composite and compomer restorations
  • Composite/ceramic/metal repairs
  • Cavity sealing for amalgam restorations
  • Porcelain, composite and metal-based inlays, onlays, crowns and bridges
  • Light-cured or dual-cured core buildups
  • Veneers
  • Endodontic posts
  • Cavity sealing as a pretreatment for indirect restorations
  • Recommended to use with NX3 or Maxcem cement when there is no light accessibility

Clinical Tips

  • The material’s film thickness and color make it perfect for anterior and shallow restorations.
  • Can be used on metal partial denture repairs confidently.
  • One-step process is very helpful when working on kids.



OptiBond Universal is a single-component, light-cured adhesive that:

  • Provides excellent adhesion to a variety of surfaces and substrates for direct and indirect applications
  • Simplifies the bonding procedure, making it less technique sensitive
  • Can be used with self-etch, selective-etch and total-etch techniques
  • Has a low film thickness of approximately 5 microns

Unique Attributes

  • More effective enamel etching than other single-component adhesives
  • One-coat application
  • Does not need separate activator for dual-cured material