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Xeno IV Dual Cure (BG)


Consultants’ Comments

  • “Works well with standard restorative procedures.”
  • “The dual-cure feature is great for post cementation.”
  • “Dispensing from the bottle is easy.”
  • “Very easy to use – just follow the simple directions.”
  • “The literature suggests etching uncut enamel.”


Xeno IV Dual Cure is a 7th-generation, one-step, self-etching, self-priming dental adhesive. Inclusion of the dual-cure activator allows bonding of indirect composite restorations, core materials, and cements to enamel and dentin. After mixing the adhesive and dual-cure activator, two 15-second applications should be scrubbed into the tooth. Xeno IV Dual Cure requires a 10-second light cure by standard techniques. The kit contains one 4.5-ml bottle each of bonding agent and dual-cure activator, 100 applicators, a mixing well, and a laminated instruction card. Twenty-four consultants used Xeno IV Dual Cure in over 600 cases including direct anterior and posterior restorations, core placement, and restoration cementation. This product received a 96% clinical rating.

Product Features

Consultants reported that Xeno IV Dual Cure was easily incorporated into office routines. Packaging is uncomplicated, the laminated instruction card is straightforward, and dispensing and application are easy. The bonding agent wets both dentin and enamel surfaces well, leaving a shiny surface that assures that coverage is achieved. Neither odor during application nor postoperative sensitivity was a problem. Eighty-eight percent of consultants rated Xeno IV Dual Cure as equivalent to or better than their current dual-cure bonding agent, 74% would switch to Xeno IV Dual Cure, and 83% would recommend it to colleagues.

Bond Strength of Xeno IV Dual Cure/FluoroCore 2 to Human
Tooth Structure, MPa

Light-cured Self-cured
Ground enamel 25 18
Superficial dentin 18 21
Deep dentin* 20 23

*Editors’ Note: The in-vitro bond strength of Xeno IV Dual Cure/FluoroCore 2 to deep dentin is very high compared with
other bonding agents and core materials tested.

Clinical Tips

  • Xeno IV Dual Cure should be refrigerated between uses.
  • Take the solution out of the refrigerator at the beginning of the appointment.
  • To avoid evaporation, wait to dispense until ready to use.

Editors’ Note: The original evaluation was published in THE DENTAL ADVISOR, Vol. 23, No. 8, October 2006.