Introducing the first radiopaque universal adhesive

Minimally Invasive Dentistry

Added radiopacity

Radiolucency under an existing restoration could lead to misdiagnosis and invasive overtreatment. 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus Adhesive is the first radiopaque universal adhesive with dentine-like radiopacity, helping to overcome this issue.*

"These doubtful X-rays happen every day; most often critical step in bitewing radiograph, class II in proximal box.” – Prof. Dr. Angelo Putignano, University of Marche-Ancona, Italy
"Radiolucent adhesive pooling underneath a restoration doubles the risk of restoration replacement.” – Dr. John O. Burgess, University of Alabama, USA


Intentional adhesive pooling under Class I restorations – X-rays of extracted human molars, filling material 3M™ Filtek™ One Bulk Fill Restorative. K. Dede et al., J Dent Res 99 (Spec Iss A): 192 IADR, 2020 – 3M internal data, H. Loll et al., J Dent Res 99 (Spec Iss A): No. 757, 2020

Bonds and seals caries-affected dentine to help preserve tooth structure

Scotchbond Universal Plus Adhesive gives you confidence when performing minimally invasive preparations because it has the same high bond strength to caries-affected dentine as to sound dentine.*

In addition to the excellent quality of the restoration margins, it seals caries-affected dentine by forming a well-defined, void-free hybrid layer – because “the seal is the deal” to prevent secondary decay.


Shear bond strength on caries-affected and sound dentine – C. Thalacker, et al., Interaction of an Experimental Universal Adhesive with Caries-Affected Dentine, J Dent Res 99 (Spec Iss A): 191 IADR, 2020


Caries zones – Image courtesy of Prof. Leandro Hilgert and Prof. Soraya Leal, University of Brasilia (UnB), Brazil


Advanced bonding to glass ceramic

Scotchbond Universal Plus Adhesive reaches the gold standard level of traditional, separate silanes.


Shear bond strength on glass ceramic – Prof. Dr. Bart van Meerbeek et al., KU Leuven, Belgium, Report to 3M, 2020

Report conclusion: 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus Adhesive performed better than 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive for glass ceramic bonding. After the glass ceramic was etched with HF acid, a favorable ‘immediate’ and ‘aged’ share bond strength were recorded.


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3M_Vial.pngVial with smooth and even surface – easy to wipe off excess

3M_Unit_Dose.pngUnit Dose for efficient hygiene management –reduces the risk of cross contamination