Ivoclar Vivadent introduces Adhese® Universal, a new single-component, light cured universal adhesive for direct and indirect bonding procedures. Adhese Universal is compatible with all etching techniques: self-etch, selective enamel- etch and total-etch. What sets this universal adhesive apart from others is that it is the only universal adhesive available in the revolutionary VivaPen® delivery form, as well as in the traditional bottle delivery form.
The ergonomically-designed VivaPen enables the adhesive to be delivered directly to the preparation in a fast and convenient manner with virtually no waste. Adhese® Universal VivaPen® delivers up to 190 single-tooth applications, significantly more than a traditional adhesive bottle. This drastically decreases cost per application and contributes to more cost-effective treatments.
Studies have shown that the bond strength of adhesive materials decreases over time as the solvent evaporates from the bottle. The VivaPen, on the other hand, delivers consistently high bond strength over time because it ‘locks in’ the material to ensure fresh material every time.
“If I need one drop, or four, it is as easy as pushing a button on the VivaPen,” explains Dr. Thomas Trinkner, who made the switch to the VivaPen®. “No more going back and forth to the well to get enough material to cover the prep and no more unused material left in the well. I love the reduced waste and the time saved.” Most clinicians don’t realize how much adhesive waste occurs in their practice from not using the entire amount of adhesive dispensed in the well.
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