Many dental professionals today are making the switch to Adhese Universal. One professional in particular, Dr. David Rice, was so impressed that he wanted to contribute his own personal story about how this switch benefited him in more ways than one: 


Dr. David Rice

As a dental professional there are a few things I know.  First, I like what I like.  When my materials and techniques are working well, why change?  Second, if I’m going to make a change, I’d better have great reasons to do so.

So why I am I writing this?  Long-story-short, I am fortunate to belong to several global, dental mastermind groups, and although change is a challenge, we count on one another to hold each other accountable when something worthy of change comes along.

My story:  I’ve used the same bonding agent for the last 15 years.  I liked what I liked.  I had great long-term success.  I had almost zero post-op sensitivity.  And… I had a challenge from one of my mastermind groups to test drive Adhese Universal Vivapen.

Challenge Accepted:

Mission 1: Do my homework on the science.  If I was going to put a “new” bonding agent in my patients’ mouths when my existing bonding agent was working just fine, I wanted to know what I was in for.

Result 1: Wow!  Whether I wanted to total-etch, selective-etch or self-etch, the numbers looked great.  And, bonus… there are times I choose one technique over another!

Mission 2: Test drive in the mouth.  Great science is nice, but I needed to see, feel and then hear from my patients before I’d be willing to make a change.

Result 2:  Excellent.  Adhese Universal was easy to use.  I loved the mircrobrush tip on the VivaPen, as it allowed met to get to some pretty tight spots with relative ease.  I also liked that I had total control in my hands at all times.  My assistant is great, but dipping in and out of that well as I want more bonding agent… not my favorite.

Mission 3:  I’m not going to lie… Evaluate Cost.

Result 3:  DOUBLE BONUS.  That Vivapen made for zero waste!  Maybe I’m the only one who looks at the drops of bond that go into that well.  Maybe I’m the only one who sees the excess sitting there with every patient.  Or maybe you’re just like me and that kills you too.  Think about this: one drop saved/patient x 8 patients/day x 4 days/week x 48 weeks/year?!?!

It turns out that all that waste adds up, and switching to the VivaPen is going to save me more than $1,000 this year in waste reduction alone.

So, ask me what bonding agent I use now. I think you know the answer is Adhese Universal.