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The original, now better than ever!

Introducing the first radiopaque universal adhesive.

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3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus Adhesive

  • Nearly a decade ago, 3M introduced the first truly universal adhesive. Since then, 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive has been clinically proven and has become the industry’s most researched universal adhesive.

    Now, the next evolution is here: 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus Adhesive offers all the benefits of its predecessor with new levels of control and predictability.


One next-generation adhesive. Two steps forward for minimally invasive dentistry.

  • Comparison of non-radiopaque adhesive shadow and radiopaque Scotchbond Universal Plus Adhesive

    Added radiopacity

    Radiolucency under an existing restoration can lead to misdiagnosis – and potentially invasive overtreatment. Scotchbond Universal Plus Adhesive is the first universal adhesive with dentin-like radiopacity, helping to overcome this issue.

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

  • Cross-section of tooth with caries-affected dentin

    Bonds & seals caries-affected dentin

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

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


The benefits you trust. Plus new ones you’ll love.

Scotchbond Universal Plus Adhesive keeps the popular benefits of the clinically-proven original formulation, with some new enhancements you’ll love.

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    Advanced bonding

    Scotchbond Universal Plus Adhesive provides gold standard adhesion to all dental and restorative substrates, including glass ceramics.

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    Universally suitable

    Scotchbond Universal Plus Adhesive is suitable for all direct and indirect bonding procedures and all etching techniques. It can also serve as a universal primer for all restoration materials.

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    One-bottle system

    Scotchbond Universal Plus Adhesive is a true one-bottle system, with no need for a separate primer or silane. Plus, it offers full dual and self-cure compatibility without a separate dual-cure activator.

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    Unit dose and vial delivery

    A unit dose allows efficient hygiene management to reduce the risk of cross contamination. Our popular flip-top vial has also been streamlined, and now features smoother surfaces, making it easy to wipe off excess.

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    Virtually no post-op sensitivity

    99% of dentists reported that Scotchbond Universal Plus Adhesive shows virtually no post-operative sensitivity,* just like its predecessor.

    * Field evaluation with 309 dentists and over 20,000 applications

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    BPA free formulation

    The formulation for Scotchbond Universal Plus Adhesive is free of BPA derivatives like BisGMA. Use in combination with our other BPA derivative-free products like

    3M™ Filtek™ One Bulk Fill Restorative

    3M™ Filtek™ Universal Restorative

    3M™ RelyX™ Universal Cement

See Scotchbond Universal Plus Adhesive in action!

Try it for yourself and experience the next evolution of universal adhesive technology.

Questions? Call our customer care team
at 1-800-634-2249 (8am–5pm CST).

Try it for yourself and experience the next evolution of universal adhesive technology.

Questions? Call our customer care team
at 1-800-634-2249 (8am–5pm CST).

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Why is radiopacity so important?
“Radiolucent adhesive pooling underneath a restoration doubles the risk of restoration replacement.”
John O. Burgess, DDS, MS (Biomedical Sciences)

Adjunct Professor, University of Alabama School of Dentistry


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