Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive

  • Combined Total-Etch, Self-Etch and Selective-Etch adhesive.
  • Consistent bond strength to both moist and dry etched dentin
  • Virtually no post-op sensitivity
  • Effective on all surfaces
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  • Quick Application
    Quick application

    With just one step, one coat and one bottle, Scotchbond Universal adhesive delivers high-strength, reliable bonds—fast. Application only takes 35 seconds! No primer required. 

  • Virtually no post-op sensitivity
    Virtually no post-op sensitivity

    Out of 3,467 total-etch and 3,495 self-etch restorations using Scotchbond Universal adhesive, less than 0.4% of patients experienced any post-operative sensitivity.

  • True versatility
    True versatility

    In both direct and indirect applications, Scotchbond Universal adhesive delivers strong, reliable bonds time after time—regardless of etch technique.

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Adhesive Type
Selective Etch, Self-etch, Total Etch
Cure Type
Light Cure
Delivery System
Unit Dose, Vial
Product Type
Dental Adhesive
  • Combined Total-Etch, Self-Etch and Selective-Etch adhesive.
  • Consistent bond strength to both moist and dry etched dentin
  • Virtually no post-op sensitivity
  • Effective on all surfaces
  • High bond strength to all indirect surfaces (zirconia, alumina, glass ceramics and metals) without a separate primer
  • Excellent marginal integrity for highly esthetic restorations
  • One-step, one-coat adhesive application
  • Self- and dual-cure compatible with (3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal DCA Dual Cure Activator)
  • No refrigeration needed
  • Store at room temperature for two years
  • Flip-top vial and unit-dose delivery
  • Improved, easy-to-place etchant

This single-bottle adhesive solution offers high bond strength with one simple application technique and a quick 35-second adhesive application time.

Suggested Applications

  • Bonding light-cured composite or compomer for all classes of direct restorations.
  • Root surface desensitization.
  • Sealing of dentin prior to amalgam restorations.
  • Protective varnish for glass ionomer restorative materials.
  • Repair of composite or compomer restorations.
  • Bonding sealants.
  • Bonding veneers with RelyX™ Veneer Cement.
  • Adhesive/primer for chemical adhesion when bonding zirconia, alumina, metal or glass ceramic restorations.
  • Intraoral repair of existing indirect restorations.
  • Bonding self- or dual-cure core build-up materials and resin cements (with Scotchbond™ Universal DCA Dual Cure Activator).
  • Sealing of dentin prior to temporization for indirect restoration placement.
Dental Townie Choice Award

The results are in!

Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive wins a Townie Choice 2020 Award.

Customer Reviews
Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 78.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good bonding agent It does extremely well I like that you can use it for various techniques various treatment options
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bonding agent on the market! SBU is my favorite bonding agent. It offers me the flexibility to etch in different ways depending on the application. This has reduced the amount of sensitivity post op that I see. Film thickness is low and can be thinned easily. Works great in my hands!
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product This is my one and only adhesive in the office. It is the Swiss Army knife of adhesives and works wonderfully.
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Only Adhesive Scotchbond Universal is the only adhesive I use. Works great every time. Keep it simple and predictable.
Date published: 2014-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Post-op Senstivity I love the fact that I can etch or not etch and I have had NO issues with post-op sensitivity!!
Date published: 2013-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is an excellent adhesive Scotchbond Universal Adhesive is a great adhesive!
Date published: 2013-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Universal Adhesive This product is simple & easy to use, truly a one step bonding/adhesive product.
Date published: 2013-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No post op sensitivity I have been using this product for approximately one year. During this time I have not had any patients report post-op sensitivity. I also like how easy it is to use.
Date published: 2013-05-28
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