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Clearfil Universal Bond Quick is a single-bottle, fluoride-releasing, universal adhesive with the new original MDP & AMIDE-based chemistry that provides a unique "Rapid Bond Technology". This new AMIDE monomer rapidly permeates dentin & enamel which eliminates waiting time & dramatically reduces water absorption. It also reduces technique sensitivity & application time without compromising bond strengths, sealing or desensitizing. Clearfil Universal Bond Quick can be mixed with Clearfil DC Activator to become a dual-cure adhesive, thereby making this product truly “Universal” for all etching and restorative needs. Other features and benefits include:
- Universal use: can be used for total-etch, self-etch and selective-etch techniques.
- No additional primer or activator is needed when used with Clearfil DC Core Plus/Panavia SA Cement Plus.
- Bonds to zirconia, metals and silica-based ceramics including lithium disilicate.
- Works on both wet and dry dentin when using the total-etch technique.
- No waiting time in both the total-etch and self-etch modes.
- Can adhere to any material w/o additional primers; no need for separate silane coupling agent.
Indications for Use
For use with all etching techniques and light, self or dual-cure materials. Bonds to dentin, enamel, metals, zirconia and lithium disilicate restorative materials. Procedures include:
- Direct restorations using light-cured composite resin.
- Cavity sealing as a pretreatment for indirect restorations.
- Treatment of exposed root surfaces.
- Treatment of hypersensitive teeth.
- Intraoral repairs of fractured restorations.
- Post cementation and core build-ups.
- Cementation of inlays, onlays, crowns, bridges and veneers.
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Innovation with Predictable and Sustainable Results
Thanks to Kuraray Noritake’s Rapid Bond Technology, Clearfil Universal Bond Quick guarantees the realization of durable bond strength through a single clear procedure. Advantages for both patients and practitioners. Within the "Rapid Bond Technology", we have combined our original MDP monomer with newly developed hydrophilic amide monomers. Responsible for fast chemical bonding and quick penetration into dental tissue, respectively (Rapid Bond Technology). After polymerisation, the bonding is moisture-resistant and stable, with durable results.
More Controlled Dosage
The same procedure, now even more user-friendly! With the new flip-top lid, you can open and close the bottle effortlessly with one hand. Moreover, the mouthpiece’s unique design allows precise dosage of the bonding, making the risk of waste and spillage a thing of the past.
Learn more about Clearfil Universal Bond Quick's "Rapid Bond Technology" and its ability to allow a dentist to bond almost instantly.
Learn the common procedures involving self-etch, total-etch, and selective-etch techniques. With Kuraray Dental's newest "Rapid Bond Technology" direct/indirect restorations, core build-up and repairs are now achievable with fast, great and predictable results.
Clearfil Universal Bond Quick - Bottle Refill (Item Number: 602515): 5 mL bottle
Clearfil Universal Bond Quick - Value Pack (602518): 3 x 5 mL bottle
Clearfil Universal Bond Quick - Standard Kit (602514):
- 1 x Clearfil Universal Bond Quick 5 mL bottle
- 1 x K-Etchant 3 mL syringe
- 1 x mixing dish
- 1 x light-blocking plate
- 50 x applicator brushes
- 20 x needle tips
Clearfil Universal Bond Quick - Unit Dose Kit (602516):
- 50 x Clearfil Universal Bond Quick 0.1 mL unit doses
- 1 x K-Etchant 3 mL syringe
- 50 x applicator brushes
- 20 x needle tips
Q: What are the main differences between Clearfil Universal Bond and Clearfil Universal Bond Quick?
A: There is no waiting time after application with Clearfil Universal Bond Quick. Just apply with a rubbing motion to the entire cavity wall with the applicator brush. Clearfil Universal Bond should be rubbed in for 10 seconds. Clearfil Universal Bond Quick consists of a complete new chemistry consisting of a new amide monomer which is more stable and less water absorption.
Q: Is there any difference in bond strength between Clearfil Universal Bond Quick and Clearfil Universal Bond?
A: The bond strength of Clearfil Universal Bond Quick to dentin is likely to be higher and even more stable as a result of the usage of a new amide monomer.
Q: Does Clearfil Universal Bond Quick replace Clearfil Ceramic Primer Plus and Alloy Primer?
A: Since Clearfil Universal Bond Quick contains both silane and MDP, indirect materials and existing composite restorations that are compatible with these two substances can be pre-treated with Clearfil Universal Bond Quick. According to the IFU, the use of Clearfil Ceramic Primer Plus and Alloy Primer is only recommended for the pre-treatment of adherent surface in intraoral repair cases. Please see IFU “B. standard procedure II, (5) Intraoral repair of fractured restorations” under the 'Resources' tab - technical documents section.
Q: Is there any difference in bond strength between Clearfil SE Bond and Clearfil Universal Bond Quick?
A: Clearfil SE Bond has a long clinical history. Although bond strength seems to be an important value, the longevity of a durable bond is the most important measurement for clinical success. In this case, the comparison between Clearfil SE Bond and Clearfil Universal Bond Quick, we still see a slightly higher bond strength for SE Bond.
Q: Which etch mode do I need to use with Clearfil Universal Bond Quick?
A: Depending on the indication, the bonding is used as self-etching or with K-Etchant Syringe for selective enamel etching or total-etching procedures.
Q: Does Clearfil Universal Bond Quick contain MDP?
A: Yes, Clearfil Universal Bond Quick contains MDP and being in use for more than 20 years, the MDP has proven excellence in adhesion.
Q: For Clearfil SE Bond we have to wait 20 sec. for the primer to do the dissolving and bonding. Why is there such a big difference?
A: It is the new amide monomer that is mainly responsible for an improved penetration speed into tooth tissue. The hydrophilicity of this monomer is much higher than the regular used HEMA. This ensures a better penetration into the moist dentin. This new monomer also polymerizes better, and after polymerization, it is more stable in a wet environment due to a highly cross-linked polymer network. In combination with MDP, an efficient long term can therefore be achieved.
Q: What is the pH of Clearfil Universal Bond Quick?
Q: How many applications are in a bottle of Clearfil Universal Bond Quick?
A: 250 applications.
Q: Is Clearfil Universal Bond Quick radiopaque?
Q: What is the film thickness of Clearfil Universal Bond Quick after light curing?
A: The film thickness is 5-10 μm. In comparison, highly filled bonding agents can have a film thickness of up to 50 μm.
Q: What are the storing conditions?
A: Clearfil Universal Bond Quick must be stored at a temperature of 2 to 8 degrees Centigrade when not in use. When Clearfil Universal Bond Quick is stored in the refrigerator, it should be left at room temperature for more than 15 minutes before each use.
Q: Clearfil Universal Bond Quick needs to be stored in the refrigerator. What if I forget to store the product in the fridge?
A: In case the product is not stored in the fridge for one or more days, this does not influence the quality. When storing outside the fridge, extreme conditions have to be avoided, such as high temperatures.
Q: What is the shelf life?
A: 42 months after production.
Q: Is it necessary to shake the bottle of Clearfil Universal Bond Quick?
A: No shaking is necessary. However, if the product has not been used for some time, it is advisable to shake the bottle before use.
Q: Which solvents are used in Clearfil Universal Bond Quick?
A: Ethanol and water are used as solvents.
Q: What is the total working time of Clearfil Universal Bond Quick?
A: Use the light-blocking plate to avoid exposing the material to an operating light or ambient light, and use it within the working time indicated below after dispensing or mixing. Bond = 7 minutes. Bond + Clearfil DC Activator = 90 seconds.
Q: Can you explain how the smear layer can be dissolved and an effective bonding to the dentin can be established even though there is no waiting time?
A: At least 3-5 seconds are spent taking air syringe in one hand after applying the bond. Within these 3-5 seconds, the smear layer could be dissolved. The air blowing may be accelerating the dissolution of the smear layer. We utilize a complete new monomer technology. We call this rapid bond technology. In a few seconds, our bonding agent stays on the dentin, it will dissolve the smear layer and give a good bond strength. Follow for the best result the instructions for use.
Q: Do I need to light-cure Clearfil Universal Bond Quick?
A: Yes, light-cure for 5-10 seconds, depending on the output of the polymerization device.
Q: Is Clearfil Universal Bond Quick compatible with an EDTA pre-treatment in root canals?
A: After proper rinsing and drying, Clearfil Universal Bond Quick can be utilized in the root channel according to the instruction for use.
Q: Is a separate primer or activator needed when using Clearfil Universal Bond Quick for cementation or core build-up?
A: In combination with Panavia SA Cement Plus or Clearfil DC Core Plus, a separate primer or activator is not needed. With non-Kuraray core build-up materials, it is necessary to use Clearfil DC Activator for those areas where light polymerization is not possible.
Q: Can Clearfil Universal Bond Quick be used for porcelain repair?
A: Yes, but for optimal performance, the use of Clearfil Ceramic Primer Plus is recommended to the surface of the silica-based ceramic.
Q: Can Clearfil Universal Bond Quick be made dual-cure?
A: Yes, the usage of Clearfil DC Activator activates the dual-curing mechanism. In case of usage with Clearfil DC Core Plus or Panavia SA Cement Plus, Clearfil DC Activator is not needed.
Q: Can Clearfil Universal Bond Quick be used with other brand composites?
A: Clearfil Universal Bond Quick can be used with most existing composite materials. In case of doubt, check the instructions for use or contact our technical team.
Q: Can Clearfil Universal Bond Quick be used with compomers?
A: Yes, Clearfil Universal Bond Quick can be used with most existing compomer materials. In case of doubt, check the instructions for use or contact our technical team.
Q: Can Clearfil Universal Bond Quick be used with bulk-fill composites?
A: Yes Clearfil Universal Bond Quick can be used with most existing bulk-fill materials. In case of doubt, check the instructions for use or contact our technical team.
Q: What happens when I use a DC activator from a different brand in combination with Clearfil Universal Bond Quick?
A: The composition of Clearfil Universal Bond Quick is not designed for use with activators other than Clearfil DC Activator.
Q: Can I use Clearfil Universal Bond Quick with other self-cured adhesive cements?
A: Yes, a mixture of Clearfil Universal Bond Quick and DC Activator must always be used.
Q: Can I use Clearfil Universal Bond Quick instead of the adhesive or the primers of Clearfil Repair Kit?
A: Yes, this is possible. Read the instructions for use for the proper procedure.
Q: I often hear that the self-etch adhesive bonds are less effective than the total-etch systems, is it true?
A: This is not correct. The phosphoric acid step in the total-etch system demineralizes the dentin, which means that it removes the hydroxyapatite (HAp) that protects the collagen and is now exposed. In addition, MDP bonds with hydroxyapatite rapidly and in a stable way within the self etch procedure. Therefore, a self etch system is preferred for usage on dentin.
Q: What are the contraindications for Clearfil Universal Bond Quick?
A: Patients with a history of hypersensitivity to methacrylate monomers and this product.
View the Clearfil Universal Bond Quick's review from The Dental Advisor (98%).
Articles and Case Studies
View case study Bond Strength Comparison of Clearfil Universal Bond Quick from The Dental Advisor by M. Cowen and J.M. Powers.
View article Maximizing the Benefits of Your Universal Adhesive — Five Things to Know from Dentistry Today by Dinesh Weerasinghe, BDS, PhD, Senior Technical and Marketing Manager, Dental Division, Kuraray America.
View article Kuraray Noritake Introduces New Universal Adhesive Featuring RAPID BOND TECHNOLOGY from Dentistry Today.
View the Clearfil Universal Bond Quick IFU.