BISCO’s All-Bond Universal®: A Dental Adhesive on Which Clinicians Can Rely
Todd Snyder, DDS, FAACD, is a passionate, highly accomplished 30-year veteran dental clinician who is widely respected for his work in cosmetic dentistry. The practitioner, author, and lecturer is so passionate, in fact, that if he sees a need in the industry, he'll do what he can to meet it. For example, he co-developed and co-directed the first two-year graduate program in esthetic and cosmetic restorative dentistry at the University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry. He also created TS Retractors, which aid in dental photography, and founded his own online dental education company, Legion.
And when he finds a clinical product that he can consistently rely on, he'll stick with it and do what he can to let others know about it. Such is the case with BISCO's All-Bond Universal®.
"I have been using All-Bond Universal since its launch [about 10 years ago]," says Snyder, who has two cosmetic and restorative dental practices in Laguna Niguel, California, and Las Vegas. "I like using it because I can have one product for all my adhesive needs, it has an extremely thin film thickness of <10 microns, it works with all techniques from etch to selective-etch to self-etch, and it works with direct resins as well as all dual-cure resins, without the need for additional bottles to create compatibility. It works as a light-cure, self-cure, or dual-cure."
"Perhaps the biggest advantage is that it has no moisture-sensitive use on wet, dry, or moist tooth structure, and it bonds to numerous substrates," he states.
Additionally, Snyder says All-Bond Universal "offers virtually no postoperative sensitivity. I have placed hundreds of veneers, fillings, and indirect crown-and-bridge restorations with it and have had no problems."
Snyder, an accredited fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, suggests that not all "universal" adhesives are the same. "There are notable differences in formulation-water content, percentage of functional monomer, type, and amount of solvent, etc.-that will impact the performance of the adhesive and other substrates. While universal adhesives might conceptually all be the same, in reality they behave differently."
With years of experience under his belt using All-Bond Universal, he strongly suggests that when using selective-etch or self-etch techniques, "apply All-Bond Universal in a scrubbing motion on both enamel and dentin. This will guarantee the proper coverage of the tooth structure, which will achieve an optimized bond to the tooth structure."
Finally, Snyder notes that when it comes to adhesive dentistry, the less he hears from patients, the better. "Their reaction [when I use All-Bond Universal] is actually no reaction, which is what I want. This means there are no problems. No postoperative sensitivity and no failures are what we seek to achieve in our dental offices."
Todd Snyder, DDS, FAACD
Private Practice, Laguna Niguel, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada