Universal Products in Practice: Consistent Excellent Outcomes
Matthew R. Miller, DDS
November 30, 2020
Universal composites allow clinicians to do more with dentistry procedures, as there is no need different composites for anterior and posterior restorations.
Universal resin cements offer the freedom to choose the bond strength and chemical retention best suited for each restoration.
Universal bonding agents consolidate steps and materials, and they bond to all surfaces and substrates for both direct and indirect procedures.
Universal materials help practitioners achieve excellent outcomes consistently and allow for a simplified treatment approach, reducing chair time and overhead expenses. In a time when COVID-19 has caused PPE and many other operating costs to rise, having consolidated inventory and efficient treatment protocols can help offset this financial burden.
For example, universal materials can be used with confidence, as clinicians may not need to change protocols. These products are less technique sensitive, and therefore easier to use, resulting in increased predictability.
This eBook showcases in-practice use of universal composites, resin cements, and bonding agents, which the author illustrates with clinical cases.