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Kerr Launches OptiBond XTR Self-Etch Bonding Agent: Unmatched Power for All Restorations


December 9, 2010
by Kerr

Kerr Corporation is pleased to announce a powerhouse addition to its renowned OptiBond™ family of adhesives:  OptiBond™ XTR. This extraordinary self-etch, light-cure universal adhesive system—built on proven OptiBond technology—stands apart as the only bonding agent to embody both the power and durability of a total-etch adhesive and the simplified protocol of a self-etch technique. Universal compatibility enables use for any type of restoration, direct or indirect.

“All bonding agents have inherent challenges, but OptiBond XTR overcomes those challenges by combining the best of each generation into one universal bonding system. Independent studies show consistently high bond strengths to both dentin and enamel, comparable to the industry standard in both total-etch and self-etch bonding agents,” says Product Manager Michael Padilla.

The unique chemistry of OptiBond XTR’s enhanced self-etch primer and optimized adhesive in this two-bottle system brings unmatched bond strengths to uncut enamel and dentin. The combination of Kerr’s GPDM monomer and proprietary Ternary Solvent System in the primer boosts enamel etching, maximizes penetration, and provides the anchor for exceptional bond performance. The optimized adhesive provides efficient polymerization, balanced chemistry, and increased hydrophobicity. These attributes enhance mechanical strength and compatibility with any composite resin, resin cement, or core build-up material. Together, the primer and adhesive form a strong, durable bond to enhance marginal integrity with excellent dentinal sealing to further reduce post-operative sensitivity and ensure patient comfort.

For more information about OptiBond XTR or to learn about our broad portfolio of products, visit www.kerrdental.com, contact your local Kerr representative or call 800.KERR.123. To find out more about continuing education online and free CE credit, visit Kerr University at ww.kerrdental.com/education for upcoming live webcasts, on-demand video, and the latest CE articles. For new product updates, special offers and the latest news from Kerr, sign up at www.kerrdental.com/email.

Kerr Corporation, a subsidiary of Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc., is a manufacturer of premiere dental consumables. Advancing esthetic dentistry through education and sustainable solutions based on clinician input, Kerr has become synonymous with integrity for dental professionals worldwide.

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