BISCO describes ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL as the "adhesive frontrunner with the latest technology to incorporate etching, priming, and bonding in a 1-bottle system."
Thirteen Dental Product Shopper evaluators, with 9 to 35 years of experience, participated in this evaluation of ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL. They rated and commented on several product features, including performance in various modes, ease of use, versatility, and postoperative sensitivity. They also were asked to rate their overall satisfaction with the material.
Ease of Use
The ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL system takes advantage of 1-bottle adhesive technology. According to BISCO, the ability to combine primer and adhesive in a single bottle makes bonding quicker and easier.
When asked to rate the ease of use of ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL, 6 evaluators rated it as excellent, 4 rated it as very good, 2 rated it as good, and 1 rated it as poor. Eleven dentists named ease of use as their favorite feature of ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL.
A dentist from Franklin, TN said, “I liked the 1-bottle approach. It makes inventory easy and predictable.” An evaluator from Hegins, PA, said, “This is as simple as it gets.” This same evaluator said he would definitely purchase it in the future and recommend it to colleagues.
According to BISCO, ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL can be used in many different ways. It can be used in total-etch mode, self-etch mode, and selective-etch mode. It can be used for direct and indirect restorations as well.
When asked to rate the versatility of ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL, 7 evaluators rated it as excellent, 4 rated it as very good, and 2 rated it as good.
A dentist with 29 years of experience said, “Using ALL-BOND, with its versatility, will definitely allow me to cut down on supplies and the amount of bottles around.”
Another evaluator with 9 years of experience said, “It is an excellent all-purpose adhesive with the outstanding performance of more complex single-use adhesives and multi-bottle systems.”
This same evaluator said he found ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL to be much better than similar products and that he would definitely recommend it to his colleagues.
When asked to rate ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL on reduced postoperative sensitivity, 3 rated it as excellent, 7 rated it as very good, and 3 rated it as good.
An evaluator with 20 years of experience said, “I have had no reports of postop sensitivity.” This evaluator gave ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL an overall satisfaction rating of excellent.
When asked if they would recommend ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL to colleagues, 8 evaluators said definitely and 3 said probably. Seven dentists said they would definitely purchase ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL in the future and 4 said they probably would.
At the conclusion of the evaluation, the 13 participating dentists were asked to rate their overall satisfaction with ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL. Nine evaluators rated it as excellent, 2 rated it as very good, and 2 rated it as fair. An evaluator from Carteret, NJ, who gave ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL an overall satisfaction rating of excellent, summed up his evaluation by saying, “Overall, [it’s] easy to use and, to this point, no sensitivity or debonds.