Bisco's DUO-LINK UNIVERSAL provides strong, reliable cementation for virtually all indirect restorations
When asked for his opinion of Bisco's DUO-LINK UNIVERSAL resin luting cement, a Mill Creek, WA, dentist with 37 years of experience noted that, its creamy mix, ease of application, lack of patient sensitivity, and consistent dependability are the reasons we have switched to this cement for placement of all our ceramic restorations.
Described by the manufacturer as perfect for reliable, high-strength cementation, DUO-LINK UNIVERSAL is formulated for cementation of virtually all indirect restorations. The cement comes in 2 shades; universal and milky white.
Twelve dentists evaluated DUO-LINK UNIVERSAL, rating such features as versatility, ease of use, and performance
Manufacturer Description: DUO-LINK UNIVERSAL is specially formulated to be ideal for cementation of all indirect restorations, producing outstanding bond strengths to zirconia, ceramics/lithium disilicate, alumina, metals, endodontic posts, and composites. While compatible with all dental materials, it is the ultimate product combination when used with BISCO's ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL light-cured adhesive, Z-PRIME PLUS, and Porcelain Primer.
Evaluator Feedback: Product versatility was rated as excellent by 8 evaluators, as very good by 3, and as good by 1."It can be used in different situations; with selective-, self-, or total-etch," said a dentist who rated all features as excellent. Another evaluator, in practice for 22 years, noted that it "seems to comply with all needs for a cement, and especially reduced sensitivity," and a Buffalo Grove, IL, dentist with 34 years of experience said it "covers everything." An evaluator from Fishkill, NY, who said he would definitely purchase and recommend the product, commented, "It's great for almost any cementing solution."
Ease of Use
Manufacturer Description: DUO-LINK UNIVERSAL comes in a comprehensive, easy-to-use kit that helps simplify product selection and procedures, and it is formulated for quick and easy clean-up.
Evaluator Feedback: The evaluators rated ease of use in all 3 modes--self-etch, total-etch, and selective-etch. Several of the evaluators named ease of use as their favorite product feature with comments such as "ease of application," "ease of use and clean-up," "ease of handling," and "simplicity of use." Three evaluators noted that they would like the technique to have fewer steps.
Manufacturer description: DUO-LINK UNIVERSAL provides the ideal viscosity, excellent mechanical and bond strengths, and low film thickness, which ensures complete seating of the restoration. An extremely high degree of conversion produces a long-lasting restoration placement.
Evaluator feedback: The evaluators rated several aspects of product performance as well as patient feedback with regard to postoperative sensitivity. All aspects of performance--with indirect restorations and in the various etch modes--were rated highly by the evaluators. Eleven of the 12 dentists who participated rated patient reports of postoperative sensitivity, 8 as excellent, 3 as very good, and 1 as good. One dentist reported "reduced sensitivity," and another said patients "didn't complain of any sensitivity."
Ten evaluators would definitely or probably purchase DUO-LINK in the future, and 10 said they would recommend it to their colleagues. Overall satisfaction was rated as excellent by 5 dentists, as very good by 5, as good by 1, and as fair by 1. "I'm very happy with the product. I trust this company," said a New York City dentist who has been in practice for 35 years.
PRODUCT EVALUATION SNAPSHOT
CRITERIA BASED ON AVERAGE SCORE (OUT OF 5)
Section A AVERAGE : 4.6
Section B AVERAGE : 4.2
Final Score :
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