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31 May 2021 | Australasian Dental Practice

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The two that can do it all!

What if two components were all you needed to cover virtually every self-adhesive and adhesive dual-cure resin cement indication as well as all direct adhesive cases? This wish comes true with the launch of 3M™ RelyX™ Universal Resin Cement and 3M Scotchbond™ Universal Plus Adhesive.


When used alone, RelyX Universal Resin Cement works as a self-adhesive resin cement with outstanding bond strength, reliably solving routine cases with maximised efficiency. Scotchbond Universal Plus Adhesive is the first radiopaque, all-in-one universal adhesive. It serves as a universal primer for all materials including glass ceramics and further boosts bond strength of RelyX Universal Resin Cement for demanding adhesive resin cement cases. As a fully aligned system, the adhesive is initiated and cured by RelyX Universal Resin Cement thus saving the light-cure step.

These features reduce procedure steps and the number of required components to 2, eliminating the hassle and confusion associated with the use of different resin cements, adhesives and primers, reducing stock and saving you and your practice time, space and money.

The new universal resin cement comes in a game-changing 3M RelyX Universal Automix Syringe. Due to its proprietary self-sealing design, it can be cleaned easily and stored without the used Micro Mixing Tip for better hygiene. Being smaller than currently available standard automix systems, the ergonomic syringe delivers the usual number of applications with half the plastic waste. The unique mixing tip design is responsible for an 80 percent reduction of cement waste per application compared to the standard mixing tips.1

Other benefits of RelyX Universal Resin Cement relate to its innovative initiator system and filler architecture. Thanks to the initiator system, excess outflow can be easily removed after tack curing. Moreover, it ensures that a high bond strength is developed independent of the selected curing mode (self-cure or light-cure). The new fillers offer a radiopacity higher than that of enamel, which facilitates identification of the cement layer and possible excess material on X-rays.

RelyX Universal Resin Cement is available in four colour-stable, fluorescent shades for highly aesthetic outcomes and produces virtually no post-operative sensitivity.2

3M RelyX Universal Resin Cement and 3M Scotchbond Universal Plus Adhesive are available now from all 3M authorised distributors.


  1. Source: M. Cowen, J.M. Powers, Dental Advisor, Biomaterials Research Report, Number of Automix Applications and Mixing Efficiency, No. 134 - June 23, 2020.
  2. Source: Field Evaluation EU/USA conducted by 3M.

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