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Bisco Universal Primer

Universal Primer™

Universal Primer is a dual-cure primer/adhesive designed with a low film thickness for the dentist who prefers not to light cure the adhesive layer under indirect restorations.

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Dual-Cured Adhesive

Universal Primer is for clinicians who prefer an adhesive/primer that does not need to be light-cured, fearing that the indirect restoration may not fit due to adhesive layer thickness.  Universal Primer does not need to be light-cured for post cementation or under crowns, onlays, inlays, etc. and can be used in direct restorative procedures, such as core build-ups and composites.  Universal Primer combines ease of use with virtually no post-operative sensitivity, and it is compatible with other cementation systems. 

Universal Primer is available as a 2-bottle system and as part of the Duo-Link Universal with Universal Primer Kit.

Unique Benefits:

  • Both Dual-Curable and Dual-Cure compatible
  • Can be used with total-, self- and selective etch techniques
  • Clinical evaluation confirms the ease of use as a benefit, with virtually no post-operative sensitivity
  • Provides a seal to minimize microleakage

Clinical Significance:

  • No light-curing necessary when used for indirect restorations
  • Low film thickness (<5µm) allows the adhesive/primer to readily flow into etched surfaces and offers both chemical and mechanical sealing

Features & Benefits



No light-curing necessary when used for indirect restorations.

Contains MDP

Contains MDP

Contains MDP monomers for enhanced durability.



Both dual-curable and dual-cure compatible.



Can be used with total-, self-, and selective-etch bonding techniques.

Strong Bond to Dentin

Strong Bond to Dentin

High shear bond strength to dentin.

Low Film Thickness

Low Film Thickness

Allows adhesive to readily flow into etched surfaces.


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Who is Universal Primer recommended for?
Universal Primer is a dual-cured primer/adhesive designed for clinicians who prefer not to light-cure the adhesive layer under indirect restorations.

Should I use All-Bond Universal or Universal Primer for post cementation?
Universal Primer is ideal for post cementation due to its dual-curablity and compatibility with light-, self-, and dual-cured composite and cement materials. All-Bond Universal may be used with posts that offer light transmission.

What should I prepare the internal surface of my restoration with, when using Universal Primer for crown & bridge cementation?
All restorations should be prepared following the laboratory or manufacturer’s instructions.

Zirconia, metal and composite restorations should be primed with BISCO’s Z-Prime Plus.

Glass ceramics, including lithium disilicate (e.g. IPS e.max) and feldspathic should be primed with BISCO’s Porcelain Primer or Bis-Silane.

Can Universal Primer also be used to bond direct restorations? 
Yes, Universal Primer can be used for direct restoration procedures such as core build-ups and composites. It must be light-cured when used with light-cure restorative materials.

What’s the difference in film thickness between Universal Primer and All-Bond Universal?  
Both All-Bond Universal and Universal Primer have the same film thickness (<5µm).


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