We’ve all been there, whether it’s a beautiful anterior Class IV or straight forward posterior Class I. You have the tooth ready to restore, acid etched, rinsed and dried *vigorously,* primed and bonded (air thinning, of course) and light curing for 20 seconds. You pick up that composite gun, dispense a big ‘ole glob, and put your plastic instrument on it to make some ‘noice’ anatomy. Except…then it sticks…and pulls…and ruins…EVERYTHING! Next time, before you put that plastic instrument on the composite, dip the tip of it in some extra bonding agent. Not only will this prevent it from sticking and pulling, but it also helps to better seal those margins.