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Apex ID

Kerr Corporation

Consultants’ Comments

  • “The small size of the locator makes it easy to use.”
  • “Sleek and small.”
  • “I like the fact that it makes a sound when it shuts off.”
  • “The weighted base makes the unit stand up easily.”
  • “I found it to be more accurate with large files than small files.”
  • “A brighter display it would be easier to read from an angle.”
  • “The clip was a little large.”

Clinical Tips

  • Take the tip to the beyond apex point (to ensure latency) and then bring it back in.
  • Ensure that there is consistent movement on the apex locator reading that closely follows your movements.
  • Ensure the chamber is dry but leave the canals slightly moist.
  • Make sure to use the attachments made for Apex ID.

Evaluation Highlights

Apex ID was evaluated by 10 consultants with an average of 35 uses per consultant.

  • Easy to use.
  • Small.
  • Good access.
  • Reliable and accurate.
  • Measurements in 0.1 mm.
  • Good readability.
  • Weighted base.


Apex ID is a digital apex locator designed with a user-set zero point and continuous calibration. An audible signal indicates when the device turns off. Apex ID comes with a docking station, three AAA batteries, a five-pack of lip hooks, a probe cord, one each of file holders A and B, and a checker for performance inspection.


Endodontic procedures requiring an apex locator.

Unique Features

  • Can be used in the presence of blood, sodium hypochlorite, and EDTA.
  • Continuous calibration.