Vertise Flow (PN)
Kerr Introduces Self-Adhering Composite: Vertise Flow
ORANGE, CA – January 1, 2009 – Introducing Vertise™ Flow, Kerr’s first self-adhering flowable composite. Kerr has become a leader in resin restorative dentistry due to decades of advancements in composites and expertise in adhesives―both of which come together in Vertise Flow. The self-adhering flowable composite technology eliminates the need for a separate bonding application step with composites for direct restorative procedures. Powered by Kerr’s renowned OptiBond® adhesive technology, this product will greatly simplify the direct restorative procedure for today’s time-challenged dentist by incorporating the bonding agent into the flowable, a distinguishing feature that sets Vertise Flow apart from competitors.
Product Manager Mikhanh Pham said, “Vertise Flow’s incorporated adhesive creates a tenacious bond to tooth structure and protects against microleakage. Bond strengths to dentin and enamel are comparable to other self-etch adhesives.” Vice President of Research and Development David Tobia explains the technology further. “GPDM is a unique molecular entity containing a phosphate group that bonds to the calcium in the hydroxyapatite, and a methacrylate functionality that bonds to the monomers in the resin matrix. Thus, GPDM, with its dual chemical roles, is the glue that affords Vertise Flow its unique properties.” Clinical studies through independent research validate low microleakage and high bond strengths and are available for viewing at www.kerrdental.com.