Kerr™ Endodontics Launches OptiDam™ 

First-of-its-kind three dimensional rubber dam designed for stress-free positioning and patient comfort.  

February 16, 2017 – Kerr Endodontics, a global leader in endodontic equipment and consumables, is proud to announce the North American launch of OptiDam, a three dimensional rubber dam unlike any other. 
Practicing dentists recognize the simple truth behind the use of rubber dams: They are critical to the success and safety of endodontic and restorative procedures. OptiDam exceeds industry expectations to provide the first three dimensional, low radiopacity rubber dam that offers dental professionals stress-free positioning and patients outstanding comfort. 
OptiDam’s design focuses on four core deliverables: 

  • Efficacy: Its 3D design offers dentists optimal visibility and accessibility to the treatment area. A clean operating area leads to greater success in procedures.
  • Practicality: Low radiopacity means there is no need to remove the dam during X-rays. Further, its anatomical shape leads to reduced tensioning, meaning dentists don’t need to worry about the dam snapping out of place.
  • Ease of Use: A distinctive nipple design guides the dental professional during positioning for easer assembly and removal. Its intelligent shape means the saliva ejector can comfortably fit underneath the dam.
  • Comfort: Specifically shaped to allow patients to breathe freely, the dam also features versatile anterior and posterior versions to adapt to the dental procedure as needed. 

 “Not merely soliciting feedback from dental professionals, but truly listening for source of discomfort and inefficiencies in their day-to-day work is essential to the development process behind products such as OptiDam,” said Phil Prentice, Vice President of North America for KaVo Kerr. “The rubber dam is a staple of dental procedures and we believe we’ve elevated a basic tool to something extraordinary that will have a noticeable and immediate impact on the dentist’s work.” 


About Kerr Corporation 
For nearly 125 years, Kerr has been serving the comprehensive needs of the entire dental care community in pursuit of enhancing oral health. Individual Kerr brands are encompassed within the Kerr Restoratives, Kerr Endodontics, Kerr Rotary, and Kerr TotalCare platforms. By providing best-in-class, patient-based solutions, we believe that in partnership with those we serve - “Together we’re more.” 

For more information on OptiDam and for the entire Kerr Endodontics family of products, go to or call 800-KERR123.