The US platform for dental education, Catapult, recently had the precision
impression material Identium from Kettenbach Dental evaluated by
its affiliated dentists in Canada and the USA. The positive results led
Catapult to expressing its “Vote of Confidence” in the product. The majority
of the reviewers were of the opinion that Identium’s innovative
product features clearly improve the impression process and therefore
Over fifty influential dentists from Canada and the USA regularly test and evaluate
established and new products for the renowned Catapult Education platform. These
reviewers check the materials against predefined criteria. The results are clinically
relevant assessments by clinicians for clinicians that are highly regarded in the US
market with many dentists placing their trust in the evaluations and opinions of
When it comes to Identium, it was significant for the test dentists that they perceived
clear product advantages over materials previously used. By using Identium
for monophase and double-mix impressions, users are assured of significant
improvement in the impression process and thus greater precision. This is the key
result of the evaluation: Identium — the Vinylsiloxanether impression material
from Kettenbach Dental — provides reliable and accurate impressions and is a
good choice for long-term use in the dental practice.
Errors in precision impression-taking are the main reason for the Catapult tester`s
assessment. When the final restoration is fabricated, these errors lead to an inaccurate
fit, which then necessitates laborious and expensive chairside corrections.
In the worst case, the process may even have to be repeated at the expense of
the dentist, laboratory, and patient.
Identium from Kettenbach Dental is a precision impression material based on universal
Vinylsiloxanether that combines the best properties of A-silicone and polyether.
Pronounced initial hydrophilic properties, excellent flowability with high thixotropy,
modern setting characteristics, and neutral odor/taste are just some of the
advantages that ensure particularly precise reproduction and help prevent errors
in the impression. And this is exactly the approach that convinced the Catapult
The full Catapult review can be viewed online at