HUNTINGTON BEACH, California--An impression material that combines the features of A-silicone and polyether materials is scheduled to be introduced in May 2010 by Kettenbach LP in California. Identium, a Vinylsiloxanether impression material is slated to make its U.S. debut during the California Dental Association's spring session in Anaheim, Calif. The new chemistry was developed for the one-step impression technique for many different clinical procedures. Providing resilience, Identium provides an accurate impression in the narrowest of spaces even in a moist sulcus and with a low achievable contact angle. Identium provides a base for the transfer of a clinical case onto the working model because of its hydrophilic properties and flowability. Kettenbach LP plans to offer Identium in three different viscosities--medium, heavy, and light-and fast sets are also available. Identium Medium has a high final hardness (A 60) and is intended for implants and fixed impressions, but is also suitable for crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays and veneers fabrication. Identium Heavy is a high-viscosity tray material with a high final hardness (A 60), and is suitable for the double-mix technique (in combination with Identium Light) for the fabrication of crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, veneers, removable dentures and implants. Identium Medium and Heavy are available in 5:1 foil bags for Kettenbach's Plug & Press system. Identium Light (A 46 Shore Hardness) is available in a 1:1 cartridge system. All three Identium viscosities have a total working time of 2 minutes and an intraoral setting time of 3 minutes, 30 seconds. All fast set viscosities have a total working time of 1 minute, 15 seconds and an intraoral setting time of 2 minutes, 15 seconds. The 2010 California Dental Association's spring session will take place May 14-16, 2010, at the Anaheim Convention Center. Kettenbach LP will be located at Booth #347. For more information about Kettenbach LP or Identium, call 877-KEBA-123 or visit www.kettenbach.com. To read more about Kettenbach LP, go to www.dentistryiq.com/index/display/article-display/362911/articles/dental-economics/dental-product-news/materials/Mucopren_soft.html.To comment on this product, go to community.pennwelldentalgroup.com/.