Vertise™ Flow


A revolutionary new category of composites has emerged.

Self-adhering flowable composite powered by OptiBond technology.

Vertise™ Flow self-adhering flowable composite that greatly simplifies the direct restorative procedure for today’s time-challenged dentist by incorporating a bonding agent into a flowable, which is powered by Kerr’s OptiBond™ adhesive technology.


  • Liner under large class I and II restorations
  • Small class I and II restorations
  • Pit and fissure sealant
  • Porcelain repairs.


  • Self-adhering – no separate bonding protocol required. A simplified restorative procedure with excellent performance
  • High bond strengths to dentine and enamel – incorporates clinically proven OptiBond™ adhesive technology for excellent bond to dentine and enamel
  • Universal use – unique self-adhering property offers new opportunities for use in wide selection of indications and situations
  • Reduced post-op sensitivity
  • Easy handling– non-slumping property creates an ideal viscosity for different indications
  • Low microleakage – excellent marginal integrity and reduced voids.

Bond Strength Data

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NOVA University


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University of North Carolina


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SUNY, Buffalo


Mechanical Properties

Mechanical Properties


Mechanical Properties


Flexural Properties

Flexural Properties


Flexural strength, also known as "bend" strength, is defined as a material´s ability to resist fracture under flexing load, and represents the highest stress experienced with in the material at its moment of rupture. Flexural strength is an important measure for flowable composites that shows bulk fracture tendency. A high flexural strength enables the material to withstand stress and force applied to the restoration in the mouth.

Flexural Properties

For a flowable composite, there is a delicate balance when it comes to its flexural modulus. The flexural modulus is a measure of the rigidity (or flexibility) of the material. A composite with a higher modulus is more rigid and a composite with a lower modulus is more flexible. A flowable composite needs to be rigid enough to avoid excessive deformation due to mastication forces encoutered in the mouth, but at the same time, be flexible enough to deform with the tooth under flexing load to minimize interfacial stress at the bonding interface between the composite and tooth.



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Microleakage testing measures the extent of dye penetration along the margins after thermocyclig. A lower microleakage score means better marginal seal and less gap formation which would redure the cange for debonding and secondary caries in the long run.
For Class I restorations, use of Vertise Flow showed less microleakge than other commercially available adhesives.


Marginal Integrity

Vertise Flow Marginal Integrity

Dr. Uwe Blunck from Charité Berling performed an in-vitro study for quantitative margin analysis at Class I restorations with Vertise Flow as a liner and Filter Z250 (3M Espe) composite as the restorative material. The margins of the restorations at the enamel/composite interface were examined and quantified with scanning electron microscope (SEM) to determine gap formation irregularities and the continuity of enamel margins.

% of "continuous margin" for Vertise Flow in comparison to the results of commercially available adhesives in Class I restorations from a study performed in exacly the same way [1] after placement, after thermocycling and after mechanical loading are summarised in the chart.

Vertise Flow used as a liner with a microhybrid composite on the top shows better results than other one component adhesives used in the study and comparable results to Celarfill SE - a two component adhesive.


Article ID Packaging
Vertise™ Flow test-me kit

Contents: 1 x 2g syringe A2 shade; 10 x application brushes; 10 x tips

Vertise™ Flow assorted kit

Contents: 4 x 2g syringes in shades A2, A3, A3.5, UO; 40 x application brushes; 40 tips

Vertise™ Flow paedodontic kit

Contents: 4 x 2g syringes in shades A1, B1, XL, translucent; 40 x application brushes; 40 x tips

Vertise™ Flow refill packs

Contents : 2 x 2g syringes; 20 x flowable tips; 20 x brushes; technique guide; instruction for use

Universal opaque
Refill 25 pcs application brushes and tips


Patient Case Report: Vertise™ Flow Self-Adhering Composite

Case describing the whole restoration of cusp abrasion and chipping of the mesial marginal ridge on the upper right second molar using Vertise™ Flow together with other Kerr products.

Self-Adhering Flowable Composites: Simplifying the Placement of Exquisite Direct Resin Restorations

Imagine placement of a direct composite restoration without the added steps of etching and bonding... sounds impossible? Check out this study to find out more!

Clinical Study of Vertise™ Flow in Class II Restorations: 24-Month Follow-up

Traditional flowable composite resins require a separate bonding system. However, in 2010 Kerr introduced Vertise™ Flow, a self-adhering flowable composite that incorporates proven OptiBond™ adhesive tech-nology and does not require a separate bonding system.

Clinical study of the self-adhering flowable composite resin

The aim of this study was to evaluate over a 6-month follow-upperiod the clinical outcome of restorations performed with a new self-adhering flowable composite resin.

Compobond: Evoluation of a new restorative dental material

This paper discussed the background, evolution and clinical applications of a new dental restorative material, termed compobond.

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  • Dr. Stephen D. Poss
    The self‐adhesive properties make Vertise Flow is one of the most innovative products to appear on the market in quite some time. Its versatility allows for use in multiple indications, saving chair time for the clinician while creating a better experience for the patient.
  • Dr. Robert Lowe
    Vertise represents a significant step toward easier‐placement direct composite resin restorations. With fewer clinical steps involved—no separate etching or bonding step—we are getting ever‐closer to that "tooth‐colored amalgam replacement
  • Dr. Martin Goldstein
    Vertise Flow is one of those products that after a few months of use, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it. My, how dentistry is evolving!
  • Dr. Michael DiTolla
    For years I’ve dreamt about a material like Vertise Flow that had the ability to etch, bond, and fill a prep all in a single step! Now, I can finally say that I build‐up all of my crown preps to improve my restorative results.
  • Dr. Ara Nazarian
    Vertise Flow enhances the chemistry of proven products like OptiBond Solo Plus and OptiBond All‐In‐One, allowing the clinician to be more efficient and effective. Composite restorations just got a whole lot easier!
  • Dr. Sam Simos
    Vertise Flow has become the 'go‐to' flowable composite in my operatories. I trust this product as a liner in all of my Class I and II composites restorations. And it is in a category by itself when used as a sealant. Vertise Flow is fast, simple to place, and most important—it’s reliable.
  • Dr. Charles Wakefield
    Vertise Flow is Kerr’s contribution to an emerging new category: self‐adhering composite resins. Made with the pedigree of adhesive and composite technologies from Kerr, including the OptiBond and composite products, this versatile material has many clinical and restorative applications. It’s easy to place and manipulate, very polishable, and it also has accurate Vita shades. I use it with confidence for fissure sealing and preventive resin restorations.
  • Dr. Andrew Shannon
    Vertise flow has made any adhesive restorative procedure truly a one‐step process in which the flowable is used both to prepare the adhesive properties of the tooth surface and at the same time has the filler properties that allow it to act as the restoration itself in small to medium cases