Kerr, a subsidiary of Sybron Dental Specialties, was founded in 1891. The company develops, manufactures, and markets a range of consumable dental products, including restorative materials (composites, amalgam alloys, bonding agents, and cements), preventive products, curing lights, laboratory products, impression materials, industrial jewelry products, dental burs and infection control products. Kerr's sales are made primarily through dental distributors serviced by more than 100 sales representatives worldwide. Kerr is well positioned to take advantage of the emerging economic markets of Eastern Europe, South America and the Far East due to its extensive experience in selling internationally and the quality of its existing international dealer network. More than 2-percent of the company s annual net sales are dedicated to new product development. Kerr is headquartered in Orange, Calif.