February 20, 2014 — The federal case against a person convicted of counterfeiting dental materials highlights the need for dental practitioners to be aware that the materials you purchase might not be all that meets the eye.
In U.S. District Court, the Kerr Corporation prevailed over Tri Dental and Ahn Tuan Luu in a civil action involving counterfeiting of dental materials on March 11, 2013.
Court records indicated Luu was a former employee of Kerr Dental. He established the company Tri Dental for the purpose of sales and distribution of counterfeit Kerr Dental products, including Revolution, Premise, Maxcem Elite, Nexus, NX3, OptiBond, Herculite, Herculite XR, Prodigy, and Unidose. Luu even went to the extent of generating printed material that exactly replicated Kerr’s Directions for Use to deceive dentist