Straumann—the exclusive distributor of the Cadent iTero Digital Impression System in Europe—now has non-exclusive distribution rights to market the system in North America. The agreement advances Straumann's position in digital dentistry and increases Cadent's penetration into the U.S. implant and laboratory markets. This is the latest in a series of partnerships between the two companies. Last year, Straumann integrated Cadent iTero scan data with its CAD/CAM system, allowing labs to receive digital impressions and design restorations without having to create a stone model. Straumann also recently announced functionality that allows iTero customers to take implant-level impressions with the Straumann Intra-Oral Scan Body and digitally send them to the Straumann® CARES® Scan CS2 CAD/CAM system.
"We are proud to take our relationship with Cadent to another level," says Martin Dymek, Regional Head North America, Straumann. "The iTero Digital Impression System is an integral part of Straumann CARES Digital Solutions, which also includes the CARES Scan CS2 and Straumann Guided Surgery. This digital chain streamlines workflows: the data integration between iTero and the CS2 provides direct delivery of impression data to the lab and elimination of model casting." For more information, visit www.straumann.com or www.cadentinc.com.