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Roland DWX-51D and DWX-4W Dental Mills Receive Certification for VITA ENAMIC®, VITA SUPRINITY® and VITABLOCS® Mark II Prosthetic Materials
Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of dental milling devices worldwide, announced that its latest DWX-51D and DWX-4W dental mills have been validated by VITA Zahnfabrik H. Rauter GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) for use with the company’s dental prosthetic materials, including VITA ENAMIC®, VITA SUPRINITY®+ and VITABLOCS® Mark II.
“Dental materials from VITA, including hybrid ceramic and glass ceramic type materials, are becoming increasingly popular with dental technicians, dentists and their patients due to their superb aesthetic appearance, strength and shortened processing time required,” said Brian Brooks, senior dental product manager for Roland DGA Corp. “The certification provides not only an endorsement for the excellent accuracy and quality of dental prosthetics produced with our milling machines, but also peace of mind to our customers and prospects that our devices meet the high quality standards set by VITA.”
The certification has...
- October 2015
Examples of all-on-six overdenture highlighting the superior fit and finish possible when coupling the power and precision of Versamill technology with the manufacturing experience of Axsys Dental Solutions' nearly 40 years of CAD/CAM/CNC manufacturing experience.
Images taken of bar directly after machining with no post-machining hand work and reflects user-selectable surface finish to either facilitate cementation ("rougher" finish in this example) or finer finish when interfaceing with soft tissue.
Total machining time: 70 minutes.
Additional images: http://s604.photobucket.com/user/brayks_2009/slideshow/Dental/Bars
- August 2015
Whip Mix Corporation has partnered with PTC to sell the PTC 3ShapeTraining App now available for download at whipmix.com.
- July 2015
Sterngold Dental, LLC, is pleased to announce that they have received FDA Market Clearance for the New TRU Implant System. The TRU Implant System implant body design promotes self-tapping and initial stability during placement. Its simple and predictable surgical process makes it ideal for all fixed and removable indications. The TRU Implant is substantially equivalent to the Nobel Biocare® Internal Conical connection. For more information, call 800-243-9942.
While the free Windows 10 update is now available, it is not currently compatible with Dental Wings & Unique CAM.
To prevent any problems occurring with your systems and work flow we ask that you do not update to Windows 10 just yet. Our manufacturers are currently working on the compatibility with Windows 10 and will keep us updated on the status of this issue. As of now, our systems are compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation regarding this issue. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact ETI's Technical Support team:Support@etidigitaltechnology.com(714) 238-1490
- May 2015
In its 13 years of clinical use, the pioneering Lava™ Zirconia brand from 3M ESPE Dental has become trusted by dentists and labs around the world. Now, 3M ESPE Dental is giving more labs access to the quality, esthetics and clinical performance the Lava™ brand is known for, making 3M™ ESPE™ Lava™ Plus High Translucency Zirconia available in a disc format for open-source milling.
The new Lava Plus portfolio, which is available to labs milling 98-mm discs, includes both Lava Plus zirconia as well as its unique shading system. The 98mm-diameter zirconia discs are available in thicknesses of 14mm, 18mm and 25mm, and in formats with and without a step. Based on the same material technology as the Mill Blank formats for Lava Milling Systems, Lava Plus Discs and Lava Plus Mill Blanks offer the reliability and high performance that the Lava brand is known for.
“This introduction gives labs access to one of the most trusted zirconia materials on the market, as...
3M Digital Oral Care Announces Improved Compatibility Between 3M™ Margin Marking Software and 3Shape Dental System™, exocad® DentalCAD and Dental Wings Software
Digital workflows and new systems are rapidly changing the way today’s dentists and dental labs operate, but closed systems can limit choices – preventing doctors and lab technicians from working the way they want. In another transformative step towards broadening design options, 3M™ Margin Marking Software is now fully integrated with CAD/CAM design platforms 3Shape Dental System™, exocad® DentalCAD and Dental Wings. The improved workflow provides dental labs a seamless integration with the industry’s leading CAD/CAM systems, and dentists can now work with more labs, ultimately increasing access to a broader range of treatment options.
Using the new Trusted Connections, 3M™ True Definition Scanner digital impression files are easily converted and imported into the 3Shape Dental System, exocad DentalCAD, or Dental Wings software, which have been updated with the latest design information for Lava™ materials. Designed to work exclusively with...
- March 2015
Dental Wings and Heraeus Kulzer Announce Collaboration on Dental Wings Laser Milling Technology and Advanced Heraeus Kulzer Materials
Dental Wings is very pleased to announce that it has entered into a long-term collaboration with Heraeus Kulzer for the worldwide distribution of the new Dental Wings Laser Milling (DWLM) technology, and the development of Heraeus Kulzer materials that take advantage of this unique process. Together Dental Wings and Heraeus Kulzer will offer groundbreaking solutions to the dental industry that bring meaningful benefits to patients and dental professionals alike.
Integrating a process called laser ablation with closed loop 3D process and quality control, the DWLM system removes material from polymer, ceramic, or glass ceramic blocks to produce dental restorations directly from open .STL data. Among the benefits are greatly reduced operating costs, high resolution features, and simple to use and maintain equipment. The first joint products will be introduced in the first half of 2016.
“I am truly honored that our colleagues at Heraeus Kulzer share our vision for this exciting technology...
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New addition to the Versamill family to be introduced at IDS 2015 March 10-14 in Koln, Germany. Come to Hall 3.1 Stand: M070 for a demonstration of this exciting new product.
- February 2015
Laboratories accepting digital files may now have them printed by Whip Mix’s Dental Technology Solutions.
- January 2015
Stratasys releases the Objet Eden260VS Dental Advantage 3D Printer that delivers expanded solutions for digital dentistry.
Axsys Dental Solutions will introduce the new Versamill 5X-200 5-Axis Dental Machining Center at LabDay Chicago 2015.
- November 2014
Roland DGA has announced a high-value, limited-time promotion offering a free BOFA DustPRO Vacuum (a $1,995 value) with the purchase of a Roland DWX-50 dental milling machine. Those interested in taking advantage this special offer can do so by making their purchase through any authorized Roland dealer by Dec. 31, 2014. A vacuum system, such as the BOFA DustPRO, is required equipment when operating a DWX-50 milling machine or any dry-milling system.
Innovative, precise, compact and surprisingly affordable, Roland’s DWX-50 mill is ushering in a new era of digital dentistry. A host of advanced features, including 5-axis simultaneous machining capability, a 5-station automatic tool changer, and a state-of-the-art diagnostic notification system, streamline the dental prosthesis production process, allowing dental labs to produce outstanding results while saving time and money. The BOFA Dust Pro vacuum unit, offered free as an added value, provides safe and effective...
- October 2014
I attended a conference last week with some colleagues and throughout different presentations, I found myself writing down acronyms and new words and realized that even at the semi-young age of 33, I am old! I'm sure that I use words or phrases from time to time that throw my parents off for a beat, but last week, I was the one pulling out my phone to GTS (google that stuff).
My favorite word of the week ended up being a favorite for a few of us, so that's why I'm using it today. The word: Freemium. According to wikipedia, this word is associated with a pricing strategy in which some products and/or services are free, but others have a premium attached.
I would like to associate this word with our 3Shape Lab Scanners. Currently, we sell 4 different series (D500, D700/710, D800/810 and D900/D900L) and yes, these babies have quite a price tag on them. But here's the value... once you have purchased a scanner from Whip Mix, you get:
1: Two days of 3Shape and Dental System training...
- September 2014
Ivoclar Vivadent announces the launch of its More Than a Denture consumer and professional websites. Designed to make today’s innovative solutions for removable dentistry easy for patients and professionals to take advantage of, the websites emphasize a simple and predictable approach for creating smiles that are comfortable, durable, and natural-looking. At the heart of the More Than a Denture system are Ivoclar Vivadent Removable (IVR) solutions.
The More Than a Denture websites are extensions of the company’s highly successful patient education campaigns and online professional resources. The consumer-oriented www.morethanadenture.com website features a variety of real-life stories that denture patients can relate to, in addition to a wealth of easy to understand information that guides them through the denture selection and fabrication process.
“Most denture wearers don’t realize there are choices when it comes to the quality of their dentures,” explains...
- July 2014
As more dentists and orthodontists adopt digital scanning in their practices, innovating to provide the best user experience is more important than ever. 3M Digital Oral Care is changing the market again with exciting technological transformations to the 3M True Definition Scanner. The next generation system includes a revolutionary new wand with a profile so slim that it’s the smallest on the market. The new system will be released this fall in tandem with 3M™ True Definition Scanner Software 5.0 that supports faster, easier scanning with the same superior accuracy. With the new 3M True Definition Scanner, adopting digital scanning is now more comfortable and easier than ever before.
The new 3M True Definition Scanner system was built for fast scanning – once the field is prepared, an adept user can scan a diagnostic arch in as little as 60 seconds. The new wand is designed to fit in the hand like a traditional dental handpiece, with a narrow, angled tip and a slim profile...
- June 2014
Vericore® Gradient Temp is a multi-layered PMMA material. Natural looking with ideal physical properties and high fluorescence, Vericore® Gradient Temp provides the milling laboratory with the perfect solution for long or short-term provisionals.