For more information on this Overtime Rule, check out the original article LMT posted in September 2016.
- December 2016
ModuleWorks Dental Framework wins a benchmark test based on calculation and milling times and the surface quality of the machined product.
DAL DT Technologies uses “exocam powered by ModuleWorks” to provide a high-performance, fully integrated workflow for dental milling applications. DAL uses the technology in its own dental laboratories and is also an official reseller.
- November 2016
A recent survey by LMT Communications, Inc. indicated that 69% of respondents subcontracted work, due to growing demand for customized abutments and bars, lack of in-house digital equipment, and insufficient staffing levels.1
To address the aforementioned market dynamics and meet the needs of today’s dental laboratory, Straumann’s laboratory outsourcing service, CARES Scan & Shape, will now accept open STL files for Straumann CARES customized abutments, screw-retained bars and bridges, and tooth-borne restorations. US customers can use their existing log-in information to access their account, upload the selected open STL file and submit to the CARES Scan & Shape team for processing. Users will receive a design proposal within 24 hours for approval or submit any modifications to the proposal within the online platform.
100% Swiss PrecisionIn line with growing demand for CADCAM restorations, Straumann recently completed an extensive expansion of its North...
Core3dcentres NA and Keystone Dental Inc. are pleased to announce that the two companies have entered into a unique partnership. Under the agreement, Core3dcentres NA will manufacture and distribute custom milled components for Keystone Dental’s TiLobe Connection of Prima, Genesis, and MAX-TL Implant Systems. This will create a streamlined operation, linked together by an Internet portal, which integrates the digitized patient data and facilitates the flow of information from clinician—to lab—to the Core3dcentres milling center. The end goal: enhanced efficiency between the clinician and lab, and satisfied patients with individualized esthetic custom abutments on their implants.
Core3dcentres NA is ISO 13485:2012 and continues to undergo a rigorous certification process (including machined samples, material handling and product training) to ensure their Milling Centers are meeting the high standards and quality levels that Keystone Dental demands.
- October 2016
Emuge Corp. announced the opening of a new technology center, located at the company’s North American headquarters in West Boylston, MA, USA. The center, designed to be a full-service resource for manufacturers to apply cutting tool application strategies, is equipped with the latest 3 and 5-axis vertical machining centers, precision measuring devices and tool monitoring, in addition to an interactive classroom for training and seminars. The technology center will serve customers across the U.S. and Canada, enabling manufacturing professionals to test cut their applications and develop milling, drilling, and threading strategies to optimize tool life and performance and reduce cycle times.
“Our new Technology Center was conceived as a resource for manufacturers to test new machining concepts and tools without tying up their valuable machines and manufacturing time,” explained Bob Hellinger, President of Emuge Corp. “Our tooling engineers work directly with...
- September 2016
Andrew Oransky has been appointed as the new president of Roland DGA, a leading provider of digital imaging devices. Oransky previously served as Roland DGA’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and prior to that was Director of Marketing and Product Management for the Irvine, California-based company.
“All of us at Roland have great confidence in Andrew’s knowledge across our multiple industries and business operations, as well as his excellent leadership abilities,” said David Goward, CEO of Roland DGA and Executive Vice President, Director of Roland DG. “With his guidance, we expect Roland DGA to experience continued growth and success in the years to come.”
Oransky assumes the presidency during an exciting time for Roland DGA. This year, the company launched its most advanced wide-format inkjet printers date, as well as new dental milling technology, and has plans to unveil additional cutting-edge products in the coming months.
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- August 2016
Digital Dental announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Corey Tisthammer as President and Chief Executive Officer effective July 25, 2016.
30+ year founders Scott Atkin and Kim Karpowitz will remain in their roles managing the materials and machines divisions of the company. "Corey is an excellent addition to our management team," offered Scott Atkin. "His leadership and business development experience will help us to further accelerate growth, as we continue to provide exceptional product and service solutions to our dental lab customers."
Earlier this year, Digital Dental was created from the merger of four leading companies manufacturing dental mills, dental lab materials, and sintering ovens, plus a state-of-the-art training lab. Digital Dental is now the leading manufacturer of dental lab milling machines in the US, with the #1 market share among America's largest traditional dental labs.
As CEO, Corey Tisthammer will unify the companies to offer the only...
ETI Digital Technology (CAD/CAM Division of ETI Empire Direct), located in Anaheim, California, celebrated the opening of their new Digital Technology office and training center by holding an Open House in June. The event for customers and vendors was held to tour the new facility and see the latest CAD/CAM offerings from ETI Digital Technology including Dental Wings scanners, Roland milling machines, UNIQUE CAM software and Stratasys 3D printers. ETI Digital’s expert team of CAD/CAM specialists provided hands-on demonstrations of all of their equipment for anyone looking into the latest in the world of Digital Dentistry.
- July 2016
Roland DGA, a leading manufacturer of advanced wide-format inkjet printers, innovative dental milling machines and other state-of-the-art digital devices, has strengthened its dental and 3D product management and sales teams with several key personnel changes.
Brian Brooks, previously Roland DGA’s Dental Solution Product Manager, has been promoted and will now serve as Group Product Manager of Specialty Products. In his new role, Brooks will oversee Roland DGA’s dental and 3D product lines, reporting to Roland DGA Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Andrew Oransky. Although Brooks will now be responsible for managing additional Roland products outside of Roland DGA’s Easy Shape dental family, including the company’s CNC milling, 3D printing and rotary engraving offerings, he will continue to be involved in the management of Roland’s dental products as well.
Also changing roles within the company is Matt Anderson, previously Roland DGA’s Service Account...
- June 2016
Join Sirona Dental at this educational event to learn how you can improve your workflow with inLab and quality CAD/CAM materials. You will see a system of truly unique components, including all-on-four implant solutions and surgical guides, fully open architecture, seamless dry/wet five-axis milling, the fastest grinding of glass ceramics and the only lab software that accommodates any digital impression system.
You will also learn ways to increase your consistency and throughput and the benefits of selecting quality CAD/CAM materials for your lab.
Thursday, July 14th, 4-7pmEmbassy Suites by Hilton Boston/Waltham500 Winter StreetWaltham, MA 02451
Click here to register.
Refreshments will be provided. 3 Scientific CE credits available.
The Addition of Custom Automated Prosthetics to Zahn Dental Strengthens Henry Schein’s Commitment to Digital Solutions for U.S. Dental Laboratories
- April 2016
IMILLING, the production milling center specializing in complex implant prosthetics and now a distributor of affordable premium CAD/CAM equipment and supplies, announces the launch of its completely redesigned website, imilling.com. The new website features a fresh new look, new e-commerce functionality that will give customers the ability to purchase supplies online, as well as additional capabilities designed to enhance the customer experience and improve overall communications with the company.
Highlighted features include: a responsive design that is mobile-friendly and automatically adjusts for viewing on all other devices; e-commerce capabilities that give customers the ability to purchase materials, tools and implant components online; a new “Request a Quote” feature to facilitate pricing requests for mills, scanners and accompanying accessories; an updated organizational format designed to help lab professionals more easily review the company’s products and services;...
Roland DGA Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and other advanced digital devices, announced today the opening of its new East Coast Imagination Center in Wilmington, Massachusetts near Boston. The new 3,500 square-foot facility will serve as a product demonstration and application display venue, as well as a training and sample production site for Roland resellers, customers and prospective customers.
“Approximately 70 percent of our customers are located east of the Mississippi,” noted Rick Scrimger, president of Roland DGA. “This Imagination Center will make it easier for prospective customers on that side of the country to see our newest and most popular digital printing technologies, as well as our advanced dental milling machines, in action. The facility will serve to support our dealers in the Eastern U.S., as well as inspire end users within that region.”
In addition to serving as a demo facility for Roland dealers, the Imagination...
- February 2016
In order to continue to provide its partner laboratories with premier outsourcing services, Custom Milling Center relocates to a new facility Feb. 8.
The 25,000 square-foot facility provides CMC with the space to expand and optimize its modular workflow. With a streamlined process, CMC’s partner laboratories will continue to be able to take advantage of split-file technology to provide quick turnaround on all materials.
The move allows CMC to continue to offer the industry’s largest selection of millable materials, providing partner laboratories the flexibility to confidently meet any prescription without the burden of carrying a large inventory. In addition, the expanded production-area footprint allows CMC to continue to provide complex restorations such as the Pearl Screw Retained Hybrid Bridge and custom titanium bars quickly and cost-effectively.
“Laboratories need an outsourcing partner with the expertise to meet any need at any time,” Tonya Hampshire Director...
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...
- January 2016
Roland DGA Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced wide-format printers, 3D printers, cutters, and milling and engraving machines, has been recognized as a Top Workplace by the Orange County Register. This marks the sixth year that Roland DGA has been awarded this prestigious honor by the county’s largest newspaper.
The list of Top Workplaces is based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.
“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits,” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about...
There has been a lot of press lately on the issue of FDA’s position on the laboratory’s use of CAD/CAM for in-lab milling of abutments.
We recognize that this guidance from the FDA can impact the dental laboratories’ options for providing CAD/CAM abutments and would like to assure all dental professionals that DENTSPLY Implants is a fully FDA-compliant abutment manufacturer. With our ATLANTIS solutions for all major implant systems, we will continue to provide FDA 510(k) cleared abutments on all materials and interfaces to provide peace of mind for dental laboratories, their doctors and the patients they care for – because it matters.
Since 1999, we have manufactured well over 1.5 million abutments globally and respect the need for quality and FDA cleared implant solutions to support reliable, long-term outcomes. We welcome the opportunity to be the provider of choice for patient-specific restorative solutions.
If we can be of additional support to the dental laboratory...
Nobel Biocare has always been and continues to be in full compliance with the FDA regulation and NADL recommendations when producing individualized implant prosthetics. The recent communication from NADL with an important FDA Alert regarding the use of CAD/CAM for in-lab milling of implant abutments does not affect any Nobel Biocare products. Our NobelProcera manufacturing facility in Mahwah, New Jersey is registered as a Medical Device Manufacturer. In addition we have FDA 510(k) clearance on all implants and abutments we currently offer for purchase. We are committed to offering individualized implant prosthetics for a wide range of implant systems that are regulatory compliant and industry leading in quality. For labs that do not work exclusively with NobelProcera, we understand that this news may affect their existing workflows. If that’s the case, we’re here to help. As the pioneer in CAD/CAM dentistry we have over 30 years’ success in CAD/CAM restorations...
- November 2015
The industry is abuzz with questions and concerns about the FDA’s newest statement on in-lab milling of implant abutments (see NADL alert below). Watch for additional coverage in LMT.
From NADL:FDA Alert - Labs not permitted to use CAD/CAM for in-lab milling of most abutments
When FDA began studying the use of CAD/CAM in dental laboratory technology, the FDA’s initial focus was on angulation and the implant/abutment interface. FDA ultimately made clear statements that anyone making the implant/abutment interface is a "manufacturer" as such must obtain 510(k) clearance to do so.
That still did not answer the questions about the “tooth end” of the abutment, the abutment collar/post. Sometime later FDA ultimately stated a dental laboratory may mill the collar/post as long as the dental laboratory follows the manufacturer's FDA cleared instructions.
Now, nearly two years later, there is still only one manufacturer that has obtained FDA clearance for their in-lab CAD/CAM...
- August 2015
Whip Mix’s popular Life-Like Presentation Wax is now in milling disc form.
- May 2015
IMILLING’s President, Felix Chung, sadly reports the unexpected loss of a valued member of their team, Franklin Panameno. Franklin, an extremely talented CAD/CAM technician, lost his life in a tragic auto accident on the morning of April 25th. Although a relative newcomer to the dental lab industry, joining IMILLING in 2013 at the encouragement of a friend, Franklin was dedicated to the industry, showed tremendous promise and was eager to perfect his craft. He was a young man who was always cheerful, friendly to all and meant so much to so many people. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
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...
- 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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