• February
  • DATRON Dynamics Opens Midwest Office

    DATRON Dynamics Opens Midwest Office to Support Growing Customer Base in the Dental Industry

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  • Custom Milling Center Moves to New Facility

    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...

    CMC - Custom Milling Center
    Monday at 10:10 am

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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...

    Roland DGA
    February 4 at 11:03 am

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  • January
  • County Register Names Roland DGA One of Orange County's Top Workplaces in 2015

    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...

    Roland DGA
    January 20 at 3:54 pm

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  • DENTSPLY Implants: Our Abutments Have Full FDA Compliance

    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...

    DENTSPLY Implants
    January 18 at 10:43 am

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  • Nobel Biocare: Our Implant Restorations are Fully FDA Compliant

    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...

    Nobel Biocare USA
    January 6 at 11:12 am

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  • November 2015
  • NADL Issues FDA Alert Regarding In-Lab Milling of Abutments

    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...

    LMT Communications, Inc.
    November 24 at 12:06 pm

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  • August 2015
  • Whip Mix Introduces Life-Like Presentation Wax Milling Discs

    Whip Mix’s popular Life-Like Presentation Wax is now in milling disc form.

    Whip Mix Corp.
    August 10 at 8:26 am

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  • May 2015
  • In Memory: Franklin Panameno

    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.

    IMILLING
    May 18, 2015

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  • 3M™ ESPE™ Lava™ Plus High Translucency Zirconia Now Available in Disc Format for Open Milling

    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
    May 4, 2015

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  • March 2015
  • Versamill 5XS Datasheet

    The new Versamill 5XS shares many heavy-duty, durable, precision construction characteristics as its larger siblings in the Versamill family.

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  • 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 Low Cost Table Top 5-Axis Versamill to be Released at IDS 2015

    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.

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  • January 2015
  • Sirona Introduces the inLab® MC X5 Disc Milling Unit

    Five-Axis Disc Milling Unit Seamlessly Alternates Between Wet and Dry Milling

    Sirona Dental, Inc.
    January 22, 2015

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  • November 2014
  • Roland Offers Free BOFA DustPRO Vacuum with Purchase of DWX-50 Before End of Year

    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...

    LMT Communications, Inc.
    November 21, 2014

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  • Wieland Precision Technology Announces Free Backup Milling for Zenotec Customers

    As of October, laboratories that own Wieland Zenotec milling machines—Zenotec mini, Zenotec select dry machines, and Zenotec select hybrid machines—under warranty are eligible for free backup milling.

    In the event of an equipment breakdown that can’t be resolved remotely by Wieland technicians, customers can send the digital design file to Wieland Precision Technology and receive the case as soon as the next day. Restorations are milled using Wieland brand materials at no charge; a limited selection of other brands of materials is available for a fee.

    For details, call Wieland customer service at 800-533-6825; in Canada, 800-263-8182.

    LMT Communications, Inc.
    November 12, 2014

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  • August 2014
  • Whip Mix Announces Date for 3rd Annual Survive or Thrive Digital Forum

    Whip Mix is pleased to announce it will be holding the 3rd annual Survive or Thrive Digital Forum on October 2nd and 3rd in Louisville, KY.

    Whip Mix Corp.
    August 5, 2014

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  • June 2014
  • Stratasys Appoints Axsys Incorporated as Distributor of its Dental Series 3-D Printers.

    Wixom, MI, June 16, 2014: Expanding its solutions portfolio, Axsys Incorporated, a leading supplier of CAD/CAM and manufacturing solutions, today announced that it has entered into a Reseller Agreement with Stratasys, Inc.

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  • Whip Mix Introduces Vericore® Gradient Temp Discs For Temporary Milled Restorations

    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.

    Whip Mix Corp.
    June 19, 2014

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  • Amann Girrbach Opens West Coast Training Center

    In May, Amann Girrbach America celebrated the opening of its West Coast Training Center located in Esthetic Professionals’ state-of-the-art facility in Tarzana, CA. A complement to the company’s North Carolina training center, the new location will offer hands-on seminars and product demonstrations for both customers and employees.

    Founded by Dr. Bruce Crispin, Esthetic Professionals’ 16,000-sq.-ft. facility houses a dental education center, dental laboratory and private practices, and is fully equipped with Amann Girrbach design stations, desktop scanners and milling technology.

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  • Sirona Dental Inc. Announces Keurig™ Coffee Maker Give-Away

    Sirona Dental, Inc. is pleased to announce a special incentive for all commercial dental laboratories that complete an in-house demonstration of Sirona’s full line of inLab® CAD/CAM solutions.

    Specifically, Sirona will reward all dental laboratories that complete a full Sirona inLab system demonstration between June 1, 2014 and August 31, 2014 with a Keurig® K145 OfficePRO® Brewing System.  Participants will also receive a bonus 12 Count K-Cup® variety box that includes 12 different delicious blends of coffee. 

    Dental laboratories can register for inLab CAD/CAM demonstrations two ways:

    Visit www.inLabdemo.com and click on the “Register Now” button.  After completing the registration form, participants will have the option to choose a preferred demonstration date and time. 

    Contact your local Sirona inLab sales representative to schedule a convenient time and date by calling (855) InLab4U 

    The Keurig K145 OfficePRO Brewing...

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  • February 2014
  • Whip Mix Now Offers Milled Custom Abutments

    Dental Technology Solutions, Whip Mix’s outsource service has expanded its offerings to include Vericore titanium and zirconia custom abutments.

    Whip Mix Corp.
    February 4, 2014

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  • January 2014
  • Axsys Dental Solutions to Debut VersaMILL 4X at Chicago LabDay 2014

    Axsys Dental Solutions introduces a 4-axis version of the VersaMILL Dental Machining Center for in-house fabrication of dental prostheses. Equipped with the precision and high performance components of the VersaMILL. 5X 5-axis mill, the VersaMILL4X  is self-contained and rigid with far greater options than current four-axis machines. The VersaMILL 4X has wet/dry milling capabilities for material appropriate processing, intelligent four-axis machining that reaches into undercuts and the ability to handle a broad range of indications including custom/hybrid abutments and dental bars.  

    The VersaMILL’s superior construction enable it to machine a wide range of materials including zirconia, titanium, chrome cobalt, resin, wax, glass-ceramics, lithium disilicate and more.  The new VersaMILL 4X is also compatible with any open CAD/SCAN solutions providing the flexibility to seamlessly process all imported or modified design files.

    For more information about the VersaMILL...

    Axsys Dental Solutions
    January 19, 2014

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  • D&S Dental Group, Inc. Expands Reach, Purchases Illinois Lab

    D&S Group, Inc. of Waunakee, WI recently welcomed the experienced Hootman Dental Laboratory of Rockford, IL as its newest laboratory facility.

    Serving the dental community of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin since 1927, Hootman Dental Laboratory brings tremendous history, tradition and experience to the D&S Group. The Rockford based laboratory will serve as D&S’s southerly hub for improved presence in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

    Travis Zick, President of D&S Dental Group, Inc., said “This partnership allows us to expand into a new market and team up with some great people.  We’re excited about bringing our philosophy of service, education, and quality craftsmanship—backed by competitive pricing—to the northern Illinois arena.”

    While Hootman’s experience and locale will improve D&S’s Midwestern presence, D&S’s command of the newest and most efficient dental technologies will boost the...

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  • November 2013
  • Amann Girrbach America Launches Entry Level 4-axis Motion 2 Mill

    Amann Girrbach America launches an entry level version of the Ceramill Motion 2 mill for in-house fabrication. Equipped with the precision and high performance components of the original Motion 2 five-axis mill, this entry level four-axis Motion 2 is compact and versatile with far greater options than current four-axis machines. The four-axis Motion 2 has wet/dry milling and wet grinding capabilities for material appropriate processing, intelligent four-axis machining that reaches into undercuts, the ability to handle a broad range of indications and materials including zirconia, Sintron® millable chrome cobalt, resin, wax, glass-ceramics and lithium disilicate. The new four-axis Motion 2 is also compatible with any open scanning equipment providing the flexibility to seamlessly process all imported or modified .stl files.

    For more information about the Motion 2 four-axis or Motion 2 five-axis mill contact an Amann Girrbach America representative at 1-800-851-3719 or visit www.AmannGirrbachAmerica.com.

    To...

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