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- November 2013
- LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · November 18, 2013
Whip Mix is proud to offer milling services for dental laboratories. Whether laboratories are in need of back-up milling or are building their digital workflow, Whip Mix Milling Services guarantees support when they need it, providing a 3-day turnaround time on all restorations. Offering full contour crowns, substructures, wax patterns and custom hybrid abutments, all restorations are milled using Vericore Milling Discs and the Roland DWX-50 milling machine. Whip Mix has a highly trained team of expert professionals that will work with laboratories to guarantee they receive consistent and predictable...
- October 2013
- Ivoclar Vivadent Inc. · Industry News · October 07, 2013
Ivoclar Vivadent announces it will conduct an online broadcast addressing the future of CAD/CAM in the dental laboratory on October 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. EST/8 a.m. PST. Interested laboratory professionals can register at www.FutureofCADCAM.com The Future of CAD/CAM online broadcast will provide viewers with the information they need to create sustainable business growth while taking advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead in the dental laboratory industry. Because different laboratories have different needs, the broadcast will address several processing solutions to support a variety of...
- Ivoclar Vivadent Inc. · Industry News · October 03, 2013
Marketing Material Portal Makes Customizing IPS e.max Literature Easy and Effective Ivoclar Vivadent is pleased to introduce the "Smile to the Max Resource Center," an online portal of customizable marketing materials for laboratories that provide IPS e.max restorations. Created in response to the overwhelming demand for customized marketing and education literature about IPS e.max, the "Smile to the Max Resource Center" makes it easy for laboratories to select and create the specific marketing materials they need. From IPS e.max logos to website copy, and from patient photos and testimonials...
- Ivoclar Vivadent Inc. · Product News · October 01, 2013
Ivoclar Vivadent announces the launch of the Virtual XD, an advanced system of VPS impression materials. The system features new "Xtra-Definition" wash materials resulting in more accurate and better fitting restorations, minimizing the need for retakes. Virtual XD impression materials offer many of the high quality benefits dentists have come to expect from the original Virtual system including high tear strength, superior elastic recovery and outstanding dimensional stability. New benefits include Optimized flow characteristics for deeper penetration into the sulcus and improved coverage...
- September 2013
- LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · September 05, 2013
Tallahassee, Fla. Dental patients have more to worry about than flossing and brushing daily—the restorations they put in their mouths have a direct impact on their overall health. As a result, the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) is promoting transparency in dentistry and the role and value of trained dental technicians with the release of its new website and social media outlets. NADL will use its new website and social media platforms to serve as the foundation for its ongoing public awareness campaign, "What's In Your Mouth?" "It's important for dentists and patients...
- August 2013
- LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · August 13, 2013
Atlantic Precious Metal Refining (Atlantic), a Pittsburgh-based precious metal refinery serving dental professionals worldwide, is pleased to announce the launch of Strategy Milling, a revolutionary state-of-the-art milling center providing dental professionals convenient, affordable, and never before available milled full contour gold crowns and bridges. Powered by Atlantic, this revolutionary milling center saves the dental professional time and money, provides superior restorations with the unsurpassed accuracy of digital, and eliminates unwanted and expensive onsite alloy inventory. "We believe...
Jensen Dental Announces Launch of the Preciso Education Connection; Contains Suite of Online Tools For CAD/CAM UsersJensen Dental · Product News · August 02, 2013
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. - Jensen Dental today announced the launch of the Preciso Education Connection, a suite of online tools and information for users of the Preciso Digital Dentistry Solution. The Preciso Education Connection makes it easy to access a variety of useful information for Jensen's CAD/CAM system. Assets available on the website include a variety of videos on each step of the digital restoration process including equipment set-up, scanning, designing, milling, restoration characterization, and sintering as well as a Frequently Asked Questions section containing additional helpful information....
- July 2013
- Bloomden Bioceramics Co., Ltd. · Product News · July 16, 2013
BLOOMDEN BIOCERAMICS specializes in high quality zirconia manufacturing and provides zirconia blocks compatible with a variety of milling systems. Using fine zirconia powder and an isostatic pressing system, the company produces highly translucent zirconia for full contour restorations and high strength up to 1,400 MPa. Bloomden also offers PMMA, wax, titanium and cobalt-chromium blanks, as well as milling burs and a zirconia sintering furnace. +86-731-8421-2982 firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com www.bloomden.com
- Custom Automated Prosthetics (CAP) · Product News · July 16, 2013
CUSTOM AUTOMATED PROSTHETICS has developed an end-to-end solution that enables you to mill the award-winning* CAP FZ | Full Contour Zirconia, as well as wax, PMMA and zirconia frameworks in your lab using the Roland DWX-50. This milling strategy uses a .3-mm microbur to achieve high-definition anatomy for your full contour restorations at a highly productive speed. When bundled with the 3Shape scanner system and CAP's exclusive anatomical library, you can mill beautiful crowns right in your own lab. CAP provides excellent training and consistent technical support, making your transition into the...
- June 2013
- Straumann USA · Product News · June 14, 2013
As part of our continuous effort to provide dental laboratories with best-in-class products, we are happy to announce two enhancements to our CARES portfolio that provide laboratories more flexibility
- May 2013
- Ivoclar Vivadent Inc. · Industry News · May 13, 2013
Ivoclar Vivadent Recognized for Excellence, Innovation, and Leadership in Cosmetic Dentistry
- April 2013
- LMT Communications, Inc. · Product News · April 11, 2013
Featuring nine real-world patients, Ivoclar Vivadentâs new website tells dental consumers how IPS e.max can give them the smile theyâve always wanted.
- 3Shape, Inc. · Product News · April 08, 2013
On opening day, IDS 2013, 3Shape unveiled its new TRIOSÂ® Color digital impression solution. TRIOSÂ® Color gives dentists a tool for accurate 3D capture and realistic visualization of the complete oral
- March 2013
Nobel Biocare Launches New Third-party CAD/CAM Abutments, Implant Bars; Announces New Scanner and 3Shape™ PartnershipNobel Biocare USA · Industry News · March 06, 2013
• New options for NobelProcera® Abutments on Biomet 3i™, Camlog® and Zimmer® implant platforms • More restorative flexibility with NobelProcera® Implant Bars on Straumann® implant platforms • Announcing direct access to unrivaled products with upcoming NobelProcera® 2G Scanner • New partnership with 3Shape™ will offer open access to NobelProcera® Abutments • Expert LMT panel discussion and industry-leading speakers focus on major lab and CAD/CAM topics Nobel Biocare presents its latest innovations in dental implant-based CAD/CAM solutions in...
- DENTSPLY Prosthetics · Industry News · March 06, 2013
DENTSPLY Ceramco iC is the industry's only fully integrated porcelain. Create all-ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal and press-to-metal restorations from one veneering porcelain, one pressing ingot and one stain and glaze system. The one-coat paste opaque now features refined handling. The system's finer leucite crystals produce greater translucency. The simplified stain and glaze process streamlines workflow. With one shade system, Ceramco iC is ideal for achieving shade consistency in combination cases and thin veneers. Now, all opaque shades are color-correlated to the dentins for enhanced...
- February 2013
- Sirona Dental, Inc. · Product News · February 07, 2013
Sirona's inLab SW 4.2 The power of innovation from Sirona continues with its introduction of the new inLab SW 4.2 at this year's LMT LAB DAY Chicago. Come and see how features like virtual articulation, enhanced smile design and expanded in-house implant applications, just to name a few, continue to set you apart from your competition and improve your digital restorative offerings. The virtual articulation feature of the new inLab SW 4.2 allows you to set your Bennett angle within a range of 5° to 25° and your Sagittal plane from 15° to 45°, etc. If no data is provided by...
- January 2013
- LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · January 31, 2013
In December, the IRS released its final rule on the Medical Device Excise Tax (MDT), determining that only those devices required to be listed with the FDA are subject to the tax (for example, sleep apnea and snoring devices as well as all restorations fabricated outside of the U.S.). To provide labs with a clear understanding of the MDT, the NADL has prepared a Medical Device Excise Tax Guidebook which includes an overview of the tax; the definition of a taxable medical device; key factors for manufacturer and importer determination; and a computation of the tax due to the IRS. The guidebook also...
- November 2012
- Ivoclar Vivadent Inc. · Industry News · November 07, 2012
This fall, Ivoclar Vivadent hosted all-ceramic education events in North America and Europe featuring international opinion leaders. In September, 750 participants from 37 countries participated in All-Ceramics Meets Implant Esthetics at the Kosmos complex in Berlin. Leading dental professionals presented treatment protocols for highly esthetic restorations, discussed long-term statistics on all-ceramics and covered the technology to enhance communication to treat patients. In October, more than 50 people participated in the All-Ceramic Leadership Summit: IPS e.max and Beyond at the ADA Headquarters...
- October 2012
- DENTSPLY Prosthetics · Product News · October 03, 2012
This yearâs Lab Management Today Lab Day Chicago show will be filled with technicians abuzz with news of the latest new products, equipment, services and technologies. Adding to this excitement, the dental laboratoryâs long-standing trusted manufacturer, DENTSPLY, will exhibit their newest products that help customers to be more efficient, productive and profitable â âLab SmarterSMâ.
- July 2012
- March 2012
- Custom Automated Prosthetics (CAP) · Product News · March 23, 2012
CAP brings you the most recognized name in zirconia. Lava zirconia has a 1200 MPa rating, and is available in 8 shades (Vita shade guide). CAP has produced thousands of Lava units and offers full design support. CAP has the design expertise and the time-tested products to fabricate the quality restorations you want!
- Straumann USA · Product News · March 09, 2012
Straumann® CARES® System 7.0 is a leading open standard software platform: a major step for digital dentistry.