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;...
AvaDent Digital Dental Solutions (AvaDent) today announced the acquisition of Supra Solutions BV in The Netherlands. The acquisition gives AvaDent access to key digital dental technology that will enhance workflow with all dental bar manufacturers around the world.“We are excited to be introducing a new Digital Workflow Technology that enables all bar manufacturers to work efficiently with AvaDent,” said Tim Thompson, President and CEO of AvaDent Digital Dental Solutions, “and we are thrilled to have such consummate dental professionals as our partners. Supra Solutions is the Benelux leader in high-end titanium supra structures that are processed into implanted supported dentures.”The former owners of Supra Solutions, Robert van der Meer and Elmer Warning, will continue to work with the company and will fulfill an important role in the development of the next generation of digital dentistry. The talents and technological advancements of the two companies will merge...
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...
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...
As of January 1, Hans Geiselhöringer has taken over as President of Nobel Biocare. The appointment was made to strengthen the organization around its strategic goals.
Since 2011 Hans Geiselhöringer has served as Executive Vice President of Global Research, Products and Development, shaping a highly competitive product and innovation pipeline. Prior to that he was Executive Vice President Global Marketing and Products from 2010–2011 and Head of NobelProcera and Guided Surgery from 2009–2010. Hans joined Nobel Biocare as Head of NobelProcera in 2008 and was appointed a member of the executive committee in 2009.
From 2004 to 2009, Hans acted as a Global Speaker for Nobel Biocare and with this appointment; he becomes the first Nobel Biocare customer and dental expert in the company’s history to take the reigns as its highest ranking executive. In 1998, he founded DentalX GmbH, a leading dental laboratory chain specializing in implantology, anaplastology,...
For past six years, Biodenta has worked thoroughly with FDA consultants to offer dental laboratories regulatory compliant ways to manufacture CAD/CAM custom abutments in-house. Rather than clearing a closed system, we have attained FDA 510(k) premarket notification clearance for intent to market final product: custom CAD/CAM titanium and hybrid abutments. Laboratories will be able to produce CAD/CAM custom abutments in compliance with FDA regulations by using Biodenta’s DentaSwiss PreFAB-4 system, after establishing a quality management system fulfilling the QSR requirements, registering as a Biodenta (contract) manufacturer at FDA data base, following Biodenta’s device master record (DMR) and specifications for production, quality check, and labeling. “By offering transparent and university validated CAD/CAM products and solutions, we have become the key dental laboratory industry partner who will support them in achieving their long term goal of regulatory adhering,...
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...
Today there is a wide variety of CNC dental machining centers available to suite a variety of needs and choosing the right one for you can seem to be a daunting task.
Today there is a wide variety of CNC dental machining centers available to suite a variety of needs and choosing the right one for you can seem to be a daunting task.
- 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...
- 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
Argen Digital is proud to announce the launch of ArgenLink. ArgenLink is a revolutionary new cloud-based, drag-and-drop file transfer system. This game changing technology allows dental laboratories to export cases directly from 3Shape’s Dental Manager into ArgenLink in seconds, without any data entry. All order information dynamically populates from customer information to manufacturing preferences and material selections, drastically reducing the time it takes to submit your cases for manufacturing. Laboratories also have the ability to batch upload files of various material types and restorations sizes concurrently, including split files.
ArgenLink also offers real time status updates throughout the manufacturing process, including:
Track your package
Reorder a case
Cancel a case
Argen Digital believes this improvement to the file upload experience will streamline the ordering process and offer their laboratory partners significant time savings of up to 80%. ArgenLink...
Whip Mix Corporation has partnered with PTC to sell the PTC 3ShapeTraining App now available for download at whipmix.com.
NFL Great Emmitt Smith Joins Exciting Lineup of Keynote Speakers At Sirona's CEREC® 30th (C30) Anniversary Celebration
Sirona Dental, Inc., the worldwide leader and pioneers of digital dentistry, recently signed Emmitt Smith, former NFL great and current President and CEO of Emmitt Smith Enterprises, Inc., to appear on stage during its upcoming CEREC® 30th (CEREC 30) Anniversary Celebration. Smith replaces Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Jr., who had to withdraw from C30 due to personal reasons.
Emmitt Smith rose to prominence in the 1990s as the superstar running back of the Dallas Cowboys, and was an integral part of the team’s phenomenal success in winning three Super Bowl championships in a four-year span. Smith culminated his illustrious Hall of Fame career with the proud distinction as having the most rushing yards in NFL history, a record he still holds.
Since his retirement from football in 2005, Smith has successfully transitioned his talents from the gridiron to the business world, founding Emmitt Smith Enterprises (ESE)—an umbrella company of several organizations focusing...
- July 2015
Sirona Dental, Inc. announced the expansion of its national accounts and institutions business team to address significant demand for its products in dental schools, group practices, and governmental institutions. Doug Clarke was named west coast sales manager, Jay Novak was named east coast sales manager, and Ryan Hollenbeck recently joined the team as a 3D & CAD/CAM specialist.
“I am thrilled to announce that Doug and Jay, who were with Sirona in other sales roles, joined the national accounts and institutions business team as sales managers, where they will be instrumental in driving national business growth,” said Linda Ruggiero-Gehringer, vice president of national accounts and institutions. “Their proven sales skills combined with a deep understanding of our products, applications, and markets will help Sirona move into the next phase in our company’s history of aggressive growth while continuing to exceed the expectations of our customers.”
Amann Girrbach proudly announces the distribution partnership agreement with Benco Dental, one of the fastest growing privately owned dental distribution companies in the U.S. While the two companies have enjoyed success for years, they agree that a combined focus and alignment of synergies allow for one of the best offerings available to the market, and just at the right time.
“I’m thrilled about the Benco Dental and Amann Girrbach partnership,” said Marco Ratz, CEO Amann Girrbach. “Benco Dental and Amann Girrbach have been in discussions for quite some time. Both companies have grown and evolved at such an accelerated rate in the past few years and we feel now is the perfect opportunity to focus our combined energies on delivering the right set of solutions to the market. The technology is ever-changing and we have seen a shift in the market; we are well equipped to mutually support it.”
“In meetings over the past several months, we have realized that...
- 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 celebration of its 25th year in business, Master Ceramist, Inc. is offering a 25% discount on current retail prices for its line of ceramic products, including firing pegs, liquids, mediums and accessories until September 25, 2015. The company has also launched a new website, mc-direct.com, making it easy to purchase products directly; for instance, the Express Page features the company’s most popular products with a brief description and pricing so you can order them quickly.
“An advantage to ordering direct is that we have all of our products in stock and we offer technical support and service on our entire line,” says Rick Tobey, Master Ceramist Founder. “You can also order our products from your favorite dealer, some of which may also offer the discounted pricing.” The Inventive Technician In the 1980s, Tobey had his own laboratory, Tobey Ceramics, in Asheville, NC. At that time, silver palladium alloys were becoming increasingly popular but also posed...
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...
- April 2015
On Friday April 17th, CAP held a full-day Izir training at its new facility in Clearwater, Florida. The program was followed by an open-house reception that included many lab owners from the Florida area. On Saturday, CAP held a full-day, hands-on 3Shape training. Both programs were well attended and the reception was a hit!
The CAP Clearwater facility includes a production center, technical support, training facility and sales offices. Built specifically to help labs in the greater South Eastern part of the U.S, it will hold trainings in this vacation community all year long.
CAP Clearwater has been built as an Open Door Production center where lab owners and staff can get a first hand look at the latest in CAD/CAM technology. To setup a time to visit, contact CAP at 877-977-7889.
Roland DGA has announced the April 2, 2015 start date of a new “With Roland” contest that will give Roland owners an opportunity to share their success stories through short (5- to 60-second) YouTube videos and win valuable prizes.
After the contest concludes on May 2, 2015, one lucky grand prize winner will get to pick the new Roland device of his or her choice, valued up $20,995 (MSRP), from a selection of 16 featured products. The grand prize winner will be chosen by a Roland DGA judging panel, based on the enthusiasm, creativity and execution quality demonstrated in the video. In addition, weekly “participation prize” winners will be chosen at random and one “People’s Choice” prize will be awarded for the video that receives the most votes during the contest period.
“This contest provides a fun and creative platform for our customers to tell the world what they’ve been able to achieve with Roland,” said Rick Scrimger,...
- 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.
- January 2015
Axsys Dental Solutions will introduce the new Versamill 5X-200 5-Axis Dental Machining Center at LabDay Chicago 2015.