- April 2014
Jensen Dental announced two enhancements to the Preciso Digital Dentistry Solution:
All Preciso configurations with Preciso CAD Software now have the ability to export .stl files.
Using a patent-pending fixture, users of the Preciso M200 mill can easily switch from milling frameworks in the traditional 3M™ ESPE™ Lava™ material form to milling 98-mm pucks. Customers who purchase an M200 Frame Mill—the frame version of the Preciso M200—also have the option to upgrade to a puck fixture at any time.
“As digital dentistry continues to evolve, our goal is to empower...
Roland DGA Corp. introduced two new optional accessories for the company’s DWX-4 compact mill:
An automatic tool changer (ATC) that supports up to four different tool sizes for highly precise unattended milling.
A multi-pin clamp that allows the machine to mill up to four different pin-type materials simultaneously, accommodating differences in material composition and color. As a result, prosthetics for up to four different patients can be produced in a single production run, saving time, labor and costs.
“The DWX-4 is an easy-to-use, precise, on-demand production platform for digital...
- November 2013
I've been traveling around the country this season and have visited a number of laboratories, manufacturers and educational institutions. As I was passing through Pennsylvania, I stopped to visit Strategy Milling. ~Judy Fishman, Publisher, LMT
It's a perfect storm heading straight for your bottom line: the economic crisis, new technology, profit erosion, offshore competition and the changing demographics among your dentist-clients...
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- June 2013
"Ten years ago, we could mill copings in five or six materials with inLab; now we can fabricate copings, crowns, bridges and abutments in more than 30 different materials. That's how far inLab has come!" said Norbert Ulmer, Director of Laboratory CAD/CAM at Sirona Dental, Inc., during his opening remarks to kick off the company's inLab Summit 2013 in Savannah, GA, on May 31 and June 1.
Featuring a dynamic group of lecturers and multiple hands-on sessions, the Summit offered the over 100 attendees an information-packed event and the opportunity to network and share business strategies and...
- April 2013
Nearly 600 lab owners and technicians attended Jensen Dental's 18th annual Education Day at the Swissôtel in Chicago. On hand to share tips and techniques and answer attendee questions were Nondas Vlachopoulos, MDT; Hubert Schenk, MDT; Dr. John Sorenson; Naoki Aiba, CDT; Fechmi Housein, MDT; Eric Sjodin, CDT; and Thomas Sing, MDT.
In addition to the lectures, more than a dozen talented technicians held intimate table clinics as they shared full contour zirconia customizing tips, esthetic techniques, layering strategies, and digital scanning and design insight among other topics.
Jensen Dental announced the rebranding of its Jensen Digital Solution as the Preciso Digital Dentistry Solution, a complete system of materials, CAD/CAM equipment, software, education and support that allows laboratories of all sizes to produce consistent results and transition to digital processes.
All Preciso equipment—including the Preciso S200 Scanner, the Preciso M200 Mill and Preciso M500 Mill—is 3M™ ESPE™ Lava™ materials-approved and validated to work with the latest materials from 3M ESPE, including Lava Plus High Translucency Zirconia and Lava Ultimate Restorative...
- February 2013
Last month, Dental Arts Laboratories (DAL) launched DAL DT Technologies, a new division that is solely dedicated to the development and service of CAD/CAM technology and other subcontracting services to laboratories.
- January 2013
In just one year, Lakeland Dental Technologies, Grand Rapids, MN, has improved consistency, reduced remakes, and nearly eliminated hand waxing using the complete Jensen Digital Solution.
- November 2012
In 2004, New Image/Laboratory Solutions became the first 3M ESPE Lava Milling Center on the East Coast. Victor Harp, an up-and-coming waxer/finisher, learned the system and wowed everyone with how quickly he picked up the digital process. "He was like a kid in a candy store playing with the machine and got great results right from the start," says Fay Ashley, Customer Relations Manager.
The laboratory immediately began accepting outsourcing cases and Harp was chosen to head the department which has since grown to seven staff members and produces up to 600 units a week.
The success of the department...
- April 2012
Digital System, Lava Materials Launched at Jensen Education Day
At Jensen's 17th annual Education Day at the Swissôtel, the company launched a digital system ideal for small- to mid-sized laboratories that includes the Jensen ST II scanner, Lava™ Design 7 Software, Jensen mill and DEKEMA baSIC Sintering Furnace. In the show's Digital Café area, attendees had the opportunity to test drive the scanner and software.
The company also launched its new Jensen Digital Materials: High Translucency and High Strength Zirconia in frame configurations compatible with all Jensen mills. As the exclusive...
- January 2012
- October 2011
LMT reports on the highlights of 3M ESPEâs 2011 Media Tour in August, including new products and social media usage.
- September 2011
Steve Dearien, CDT, Owner of Sundance Dental Laboratory—who augments his own in-house digital technology by outsourcing some restorations to Diadem Precision Technology—shares a recent Diazir™ Full Contour Zirconia case from start to finish.
- April 2011
At the Dental Laboratory Owners Association of California's fifth annual International CAD/CAM Symposium and Expo, held in November in Pasadena, California, Dave Lesh, CDT, presented "Current Trends and the Future Outlook of CAD/CAM Technologies." Lesh, owner of Dale Dental, Richardson, Texas--an outsourcing laboratory that owns 11 CAD/CAM systems--offered DLOAC attendees a glimpse of what's hot and what's coming down the pike:
Boom in scanner sales. Most CAD/CAM manufacturers offer stand-alone scanners, a less expensive alternative that allows the laboratory to buy only the scanner to scan...
Nearly 300 laboratory owners and managers, outsourcing centers and manufacturers attended the DLOAC's International CAD/CAM Technology Symposium and Expo in California in November; LMT was your eyes and ears at the event.
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Like never before, laboratory owners and managers are tapping into the power of CAD/CAM technology, which is proving to be a valuable image enhancer, production booster and profit generator.
Video technology is proving to be a valuable educational, customer service and quality assurance tool for Custom Automated Prosthetics (CAP) in Stoneham, Massachusetts.
Experimenting with new products? Adding new equipment? Learn how to turn your research and experimentation efforts into dollars for your laboratory; this is especially good news for million-dollar-plus labs.
A 40-year-old male presented with esthetically compromised PFM restorations on teeth #8 and #9. He requested improved alignment and closure of diastemas.
A 47-year-old female presented with multiple failing root canals and periodontically involved teeth in the maxilla.