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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...See more 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 laboratory goals. Matt Roberts, CDT, AAACD, will demonstrate world-class esthetics and ways to satisfy all of a laboratory's restorative needs by blending both traditional techniques with new digital solutions. Nelson Rego, CDT, AAACD, will describe "real life" CAD/CAM integration and new bottom-line results that will change viewers' outlooks toward the future of the dental laboratory industry. Lee Culp, CDT, AAACD, will complement these presentations by sharing his experiences and the application of digital technology to combine high-level esthetics with high-volume production. Dr. George Tysowsky, Vice President of Technology for Ivoclar Vivadent, will introduce the program with a discussion of Ivoclar Vivadent's vision for the future of CAD/CAM. His presentation will include a review of the respected ceramic materials and comprehensive processing systems developed by Ivoclar Vivadent, including IPS Empress® as the ultimate option for metal-free esthetics, IPS e.max® as the leading option for esthetics and strength, and Wieland Zenostar® Full-Contour Zirconia as the best option for even higher strength restorations. "Ivoclar Vivadent revolutionized dentistry with IPS Empress® and has become a driving force in bringing contemporary ceramic materials to the dental industry," said Robert A. Ganley, CEO of Ivoclar Vivadent. "As the world leader in all-ceramic restorative materials, we are committed to offering dental professionals world wide the most advanced technologies, highest quality products, and world-class education." Innovative materials and processes are quickly evolving to change how the industry produces quality esthetic dentistry. The October 22nd online event will provide dental laboratory professionals with several solutions to support a variety of laboratory goals. Visit www.FutureofCADCAM.com to register today! For further information, please contact John Isherwood at 716.691-2233 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Featuring nine real-world patients, Ivoclar Vivadentâs new website tells dental consumers how IPS e.max can give them the smile theyâve always wanted.
The market is asking for change. Dentists and technicians are looking for technologies and services that save them time or make their businesses more profitable
A 28-year-old female patient with large diastemas on her anterior maxillary teeth disliked her overall tooth display and âgummyâ smile.
Although PFMs were still considered by many to be the esthetic standard for clinical longevity, pressable ceramics—starting with IPS Empress and Optimal Pressable Glass (OPC)—began to drive...See more the metal-free dentistry movement in the late 1980s. The improved esthetics and biocompatibility—coupled with soaring precious metal prices—quickly made the pressable technique a successful and cost-effective way to fabricate metal-free restorations. Later, the technique was adapted to create press-to-metal and press-to-zirconia restorations. Visit LMTmag.com on Monday for another LMT Memorable Moment.
DENTAL TEAM: Janet Jones, CDT, Technical Consultant, Ivoclar Vivadent and Jenny Sy-Munoz, DDS, MSD, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY RESTORATIVE PROBLEM: A 36-year-old patient presented with a request...See more to have teeth #30 and #31 restored as recommended by his general dentist. These molars had existing large pin-retained amalgam buildups that were starting to show signs of occlusal wear. TREAMENT PLAN: Dr. Sy-Munoz prescribed monolithic crowns made from Zenostar full contour zirconia because of its strong physical properties, pleasing esthetics and optimal biocompatibility. FABRICATION PROCESS: The teeth were prepared with minimal reductions (0.5mm axially, 1.0 occlusally, 0.5mm chamfer margins with rounded internal line angles), and impressions made. Provisional restorations were fabricated and cemented. Casts were scanned using the 3Shape D810 scanner and the design was generated and approved. Jones chose the "Medium" shade of Zenostar Zr Translucent zirconia since the patient's shade corresponded to VITA B3. The crowns were milled using the Zenotec mini milling machine. Gentle grinding was done to retrieve crowns from the zirconia block and remove minor irregularities. The crowns were sintered at 1,450°C and then fitted on the dies. Jones used fine diamond burs to make adjustments and fine-tune the contours, and polished the crowns with Zenostar polishers and diamond polishing paste. It's imperative that zirconia crowns be polished to a high glossy state before glazing and staining procedures to minimize occlusal wear of opposing teeth. To achieve the desired chroma, Jones used B2-4 Empress Universal stain mixed with some Olive in a three-to-one ratio. She applied the stain to the gingival half, blending into the cusp area, and used shade Incisal 1 with some gray added to lower the value, blending the cusp tips into the gingival half. To add depth of color to the central fossa, she also used the B2-4 and Olive mixture on the occlusal. After firing in a Programat® (Ivoclar Vivadent) furnace, she made a low-value glaze by mixing Empress Universal Glaze paste with a little gray modifier. The final crowns were cemented using Ivoclar Vivadent's Multilink® Automix adhesive cementation system. CONTACT: Call Ivoclar Vivadent at 800-533-6825 or visit www.ivoclarvivadent.us.
More than 300 industry personnel came together for Ivoclar Vivadent's Leading the Future event on Friday night in Chicago. Held at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel, the evening showcased the...See more company's partnerships and innovations that are shaping the future direction of dentistry. "This is an exciting time in dentistry, with so much potential for growth and innovation," said Ivoclar Vivadent CEO Robert Ganley. "Our future success will depend upon leadership, collaborative partnerships and forward-based thinking," said Ganley, referring to Ivoclar Vivadent's recent acquisition of Wieland Dental and Wieland Precision Technology (formerly Diadem Precision Technology). "By acquiring these companies, we are poised to stay ahead of the curve and can now offer our customers all ceramics, all options." Specifically, this refers to the fact that the Ivoclar Vivadent group of companies now offers a complete range of options in the all-ceramic realm: IPS Empress glass ceramic and IPS e.max lithium disilicate from Ivoclar Vivadent, Zenostar full contour zirconia and milling machines from Wieland Dental, and zirconia milling services from Wieland Precision Technology. Ganley also announced a new consumer marketing campaign for e.max, which includes a patient education website and media tour. For more details, click here.
Unhappy with the staining and uneven bite of teeth #5-#13, the patient wanted brighter teeth and cosmetic restorations that would improve his smile and overall look.