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“Nobel Biocare believes the laboratory is upfront and integral to the treatment process,” said Tom Olsen, President and General Manager, Nobel Biocare North America, at the company’s...See more NobelProcera Innovation Forum and Reception on Friday night. “Nobel Biocare’s focus is on three value drivers: designing for life, partnering for life and learning for life.” Joining Olsen on stage were Stefan Holst, DMD, PhD, Global Head of Research and Science, and Peter Wohrle, DMD, MMedSC, a prosthodontist from Newport Beach, CA, who is also a technician. They showcased how the company’s products can help clinicians and labs collaborate more efficiently through an integrated workflow. Among the product highlights: NobelProcera 2G Scanner features a smart motorized holder and dynamic scanning that automatically position each object on the model at the ideal height, tile and rotation to obtain optimal scan data. A new data-transfer capability between the NobelProcera 2G Scanner and NobelClinician Sofware allows CBCT scan data to be merged with model surface scan data. That information can be shared via the NobelConnect network among clinicians and other treatment partners to assist in diagnosing and planning implant surgeries as well as restoration design. Available in zirconia for Nobel Biocare implants with conical connection, the NobelProcera Angulated Screw Channel (ASC) abutment can be designed with an angulated screw channel of up to 25o from the axis of the implant. Using the Omnigrip screwdriver, clinicians can easily grip the screw at any angle within the available range. This combination solves two challenges for clinicians: buccal screw access holes that limit restorative options in the anterior and difficult access in the posterior region from lack of vertical space. The NobelProcera Hybrid fixed-implant bar features new retention elements to better support acrylic and teeth and is ideally suited for the All-on-4® treatment concept. The classic precision-milled zirconia copings from NobelProcera as well as abutments are now available to 3Shape users via the new ‘open access’ program launched last fall. For more information, call 800-322-5001 or visit www.nobelbiocare.com.
Sterngold launched its new Stress Free Implant-Bar (SFI-Bar®) used to splint implants together to retain an overdenture on two to six implants in both upper and lower jaws. The quick, simple and affordable...See more technique ensures quality and passivity without milling. Compatible with most major implant systems, the bar can also correct the angulation of divergent implants. Sterngold also announced new low prices for its ERA Implant Abutments for most popular implant systems ($69) and its SternTek Custom Tray and Base Plate material ($49). For details, call 800-243-9942 or visit www.sterngold.com.
To help serve a growing population of edentulous patients, Straumann introduced CARES Screw-Retained Bars & Bridges for the Straumann bone-level and mixed tissue-level implant platforms. Homogenous...See more and milled from one block at a Straumann centralized milling facility, the bars and bridges feature a direct connection to the implant; no additional abutment is required. They are available in grade 4 titanium or coron® cobalt-chromium alloy. The bars can be used for restorations from two to 10 implants and are available for several popular bar styles. The bridges can be used for restorations from two to 16 implants. Free-end pontics are available and restorations can be created with three posterior and four anterior pontics. CARES Screw-Retained Bars and Bridges are available for Straumann CARES 8.5 users only. For additional information, please call 800-448-8168 or visit www.straumann.us/caresguide.
Following an agreement between DENTSPLY Implants and Align Technology, laboratories offering ATLANTIS patient-specific abutments can order them based upon scans from the iTero intraoral scanner starting...See more in the second half of 2014. “Moving forward in this expanding area of digital dentistry, dental scanning is a strategic business opportunity and, more importantly, we are creating added value for our customers and their patients,” said Mikael Sander, Group Vice President ATLANTIS Digital Implant Solutions, DENTSPLY Implants. DENTSPLY Implants also presented the ASTRA TECH Implant System EV, designed with a site-specific, crown-down approach based on the natural dentition for increased surgical simplicity and flexibility and restorative ease. This philosophy is supported by features such as a unique interface with one-position-only placement of ATLANTIS patient-specific abutments. The foundation of the system remains the ASTRA TECH Implant System BioManagement Complex—a combination of four key features: the OsseoSpeed surface, MicroThread, Conical Seal Design and Connective Contour—well documented for its long-term marginal bone maintenance and esthetic results. For details on the agreement with Align, visit www.dentsplyimplants.com. For more information on the ASTRA TECH Implant System EV, visit www.jointheev.com.
DWOS LiveLink from Dental Wings made its world premiere at LAB DAY Chicago. This technology enables technicians and dentists to work together in real time to determine the optimal position of the implants...See more in relation to the bone, soft tissue, adjacent and opposing dentition, and the virtual prosthetic design. Any changes made in DWOS CAD software or coDiagnostiX implant planning software is simultaneously updated live in both applications, ensuring that surgical and restorative factors are considered prior to implant placement. After the positions are established and approved by the dentist, the technician can design custom healing abutments, provisionals and the surgical guide all in the same DWOS CAD session. For more information, call 514-807-8485, ext. 1503, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL (March 2014) - BIOMET 3i is pleased to announce that it has just completed its successful Research & Technology Forum in Tokyo, Japan. The event, which was well-attended, featured...See more 18 world renowned speakers from the United States, Europe and Asia. Dr. Dennis Tarnow opened the meeting that covered topics such as sustainable aesthetics, bone preservation and treatment/diagnosis of peri-implantitis. Along with the latest in clinical outcomes and treatment, key BIOMET 3i Solutions that include the 3i T3® Implant and the BellaTek® Encode® Impression System were also highlighted. “This event was a monumental success,” said BIOMET 3i Japan President Noboru Ohta. “We are always excited to gather with clinicians from around the world to discuss the latest in implant dentistry and how BIOMET 3i Solutions can continue to help in the advancement of treatment.” Many dental professionals in Japan have begun using the 3i T3 Implant, which features a multi-surface topography and is designed for sustainable aesthetics. According to Ohta, BIOMET 3i Japan will soon be unveiling a host of digital solutions to help compliment the company’s strong implant portfolio. BIOMET 3i Japan is also planning to open the doors to a brand new Institute for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry in Tokyo. This learning center will include didactic, hands-on and lecture format education programs for clinicians looking to actively further their understanding of the latest implant dentistry technologies, techniques, and solutions. About BIOMET 3i BIOMET 3i is a leading manufacturer of dental implants, abutments and related products. Since its inception in 1987, BIOMET 3i has been on the forefront in developing, manufacturing and distributing oral reconstructive products, including dental implant components and bone and tissue regenerative materials. The company also provides educational programs and seminars for dental professionals around the world. BIOMET 3i is based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with operations throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information about BIOMET 3i, please visit www.biomet3i.com or contact the company at (800) 342-5454; outside the U.S. dial (561) 776-6700.
Company Advances Strategy to Enhance Position in Dental Specialty Markets With Investment in Implant Manufacturer
The 22nd annual meeting of the European Association of Osseointegration (EAO), October 17-19, 2013, served as the platform for Nobel Biocare to launch several new innovative solutions, each focused on...See more improving patient treatment outcomes while increasing efficiency for both clinicians and laboratories. At the Convention Center Dublin, Ireland, Nobel Biocare showcased products and services which further highlight the company's commitment to leading innovation. All of the solutions presented will play important roles in Nobel Biocare's upcoming new seamless and fully integrated digital treatment workflow. New NobelProcera® 2G System gives laboratories the opportunity to build their business Reducing the time required for scanning by up to 50%, and with no compromise on precision, the new NobelProcera 2G System now offers dental labs multiple benefits at a level that can help them to grow their business. From single teeth to complex edentulous cases, the NobelProcera 2G System's increased automation capabilities and simplified workflows reduce the need for user interaction to a bare minimum, allowing dental technicians to focus on other tasks while scanning takes place, increasing the productivity of the lab. The NobelProcera 2G System can also now help labs to become more valued treatment partners. The new 2G scanner's solid model scanning capability allows for the production of highly precise digitized model surface information. This can inform the clinician's diagnostic process, involving the lab at an early stage in the treatment program, providing the opportunity to discuss restorative options for an optimum esthetic outcome. Nobel Biocare is running an exchange program which makes it easy to upgrade to the NobelProcera 2G System. Interested customers should contact their local Nobel Biocare representative today. New 'open access' gives 3Shape® customers the outstanding quality of NobelProcera® Abutments The industry-leading customized abutments from NobelProcera are now available for users of the 3Shape Dental System. After integrating with NobelProcera, 3Shape users can access the extensive global production network of NobelProcera to produce high-quality NobelProcera Abutments in zirconia and titanium for both Nobel Biocare and other major implant systems. Interested 3Shape users should contact their local Nobel Biocare representative. Availability may depend on the version in use and which 3Shape Partner has provided the Dental System. Learn more about the NobelProcera 2G System and open access at: nobelbiocare.com/nobelprocera Fully integrated digital workflow moves a step closer with NobelClinician™ Software and OsseoCare™ Pro iPad®-powered drill unit now connected The digital link that has now been established between the NobelClinician Software and the iPad-powered OsseoCare Pro drill unit will support optimal patient treatment, treatment file management and greater efficiency. Thanks to the new connection, users of the NobelClinician Software can now digitally transfer a surgery planned in NobelClinician to the intelligent OsseoCare Pro drill unit via Nobel Biocare's cloud-based network NobelConnect. The chosen implants in the correct positions and with the required drilling protocol are transferred to the OsseoCare Pro drill unit at little more than the press of a button. A patient-specific post-surgery report is now also sent straight from the OsseoCare Pro back to NobelClinician once the procedure is complete, significantly increasing the efficiency of implant placement. This new connection is an important link within Nobel Biocare's fully integrated digital treatment workflow which will become fully connected in 2014. Once in place, the full digital workflow will significantly increase predictability, efficiency and the quality of patient care at every step of the treatment process. Learn more about NobelClinician Software and OsseoCare Pro at: nobelbiocare.com/nobelclinician or nobelbiocare.com/osseocare
Ivoclar Vivadent AG CEO Robert Ganley Honored at American College of Prosthodontists Conference in Las Vegas
Ivoclar Vivadent AG, of Schaan, Lichtenstein CEO Robert Ganley, was honored at the American College of Prosthodontists 2013 Annual Session at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on October 10. He was recognized...See more with Brasseler USA Chairman, President and CEO Don L. Waters as Honorary Directors of the ACP Education Foundation. "I'd like to thank the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) and its members for presenting me with this honor. Prosthodontists play a vital role in advancing quality dentistry today to improve patient outcomes," said Mr. Robert Ganley, CEO of Ivoclar Vivadent worldwide. "Over the years, Ivoclar Vivadent has enjoyed its wonderful relationship with the ACP. As an Honorary Director of the Education Foundation, I promise to carry on the rich tradition of the foundation and its purpose." "To recognize Bob Ganley for his outstanding contributions and continued support to our organizations and prosthodontics is such a pleasure," said Ms. Nancy Deal Chandler, Executive Director of the American College of Prosthodontists and ACP Education Foundation. "Bob has a deep understanding of the dental market and its customers. His vision, leadership, dedication and service help advance the field of prosthodontics." As the Chief Executive Officer of Ivoclar Vivadent, AG, Mr. Ganley is responsible for the worldwide business of Ivoclar Vivadent and has been with the organization for more than 30 years. Under Mr. Ganley's direction, the organization has become the worldwide leader in innovative materials and processes for quality, esthetic dentistry. After graduating from St. Bonaventure University with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, he received a Masters of Business Administration degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Mr. Ganley began his career with KPMG. In 1980, he moved to Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc., as Vice President. He was named President of Ivoclar Vivadent North America in 1990, and, in 2003, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ivoclar Vivadent AG in Schaan, Liechtenstein. Mr. Ganley was named an Honorary Director of the ACPEF Education Foundation earlier this year. ABOUT AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PROSTHODONTISTS The American College of Prosthodontists is the professional association of dentists with advanced specialty training in oral health issues. Prosthodontists restore and replace teeth to create optimal oral health, both in function and appearance. From placing dental implants, crowns, veneers, dentures to performing cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening, prosthodontics is a recognized specialty by the American Dental Association. For further information, please visit www.GoToAPro.org or send an email to Carolyn Barth, Media Relations.
Dentsply Implants, North America, located in Waltham, MA recently awarded Atlantis Super Elite Lab status to Thayer Dental Laboratory—a distinction that only 24 other laboratories share. Thayer is...See more a full service laboratory located in Mechanicsburg , PA and is currently celebrating its 37th year serving the dental profession. As an early adopter in CAD/CAM dentistry, Thayer Dental Laboratory was one of Atlantis Components' beta labs over 10 years ago—and continues to beta test new products and techniques for Dentsply Implants. Surgeons, specialists, and restorative dentists have widely acknowledged Thayer's implant expertise and its ability to provide competitive implant pricing with no surprises or hidden costs. Pictured in the above photo from Thayer Dental Laboratory are (from left to right) Brett Ginter, Implant Co-Director; Gregory M. Thayer, CDT, FICOI, President; Steve Solenberger, District Sales Manager, Dentsply Implants; and Craig Yoder, CDT, Laboratory Manager.
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