Zahn Dental introduced seven new products to its Zirlux line: Zirlux ST1 is an esthetic, strong, high-translucency zirconia that can be milled for full contour anterior and posterior crowns, bridges,...See more frameworks and inlays; it’s available in multiple sizes and thicknesses. Zirlux Temp Multi is multi-layered PMMA material for milling esthetic temporary restorations. Zirlux Temp is a pre-colored PMMA material for milling esthetic temporary crowns and bridges; it’s available in 98.5-mm discs and multiple thicknesses. Zirlux Wax discs are used to create patterns for full contour cast or press ceramic restorations and diagnostic waxups. Zirlux NP is a nickel- and beryllium-free, non-precious cobalt-based alloy available in 98.5-mm discs for milling. Zirlux Ti is a titanium-grade material available in 98.5-mm discs for milling crowns, bridges, bars, implant applications and partial denture frameworks. Zirlux Polishing Kit includes adjustment and polishing burs specifically designed for use on Zirlux FC2 and Zirlux ST1 Zirconia. They eliminate marks without modifying the structure. For more information, call 800-496-9500 or visit www.zahndental.com or www.zirlux.com.
AD BLU Dental has added the EZMill 5.0 to its line of EZMill compact desktop milling systems. Combining high-speed production and precision, the system can be used to mill a variety of restorations in...See more numerous materials, including zirconium, acrylic and wax. A wet/dry option is available. The company also introduced the CAD BLU ProJet® 1200 3D printer. Costing less than $5,000, this desktop unit prints 10-12 units per hour with fine detail at an average cost of 50 cents per unit. For more information, call 212-481-8700 or visit www.cadblu.com.
Are you ready to take the plunge and invest in your own digital equipment? Going digital was the name of the game at NADL Vision 21 in Las Vegas in January where speakers offered tips on how to incorporate...See more new technology into the laboratory.
Oldsmar, FL Owner: Warren Rogers 87 employees Knight Dental Group considers its employees so valuable, they’re included in the company’s mission statement: “Our employees are one of our...See more most precious resources; we will treat them with respect and provide a state-of-the-art facility with continuing education and a quality-centered environment.” True to its word, the lab provides the latest equipment and materials in its sparkling, 23,000-sq-ft facility as well as top-notch training. In addition to bringing speakers in house eight times a year, managers create individualized training programs for technicians, sending them to courses both locally and across the country depending on what skills they need to acquire. Knight is also very supportive of technicians seeking a CDT designation. For instance, in addition to hosting CDT tests, the lab offers a CDT Study Group that meets during the workday for two hours once a week for five months. It also covers all expenses—projector, books, wax, porcelain, etc.—as well as all CDT fees, including the testing and annual fees. Once a technician passes the test, he is awarded $500 and a spot in the “walk of honor,” a hallway that contains the technicians’ framed CDT certificates. This supportive environment may be one of the reasons that last year alone, eight Knight technicians earned a CDT designation.
In early February, LMT traveled to Panthera Dental in beautiful Quebec City to learn more about this new high-tech production center and its digital product offerings, including zirconia and PEEK double-structure bars.
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I read an article about placing patient identification in acrylic dentures. May labs were discussing the best way to cold cure the ID into the denture and what materials to use for the actual ID. I heat...See more cure the denture ID into the denture and it will never yellow or fade. Here's how, perform your wax up, boil out, and separation in the usual method. using the "mini-ident" product, type the information then apply a thin film of super glue to the type so it will not be affected by the monomer. Choose the thickest area on the denture that will not be subject to gross reduction in future relines. Using type 1 monomer wet an area slightly larger than your ID tag, sprinkle type 1 clear denture resin to a thickness of approx. 2 mm to your separated cast. Place the ID tag on the wetted clear acrylic and press into the about half the thickness of the wetted acrylic. Sprinkle another 1mm of type 1 clear resin onto the ID tag. Let the acrylic assembly set for approx. 3-4 minutes. this is necessary so the ID tag will not "float" during the packing process. Carefully place pink denture base into the mold trying to pack around the ID tag without disturbing the ID tag. Close case and compress slowly. You will have a very cool and permanent Identified denture.
Axsys Dental Solutions introduces a 4-axis version of the VersaMILL Dental Machining Center for in-house fabrication of dental prostheses. Equipped with the precision and high performance components...See more of the VersaMILL. 5X 5-axis mill, the VersaMILL4X is self-contained and rigid with far greater options than current four-axis machines. The VersaMILL 4X has wet/dry milling capabilities for material appropriate processing, intelligent four-axis machining that reaches into undercuts and the ability to handle a broad range of indications including custom/hybrid abutments and dental bars. The VersaMILL’s superior construction enable it to machine a wide range of materials including zirconia, titanium, chrome cobalt, resin, wax, glass-ceramics, lithium disilicate and more. The new VersaMILL 4X is also compatible with any open CAD/SCAN solutions providing the flexibility to seamlessly process all imported or modified design files. For more information about the VersaMILL 4X or VersaMILL 5X 5-axis mill contact an Axsys Dental Solutions representative at 1-855-687-7941 or visit our Web-site at: www.axsysdental.com Axsys Dental Solutions 29627 West Tech Drive Wixom, MI 48393 www.axsysdental.com firstname.lastname@example.org 1.855.687.7941
Amann Girrbach America launches an entry level version of the Ceramill Motion 2 mill for in-house fabrication. Equipped with the precision and high performance components of the original Motion 2 five-axis...See more mill, this entry level four-axis Motion 2 is compact and versatile with far greater options than current four-axis machines. The four-axis Motion 2 has wet/dry milling and wet grinding capabilities for material appropriate processing, intelligent four-axis machining that reaches into undercuts, the ability to handle a broad range of indications and materials including zirconia, Sintron® millable chrome cobalt, resin, wax, glass-ceramics and lithium disilicate. The new four-axis Motion 2 is also compatible with any open scanning equipment providing the flexibility to seamlessly process all imported or modified .stl files. For more information about the Motion 2 four-axis or Motion 2 five-axis mill contact an Amann Girrbach America representative at 1-800-851-3719 or visit www.AmannGirrbachAmerica.com. To register for a demonstration in your area, visit www.CeramillLiveEvents.com. Amann Girrbach America, Inc. 5265 Parkway Plaza Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28217 www.AmannGirrbachAmerica.com info@AmannGirrbachAmerica.com 1.800.851.3719
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...See more 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 quality with every restoration. For more information on Whip Mix Milling Services, visit www.whipmix.com or call Margaret Overmeer at 800-626-5651 x1228.
Roland DGA Corp. has announced that its DWX-50 dental CAD/CAM milling machine has earned approval from 3M ESPE for the company's Lava Ultimate Restorative resin nano ceramic material. Built on more than...See more 20 years of proven CNC milling technology, the DWX-50 joins a growing list of open-architecture mills to receive this certification. "As an open-architecture system, the DWX-50 allows labs to customize their production environments with the most advanced tools and materials from industry leaders like 3M ESPE," said Brian Brooks, product manager for Roland DGA Corp. "This certification provides Roland labs everywhere with immediate access to one of the world's most innovative dental prosthetic materials. Together, the DWX-50 and Lava Ultimate Restorative provide labs with precision results, fast, efficient production, and exceptional durability for better overall patient care." A resin nano ceramic material that offers patients excellent esthetics and outstanding strength, Lava Ultimate Restorative can be characterized and finished without firing&mdas;dramatically reducing production time. The material is designed for long-term durability and backed by a 10-year warranty. Patients experience less wear to the opposing dentition than with glass ceramics and a tooth-like bite feel due to its excellent absorption of chewing forces. Should the underlying dentition need additional treatment or repair, the material is easily modified and repaired like real tooth structure. Paired with Lava Ultimate Restorative, the DWX-50 is the perfect way to bring previously outsourced work in house. Five-axis simultaneous machining capabilities and a 5-station automatic tool changer streamline production, and its open architecture design allows seamless integration with commercially available dental CAD/CAM software and hardware. The DWX-50 mills a variety of materials, including resin nano ceramic, zirconia, wax and PMMA. The DWX-50 is available from authorized Roland dental dealers. For more information, including where to purchase, please visit www.rolanddga.com/dental. For information on Lava Ultimate Restorative from 3M ESPE, visit www.3MESPE.com/LavaUltimate.