“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.
KDF introduced two new products at the show: Cascom SE Casting Machine offers high-frequency alloy induction heating and vacuum and pressure casting. It doesn’t use flame during the melting process...See more so the alloy doesn’t absorb gas, minimizing porosity and creating a smooth surface. The unit is user-friendly, simple to operate and offers a fast casting for various types of alloys. Zircom Sintering Furnace features a molybdenum disilicide heater that provides clean, reliable and consistent results. Compact and user friendly, the unit works with a variety of zirconia materials and features an LED display with 100 programmable courses (20 steps). For more information, call 310-320-6633, email email@example.com or visit www.kdfus.com.
Custom Automated Prosthetics (CAP) introduced Multi FZ, a multi-layered zirconia that makes it possible to achieve an esthetic, multi-colored, monolithic, high-strength (1,100MPa flexural strength), milled...See more full contour zirconia restoration without dipping or green-state shading. The 98-mm discs mimic natural dentition with cervical, body and enamel shading and a “blend zone” at each shade interface. For four- or five-axis milling machines, the discs are competitively priced and come in three different colors and white in order to match 16 VITA shades and bleach shades. CAP Multi FZ is also available through CAP’s milling center; simply send your models or .stl files. Also at LAB DAY, CAP was given the Best Reseller 2013 award from CIMSystem SL for the second consecutive year. For details, call 877-977-7889 or visit www.cap-us.com/multi.
Argen Digital introduced its High Noble SLM substructures built from their popular Argedent Euro alloy containing 40% Au, 40% Pd and available in up to six units. “We are the only company in the...See more world to offer High Noble, Noble and Non-Precious substructures fabricated with Selective Laser Melting Technology,” said Ashley Skitt, Marketing Manager. The company also introduced ArgenPMMA Temps available in 16 Classic VITA shades, one bleach shade and five transitional shades. Precision milled from the lab’s supplied .stl file, these full contour temporaries are available in single up to 14 units in two business days. Other new services from Argen Digital include: Restorations milled or printed in ArgenWAX, a hybrid wax/plastic material that’s suitable for pressing all-ceramic full contour crowns, full gold casting and wax tops for press-to-metal or press-to-zirconia restorations. ArgenWAX discs will be available soon. Printed digital models available in single die, half quad, quad, half full arch and full arch; there is no additional charge for removable dies. ArgenIS titanium and zirconia-hybrid custom abutments are currently in beta-testing, scheduled to launch this summer. ArgenIS custom abutments include a complete scan body kit and proprietary digital library, are compatible with 10 popular implant systems and turnaround time is two business days. For more information, call 800-255-5524 or visit www.argendigital.com.
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...See more 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 our customers to customize a solution that suits the needs of their lab and their doctors. Although our current customers can mill the vast majority of their restorations using our frame mills which start as low as $14,995, we now offer the flexibility of both a fully validated [with 3M ESPE Lava materials, Jensen’s XT and HT zirconia, Jensen Wax and Jensen PMMA] and fully open system, all at unprecedented prices,” said Joseph Carofano, General Manager of Jensen Dental. Visit www.PrecisoDental.com or call 800-243-2000.
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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
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
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How long does it take your mill to machine a (insert restoration type here)? This seems to be an area that the digital dental labs and milling centers are most concerned with and can likely be a...See more key criterion in their purchase of a milling machine. Of course machine cycle time is important but it is in reality, not a true gage of a milling machines production and effect on overall throughput and profitability. While the VersaMILL is capable of producing single unit zirconia restoration in as little as 6 minutes and titanium implant abutments in less than 20 minutes, our answer to this questions is typically: “How long do you want it to take”? This may, on the surface, appear to be a flippant answer but in reality we are quite serious. Often time sacrifices are made and indeed even tolerated in the pursuit of fast cycle times. Sacrifices that include: Decreased Cutting Tool Life Increased Manual Bench time Decreased Accuracy Inferior Surface Finish (i.e. Occlusal Surfaces) Poor Feature Definition (i.e. Margin Definition) Increased Design Time Does it make sense to be able to pull a restoration off of the milling machine in 4 minutes only to spend another 10 minutes on the bench to clean it up OR determine it is unacceptable thereby having to re-make it OR spend additional time designing the restoration to avoid machine issues OR spend additional money on expensive diamond tooling due to improper feed/speed rates, OR to sacrifice finish or detail, etc.? The achievement of high quality, in terms of work-piece dimensional accuracy, surface finish, production rate, wear on the cutting tools and economy of machining in terms of cost saving are the main challenges of modern dental manufacturing. Machine stability in terms of vibration dampening characteristics of the axes and spindle drive systems, spindle run-out, machine positional accuracy, cutting tool materials and geometry, machining parameters such as speed, feed, depth of cut and CAM programming strategies all play a factor in enabling you to reach your throughput and profitability objectives. We at Axsys not only have the PRODUCTS, we even more importantly, have the KNOWLEDGE and EXPERIENCE to maximize their effectiveness in pursuit of your goals and objectives. With our products we can provide you with the throughput you need to be competeitve while enabling you to ship superior product to your customers while yeilding high, predictable profits. You may even find that with the VersaMILL and our expertise, an extremely quick return on investment can be realized in zirconia restoration alone; thanks to the tooling cost savings associated with our extremely long tool life (in many cases over 200 units per tool) from tooling that costs a fraction of what competitive solutions offer. Contact Us today to learn more about the Axsys Advantage so we can put our experience to work for you.