Zirconia-reinforced materials are a new trend, and expanded options for pre-colored zirconia and ceramics for full contour restorations offer both efficiency and esthetics. Plus, a new type of material: a biocompatible, millable resin on which the final restoration can be built; there's no need for casting or pressing.
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Schutz's new desktop-size scanner, the Tizian Smart Scan, features an optical light and large-capacity scanning bay that allows you to scan fully articulated models with most articulation systems. In addition, the camera is positioned at a 45° angle. "This means each scan only requires 20 pictures compared to 60 in the previous-generation model. Since there is less data to mesh together, the scan time is up to 70% faster," explained John Schaible, President of Schutz Dental Group. For example, the unit can scan a single die in 59 seconds or a full jaw in 92 seconds.
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13% of respondents to LMT's 2013 Dentist Survey plan to retire within the next five years. As baby-boomer clients begin to reach retirement age, lab owners need to target younger dentists to ensure a consistent workflow and a dynamic and diverse customer base.
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