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Nobel Biocare is a world leader in innovative restorative and esthetic dental solutions, providing dental professionals with state-of-the-art evidence-based tooth-to-root solutions.
"Patients don't want implants, they want teeth. Nobel Biocare is deeply committed to patient care and the dental technology profession and making the technician's job as easy as possible," said Richard...See more Laube, Nobel Biocare CEO, during his opening remarks to the 400 technicians at Dental Technician Day, part of the company's Global Symposium 2013 in New York City in June. Moderated by Patrick Rutten, MDT, Dental Technician Day featured lectures emphasizing the partnership approach to implant dentistry by international dentist-technician teams including Dr. Tristan Staas and Michiel Wouters, Dr. Jean-Francois Bedard and Joe Coursey, Dr. Stefan Holst and Patrick Rutten, and Dr. Bernard Touati and Jean-Marc Etienne, MDT. During the other three days of the Symposium, well over 100 world-renowned researchers, scientists, clinicians and academics took the stage at the sold-out event to share their insights and perspectives with more than 2,000 dentist-attendees on how to improve patient care. In addition, the company made several exciting product announcements: Fully Integrated Digital Workflow: "Thanks to the smart fusion function, with a click of a button you can easily integrate CT scans from NobelClinician Software with the scan data of the model obtained from the second-generation NobelProcera 2G Scanner. All of this data can be shared through NobelConnect, a HIPPA-compliant platform," said Hans Geiselhöringer, MDT, Executive Vice President Global Research, Products and Development at Nobel Biocare. This new, fully integrated digital workflow offers numerous benefits in that it offers better representation of intraoral tissues for diagnostics and planning; eliminates the need for radiographic guides, specific markers and scan protocols; enables the decision for guided surgery to be made at any stage; reduces treatment costs; and enables more effective communication between the dental team members. New-Generation Scanner: The NobelProcera 2G Scanner features a smart motorized holder and scan strategies that automatically position each object on the model at the ideal height, tile and rotation to obtain optimal scan data; these automation features free up the technician to do other tasks, increasing productivity. In addition, the enhanced algorithms and expanded range offer more accurate scanning. New Surgical Option: Instead of using a fully guided approach, the dentist can use the new pilot drill guide and free-hand surgery techniques. "This option is ideal for narrow clinical spaces," explained Geiselhöringer. "The surgical template can be visualized in the NobelClinician Software and is printed and delivered to the dentist ready to use." NobelProcera Angulated Screw Channel (ASC) Abutment Concept: This new abutment can be designed with an angulated screw channel that offers the dentist optimal esthetics, easier access and more screw-retained solutions. The new Omnigrip screwdriver has a friction-based pick-up function that easily connects to the screw so that tightening is possible in all situations whether the screwdriver is straight or even at an angle. The ASC concept and Omnigrip will be introduced starting with selected NobelProcera Abutments in 2014. Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation Inaugurated The Symposium marked the official inauguration of the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR)--Nobel Biocare's international initiative to promote oral healthcare and humanitarian leadership and its interactive website (www.FOR.org). "FOR provides a multi-dimensional platform to assist professional colleagues from diverse specialties and cultural backgrounds to focus on optimizing treatment outcomes for their patients," said George Zarb, Chairman, FOR. "Those who join FOR become part of a community with a shared desire and dedication to improve the quality of life of patients." The FOR network is centered on three key areas: FOR Science: Helps participants stay at the forefront of innovation and scientific breakthroughs by collaborating with leading experts and researchers from various fields. Through special "FORum" events, experts and participants have the opportunity to showcase their research and share their ideas before an international audience. FOR Education: Provides an interactive learning platform that gives participants the ability to connect with experts and peers and keep up to date on the latest advancements in patient care. Participants have the chance to share and discuss patient treatment plans with a community of experts and peers. FOR Humanity: Support for humanitarian projects and provision of free products for treating patients are integral to FOR's culture. Bertrand Piccard was awarded the Foundation's first FOR Humanity Award in recognition of his Winds of Hope humanitarian foundation that fights against Noma, a gangrenous disease that causes tissue destruction of the face. Some of the information on www.FOR.org is accessible at no charge; there is an annual participant fee for other components. Visitors to the FOR website can view "Video Insights," download the "FOR Safety Checklists" app and see selected "Patient Cases" for free. Registered participants gain all access to existing content, updates, newsletters, discounts, special benefits and future services as well as the opportunity to interact through the website and contribute new content.
The implant market isn't slowing down anytime soon. At Nobel Biocare's LAB DAY panel discussion, featuring laboratory owners and other industry experts, the company offered these statistics: 60 million...See more people are edentulous in one arch or another. The "nearly edentulous"—those with two or more teeth per arch—will grow to 39 million by 2015. Projected growth for implant-supported restorations: 9.3% over the next four years. The average lab produces about 30 implant abutments a month; 50% of them are done via CAD/CAM. As the market grows and more and more dentists get involved, they're looking to their technician-partners for technical guidance. "The most exciting trend I'm seeing is how interested doctors are in communicating with us about complex implant cases," said Tom Wade, CDT, New Horizons Dental Lab, Broomfield, CO, one of the panelists. "They're really willing to sit side by side to discuss and plan cases and it's not uncommon for me to meet with both the restorative dentist and the surgeon. I didn't see this years ago." Dr. Scott MacLean agreed, saying he relies on his technician's implant experience and trusts his input. "My technician has done hundreds of implant bars and I can learn so much from him. Some of his advice has saved me hours of time," he said. To build your implant business, panelists recommended partnering with implant manufacturers who can put you in touch with doctors, offering CE courses to dentists, and joining or starting a study club. Representing another market trend—corporate dentistry—Dr. Mark Adams and technician Scott Adams were on-hand from ClearChoice Dental Implant Center, a network of over 30 dental treatment centers across the U.S. that provide one-day implants along with a temporary screw-retained denture; the patient returns about six months later to receive his final prosthesis. In order to meet that initial one-day turnaround time, the Center follows a very strict protocol. "We create uppers and lowers in about three hours and it requires a real level of dedication to getting it done," says Scott Adams, Director of Laboratory Services. "We can set our watches by what we do." Digital Communications Another hot topic at the event was how technology is transforming the way labs and dentists communicate on a daily basis. For instance, many panelists use Skype or similar software to virtually meet with one another and nearly half of attendees* said they're regularly communicating via texts and the internet to discuss cases and share case images. These instant communication tools are helping dental team members quickly collaborate on cases and solve challenges. For example, panelist Dr. MacLean uses joinme.com —a meeting app that allows instant screen sharing—to share CT scans and other information on his computer with his technician. "Teach your dentists about joinme.com and how to use file-sharing websites like Dropbox to exchange photos and files and they'll see how valuable you are," said MacLean. One important tip: if you text and exchange photos with clients via smartphone, be sure you're saving them for future reference should an issue arise. Or, if you use Facetime for a face-to-face video chat on the iPhone, software like IMCapture allows you to record the conversation. Types of Implant Cases Attendees* are Fabricating 64% offer CBCT-planned, CAD/CAM-milled restorations 19% offer implant-supported bridges 8% offer mini implants 7% offer single-unit cases only *Nobel Biocare's popular interactive panel discussion featured live audience polling via digital handheld devices so attendees could provide instant feedback to questions posed by Moderator Mark Murphy, DDS, FAGD. Answers were immediately displayed on a large screen at the front of the room; the 200 attendees could also send texts or emails with questions for the panel members.
At LAB DAY, Nobel Biocare presented its latest innovations in dental implant-based CAD/CAM solutions, including: NobelProcera® Abutments, now available on Biomet 3i, Camlog and Zimmer implant platforms...See more (in addition to Straumann, Astra Tech and Thommen). NobelProcera users can expand their business with the new in-lab scanning of NobelProcera Implant Bar Overdenture for Straumann implant platforms. These bars have been tested with a new 3D fit assessment to verify the precision of fit, reduce mechanical complications and ensure longevity. Available later this year, the new NobelProcera 2G Scanner has a similar look and feel to the original with new elements including advanced automation features designed to increase productivity. Existing users of the NobelProcera Scanner will be able to upgrade their current scanner to the new 2G version for a modest fee. Also later this year, Nobel Biocare is forming a partnership with 3Shape that will enable 3Shape users to access NobelProcera Abutments in zirconia and titanium. After integrating with NobelProcera, 3Shape users simply maintain their current workflow of scanning and designing using the 3Shape Dental System; interested 3Shape users should contact Nobel Biocare to obtain the required interface file. Availability may depend on which 3Shape partner has provided the system. For more information, visit www.nobelbiocare.com.
Attendees took advantage of two full days of clinics on Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th, and were eager to shop exhibits on Saturday. In fact, the exhibit hall was already bustling with crowds
• New options for NobelProcera® Abutments on Biomet 3i™, Camlog® and Zimmer® implant platforms • More restorative flexibility with NobelProcera® Implant Bars on Straumann®...See more implant platforms • Announcing direct access to unrivaled products with upcoming NobelProcera® 2G Scanner • New partnership with 3Shape™ will offer open access to NobelProcera® Abutments • Expert LMT panel discussion and industry-leading speakers focus on major lab and CAD/CAM topics Nobel Biocare presents its latest innovations in dental implant-based CAD/CAM solutions in Chicago as the "Windy City" hosts both the 148th Chicago Dental Society "Midwinter Meeting," 21-23 February, and one of the largest international gatherings of the dental laboratory community in the world, the LMT Magazine "Lab Day Chicago 2013," 22-23 February. Nobel Biocare is a world leader in implant-based restorations and a CAD/CAM pioneer as the first to offer fully automated industrial CAD/CAM dental prosthetic production. The NobelProcera CAD/CAM system is a leader in innovative technology, materials and products delivering ready-to-use restorations with outstanding quality. The comprehensive assortment of precisely engineered and manufactured NobelProcera CAD/CAM medical device restorations has been expanded with the recent additions of NobelProcera Abutments for Biomet 3i, Camlog and Zimmer implant platforms - as well as the new NobelProcera Implant Bar Overdenture for Straumann implant platforms. The announcement of a new NobelProcera 2G Scanner and an open access partnership with 3Shape for NobelProcera Abutments, both to be launched later this year, offer even more access to superior products and solutions that help dental professionals treat more patients better. The patient is at the forefront of Nobel Biocare's mission, "Designing for Life," an ambition to improve every patient's quality of life with superior products and solutions designed to give functional and natural-looking tooth restorations that aspire to last a lifetime. For each core step of the patient treatment workflow - diagnostics and treatment planning, surgery, prosthetic restoration and post-treatment care - Nobel Biocare provides superior products and solutions to ensure maximum treatment safety, patient comfort and long-term success. New options for NobelProcera® Abutments on Biomet 3i™, Camlog® and Zimmer® implant platforms The latest additions to the assortment of third-party NobelProcera Abutments provides affordable and highquality options that pair patient needs with individual products. In addition to the existing third-party NobelProcera Abutments for Straumann, Astra Tech and Thommen - a whole new range of NobelProcera Abutments on Biomet 3i, Camlog and Zimmer implant platforms are now available. All NobelProcera Abutments are meticulously developed, verified, and validated to meet engineering requirements and user needs. More restorative flexibility with NobelProcera® Implant Bars on Straumann® implant platforms NobelProcera users can gain a significant competitive edge in expanding their business with the new in-lab scanning of NobelProcera Implant Bar Overdenture for Straumann implant platforms. NobelProcera Implant Bars for Straumann Standard/Standard Plus and Bone Level allow for even more restorative flexibility with precision engineering that supports basic to advanced cases. The extensive experience in high-end industrial manufacturing available with the global production network of NobelProcera, allows dental professionals to take advantage of a whole new range of implant restorative options for addressing patient needs. The NobelProcera Implant Bar Overdenture for Straumann implant platforms has been tested with a new 3D fit assessment to verify the high precision of fit of NobelProcera Implant Bars on Straumann implant platforms. The method is used to confirm precision of fit in order to reduce mechanical complications and ensure longevity which is particularly relevant when developing CAD/CAM-generated dental implant substructures.1 Announcing direct access to unrivaled products with upcoming NobelProcera® 2G Scanner the upcoming NobelProcera 2G Scanner builds on the more than 25 years of CAD/CAM experience behind all NobelProcera solutions and tops its predecessor which has already proven to be an extremely accurate scanner on the dental market.2 The new scanner has a similar look and feel to the original with exciting new elements including advanced automation features which are designed to increase productivity. Existing users of the NobelProcera Scanner will be able to upgrade their current scanner to the new 2G version which will be available later this year. New partnership with 3Shape™ will offer open access to NobelProcera® Abutments Also later this year, users of the 3Shape Dental System will be able to integrate their system to gain access to the unrivaled quality of NobelProcera Abutments in zirconia and titanium for both Nobel Biocare and other major implant systems. After integrating with NobelProcera, 3Shape users simply maintain their current workflow of scanning and designing using the 3Shape Dental System with the added benefit of receiving open access to produce industry-leading NobelProcera Abutments using the extensive global production network of NobelProcera. Interested 3Shape users should contact Nobel Biocare to obtain the required interface file. Availability may depend on which 3Shape Partner has provided the Dental System. Expert LMT panel discussion and industry-leading speakers focus on major lab and CAD/CAM topics Join Nobel Biocare for two days of discussion and lectures with industry-leading experts in CAD/CAM dentistry. An expert panel moderated by Mark T. Murphy, DDS, will host an interactive discussion on the hottest topics facing laboratories today on Friday, 22 February, from 12:00 to 3:00 pm at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Ballroom Chicago VII. Topics include, "Digital communication: Clinical and laboratory perspectives for success", "IRS & Regulatory developments that will impact your laboratory in 2013" and "The edentulous patient treatment incorporating CAD/CAM technology for long-term success." Following the panel discussion on Friday, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, during the "NobelProcera Innovation Forum," don't miss the unique opportunity to hear the doctor/lab presentation, "The Edentulous Patient: All-on-4® Treatment Concept" including the keys to a successful predictable outcome. Mark Adams, DDS, is a leading prosthodontist from Denver, Colorado, who works along-side his brother Scott Adams, CDT. On Saturday, 23 February, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, also at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Ballroom Chicago VII, Nobel Biocare presents a mini-lecture series on the following topics: "Engineering CAD/CAM bar restorations for predictable long-term success", "New emerging technologies that will impact the laboratory business in 2013", "CAD/CAM implant bar designs incorporating in-lab scanning" and "Customized CAD/
NOBEL BIOCARE's new NobelReplace Conical combines the original tapered implant body with a sealed conical connection to offer an esthetic solution for all indications. The body of all NobelReplace and Replace Select implants...