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Another IDS (International Dental Show) has come to an end. DPR and DLP sent editors to check out the latest products launches and industry news-we saw everything from a gold-painted Porsche to a dancing robot.
But most importantly, we saw new product launches that amazed us, products that will drive the industry for years to come. In no particular order, here are 10 amazing products that blew our minds at this year’s IDS:
Cement-free posterior implant concept
Nobel Biocare unveiled a new, complete, cement-free treatment concept developed to address the most common challenges faced when restoring molar teeth. The solution features a choice of new wide-platform implants and restorative options designed specifically for the posterior region. Also launched at IDS was an entire new parallel-walled implant system, NobelParallel Conical Connection (CC).
A new CBCT scanner from the company that changed dental imaging
3Shape presented the 3Shape X1™, its new four-in-one CBCT scanner. With the addition of the 3Shape X1™, the 3Shape product portfolio reportedly will provide dental professionals with a complete range of digital imaging solutions to choose from. The 3Shape X1™ enables CBCT, panoramic, cephelometric and face scanning in one system.
A cool new way to connect to your patients
Oz Display demonstrated their new Smart Table product that brings practice and case management to a table-top solution. The interactive tabletop computer provides a highly interactive, specialized way to handle and manipulate patient data, including a way for patients to receive their file images and data.
Komet introduces new two-step composite polisher at IDS
When it comes to work on composite fillings, the standard procedure is starting with a tungsten carbide finisher, followed by diamond interspersed polishers. Up to now, Komet has been offering a three-step and a one-step polishing system. Now it has closed the gap by adding a two-step system.
KaVo Lythos Digital Impression system released at IDS 2015
The new KaVo Lythos Digital Impression system is designed to replace traditional impression and reportedly will therefore make dentistry become integrated. KaVo Lythos reportedly provides an intuitive and flexible scanning workflow that offers you maximum flexibility.
Stratasys introduces Objet260 Dental Selection 3D Printer
Stratasys’ unique triple-jetting technology, the Objet260 Dental Selection is said to raise the bar in 3D printed dental model realism to improve the accuracy and efficacy of digital dentistry. The versatile new 3D printer is designed to help mid- to large-sized dental and orthodontic labs grow their business by producing realistic models with true-to-life look and feel as part of their end-to-end digital dentistry workflow, including intraoral scanners.
Vigilant Biosciences debuts OncAlert Oral Cancer Risk Assessment System
Vigilant's initial product, the OncAlert Oral Cancer Risk Assessment System, includes the OncAlert Oral Cancer Rapid Point-of-Care Risk Assessment Test and the OncAlert Oral Cancer CD44 + Total Protein Lab Test. Both products in the OncAlert System are based on patented technology that reportedly detects specific protein markers known to indicate an elevated risk for oral cancer, even prior to the observation of visual or physical symptoms. The simple oral rinse procedure is said to be easy to administer and non-invasive for the patient.
Acteon North America introduces Expazen cord paste
Acteon North America has announced the debut of Expazen, the first-ever cord paste. Expazen reportedly has all the advantages of a cord for gingival retraction and hemostasis, without the drawbacks such as damage to the epithelial attachment, patient discomfort, or the time it takes to actually place a cord.
Valplast unveils 3D Printable Valplast Resin
Valplast International Corporation announced the prototype of its 3D Printable Valplast® Resin. This major advancement in additive manufacturing reortedly represents the very first Class IIA (European Union) and Class II (USA) Denture Base Resin that will yield a permanent restoration directly from 3D printing.
VITA introduces updated Easyshade
VITA unveiled the latest version of their Easyshade tooth shade measurer. Featuring a touchscreen that displays instant shade information, the tool is designed for both lab technicians and clinicians to be able to treat their customers' shade issues more easily than ever.