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DENTSPLY Int’l highlights its DENTSPLY Implants Division, other innovative brands

Dental Products ReportDental Products Report-2012-08-01
Issue 8

DENTSPLY Int’l VP and Chief Clinical Officer Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP, discusses DENTSPLY’s efforts to improve the oral health of patients.

DENTSPLY Int’l VP and Chief Clinical Officer Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP, discusses DENTSPLY’s efforts to improve the oral health of patients.

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Q: What does DENTSPLY’s tagline “for better dentistry” mean for the profession?

LN: Dental professionals and their patients are first in the minds of DENTSPLY employees, whose mission is to deliver solutions that benefit practitioners and patients everywhere.  Creativity and innovation in dentistry require a shared vision and commitment to providing solutions “For Better Dentistry”.

Q: What drives innovation at DENTSPLY?

LN:  Talking and listening to dental professionals sparks creativity and development of patient-preferred solutions that improve clinical efficacy and efficiency. By understanding the profession’s needs, DENTSPLY’s innovation efforts improve the oral health of patients.  
Recent product advancements include:
• WaveOne® – Just one reciprocating file shapes a canal, in most cases reducing total shaping time by up to 40% vs. traditional rotary technique.
• Cavitron™Focused Spray®slimLINE®, a thinner triple-bend insert, enhances patient comfort during teeth-cleaning procedures.
• Midwest®Stylus™ATC handpiece provides state-of-the-science cutting efficiency with air driven technology.
• Surefil®SDR®flow, a one-of-a-kind low-stress flowable material, reduces posterior composite placement time.

Q: What can you tell us about DENTSPLY Implants, the newest DENTSPLY business introduced in April? 

LN: DENTSPLY Implants unites Astra Tech Dental and the implant business of DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties in North America, carrying forward their traditions of excellent quality and service. DENTSPLY Implants provides comprehensive solutions for diagnosis and treatment planning, to surgical placement and final restoration with ASTRA TECH Implant System™, ANKYLOS® and XiVE® implant systems, ATLANTIS™ patient-specific CAD/CAM abutments, regenerative bone products, guided surgery planning and professional development tools. Customers can meet all their patients’ implant needs from DENTSPLY Implants, providing them with greater convenience and simplicity.


LN: DENTSPLY’s passion lies in identifying and pursuing innovative concepts, resulting in some of the most trusted brand names in dentistry. DENTSPLY’s strength lies in the over 12,000 Associates working diligently to make these innovations a reality.  From sealants and fluorides, to restorative materials, to denture teeth or implants, we are creating innovative oral health solutions for today’s dental professionals and their patients.


DENTSPLY Implant Systems

DENTSPLY Implants provides three implant systems, each with its own unique benefits. The Tissue Care Concept of the ANKYLOS® Implant System allows for subcrestal implant placement and measurable gain in interdental papillae height, while the BioManagement Complex™ of the ASTRA TECH Implant System™ allows for exceptional marginal bone level maintenance results compared to that of the current standard norm. The more traditional internal flat-to-flat configuration of XiVE® offers simplicity and versatility to implant treatment. So whether you prefer a one- or two-stage approach, or immediate or delayed placement and loading – DENTSPLY Implants has the system you need for long-term functional and esthetic results.



CAD/CAM ATLANTIS™ patient-specific abutments

Available for all major implant systems and in your choice of titanium, gold-shaded titanium and up to five shades of zirconia, ATLANTIS™ patient-specific CAD/CAM abutments help to eliminate the need for inventory management of stock components and simplify the procedure for implant-supported restorations. ATLANTIS abutments are individually designed from the final tooth shape and comprised of a unique combination of four key features, known as the ATLANTIS BioDesign Matrix™, that work interdependently to support soft tissue management for ideal functional and esthetic results. For all cement-retained or single-tooth, screw-retained restorations, just take an implant-level impression, send it to your laboratory and ask for ATLANTIS today.

Symbios™ regenerative bone products

Introducing Symbios™, a full range of quality allograft, xenograft, and alloplast bone graft and membrane products from DENTSPLY Implants. Strong and stable graft integration is crucial to effective tissue regeneration. If you seek the reliability that comes with consistent performance, you can now reduce variability with one complete line of bone regeneration products that predictably offers ease of use and clinical efficacy. With its comprehensive range of biocompatible products, including the highest quality allograft provided by MTF for your peace of mind as well as a diverse choice of synthetic options, Symbios is the one choice for all your regenerative needs.

Visit www.dentsplyimplants.com.

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