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A look at some of the recently announced products from the dental laboratory industry.
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The J5 DentaJet™ 3D printer is the only multimaterial dental 3D printer that enables technicians to load mixed trays of dental parts. It can produce at least 5 times more dental parts on a single mixed tray than competitive 3D printers, yet its compact footprint consumes only 0.43 m2 of floor space. Designed to give dental labs 3D printing efficiency paired with PolyJet’s realism and precision, the multicolor, multimaterial unit also produces 3D-printed case presentations with a realism previously only possible using time-consuming wax models. Designs can be produced digitally in a few hours.
Why this 3D printer stands out
The J5 DentaJet is launching with a full range of resins tailored to meet the needs of the dental industry. Available biocompatible resins include a clear resin, VeroGlaze opaque white for temporary in-mouth placement, and a clear and flexible resin. In addition, Separator Digital Materials automatically coat models to make it much easier to separate the acrylic device from the model and remove wax and residue. Other available resins include VeroDent PureWhite, and CMY resins for color.
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DentalCAD 3.0 Galway
Designed to take your restorative designs to the next level, the all-new DentalCAD 3.0 Galway software solution, with over 90 new features, has an updated user interface as well as new features and enhancements made across the product. Instant Anatomic Morphing offers automatic adaptation of teeth in real time, vastly improving speed and precision for the anatomic tooth placement. The software features parametric shape adjustment with a new user interface design. It also is equipped with advanced bridge connectors, editing and viewing tools, improved insertion direction control, and virtual tooth extraction on optical scans.
Why consider this CAD solution
This software is known for its speedy operation and ease of use, helping you minimize training costs and maximize productivity. It is designed to be reliable and robust even for solving complex cases on a daily basis. Other new features include: Bite Splint Module that includes tooth anatomy; Full Denture Module that now features set-up presets from the new denture tooth lines; MyiTero connector; new Library Manager; and the improved ExoViewer 3D. The DentalCAD3.0 Galway is now available worldwide at no extra charge to all exocad customers with a valid upgrade contract.
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CEREC Tessera blocks are an advanced lithium disilicate ceramic for the CEREC workflow. They are designed to accelerate the entire manufacturing process by shortening the glaze firing time–a crown can be fired in the CEREC SpeedFire in just 4 minutes and 30 seconds. Dentists frequently use high-strength glass ceramics when fabricating a restoration in large part due to their esthetics. Lithium disilicates play an important role in this group of materials with results that are convincing in all regions of the mouth and because they can be used for CAD/CAM-fabricated restorations, such as in the CEREC Primemill.
What makes these blocks stand out
Tessera blocks are composed of a new material containing virgilite. The fast firing time is mainly made possible by the special and new composition of the ceramic made of lithium disilicate and virgilite, a lithium aluminum silicate. During the firing process, new virgilite crystals are formed and embedded in a zirconia-enriched glass matrix. Together, these material constituents combine to create a robustly reinforced, high-density restorative material. The densely interwoven crystal composition of the blocks is key to their high strength and reduction of microcracks.
EDITOR'S CHOICE: The PrograScan One is designed to integrate with the PrograMill® for a completely digital workflow.
The PrograScan One is designed to capture high-quality digital impressions using artificial intelligence to remove soft tissue artifacts from the digital impression automatically. Clinicians will be able to record a patient’s dynamic occlusion to ensure the best fitting restorations. Other features include color scan and shade measurement. There are 2 versions of the scanner available, the PrograScan One and the PrograScan One+. The plus model includes wireless scanning technology.
The new 6-Pin Adapter is designed to increase the overall milling capacity of the DGSHAPE DWX-42W wet dental mill. The adapter (part number ZV-42W) enables the DWX-42W to mill up to 6 14 mm material blocks—twice the total allowed by the standard material adapter. In addition, the adapter base can be used interchangeably with the DGSHAPE AK-1 Abutment Kit. The 4-axis wet dental mill is engineered for on-demand milling of glass ceramics, nano-composites, inlays, onlays, veneers, and even custom titanium abutments with the DGSHAPE AK-1 Abutment Kit.Additional features include open architecture, a 6-station Automatic Tool Changer, Virtual Machine Panel (VPanel), new grinding burs, and more.
Myerson, LLC has acquired assets related to the Dentivera™ milling disc from Solvay® Specialty Polymers USA, LLC. Solvay has also granted Myerson an exclusive license for the dental industry to use the Ultaire® AKP trademark. This gives the company the opportunity to broaden the solutions it provides for patients needing partial dentures and other removable dental appliances. Dentivera is the only milling disc made from Ultaire AKP and is a clinically proven product specifically designed to meet the critical performance requirements for removable partial denture frames. Ultaire AKP frames are digitally designed for an accurate fit and hold their shape.
IMPLANT HEALING ABUTMENT AND SCAN BODY
The Anatotemp SC is an anatomic healing abutment and digital scan body in one component. It reportedly removes 4 steps for clinicians and at least 1 appointment for patients by eliminating the need to remove the healing abutment and placement of impressions or digital scan bodies. The Anatotemp SC healing abutment and scan body library are now fully integrated into the exocad and 3Shape dental implant laboratory and model creator software, providing clinicians and lab technicians with a fully digital workflow.
3D PRINT MATERIAL CLEANER
The VeriWash resin cleaning station is designed to be an integral piece of equipment to use in the 3D printed resin post processing process. Its oscillating, multi-speed stirrer produces a powerful vortex said to guarantee efficient, effective, and powerful cleaning whether the units are individual or still attached to the build plate. The 2 alcohol baths make an effective step-wash system. It cleans more efficiently and there is less alcohol needed, since you can reuse the alcohol from the fresh bath to the dirty bath. The unit’s intelligent design offers features such as Mode, Time, and Start/Stop button display which gives the operator full and automatic control.
Adjusting and Finishing
With this online Kit Designer, you can customize the Brasseler instruments to best serve your design. You’ve already developed the procedure, now design the perfect kit to match. The new kit designer is an interactive experience that assists you in building custom kits to meet your clinical needs. You select the blocks and burs of your choice and organizing your workﬂow becomes easy and fun. Designed by you so your procedure kit matches your workﬂow; start with an existing layout or create your own from scratch to meet your needs. Customize your kit with order numbers, descriptions, and silhouettes. You can add a procedure name or logo to make it yours.
The Intelliscan 3D is an entirely open sourced intraoral scanner that is designed to simplify the scanning experience. It features an advanced motion sensing function that allows for hands-free operation and gives clinicians the ability to save scans directly from the wand. Other features include realistic color, and clear margin lines. It’s powder-free. The Intelliscan 3D is designed to be smaller than its competitors and its scan head boasts an anti-fog feature. It’s suitable for a range of indications, including implants, crown and bridge restoration, clear aligners, and more.
EDITOR's CHOICE: The company’s new software feature, printers, and dental resins of the Formlabs Dental Ecosystem support dentistry’s transformation enabling both newcomers and experienced professionals to add digital workflows.
Scan to Model
Scan to Model is a new tool for Formlabs’ PreForm software that serves as an entry point for dental professionals without experience with digital design software. The new feature is designed to convert intraoral scans into 3D printable models. Clinicians can create diagnostic, formed appliance and fit check models by scanning the patient’s teeth with a 3D intraoral scanner, upload the model to PreForm’s Scan to Model tool, and then print with a Formlabs 3D printer. It’s said to reduce turnaround time and the number of software programs required to produce models.