A look at some of the recently announced products for dental laboratories.
The latest model of intraoral scanner from Align Technology, the iTero Element 5D combines a trio of scanning technologies to provide both digital impressions and a way to detect and monitor interproximal caries above the gingiva. Designed to help clinicians optimize orthodontic and restorative workflows, the scanner captures precise, full-color images using 3D scan data, color intraoral photos, and a new near infrared imaging (NIRI) technology. Using the iTero TimeLapse software, patient scans can be compared over time, allowing clinicians to track caries progression. The Element 5D can reportedly capture a full-arch scan in as little as 60 seconds, and the system is designed to work with software applications for clinical analysis and treatment outcome simulations.
408-470-1000 | itero.com
This high translucent zirconia disc features a 3 point flexural strength of 1200 MPa after sintering. Its natural translucency of 43% allows for natural aesthetics that look and function like natural teeth. Zir-perfect has a strong resistance to corrosion, long-term stability, and suburb strength for lasting restorations. This zirconia disc is available in 9 shades, including white for those that still dip and stain. At 98mm by 14mm, Zir-perfect is designed to be compatible with most open CAD/CAM milling machines.
Dental Creations, Ltd.
254-772-4661 | dentalcreationsltd.com
The Scan Bodies for LOCATOR Attachment System was designed to automatically create the exact dimension and undercut required to retain the LOCATOR denture attachment housing within 3D printed or milled prosthesis. The precise location of the LOCATOR and implant are captured through the scan, either intraorally or in a lab setting, for easy case planning and design. The overdenture is then 3D printed or milled with the recess for the LOCATOR housing, allowing for easy and quick pick-up. The LOCATOR Scan Bodies are made of a durable PEEK material, which can be sterilized and reused. They are available for all LOCATOR Attachment Systems, including LOCATOR Root, LOCATOR abutments, and LOCATOR Abutments for LOCATOR implants.
Zest Dental Solutions
800-262-2310 | zestdent.com
The VeriModel OS Ivory is now available in 385/405 print resin and offers a high-quality surface finish and extreme precision for models. It’s designed to be used in any open system 385nm or 405nm printer. The VeriModel OS offers a wide variety of 3D printed applications, including the production of highly accurate working and presentation models for crown and bridge, prosthetics, and orthodontic work. VeriModel OS Ivory 385/405 provides the lab and dentist with all of the advantages of previous generations, including reliable accuracy, fine detail, and a beautiful, natural ivory color. VeriModel print resin comes in 1kg (910ml) bottles.
Whip Mix Corp.
800-626-5651 | whipmix.com
Color Key Shade Guide
The Color Key Shade Guide offers a 4-dimensional approach to color matching—color in A, B, C, and D chroma; value in 1, 2, 3, and 4; opacity, eg. LT, MT, HT, and HT+ in combination with the stump shade; and stump shade in 1-9. The shade guides show a thickness of 0.9mm of the incisal edge, about 1mm in the center of the indicator, and around 1.3mm towards the cervical 0neck of the tooth. These thicknesses are realistic for a technician to match a shade, as they reflect the average thickness of a crown. The advantages of this system are higher success rates and matching ingots before the case begins and technicians can select ingots with their eye versus using an app. It also offers the ability to choose matching opacity and translucency. The guide is manufactured with the porcelain available for the case, ensuring a more realistic color selection.
Aesthetic Press, LLC.
727-493-4062 | apdental.net
Speed Polish is a polishing compound crafted from a diamond/alumina base specially developed for polishing zirconium and lithium disilicate ceramic restorations. A high-surface polish, it’s designed to polish in seconds and matches the esthetics of enamel. The compund reduces wear on opposing dentition and is said to rival glazed restorations. Excess polish can be removed with a soft brush, cloth, or rinsed with water, as Speed Polish is water-soluble. Speed Polish is said to feature a perfect balance of abrasion materials delivered in a dust-free binder. It is made of natural ingredients in small batches in-house.
714-674-7400 | harvestdental.com
Angel Adapt uses an intelligent, automated UV-C light treatment platform to treat frequently touched surfaces. It continuously monitors and safely treats surfaces hundreds of times per day. Angel Adapt can be attached to keyboards, touch screens, and a wide range of other surfaces, as many harmful pathogens are sensitive to UV light. The Angel Adapt uses artificial intelligence to detect when a device is being used, cleaned, or when someone is simply walking past it. This data can help healthcare professionals understand key metrics. UV Angel products also come with a robust data platform that offers users the ability to track key performance indicators, access valuable data, and make well-informed decisions.
888-277-2596 | uvangel.com
The Pure Breeze HEPA Air Purifier is a portable air purifier that scrubs the air of dust, chemicals, and biological hazards. This laboratory-grade air cleaner is said to be extremely quiet and ideal for many different air filtration applications. It uses a 4-stage HEPA filtration system to remove a reported 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns, an activated heavy-fill charcoal filter, and 2 micro-pleated particle filters. At 550 cubic feet per minute, the unit scrubs 1,000 square feet about 4-5 times per hour and has three adjustable speed settings.
Great Lakes Dental Technologies
800-828-7626 | greatlakesdentaltech.com
The AK-1 Titanium Abutment Kit is designed for use with the DWX-42W wet dental mill and provides clinicians and laboratories of all sizes full-service, high-quality implant restorations. The AK-1 expands the capabilities of the DWX-42W to allow for the milling of both the custom abutment and implant-supported restoration in-house. This gives the clinician or lab tech greater control over the design process and materials, specifically reducing both costs and turnaround time. Three material attachments are available for the AK-1 Abutment Kit, and each features a manufacturer-specific attachment to the standard DWX-42W material holder. This allows for the milling of pre-milled titanium blanks from a variety of manufacturers. The kit includes a set of titanium dedicated milling tools, a special purpose filter tray, a torque screwdriver, a hexagonal wrench, a receptacle tray, replacement filers, and a user’s manual.
949-727-2100 | rolanddga.com/dental
The S5 is a highly versatile five-axis dental milling machine designed for both dry and wet processing. It is well-suited for users who want to machine a wide range of materials, as its eight-hold blank charger allows non-stop machining of all materials, including wax, zirconia, and cobalt-chrome. In addition to discs, the machine can process up to 24 blocks or 48 abutments. The S5’s three integrated ionizers simplify cleaning by neutralizing the static charge of plastic chips such as PMMA. And, with the optional wet grinding option, the range of applications can be extended to include the grinding of glass ceramic or milling of titanium.
631-524-5252 | vhf.com