Featured Brand: Monotrac offers fast, accurate lab products

Digital Esthetics, Dental Lab Products-2012-11-01, Issue 11

The Monotrac articulation model and die systems have evolved into a far more versatile, sophisticated full range system.

The Monotrac articulation model and die systems have evolved into a far more versatile, sophisticated full range system.

James Garland, CDT, founded Garland Dental Lab, Salt Lake City, Utah in 1978. Subsequently he invented and patented the original pinless Horizontal Die articulator in 1990 called Monotrac. It was the first single pour “cast-in-place” set-up to a fully articulated model using the double bite impression. The Monotrac was a breakthrough in efficient model making, accurate bite replication and precise, solid die relocation for dental technology. Since 1991, several companies have developed single–pour systems and entered the market place, but none measure up to the efficiency, accuracy and simplicity of the Monotrac.  

Since its original version, the Monotrac articulation model and die systems have evolved into a far more versatile, sophisticated full range system. James continues to enhance the system with new products and functionality, adding an increasing number of patented improvements. Some of these include the VSP (Vertical Single Pour) internal retention cone matrix, Plug-In Vertical Stops and Tear Away Base Walls. Monotrac’s goal is to continue to provide the dental laboratory industry with high-quality products that are easy to use with superior accuracy, time efficiency and money saving benefits.


Monotrac V2 Super Model
Dental labs today face constant changes in technology and increasing overseas competition. CAD/CAM technology aims to reduce direct labor cost yet foreign labor remains cheaper. Finding and implementing practical tools of efficiency, accuracy and simplicity into our laboratories to stay competitive and cost effective can be especially tricky when investing in new technology or change.

When it comes to model, die and articulation “cost effective, efficient and accurate” are the essence of Monotrac - offering more capability, options, accuracy and efficiency than any other model system out there. The integrated articulator with pinless cone matrix model base allows a single pour “cast-in-place” set-up that is simple and fast while eliminating labor intensive pinning and basing procedures. Monotrac dies are easily removed and reseat with solid stable precision. Even lower anteriors, the thinnest of dies, resist lateral sway. Other key features of the Monotrac are the Flex Arm Hinge allowing natural excursive equilibration. The Plug-in adjustable vertical stops are easy to place and eliminate the need for a metal articulator set up. The Monotrac V2 is full range capable for all model and die needs in the lab. One system covers it all from refractory to section implant models to full round house, it can do it. Because Monotrac does not require stone basing, cross arch and linear secondary base expansion issues are non existent.

Monotrac Occlu-Tray
This tray provides the most accurate double bite impression attainable. The Occlu-Tray is a reusable stainless steel rigid tray that will not torque or flex thereby eliminating distorted impressions. Mesh is now eliminated with the Occlu-Tray rim design allowing maximum intercuspation or natural centric occlusion to be precisely replicated into the impression.

A Monotrac “cast-in-place” set up ensures this accuracy is also replicated to the articulated model. Minimize remake headaches and reduce chair time with precision fitting restorations.

Monotrac Diamond Die Cutter and Processing Station
Designed for ultimate efficiency and to complete all model processing procedures in one location. The Monotrac Diamond Die Cutter and Processing Station features an adjustable height motorized diamond blade for quick, accurate die sectioning. The blue tabletop flips up instantly so it then can be used lathe-style for side cutting of models.

The convenient vacuum port located at the front of the station incorporates a built-in inverted air blaster that instantly removes dust and debris from the model die matrix cone holes.
A removable magnetic dust shield with magnifier enhances efficiency and vision during model flash clean up and for bulk trimming dies. The station comes with fittings and adapters for hook up to laboratory vacuum and air pressure.