A look at some of the recently announced products from the dental laboratory industry.
The new T-Series laboratory scanner lineup—the T710, T510, and T310—is designed to meet the needs of every dental lab. Thanks to a customizable workflow and an open system, labs reportedly profit from absolute freedom and flexibility. The Medit T710—the powerhouse of the new line-up—is equipped with four 5 MP high-resolution cameras, positioned to ensure there are no blind spots in the data, even after a single scan. Full arches are scanned in only 8 seconds and the wide scan area makes it easy to scan multiple objects at the same time.
Why the T710 stands out:
The Medit T710 can be used to scan all indications, including implant cases, impressions, post & core, and replica dentures, making your work significantly easier. The flexible multi-die function is especially useful to scan a full or partial arch with multiple dies simultaneously. The scanner also fits any articulator available on the market, allowing for maximum compatibility. With 4-micron accuracy, the T710 ensures labs can produce high-quality results and ensure clinics are satisfied with the outcome.
CORiTEC 150i series
Designed to provide dental labs and clinics with a versatile mill without requiring significant countertop or floor space, the CORiTEC 150i series features monoblock cast bodies said to offer a high degree of stability to increase milling precision. The systems all offer 5-axis milling with intuitive software and 2 versions feature integrated computer hardware. The CORiTEC 150i PRO offers both wet and dry milling for processing of zirconia, wax, PMMA, glass ceramics, as well as titanium and CoCr. The CORiTEC 150i dry can produce a range of materials but does not offer wet milling of glass ceramics and metals. The CORiTEC 150i dry eco is an economical option without an integrated computer.
Why these mills are worth a look:
With durability and reliability in mind, the mills feature high quality parts and stand out design elements such as an integrated ionizer to prevent milled plastics from damaging the components, a temperature compensation system to keep the internal temperature stable while milling, and a high frequency spindle that can reach up to 100,000 rpm. Additionally the mills are compatible with a half-open blank holder that enables machining of restorations requiring high processing angles.
Designed with a large print area for larger print jobs, the Form 3BL can be used to produce biocompatible parts with the accuracy needed to produce dental aligners. Featuring a build area of 13.2 × 7.9 × 11.8 inches, which can fit approximately 24 arches in a single print run, the 3D printer is designed to operate continuously with little need for operator interaction. Still being offered at an economical price point, the printer features an intuitive workflow, straightforward software, and automatic resin dispensing. It is compatible with Formlabs’ line of printer resins allowing it to be used for a range of tasks.
Why this printer is noteworthy:
Along with adding a much larger print area than earlier printers from Formlabs, the 3BL employs a Low Force Stereolithography print technology designed to provide optimal surface detail. The technology combines the custom optics contained in a specialized Light Processing Unit with a unique resin tank designed with features to reduce peel forces on the print materials. This allows the 3BL to produce parts with smooth surfaces and smaller support connections, and reduces the need for post-print processing.
Editor's Choice: Compatible with all EnvisionTEC DLP resins for the dental industry, providing essential solutions for applications from models to full dentures and everything in between.
[ DESKTOP 3D PRINTER ]
The D4K Pro is said to offer the fastest print speed for a standard DLP printer, and reportedly delivers extremely accurate parts with the finest detail available. It is built on an industrial 4K DLP projector which is designed to guarantee stable performance for many years. The D4K Pro is designed for chairside and small labs, and features a build envelope of 148 x 83 x 110 mm (5.8 x 3.3 x 4.3 in.); an XY Native Resolution of 50 μm; and a Patented Enhanced XY Resolution of 25 μm.
[ 3D PRINTING RESINS ]
These 3 new 3D printing resins are designed to improve the efficiency of the dental 3D printing workflow. The Die & Model 2 resins feature a reduced odor, improved mechanical properties, virtually no pigment settling, and improved color. It also has been specifically designed to be easier to separate from thermoforming materials. Study Model White draws on all of the same improvements as Die & Model 2 materials, andthe new resin provides a rapid, accurate option for 3D printing models for case presentation and education to help doctors communicate the value of procedures.
[ ROTARY INSTRUMENT KIT ]
The Horico® ZKD4 kit is assembled and organized to simplify chairside adjustment of crowns and bridges made of zirconia, lithium disilicate, and other modern ceramics. It contains 5 Lion diamonds and 2 Lamello polishers that ease final adjustment of hard-ceramic restorations. Horico Lion diamonds provide rapid, precise, cool cutting and are engineered and manufactured with close attention to detail and long-term performance. The highly durable, long-lasting polishers provide an intuitive, two-step technique for polishing and producing a high shine on hard ceramic material.
[ ZIRCONIA BLANKS ]
With its asymmetrical shade distribution, Zolid Gen-X is a polychromatic, highly translucent zirconia suitable for complex implant-supported restorations with a gingival section. All standard shades and heights are available as 98 mm blanks. In addition to the common 16 A-D VITA shades, the portfolio also includes 2 bleach shades (BL1 & BL3). Gen-X possesses a natural color gradient that takes the blank to a new level in terms of efficiency and esthetics. Indicated for fully anatomical crowns and 4- to multi-pontic bridges, anatomically reduced crowns and 4- to multi-pontic bridge frameworks, and multi-pontic screw-retained constructions on Ti bases.
[ INFECTION CONTROL ]
Air purifiers and sanitizers equipped with active electrostatic filtration and negative ionization like the ERIO DEPUR20 are able to guarantee air purification and at the same time hygienic, antibacterial and antiviral effects. This unit cleans the air from suspended particles such as pollen, spores, fumes, bacteria and viruses. The system features a metal pre-filter, an electrostatic cell, UVC lamps, and activated carbon filter. The electrostatic cell allows for a high efficiency capturing particles <0.3 µm. Ideal for medical and dental surgeries, dental labs, waiting rooms etc., it is a very effective air sanitizer for limiting the spread of viruses and bacteria carried by aerosols.
[ Personal Protective Equipment ]
This reusable, anti-fog, Face Shield (Pro) is a Class I medical grade device, approved by Health Canada. It has been designed to protect the facial area from splashes, sprays, or splatters of bodily fluids. The full, top seal, side, and bottom coverage is designed to safely protect essential workers. It is adjustable and has sponge-like material that fits tight but comfortably against the forehead. It can be easily re-sanitized. Low cost replacement kits are available to ensure safety. Space has been designed to allow for better airflow, or to fit for glasses, medical goggles, and masks. Standard sanitizers are acceptable and anti-fog liquid is available for reapplication.
[ DENTAL IMPLANTS ]
Designed to provide both high initial implant stability and a long-term anchor, the MPI implants feature a unique spherical helix chamber design that is said to capture blood and bone fragments to assist osseointegration. A beveled collar shifts the dental implant-abutment junction inward, allowing for platform switching. Additionally, the Moleculock™ biomechanical implant-abutment seal design makes the gaps too small for bacterial penetration which may reduce the risks of peri-implantitis. The ULT implants offer many of the same advantages along with a patented Reverse Concave Neck (RCN) with micro-threads that resist axial load.
[ ALGINATE ALTERNATIVE ]
SternVantage Alginate Alternative provides the characteristics clinicians and lab technicians expect from a reliable alginate substitute—predictable, dimensionally stable, and easy-to-use—priced right and trusted for impression making materials. The company is offering a Buy 1, get 20% off promotion, where a purchase of 1 SternVantage Alginate Alternative at regular price gives 20% off a purchase of 1 InstaTemp® Max. This product can be a value added item to other SternVantage products: Putty, Monophase, and LightBody; as well as a complementary product InstaTemp Max.