From Our Board: Treatment centers loaded with features

October 27, 2015

Tija Hunter, CDA, EFDA, CDIA, MADAA, is an expanded functions dental assistant/office manager in O'Fallon, Mo. She is the director of the Dental Careers Institute, member of the American Dental Assistants Association, where she holds a Master, an independent consultant specializing in team building, assistant training, and office organization. She can be reached at

One DPR Editorial Advisory Board member shares some highlights from the recent CEREC 30, including the launch of new Sirona treatment centers

In this edition of "From Our Board," Tija Hunter, CDA, EFDA, CDIA, MADAA, AME, shares some highlights from the recent CEREC 30, including the launch of new Sirona treatment centers. 

The festivities opened with some of Sirona’s big chiefs and top educators. The company announced the new clinical director of Sirona Dental will be Dr. Mike DiTolla.

Dr. DiTolla rolled out the new Transcendental Treatment Centers. Leave it to Sirona not to disappoint when it comes to innovation and style! Although available in Europe for some time, this is new to the U.S. market. The centers feature ergonomics second to none, and both operator and patient will love the comfort and simplicity of this unit.

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The transcendental treatment centers are said to be the quintessential fit for clinicians looking to optimize and enhance their practice capabilities with top-of-the-line equipment. 

With a history of manufacturing treatment centers since 1956, Sirona has installed more than 150,000 units worldwide since the 1980s and that number continues to steadily grow. Reportedly made with the highest class of materials and designed for optimum expansion and integration, transcendental treatment centers are said to provide clinicians superior flexibility while offering the patient the most pleasant experience possible.

They are designed to allow practitioners to seamlessly integrate all components of digital dentistry, including CAD/CAM, implantology and endodontics, into one easy-to-use unit designed to streamline workflow while increasing efficiency. Ergonomically built to ensure optimum patient comfort while maximizing clinical proficiency, transcendental treatment centers are said to completely exceed the industry standard for supreme digital practice growth and performance.

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C30 presents the most advanced technology in digital dentistry and is a befitting forum to introduce our transcendental treatment centers to the US,” said Michael Augins, president of Sirona Dental, Inc. “With the experience and ingenuity that comes from decades of producing top-echelon products and services to the dental world, Sirona’s transcendental treatment centers are a paragon of innovation. Clinicians will be thrilled with the unlimited digital integration potential and state-of-the-art interface capabilities found only in our line of uniquely engineered treatment centers.”

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Specifically, C30 featured the new TENEO and INTEGO, two vanguards of the new generation of treatment centers created to transform any practice from ordinary to exceptional and provide users the transcendental experience.

Additionally, GENOVA, COMPONERA, ATHEN, and ATHEN LIGHT transcendental cabinetry units are said to elegantly integrate with TENEO and INTEGO for optimal convenience. Ergonomically designed for the doctor and assistant with dual positional work surfaces to reduce movement and fatigue, transcendental cabinetry reportedly provides increased accessibility to all instruments and consumables, promoting a clutter-free, simplified environment conducive for precise, time-saving operatory procedures.

The TENEO is designed for the integration of implant and CAD/CAM technology with the ability to run sterile water for implants, and the CEREC wand is right on the unit. It also has the ability to hook up suction and handpiece lines to the built-in cleaning adaptor, flushing the lines. The unit is designed for superior hygiene and was developed with easy to clean features-a dental assistant’s dream!! Another great feature is the three-way syringe,with extra heated water and a light.

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More on the Transcendental treatment centers 

Sirona Dental, Inc., recently introduced its premier line of transcendental treatment centers. These centers are said to be the quintessential fit for clinicians looking to optimize and enhance their practice capabilities with top-of-the-line equipment. Smartly engineered to embody a look of elegance and unmatched functionality, transcendental treatment centers are designed to stand as the showpiece of any operatory.