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ProductBites Episode 16

Podcast

This week, we take a look at a new printer from Photocentric, an aligner system from Modern Dental USA, Amann Girrbach's new software subscription plan, and Zest Dental's new bulk fill composite.

Transcript:

Photocentric’s New Liquid Crystal Magna v.2 Printer

  • Liquid Crystal Magna v.2 is a completely re-engineered LCD screen-based printer designed to take additive manufacturing to the next level.
  • The printer is designed to deliver significantly faster print speeds, boost productivity rates and reduce waste.
  • This brand-new Magna is well suited to small-batch, on-demand or full production applications, and consistently delivers accurate end-use parts at scale at a very low cost per unit.
  • The LC Magna v.2 offers substantially increased print speeds.
    • For example, 36 Custom Dental Trays (80mm Z height) at 250μm layers can now be printed in 1 hour 13 minutes compared with 2 hours 22 minutes on the previous version of the LC Magna.
  • Its new hydrophobic platform has been designed to further boost productivity and reduce waste.
  • Each Magna is pre-calibrated to facilitate a swift installation on-site.

Modern Dental USA Introduces TrioClear 3-Step Aligner

  • Dental prosthetic device provider Modern Dental USA has announced the introduction of a 3-step aligner called the TrioClear™ aligner.
  • TrioClear is a custom-fit aligner that fits over the teeth and gums to shift teeth into the correct position. In a 3-step process, teeth are adjusted safely.
  • It is combined with TrioDim Force™ to let aligners stay in place without the necessity for attachments.
  • This 3-step aligner technology ranges from soft, medium, and hard for a gradual tooth adjustment.
  • The TrioClear aligner is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is free of Bisphenol-A.

Amann Girrbach Rolls Out New Software Subscriptions Program

  • Amann Girrbach will be offering a new service that offers more flexibility and regular program updates.
  • As part of the new Performance Plans, customers not only will have the option of buying software programs but also of renting them, according to a press release from the company.
  • The new Performance Plans represent an alternative to purchasing, and offer several benefits, such as lower entry costs, flexible selection options, and included upgrades.
  • The prices for the software plans include the license as well as any upgrades.
  • New upgrades are said to be made available on a regular basis so customers can benefit from new workflows to optimize processes,
  • The number of included software modules can be adapted flexibly to the respective requirements.
  • Additionally, customers will have the choice of different plans for hardware maintenance and repair.

Bulk EZ Plus from Zest Dental Improves on Bulk EZ Composite

  • Bulk EZ Plus is a dual-cure, bulk fill composite that builds on Bulk EZ’s enhanced esthetics and polishability with new features.
  • Bulk EZ PLUS is said to offer the same esthetics and resistance while improving handling and shade-matching with a new 80 nm spherical zirconia filler.
  • It utilizes self-cure IntelliTek Technology to control and direct shrinkage.
  • This process eliminates leakage in posterior restorations.
  • Bulk EZ PLUS is now said to be suitable for a wider range of clinical situations through its thixotropic properties.
  • It reaches a higher degree of conversion, offers better polish retention, and is stackable.
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