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January 11, 2010 | dlpmagazine.comNewsSensAble Technologies posts record sales in 2009SensAble Technologies, Inc®, the leading provider of touch-enabled modeling solutions and haptic devic
January 11, 2010 | dlpmagazine.com
SensAble Technologies posts record sales in 2009
SensAble Technologies, Inc®, the leading provider of touch-enabled modeling solutions and haptic devices, announced that it concluded 2009 with record sales, led by the growth and international expansion of its dental business unit.
During 2009,SensAble added key customers and distribution relationships for its award-winning SensAble Dental Lab System in Belgium, Australia, Vietnam, Korea and Japan - while continuing to expand its network of SensAble Authorized Production Centers (SAPCs) worldwide. The company’s growth was propelled by the release of version 2.0 of the SensAble Dental Lab System software, which shipped in spring 2009 with new features for both partial dentures and crown & bridge restorations. The company’s dental business doubled from 2008 to 2009.
As baby boomers age, they are fixing their teeth in record numbers; however current economic conditions are driving the need for less costly restorations. Formerly popular choices, such as dental implants, showed their first-ever decline in 2009 -- while the partial denture category showed a strong uptick. Over 70 percent of dental labs surveyed in September reported a significant increase in their partials business during 2009. SensAble is the only dental CAD/CAM provider that sells an integrated digital solution for creating both flexible and metal partial dentures, as well as crown and bridge restorations – an advantage at a time when dental labs are seeking more value for their technology investment, and are looking for ways to complete more work with the same number of technicians.
"The SensAble Dental Lab System really delivers on ease of use and productivity, and we are currently creating over 30 partials a day on it,” said Jerry Lord, CDT and general manager of the Combination Crowns and Partial Frameworks division of Glidewell Laboratories. “It's a great addition to the Glidewell CAD/CAM department that enables us to free up our more senior technicians for other tasks – and we are looking forward to gaining even more benefits from it with some of the upcoming enhancements."