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We take a look at the Top 10 most innovative products of 2016 from Digital Esthetics.
If you hadn’t already noticed, we love new technologies here at Digital Esthetics. We’re always looking for that next big gadget or innovation that will help you do your job better and more efficiently.
This year we presented you with a host of new products. As we look back on the year, we're presenting the best of what 2016 had to offer. Here, we show you what we thought were the Top 10 products of 2016.
What do you think of our list? Do you agree with it? Did we miss anything? Have you tried any of these products?
We love presenting you with what's great and new in the dental industry, and we hope that these products, along with the many others we've shared, will help you stay on the cutting edge of your profession.
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r.Pod 3D printer from Valplast
The r.Pod™ is a desktop 3D printer capable of printing thermoplastic resins for the construction of digital models, custom trays and soft tissue implant models. The printer is also capable of printing original Valplast® nylon resin for flexible partial dentures. Valplast® dentures that are printed with the r.Pod™ are compatible with custom designed denture teeth that may be milled or printed.
For more information, visit valplast.com or call 516-442-3923.
Trios 3 Mono from 3 Shape
The TRIOS 3 Mono is a new entry-level version of its TRIOS 3 intraoral scanner. The TRIOS 3 Mono is designed to deliver the same accuracy, speed and ease-of-use as all TRIOS intraoral scanners, but takes digital impressions without color. It will sell at a price point at nearly 40 percent less than TRIOS 3 color models. Additionally, the TRIOS 3 Mono is upgradable to a TRIOS 3 color model at any time. The cost of the upgrade is the price difference between the two scanners and a service fee.
For more information about TRIOS, visit 3shape.com/TRIOS
Mobile True Definition Scanner from 3M
The compact, ergonomic design of 3M’s new tablet-based intraoral scanner is similar to other rechargeable tablets that patients and clinicians use in their daily lives, allowing clinicians to move freely between operatories without power cords or carts. Flexible mounting options are engineered to help to minimize workspace clutter, offering more space for the clinician and assistant to maneuver in small spaces. Informed discussion and visual patient communication is made easy with a system that can be placed directly into the hands or lap of a patient, where they see a digital visualization of their oral anatomy and, ultimately, gain a better understanding of proposed treatments.
For more information on the new 3M Mobile True Definition Scanner, visit 3m.com/TrueDef.
Axsys Incorporated has entered into Reseller Agreement with DWS Systems
Axsys will distribute the DWS Systems Digital Wax®-D series of dental 3D printers. The Digital Wax®-D series Printers includes four rapid manufacturing systems reportedly suited to the needs of small, medium and industrial orthodontic laboratories. In the DIGITALWAX® D line there are also resins and materials for the production of castable high-definition crowns, bridges, medical devices and long-term temporary restorations. The DWS System’s Dental Series line of 3D Printers expands Axsys Dental Solutions’ existing portfolio of digital dental solutions.
For more information, visit axsysinc.com or call 248-926-8810.
D2000 dental lab scanner from 3Shape
At the Chicago Midwinter Meeting, 3Shape introduced their updated D2000 dental lab scanner. The updated D2000 features new enhancements designed to reduce even more time and steps in the digital dental workflow.
3Shape revealed five new ways the D2000 can reportedly shorten your workflow.
For more information about 3Shape and their latest updates, visit 3Shape.com or call 908-867-0144.
IPS e.max CAD in MT from Ivoclar Vivadent
IPS e.max CAD is designed to unite modern processing technology with a high-performance material. The lithium disilicate glass-ceramic is manufactured in an innovative technological process, reportedly unique in the dental industry. It has been specifically designed for use in the Zenotec select hybrid, which is engineered to exhibit dependability and high precision when grinding glass ceramics. The system is specifically designed to fulfill the requirements of IPS e.max CAD for Zenotec.
For more information, call 1-800-533-6825 or contact your sales representative. Visit ivoclarvivadent.com to learn more about the entire e.max line of products.
On1 Concept from Nobel Biocare
The On1 concept is a modular solution that bridges the gap between the surgical and prosthetic workflows. The On1 Base connects to the implant at surgery and then remains in place throughout the healing process, prosthetic work and then the lifetime of the restoration. This leaves the soft tissue undisturbed without compromising on restorative flexibility, leaving the biological seal it creates in place for optimized healing.
For more information, call 800-322-5001 or visit nobelbiocare.com.
Asiga line of 3D printers from Whip Mix
Whip Mix has announced it is the exclusive distributer for the Asiga 3D printers in the dental market for North America.
The Asiga 3D printers are fully compatible with leading 3D scanners and CAD software, such as 3Shape, exocad and Dental Wings. They operate in an open system that allows users to use any suitable resin material they choose, including a full line of Whip Mix VeriBuild® Resins.
With three models to choose from, the Asiga 3D printers are designed to efficiently produce dental models, surgical guides, splints, casting patterns, partial frameworks and custom impression trays. Nesting software is included on all Asiga printers at no additional cost.
For more information about Asiga 3D printers, call 502-637-1451 or visit whipmix.com.
LC 3DPrint Box from NextDent
Capable and accurate printers at increasingly affordable prices; a variety of materials certified for long-term use in the oral cavity; an increasing number of final output options: These developments are helping to increase the adoption of 3D printing technologies in dentistry.
However, so far, dental professionals interested in printing their own models, bite splints, aligners, drill guides or crowns have encountered the same problem. Printouts originating from DLP/SLA-based printers need to be post-cured, and post-curing units were highly expensive. NextDent believes it has a solution with the unveiling of the new LC 3DPrint Box.
For more information, visit nextdent.com.
GEO Expert Wax Set from Renfert
The GEO Expert Wax Set reportedly allows the production of monolithic, diagnostic and esthetic wax-ups for single restorations and bridgework, promoting coordination between the patient, dental office and laboratory from the very beginning (while waxing up). The set’s highlight is a comprehensive manual, which demonstrates how to create monolithic, diagnostic and hyper-realistic/true-to-nature wax-ups according to the philosophy developed by August Bruguera. These instructions are step-by-step and include many illustrations and texts.
For more information, contact Renfert USA by calling 800-336-7422 or by visiting renfert.com.