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Complementing Straumann’s edentulous solutions portfolio, the Straumann® CARES® Advanced Fixed Bar-commonly referred to as a hybrid bar-offers a direct connection to implants or to Straumann’s screw-retained abutments and delivers a one-piece solution.
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The following is a snapshot of the top five products of 2015 so far based on page views on DLPMagazine.com. We do an annual list in the December issue (so stay tuned!), but here are some of the year’s biggest products so far:
1. StraumannCARES fixed bars
Complementing Straumann’s edentulous solutions portfolio, the Straumann® CARES® Advanced Fixed Bar-commonly referred to as a hybrid bar-offers a direct connection to implants or to Straumann’s screw-retained abutments and delivers a one-piece solution. The new bar design has a sandblasted surface to save time with no visible metal and is partially wrapped in acrylic.
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2. StratasysObjet Eden260VS Dental Advantage 3D printer
The new Objet Eden260VS Dental Advantage 3D printer from Stratasys reportedly enables faster and more cost-effective production of dental parts with delicate features and fine details. The printer is compatible with all Stratasys dental materials. The Objet Eden260VS Dental Advantage adds a soluble support mode previously unavailable on PolyJet dental solutions. Additional benefits include automated support removal, which is said to provide further advantages for dental labs by enabling lower labor cost per part. In addition, users have the ability to switch between soluble and water jet modes to balance low cost automation with the occasional need for hands-on support removal.
3. Panthera Dentalanti-snoring device
Panthera Dental announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Panthera anti-snoring device. This product is a removable intraoral device used for treating snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. It consists of two custom-fabricated splints that fit separately over the upper and lower teeth and engage by means of adjustable rods. The device functions as a mandibular repositioner, maintaining the lower jaw in a forward position during sleep.
4. BEGOVarseo 3D printer
BEGO’s new Varseo 3D printing system offers eight different high performance resins that can be changed from one job to the next in less than 30 seconds. Varseo is engineered to produce highly accurate splints, surgical guides, CAD/Cast partial frames and C&B patterns, as well as custom impression trays. Coming in 2015, indications will be expanded to include denture bases, models and temporary crowns and bridges. The printer accepts any STL file and comes standard with 3Shape CAMbridge software for support positioning and nesting. Varseo is said to feature excellent building speed, high accuracy, a user-friendly display and a cartridge system that allows the material to be changed in seconds.
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5. SironainLab MC X5 dental milling machine
A five-axis milling and grinding unit, the inLab MC X5 is equipped to process the widest variety of material discs and blocks while designed to seamlessly switch between both wet and dry functions. The product uses durable carbide cutters and diamond grinders for remarkably precise milling and grinding. The unit is equipped to handle all standardized discs with a diameter of 98.5 millimeters and a height of up to 30 millimeters. In addition to milling discs, a specially designed multi-block holder can be loaded with up to six different material blocks.