Top 5 videos of 2017

December 5, 2017

Taking a look at the DPR videos that caught people's attention this year.

Ready or not, 2018 is almost here. There's no better time to pause, take a look back and reflect on the past year.

Here at DPR, we decided to compile a list of our most popular videos of 2017. This year, you, our readers, were interested in demo videos of intraoral scanners, milling machines, 3D printers and more.

Read more: The top 10 dental discoveries of 2017

We hope these videos were informative and engaging, and we're looking forward to bringing you even more content in 2018.

Click through the slides to watch the top 5 videos of 2017.

 

3Shape TRIOS 3 wireless intraoral scanner demo

Dozens of new products were announced at IDS 2017 in Germany, and one that caught many people’s attention was the TRIOS 3 Wireless from 3Shape. In this demo video, a 3Shape representative showcases the flexibility afforded by the intraoral scanner. Full-mouth scans, including occlusion, can be done in under a minute to help increase practice productivity and provide same-day dentistry.

 

 

 

Ivoclar Vivadent shows off new dental milling machine

Ivoclar Vivadent announced four new mills at IDS 2017, including the PrograMill One. This chairside mill is reportedly’s the world’s smallest five-axis machine. The workpiece rotates around the tool, ensuring that the tool never leaves the block, thus leading to shorter milling times. In this video, Dr. Sascha Cramer von Clausbruch, director product management CAD/CAM equipment at Ivoclar Vivadent, showcases the features of the new PrograMill One.

 

 

 

Checking out the 3Shape X1 4-in-1 imaging machine

This demo video live from the floor at IDS 2017 highlights the features of the 3Shape X1 4-in-1 imaging machine. The four-in-one scanner combines CBCT, panoramic, ceph and face scans in one system while promising a lower dose of radiation. In just about a minute, the machine takes a full face scan, instantly creating a detailed, realistic and clear 3D image.

 

 

 

Understanding Nobel Biocare’s new one-day, full-arch restorative concept

Martin Gerlach, senior global product manager implants at Nobel Biocare, demonstrates the mechanics behind the new Trefoil concept for the edentulous mandible in this video. Spotlighted at IDS 2017, the Trefoil concept fits a prefabricated framework over three implants to create a fixed, final, full-arch restoration. It’s expected to be available in the U.S. in 2018.

 

 

 

The BEGO Varseo S 3D printer on display

From IDS 2017, Andreas Röthig, key account manager for BEGO, talks about the Varseo S 3D printer, which now allows for open STL files. The Varseo S building plate is about 30-percent larger than the previous model, enabling it to print more objects simultaneously, yet the housing is about 40-percent smaller. The printer also includes a new light-curing unit, the BEGO Otoflash, which quickly cures VarseoWax resins.