Two Minutes With Gary Severance, DDS, chief marketing officer of D4D Technologies

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Issue 8

This quick interview provides a look at the company's new E4D NEVO Scanner and Design Center. 

This quick interview provides a look at the company's new E4D NEVO Scanner and Design Center. 

Q: Tell us about the new E4D NEVO Scanner and Design Center.

A: NEVO is the Natural EVOlution of digital dentistry - and it’s very exciting. In 2007, we were the first to introduce innovations like the powder-free intraoral laser scanning, photos over data (ICE View) and centralized education with remote support. We’re now taking another leap ahead in technology.

It all started based upon direction from a Bite to Byte conference we hosted in 2011 with key opinion leaders where the consensus was develop towards faster, easier and even more accurate results. So, this year we’ll be introducing NEVO scanner, which sets new standards in ease of use, portability, speed and accuracy for digital restorative dentistry. I’m so very proud of our R&D team that put this together and the benefits it will provide to practitioners and patients alike.

Q: I understand it is plug ’n play, how does that change an office’s workflow?
A: We like to say “plug ’n practice” since we’re the first to really “cut the cord” from cart-based chairside dentistry. Today, differentiation is difficult -- every cart has “four wheels and a wand”-- all tied together and in one unit.

Out of our Bite To Byte conference, came the concept of making the whole chairside process more portable, more convenient and more efficient to enhance the workflow in the office. By using Thunderbolt™ technology for the connection to either an updated cart or NEVO laptop we offer more power and speed compared to other connections like USB3. We can run our scanner completely off the laptop’s power and are truly plug ’n play. Many technologies came together at the right time for NEVO to happen; enhanced blue laser technology, Thunderbolt Technology* for a connection, increased computing power and performance.

With NEVO, we offer a mobile solution to a dental office rather than having to move a single cart around to multiple operatories. It opens up all the possibilities the office wants to work with - to meet their specific needs.

Q What are some of the other benefits of NEVO?
A: Because we have the most experience in chairside CAD/CAM with powder free scanning and overlaying images onto models for better visibility, we’ve enhanced those features with blue laser (blaze) technology and a redesigned ICE (I C Everything) View. But we’ve also focused on features to ensure there is relatively no patient or office downtime. We’ve designed removable tips on the NEVO scanner so you can go from patient to patient and still ensure proper infection control guidelines.

We’ve put active heating in the tips, so there is no fogging, which improves the scanning experience and image capture. A larger field of view allows quicker data pickup and the fact that you can set the tips on the teeth while scanning rather than “wave” above them provides better stability, patient comfort and location finding. The plug ’n play ability allows you to use the scanner where you need to and free up open design centers for designing. And NEVO design center sends right to an E4D mill - so same appointment dentistry offers the ultimate in patient efficiency.

While you can’t forgo the fundamentals of proper preparation and soft tissue management - intraoral capturing (scanning) will be fast and efficient with NEVO for many applications -- and of course no powder. There are lots of incredible advancements in the whole chairside CAD/CAM category - faster milling cycles, new materials that don’t require firing as well as faster firing programs for ceramic materials - and now faster scanning!

Additional information can be found at:

* Thunderbolt is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.


For an E4D demo, watch this video. 

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