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Up Next: Roland DGA’s Chairside Milling Solution

Dental Products ReportDental Products Report June 2022
Volume 56
Issue 6

A look at the benefits this dental practice experienced after switching to milling solutions from DGSHAPE.

The Practice

Alan Jurim, DDS, practices at integratedDENTAL in Woodbury, New York along with his sister, Barbara Jurim, DDS. The 2 clinicians also teach at the Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College in Hawthorne, where Alan serves as director of digital dentistry and a clinical assistant

Up Next: Roland DGA’s Chairside Milling Solution

Alan Jurim, DDS, practices at integratedDENTAL along with his sister, Barbara Jurim, DDS.

professor of dental medicine. He describes the practice as one that focuses on comprehensive dental care and reconstructions, using a lot of digital technology to provide that care for patients.

The Prior Solution:

In 2006 Dr Jurim began digital milling in his laboratory and later brought the technology to his dental practice. Dentsply Sirona CEREC systems were initially used.

Upgrade Inspiration:

Although the CEREC systems delivered quick results and pioneered the technology, Dr Jurim was looking for improved quality and better patient outcomes.

Up Next: Roland DGA’s Chairside Milling Solution


Roland DGA’s Chairside Milling Solution

The advanced DGSHAPE DWX-42W Chairside Milling Solution enables clinicians to offer same-day, lab-quality chairside production of crowns, veneers, bridges, and even custom titanium abutments. Designed for seamless integration with your digital workflow, this easy-to-use 4-axis mill allows for restoration fabrication with precision and optimum productivity. Noteworthy features include an automatic 6-station tool changer, ethernet connectivity, specially designed grinding burs, a newly engineered DGSHAPE spindle (patent pending), and more. Open architecture provides the freedom to create workflows that work best for individual needs.

DGSHAPE Americas, Roland DGA



“To me, we’re always focused in our practice on quality over quantity, and we wanted to make sure that as we brought digital workflows into our treatment that we’re producing superior results for the patient,” he explains. “What we’ve learned and what we began to consider was that we wanted to ensure quality over speed. One of the things that we’ve kind of drifted toward with this is ensuring that we have a superior-fitting restoration.”

The practice began looking for solutions that would provide better overall results as far as fit and detail.

The Benefits:

Having worked with DGSHAPE milling units in the dental lab, he knew the company’s systems used multiple burs and tools for its milling, which led to optimally detailed and great-fitting restorations. He regards great results as bigger than always having the fastest completions.

“We’re definitely happy with the results we get with the DGSHAPE systems,” says Dr Jurim, who uses the DWX-42W Chairside Milling Solution as well as the Roland DGA’s DGSHAPE DWX-52D dry mill. “When you truly focus on the result—which is the restoration for the patients and the patient experience overall—but you’re also providing seamless workflows, it’s a win-win for us. Where we’ve found the best balance between quality and speed is with the DGSHAPE DWX-42W that we’ve been using. It’s the backbone of our in-house production because of its reliability and productivity. Without that, it doesn’t make the process better for us. We maintain reliability and proficiency, so it’s a win-win for everybody.”

Dr Jurim also likes how easy it is to learn and use the systems.

“I think that the learning curve can be greatly flattened with the resources that are made available to us through videos and through educational content, which can kind of set you up for success,” he adds. “One of the real benefits from the digital milling systems provided by DGSHAPE is the fact that they’re much simpler than some of the older systems that were out there as far as maintenance, setup, and the overall implementation.”

What’s Up Next:

Given the vast indications and great results with crowns, custom abutments and more, Dr Jurim is thrilled with the capabilities of this solution. When asked what more he would like to see offered, automation is top of mind. “The tests that we put in place to ensure success come down to a good routine. To maintain the machine and make sure that it’s clean and set us up for success…if we can automate more of that and we can use that to save more of our physical time, that would be a great improvement,” he says.

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