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Ryan Hamm is the Editorial Director for Dental Products Report and Digital Esthetics.
Dental Lab Products explores the products, solutions and innovations that will be shown at the 2016 Chicago dental tradeshows, including LMT Lab Day, Cal-Lab, Spectrum Day and the Chicago Midwinter Meeting.
It’s that time again: The dental world will converge on the Windy City to see the latest products, solutions and innovations that will change workflows and expectations. From Cal-Lab to Chicago Midwinter and Lab Day to Spectrum Day, every part of the dental team will find something revolutionary.
To bring you all of the innovations you need to know about from this year’s Chicago events, we worked with many of the leading innovators in the dental industry to find out what they’re showing off. In the following pages, you’ll see a snapshot of some of these game-changing new options.
If you see something you like, and you’re going to Chicago, simply find the company’s booth at one of the shows and let them know you want more information! If you’re not going to Chicago, no problem; simply pick up the phone and call the number under the product. We’re also updating our site during the shows so you won’t miss a thing. Just visit dlpmagazine.com and look for our Chicago coverage!
So here’s to another successful year of possibility in the Second City. Whether you’re headed to one of the shows or not, you’re likely to be amazed at what new possibilities lie just around the corner. The first part of our roundup begins on the next page-click here for part two, click here for part three and here for part four! Click the "next" button to get started.
In Chicago, 3M will showcase resources and tools around the crown and bridge procedure reportedly to help labs and dentists achieve better outcomes with 3M™ Science. On display will be 3M™ ESPE™ Lava™ Plus high-translucency zirconia, which is available in open 98 mm disc format with a patented shading system designed specifically for Lava Plus and the 3M™ True Definition Scanner and said to showcase the scanner’s accuracy, small wand and affordable price tag starting at just $15,995. 3M also celebrates the 15-year anniversary of Lava™ Zirconia. Stop by and learn how 3M’s latest zirconia product, Lava™ Plus™ High Translucency Disc, can benefit labs.
800-634-2249 | 3mespe.com
3Shape creates 3D scanning and CAD/CAM software solutions, producing technology that is said to enable dental professionals to treat more people more effectively and with improved care. In Chicago, you can see 3Shape’s latest lab scanner and software, the D2000 and Dental System, and its digital color impression solution, TRIOS®. 3Shape’s solutions are designed to help dental laboratories drive productivity, offer new materials and create more efficient and consistent workflows.
908-867-0144 | 3shapedental.com
Aesthetic Press will present a new line of high translucent, full zirconia in light, dark and dark plus along with its main APValue-based coloring system for the Aesthetic Press and APVolution porcelains. It also recently introduced Horico burs to its product line. Made in Germany, these burs offer a full range of carbide, diamond and CAD/CAM milling burs. Both new products complement the APVanilla wax blank and were voted “Game Changer of the Year” by IDT Navigator. Additionally, Jörg Müller, MDT, founder and president of Aesthetic Press, will host a presentation in the BEGO seminar room on Saturday, Feb. 27.
415-692-5372 | apdental.net
Amann Girrbach will showcase its Ceramill FDS (full-denture system), which is said to be the first CAD/CAM-based workflow in dental technology that makes possible the entire in-house fabrication process for full dentures up to the wax try-in stage. Another new product Amann Girrbach will display is the Ceramill Map 200, a compact, quick and inexpensive CAD/CAM scanner that provides a wide range of functions. In addition, the company has launched two new sinter ovens, the Ceramill Therm III and the Argotherm 2. Visitors can also see the various Ceramill blank holders, including the new 98 mm size, which allows users to mill a wide variety of materials in multiple sizes and shapes.
704-837-1404 | amanngirrbach.com
Argen recently brought to market new digital solutions, such as ArgenZ Anterior shaded super translucent zirconia and ArgenIS custom abutments. ArgenZ Anterior shaded zirconia is available in six value-base shades plus white, reportedly offering the benefits of preshaded discs coupled with a 25 percent increased translucency over HT zirconia and strength of 765 MPa. The increased vitality and translucency is said to make ArgenZ Anterior a great alternative to lithium disilicate. ArgenIS custom abutments offer labs five-axis precision-milled custom abutments compatible with the leading implant systems and available in full titanium (retention lines or gold-shading optional) and screw-retained, zirconia-hybrid, full contour zirconia-hybrid and SLM CoCr-hybrid. Visit Argen at LMT Lab Day Chicago booth #J17 for Chicago show specials.
800-255-5524 | argen.com
Aurident’s Delta Milling Center is set up to provide laboratories with a complete implant solution regardless of the type of implant and the level of the laboratory. The Delta Milling Center will fabricate fully finished screw-retained titanium and hybrid abutments from models or STL files within three to four days. Screw-retained or snap-on implant bars can also be designed and fabricated with Delta Milling Center’s five-axis milling machines. Upon request, the Delta Milling Center designers will work directly with laboratories to assure the most accurate and best-fitting custom implants available. The Delta Milling Center exclusively uses FDA-approved Delta zirconia or BruxZir® zirconia for the fabrication of copings or full-contour restorations. As an additional incentive, the Delta Milling Center recently reduced the cost of custom implants.
800-422-7373 | aurident.com
AvaDent will showcase a full suite of AvaDent digital denture products from a milled base plate ready for traditional wax-up to a fully milled monolithic denture and a hybrid prosthesis on implants. There are said to be no limitations for this CAE technology that reportedly brings a paradigm shift to the removables industry. The newest developments from AvaDent are the lab-insourcing products and the one digital workflow for digital dentures on bars.
855-282-3368 | avadent.com
Constructed utilizing the technology found in “full-frame” CNC industrial machines, the Versamill 5X-200 and 5XS milling machines are designed to perform reliably with high precision for the long term. Versamill includes features like five-axis control, a cast aluminum-alloy frame, a 3 Kw spindle, large-diameter preloaded ball screws, heavy-duty linear guideways, zero stack tolerance rotary axes and more, said to enable you to quickly manufacture restorations with perfect fits and razor-sharp margins with the minimum of post-machining hand work.
248-926-8810 | axsysinc.com
The BEGO VARSEO 3D Printer is engineered to dynamically complete the lab digital workflow. Positioned to be priced significantly less than other printers, VARSEO is reportedly simple to operate, has eight printing solutions (including models, wax, bite splints and guides), demonstrates high accuracy and features 30-second material/job change times. When coupled with the full complement of BEGO digital and analog products (ranging from the Nautilus CC + casting machines, equipment, investment, hydrocolloid, lab scanners, software, CAD/CAM products, SLM frameworks and FDA 510k-approved custom implant abutments), BEGO has plenty to see at LMT Lab Day® Chicago.
800-342-2346 | begousa.com
The Dialite Feather Lite polishing system from Brasseler USA consists of diamond-impregnated, polyeurathane, multi-use polishers with flexible spirals designed to separate and “feather” out all crown and bridge restorations. This feathering reportedly helps maintain surface differentiation when polishing porcelain restorations, allowing the instrument to quickly adapt to any surface, including occlusal, interproximal and contact areas. Available in a 26 mm extraoral head size and a 14 mm intraoral head size, both designs are offered in coarse, medium and fine grits. Dialite Feather Lite polishers are engineered to save time as users quickly polish any ceramic restorations, including IPS e.max® and zirconia.
800-841-4522 | brasselerusa.com
CAP Multi translucent discs consist of three layers that are blended for transition through the disc for transitions in translucency, hue, chroma and value with layering from bottom to top. This advancement in varied translucency reportedly delivers the most lifelike full-contour zirconia restoration ever developed. The product will initially be available in four preshaded colors with an additional four colors slated for launch later in 2016.
877-977-7889 | cap-us.com/multitrans
The new full-HD 3D color feature of the CS 3500 intraoral scanner from Carestream Dental is designed to provide enhanced 3D images in stunning high definition. The vivid colors and detailed texture reportedly offered by this latest update to the scanner’s CS Acquisition software are said to improve communication between practices and labs by providing a realistic view, incredibly close to what the doctor sees, of a patient’s mouth. Additionally, the enhanced image quality offered by the full-HD 3D feature enables automatic margin line detection; clearly marked margin lines improve precision, which can reduce remakes. Carestream Dental’s 3D HD imaging is available with all three of the scanner’s CS Acquisition software’s workflows: restorative, orthodontic and implant.
800-944-6365 | carestreamdental.com
The secret of a good modelling wax lies in the recipe. Cavex is said to carefully combine paraffin, microwaxes, natural wax and pigments to ensure the melting points are never too far apart, thus ensuring an even and predictable melting and curing. Cavex offers a choice of soft, regular, hard and extra hard. The procedure is the same, but the melting point and the final hardness differ. The wax plates are of ample size and usually sufficient for two prostheses.
+31 (0)23 530 77 00 | cavex.nl
MillBox is the new dental CAM solution from CIMsystem developed for milling any variation of CAD/CAM material. Said to innovate CAM with its guided workflow and technician-friendly user interface, MillBox reportedly simplifies the nesting process and expedites toolpath creation so lab technicians can focus on more important tasks. MillBox has been built on a powerful CAM platform that is said to be very easy to use and minimizes the amount of time spent processing cases. MillBox has been designed for dental from the ground up as a reliable partner that will improve your lab’s workflow and is engineered to increase the quality and range of your product offerings.
502-893-4546 | cimsystem.com
Core3dcentres has always invested heavily in strategic partnerships to ensure clear and concise verified workflows. As a certified BioHorizons® milling center; authorized milling partner for Thommen, Ivoclar Vivadent™, DENTSPLY CELTRA™ Duo, VITA® and Lava™; Carestream Dental complete solutions partner; and Cadent iTero™ model milling center, Core3dcentres reportedly ensures labs and their customers have the safest, most secure and most current high-technology products, custom solutions and services for patients. Ask Core3d about adding Secure-Mail™ to any daily workflow to make sure sensitive information is protected.
888-750-9204 | core3dcentres.com