To meet the needs of the changing landscape of the dental laboratory industry, Argen has heavily invested in future technologies and expanded its product line to include digital solutions. "Our vision is to supply laboratories with products that can expand their product offerings. We feel that the more product options a laboratory can offer its clients, the better the chance of growing its business," explained Anton Woolf, CEO of the Argen Corp.
Argen introduced a suite of new products and services at the show:
ArgenZ: ArgenZ zirconia discs are available in two compositions: ArgenZ Esthetic offers a high level of translucency and esthetics for full contour restorations and ArgenZ Ultra is made for strength, ideal for frameworks and custom abutments. Both are available in 98-mm stepped discs in a number of thicknesses ranging from 10mm to 25mm that easily fit most major mills.
Digital Captek: laboratories with any open architecture, iTero™ or Sirona™ Connect scanner can now receive a flat-priced, high-noble Captek coping via the digital workflow. The lab scans the die, sends the digital file to the Argen Digital Center, or any other Digital Captek Certified provider, and receives Captek Nano copings in two days with very little labor and minimal inventory (see Digital Captek: A New, Easier Way to Fabricate Captek Restorations).
Another hot product at Argen's booth was NobleBond™, a corrosion-resistant noble alloy that's an ideal solution over implants. Also an excellent solution for all crowns and bridges and suitable for both layering and pressing porcelain, NobleBond offers an affordable fixed price of only $225 per ounce through December 31, 2013.