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Mark Jackson, RDT, is the Owner of Precision Ceramics, CT Scanning and Implant Planning Center in Montclair, CA, and has served as the Chairman of the Technical & Education Committee for the Southern California...See more Lab Owners Association, Membership Chairman for the California Veterinary Dental Association and was on the editorial board...
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Crowds gathered in Amann Girrbach's AGA Lounge to test drive and learn about the company's new digital equipment...See more and materials: The new Ceramill Motion 2 milling machine combines the 5-axis milling technique with the wet-grinding technique in a compact machine. Thanks to the hybrid design, the machine can be used as a purely dry or wet system. Offering a broad range of indications—including full contour crowns and bridges, inlays, onlays, veneers, abutments, zirconia frameworks and full arch restorations—the Motion 2 has a modular platform that's easily upgradeable for future materials and indications. In addition, the Motion 2 offers expanded material capabilities, including Amann Girrbach's proprietary materials line and other leading brands: - The company's newly launched Ceramill Sintron® CrCo millable blanks that have a wax-like texture that enables the material to be easily dry milled and the frameworks attain their final state during the subsequent sintering process. - Amann Girrbach's Ceramill Zolid, non-veneered translucent zirconia for full contour, monolithic crowns and bridges. - VITABLOCS® Mark II and TriLuxe forte glass ceramic blanks from VITA® and lithium disilicates such as IPS e.max® CAD blanks from Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. Amann Girrbach's new line of holders for blanks and integrated tools enables technicians to process these glass ceramics in the wet-grinding mode. VITABLOCS for the Ceramill Motion 2 can be ordered directly from Amann Girrbach as individual blanks or in the Glass-Ceramic Starter Kit that includes 15 blanks, blank and tool holders, diamond grinders, plus the GCER Universal Bonding Kit. The Glass-Ceramic Starter Kit can also be used for IPS e.max (available from all Ivoclar dealers). Ceramill Map400 Scanner is Amann Girrbach's next-generation scanner designed to work seamlessly with the Motion 2 as well as other open-platform systems. It features a new wide-angle measuring field that enables quick, efficient scanning of models using only two axes, which reduces scan times. It also easily records articulated models in an occlusal relationship, a prerequisite if a virtual articulator is used in the design software for an automatic fully anatomical framework design. Ceramill Argotherm® Sinter Furnace is a new high-temperature furnace specifically developed for the new Ceramill Sintron CrCo blanks. The patented removable flooding chamber, Ceramill Argovent®, ensures minimal consumption of argon gas and, at the same time, homogenous, distortion-free sintering of the restorations. Call 800-851-3719 or visit [www.AmannGirrbach America.com](www.AmannGirrbach America.com). For a demonstration, register at www.CeramillDemoDays.com or call 866-587-3498.
There's a surge of interest in high-end dentistry and progressive laboratory owners are riding the crest of the wave.
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Working with more than one lab is the norm for the vast majority of dentists who responded to LMT's 2013 Dentistís Survey: - Only 14% work exclusively with one lab - 30% work with two labs on a consistent basis - 45% regularly work with three labs - 11% work with more than three labs
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