- April 2014
To help serve a growing population of edentulous patients, Straumann introduced CARES Screw-Retained Bars & Bridges for the Straumann bone-level and mixed tissue-level implant platforms. Homogenous and milled from one block at a Straumann centralized milling facility, the bars and bridges feature a direct connection to the implant; no additional abutment is required. They are available in grade 4 titanium or coron® cobalt-chromium alloy.
The bars can be used for restorations from two to 10 implants and are available for several popular bar styles. The bridges can be used for restorations...
- November 2013
It's a perfect storm heading straight for your bottom line: the economic crisis, new technology, profit erosion, offshore competition and the changing demographics among your dentist-clients...
- October 2013
Childhood friends team up to grow Canadian laboratory from $1.4 million to $7 million in sales.
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- April 2013
With an eye on increasing efficiency, Straumann launched the latest version of its CAD/CAM software, Straumann CARES Visual 8.0 during Lab Day Chicago. The enhanced software delivers optimized digital workflows, increased design flexibilities, improved ease of use, and an extended prosthetic product portfolio for implant- and tooth-borne restorations.
"The new software—which comes just 12 months after the release of version 7—along with the implementation of Straumann's new laboratory division last Spring, reaffirms Straumann's strong commitment to the laboratory industry. Despite...
At LAB DAY, Nobel Biocare presented its latest innovations in dental implant-based CAD/CAM solutions, including:
NobelProcera® Abutments, now available on Biomet 3i, Camlog and Zimmer implant platforms (in addition to Straumann, Astra Tech and Thommen).
NobelProcera users can expand their business with the new in-lab scanning of NobelProcera Implant Bar Overdenture for Straumann implant platforms. These bars have been tested with a new 3D fit assessment to verify the precision of fit, reduce mechanical complications and ensure longevity.
Available later this year, the new NobelProcera 2G...
After employees helped the business bounce back from a challenging 2010, Joseph Traboulsi, Owner of Creative Dental Images in Dedham, MA, treated them and their families to a seven-day cruise to Bermuda.
- January 2013
From new ways to digitize workflows to product launches and enhanced equipment and software, the DLOACâs CAD/CAM Expo and Symposium was the place to be to learn about the latest in digital technology.
- November 2012
Brandon Dickerman never planned to join the family business, Dickerman Dental Prosthetics which was started by his grandfather, Myron Dickerman, CDT, nearly 50 years ago. "Everyone outside my family always assumed that's what I was going to do so, naturally, I decided to go the other way," he recalls with a laugh. But when he graduated from the University of Vermont in 2009 with a degree in geography and didn't like his employment prospects, his grandfather reminded him he always had a place at the laboratory; Brandon took him up on the offer.
He started as a trainee in the removable department,...
Specializing in implant borne prosthetics, Midwest Dental Arts has discovered a technique to improve soft tissue management that we want to share. This is the first of a 2-part article that illustrates how to create a soft tissue model, using an iTero milled model with the Straumann Repositionable Implant Analog. The restorative dentist removes the healing
cap from the dental implant, places a Mono Scanbody and takes a digital impression. The healing cap results in a perfect 360° circle of the soft tissue and the technician determines
where to place the cement finish line on the customized abutment....
Both zirconia and metal lack fluorescent qualities, which we should attempt to re-create when restoring the oral cavity with fixed prosthetic restorations. When applying porcelain to a zirconia or metal coping or framework, it is helpful to use a porcelain material that has fluorescent properties to add vitality to the substrate.
In this article, we use several different shades of zirconia (zerion®) frameworks from Straumann with Creation® ZI Porcelain System* to demonstrate how to use a fluorescent
dentin material to match shades. Today, most dental porcelain companies provide materials
- August 2012
At its Capital Markets Day event in Amsterdam in May, Straumann shared its Vision 2020 project with investors and the media. Using existing data, new research and numerous interviews with experts in the field, Straumann's management team outlined key demographic, restorative and technological trends the dental profession will experience between now and 2020:
•As the cost of equipping and running dental practices increases, more practitioners will join group practices and chains; single-dentist practices will become less common. Consolidation will be even faster in the dental laboratory segment...
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- May 2012
Attendees took advantage of two full days of clinics on Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th, and were eager to shop exhibits on Saturday. In fact, the exhibit hall was already bustling with crowds
- April 2012
LAB DAY 2012 could easily be labeled "The Reinvention Convention." Laboratory owners and managers are more engaged than ever in finding new ways to reinvigorate their businesses
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LAB DAY Chicago was the official North American launch of Straumann CARES Visual 7.0. This is the first Straumann system built with Dental Wings Open Software (DWOS™) as the core software, the result of a partnership between the two companies formed last year.
"This partnership improves the customer experience and means labs can now invest in a CAD/CAM system without the fear of being locked in to a single manufacturer. This is a completely open system that offers users the flexibility to fabricate CAD/CAM restorations through Straumann's validated workflow or through an external workflow,"...
- January 2012
- April 2011
Straumannâthe exclusive distributor of the Cadent iTero Digital Impression System in Europeânow has non-exclusive distribution rights to market the system in North America.
Prefabricated implant abutments donât require CAD/CAM or other special equipment and the components are readily available, allowing practitioners to buy and send them to the laboratory with the case.