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In August, more than 20 dental product and software dealers from across the U.S. and Canada attended Roland DGA...See more Corp.'s comprehensive training event on the features, operation and maintenance of Roland's DWX Dental Milling Machines. Held at the company's Irvine, CA, headquarters, the three-day course also included presentations designed to help dealers supply their DWX customers with the highest levels of service and support, and provided extensive hands-on training in the replacement of key machine components that qualified the attendees as Roland Certified Engineers. "We bring value to our customers by helping our dealers become experts on Roland technology," says Tony Miller, Sales Manager, Strategic Accounts at Roland DGA. "This translates into a more informed sales process and better after-sale support and service." For more information on Roland's DWX Dental Milling Machines, or the complete lineup of Roland products and accessories, call 800-542-2307 or visit www.rolanddga.com.
Roland DGA Corp. has announced that its DWX-50 dental CAD/CAM milling machine has earned approval from 3M ESPE...See more for the company's Lava Ultimate Restorative resin nano ceramic material. Built on more than 20 years of proven CNC milling technology, the DWX-50 joins a growing list of open-architecture mills to receive this certification. "As an open-architecture system, the DWX-50 allows labs to customize their production environments with the most advanced tools and materials from industry leaders like 3M ESPE," said Brian Brooks, product manager for Roland DGA Corp. "This certification provides Roland labs everywhere with immediate access to one of the world's most innovative dental prosthetic materials. Together, the DWX-50 and Lava Ultimate Restorative provide labs with precision results, fast, efficient production, and exceptional durability for better overall patient care." A resin nano ceramic material that offers patients excellent esthetics and outstanding strength, Lava Ultimate Restorative can be characterized and finished without firing&mdas;dramatically reducing production time. The material is designed for long-term durability and backed by a 10-year warranty. Patients experience less wear to the opposing dentition than with glass ceramics and a tooth-like bite feel due to its excellent absorption of chewing forces. Should the underlying dentition need additional treatment or repair, the material is easily modified and repaired like real tooth structure. Paired with Lava Ultimate Restorative, the DWX-50 is the perfect way to bring previously outsourced work in house. Five-axis simultaneous machining capabilities and a 5-station automatic tool changer streamline production, and its open architecture design allows seamless integration with commercially available dental CAD/CAM software and hardware. The DWX-50 mills a variety of materials, including resin nano ceramic, zirconia, wax and PMMA. The DWX-50 is available from authorized Roland dental dealers. For more information, including where to purchase, please visit www.rolanddga.com/dental. For information on Lava Ultimate Restorative from 3M ESPE, visit www.3MESPE.com/LavaUltimate.
One-on-one interaction is a higher priority than ever before now that the economy has exacerbated the price-cutting phenomenon, according to LMT’s 2012 Fee Survey. To enhance customer relationships, respondents are offering more client education, joining study clubs and finding opportunities just to get more "face time" with their dentists.
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