AvaDent Digital Dental Solutions (AvaDent) today announced the acquisition of Supra Solutions BV in The Netherlands. The acquisition gives AvaDent access to key digital dental technology that will enhance workflow with all dental bar manufacturers around the world.“We are excited to be introducing a new Digital Workflow Technology that enables all bar manufacturers to work efficiently with AvaDent,” said Tim Thompson, President and CEO of AvaDent Digital Dental Solutions, “and we are thrilled to have such consummate dental professionals as our partners. Supra Solutions is the Benelux leader in high-end titanium supra structures that are processed into implanted supported dentures.”The former owners of Supra Solutions, Robert van der Meer and Elmer Warning, will continue to work with the company and will fulfill an important role in the development of the next generation of digital dentistry. The talents and technological advancements of the two companies will merge...
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The Argen Corporation (Argen), the world’s largest manufacturer of dental gold alloys and a leading innovator in zirconia and digital dentistry solutions, has acquired Solid Dental Technologies located in Midvale, Utah. The merger will allow Argen to deliver an expanded suite of state-of-the-art digital products, industry leading customer and technical support, quicker turnaround times and a more consistent product to Solid Dental Technologies existing customer base.
Andrew Maples, owner of Solid Dental Technologies, launched the company 4 years ago with the primary focus of providing digital services to small to mid-size dental laboratories throughout the Midwestern states. They specialize in design services, zirconia, abutments and digital wax.
Andrew will be joining Argen in San Diego, CA as a senior member of the technical support team. “We are excited to have Andrew join our technical support team. His knowledge of digital design and experience...
- June 2015
Noel Laboratories, an Atascadero-based full-service dental laboratory, has bought Atascadero Dental Laboratory for an undisclosed amount.
The purchase became final June 8.
Noel Laboratories manufactures crowns, dentures, bridges, implants and other dental prosthetics for dentists and other dental laboratories.
Atascadero Dental Laboratory seller William (Butch) Houghton will join Noel Laboratories’ dental technician team, marketing director Estella Webb said. Noel Laboratories now has 23 employees and anticipates more growth, she said.
“We are continuing to grow and add employees,” she said. “We’re already talking about hiring more technicians.”
Webb declined to disclose the company’s annual revenues. In 2013, when the company purchased Arroyo Grande Dental Lab and moved its operations to Atascadero, a company spokeswoman said annual revenues were more than $1 million.
Founded in 1974 in San Luis Obispo by John C. Noel, a certified dental technician,...
MicroDental Laboratories, a network of dental laboratories committed to helping dentists thrive, announced the acquisition of Rock Creek Dental Ceramics, Ltd. laboratory in O’Fallon, IL. Effective immediately, Rock Creek will merge with the company’s Donnell Dental Laboratory to form one of the leading laboratories in the greater St. Louis metropolitan region.
“The acquisition and merger of Rock Creek Dental Ceramics and Donnell creates an excellent platform for future growth,” noted Bill Johnson, CEO of MicroDental Laboratories. “This partnership immediately provides customers of Donnell and Rock Creek labs with access to new restorative products and services such as our MicrO2™ Sleep Apnea Device, ZEUS™ Zirconia Restorations, digitally fabricated dentures, and e.max®P crowns.”
“We welcome the addition of Rock Creek Dental Ceramics to our team,” commented Bart Donnell, Certified Dental Technician and Lab Manager of Donnell,...
- May 2015
In a joint development program, Heraeus Kulzer and Amann Girrbach have established the technical pre-conditions for the production of a full digital denture. This new license agreement permits reciprocal use by the two companies of their patented innovations.
Heraeus Kulzer, one of the leading global dental manufacturers, has joined forces with Vorarlberg, Austria-based Amann Girrbach AG, a leading full-service provider of digital dental prosthetics, to smooth a path toward full digital dentures. Amann Girrbach has developed and patented a “Fabrication method for denture teeth,” while Heraeus Kulzer has created and manufactured the functional models for tooth blanks used in Amann Girrbach’s fabrication method. Heraeus Kulzer is also the owner of a European patent covering “Method and device for producing a dental prosthesis” that protects the entire digital process for the automated production of dentures.
The recently signed license agreement...
Early Bird Registration for Sirona's CEREC 30th Anniversary Celebration Quickly Coming to an End on May 31st
Sirona’s Early Bird Registration for its upcoming CEREC© 30th (CEREC 30) Anniversary Celebration is quickly coming to an end. The company that pioneered digital dentistry is advising dental professionals to purchase tickets now for the three-day digital dentistry extravaganza before special Early Bird Registration offers expire on May 31st.
Following a full review of ticket sales momentum and current registration numbers for the event, the Company quickly realized that event tickets are selling at an extremely rapid pace and are urging dental professionals to take advantage of the special pricing before the CEREC 30 Early Bird Registration special comes to an end on May 31st.
“A number of very attractive incentives are offered for early registrants including lower ticket prices, VIP Packages offered at a reduced price, and more,” remarked Sirona Dental, Inc. President, Michael Augins. “We are extremely pleased with the outstanding level of interest...
3M Digital Oral Care Announces Improved Compatibility Between 3M™ Margin Marking Software and 3Shape Dental System™, exocad® DentalCAD and Dental Wings Software
Digital workflows and new systems are rapidly changing the way today’s dentists and dental labs operate, but closed systems can limit choices – preventing doctors and lab technicians from working the way they want. In another transformative step towards broadening design options, 3M™ Margin Marking Software is now fully integrated with CAD/CAM design platforms 3Shape Dental System™, exocad® DentalCAD and Dental Wings. The improved workflow provides dental labs a seamless integration with the industry’s leading CAD/CAM systems, and dentists can now work with more labs, ultimately increasing access to a broader range of treatment options.
Using the new Trusted Connections, 3M™ True Definition Scanner digital impression files are easily converted and imported into the 3Shape Dental System, exocad DentalCAD, or Dental Wings software, which have been updated with the latest design information for Lava™ materials. Designed to work exclusively with...
- October 2014
Argen Hosts "The Future of Digital Dentistry" Seminar Featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Gordon Christensen
The Argen Corporation will be hosting a seminar, The Future of Digital Dentistry, featuring guest speakers Dr. Gordon Christensen and Dr. Bob Lowe. This event will take place on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 9:00am to 4:00pm Pacific Time at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa.
Dr. Gordon Christensen and Dr. Bob Lowe will be joined by industry experts to speak on the benefits that cutting-edge, digital technology brings to both dental offices and dental laboratories. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Gordon Christensen and Dr. Bob Lowe joining us for an exciting day of insight and education,” states Michael Clark, Senior VP of Domestic Sales at Argen. “Argen is a huge supporter of digital technologies and the benefits they bring to the dental laboratory, dentist and patient.”
Topics will include: incorporating the digital PFM, Zirconia, PMMA temps and more into your workflow; benefits of intraoral scanning; designing your best restoration and the benefits...
- July 2014
As more dentists and orthodontists adopt digital scanning in their practices, innovating to provide the best user experience is more important than ever. 3M Digital Oral Care is changing the market again with exciting technological transformations to the 3M True Definition Scanner. The next generation system includes a revolutionary new wand with a profile so slim that it’s the smallest on the market. The new system will be released this fall in tandem with 3M™ True Definition Scanner Software 5.0 that supports faster, easier scanning with the same superior accuracy. With the new 3M True Definition Scanner, adopting digital scanning is now more comfortable and easier than ever before.
The new 3M True Definition Scanner system was built for fast scanning – once the field is prepared, an adept user can scan a diagnostic arch in as little as 60 seconds. The new wand is designed to fit in the hand like a traditional dental handpiece, with a narrow, angled tip and a slim profile...
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- January 2014
Axsys Dental Solutions introduces a 4-axis version of the VersaMILL Dental Machining Center for in-house fabrication of dental prostheses. Equipped with the precision and high performance components of the VersaMILL. 5X 5-axis mill, the VersaMILL4X is self-contained and rigid with far greater options than current four-axis machines. The VersaMILL 4X has wet/dry milling capabilities for material appropriate processing, intelligent four-axis machining that reaches into undercuts and the ability to handle a broad range of indications including custom/hybrid abutments and dental bars.
The VersaMILL’s superior construction enable it to machine a wide range of materials including zirconia, titanium, chrome cobalt, resin, wax, glass-ceramics, lithium disilicate and more. The new VersaMILL 4X is also compatible with any open CAD/SCAN solutions providing the flexibility to seamlessly process all imported or modified design files.
For more information about the VersaMILL...
D&S Group, Inc. of Waunakee, WI recently welcomed the experienced Hootman Dental Laboratory of Rockford, IL as its newest laboratory facility.
Serving the dental community of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin since 1927, Hootman Dental Laboratory brings tremendous history, tradition and experience to the D&S Group. The Rockford based laboratory will serve as D&S’s southerly hub for improved presence in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
Travis Zick, President of D&S Dental Group, Inc., said “This partnership allows us to expand into a new market and team up with some great people. We’re excited about bringing our philosophy of service, education, and quality craftsmanship—backed by competitive pricing—to the northern Illinois arena.”
While Hootman’s experience and locale will improve D&S’s Midwestern presence, D&S’s command of the newest and most efficient dental technologies will boost the...
- July 2013
The Perfactory 4 Digital Dental Printer (DDP4) from ZAHN DENTAL is a low-cost, easy-to-maintain, user-friendly rapid manufacturing system. Using Direct Light Projection technology from Texas Instruments®, the DDP4 quickly produces finely detailed crowns, bridges and partials in wax-based polymer as well as glass-filled composites. Using a built-in ethernet interface, the Perfactory can easily connect to a PC workstation or be integrated into a network. It has an embedded PC, allowing it to work independently from the pre-processing workstation. The Perfactory Software Suite easily imports .stl data and also makes it possible to remotely monitor the system from any computer on the network.
Manufactured using high quality powder with high translucency, TALLADIUM's yttria-stabilized zirconia is isostatically cold pressed and partially sintered, producing a distortion-free, excellent quality fit for single units and frameworks up to 14 units. Ideal for temporaries and try-ins, the company's PMMA discs are formulated from a special blend of polymers that burn out cleanly, making them ideal for the lost wax technique. Talladium also offers wax discs formulated by its experienced technicians; when machined, the copings and frameworks are smoothly cut away for excellent accuracy.
Pearson Dental Supply introduces CAD/CAM wax discs, CAD/CAM PMMA discs, zirconia framework discs, zirconia full contour discs and framework blocks in all sizes to fit most popular milling machines. The company now also offers special coloring liquids for zirconia and full contour crowns.
BLOOMDEN BIOCERAMICS specializes in high quality zirconia manufacturing and provides zirconia blocks compatible with a variety of milling systems. Using fine zirconia powder and an isostatic pressing system, the company produces highly translucent zirconia for full contour restorations and high strength up to 1,400 MPa. Bloomden also offers PMMA, wax, titanium and cobalt-chromium blanks, as well as milling burs and a zirconia sintering furnace.
BROADWAY DENTAL LABORATORY AND DISTRIBUTION is a representative of imes-icore, the German company that manufactures CORiTEC milling machines. Broadway also offers 3Shape Dental Scanner systems; i3Dscan scanning system; exocad software; iCAM V5 CAM System as well as the other iCAM V CAM systems; and Dental Shaper software that allows for the import of different CAD systems. Also available: upgrades to the milling machines and CAD/CAM software that allow for milling options, including implant and abutment design and production; vacuum systems; sintering furnaces; and consumables, including its private-label zirconia and milling tools.
CUSTOM AUTOMATED PROSTHETICS has developed an end-to-end solution that enables you to mill the award-winning* CAP FZ | Full Contour Zirconia, as well as wax, PMMA and zirconia frameworks in your lab using the Roland DWX-50. This milling strategy uses a .3-mm microbur to achieve high-definition anatomy for your full contour restorations at a highly productive speed. When bundled with the 3Shape scanner system and CAP's exclusive anatomical library, you can mill beautiful crowns right in your own lab. CAP provides excellent training and consistent technical support, making your transition into the digital world easy and successful. (*JDT WOW 2011 award)
A laboratory specializing in digital manufacturing, DAL DT TECHNOLOGIES offers installation, training and technical support for the complete line of imes-icore milling machines. imes-icore mills are industrial-level mill units that deliver high precision and fit. From the entry 240i to the popular 450i milling unit, DAL DT Technologies offers you the flexibility to choose from various size and milling capabilities to best match your production requirements for wet and dry milling of all types of materials.